February 14, 2021
Introducing the 2021 CrossFit Semifinals Event Organizers
By CrossFit
Find out who will host the 10 CrossFit Semifinals in the inaugural year of this new phase of competition.
Find out who will host the 10 CrossFit Semifinals in the inaugural year of this new phase of competition.

CrossFit has partnered with a series of event organizers to host the 2021 CrossFit Semifinals. As a brand new phase of the CrossFit Games season, the Semifinals will serve as the final hurdle for individual athletes and teams hoping to qualify for the 2021 CrossFit Games. 

The 2021 Semifinals will take place over four consecutive weekends in May and June. Exact competition dates for each Semifinal event will be published on the CrossFit Games website

Each Semifinal event will host 30 men, 30 women, and 20 teams who emerge from the second stage of the season, the online Quarterfinals, on that continent. Each continent will host at least one Semifinal event and will send at least one man, one woman, and one team from that continent to the CrossFit Games.  

 

 

Check out the map below to see Semifinals by continent. 
 

Semifinals Map


 

Semifinal partners are responsible for programming the events and managing and executing the competition under the guidance of CrossFit. Invitations to these events will be determined by CrossFit. 

By continent, the 2021 CrossFit Semifinals are:

North America Semifinals

North America will host four Semifinal events for the top 120 men, 120 women, and 80 teams on the continent. The top five men, top five women, and top five teams will advance to the Games from each Semifinal. Those events will be:

CrossFit Atlas Games

Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge

Granite Games

CrossFit West Coast Classic

Europe Semifinals

Europe will host two Semifinal events for the top 60 men, 60 women, and 40 teams on the continent. The top five men, top five women, and top five teams will advance to the Games from each Semifinal. Those events will be:

CrossFit German Throwdown

CrossFit Lowlands Throwdown
 

 

Oceania Semifinal

Oceania will host one Semifinal event for the top 30 men, 30 women, and 20 teams on the continent. The top three men, top three women, and top three teams will advance to the Games. That event will be:

Torian Pro

Asia Semifinal

Asia will host one Semifinal event for the top 30 men, 30 women, and 20 teams on the continent. The top two men, top two women, and top two teams will advance to the Games. That event will be:

CrossFit Asia Invitational

South America Semifinal

South America will host one Semifinal event for the top 30 men, 30 women, and 20 teams on the continent. The top two men, top two women, and top two teams will advance to the Games. That event will be:

Brazil CrossFit Championship
 

Africa Semifinal

Africa will host one Semifinal event for the top 30 men, 30 women, and 20 teams on the continent. The top man, woman, and team will advance to the Games. That event will be:

CrossFit Fittest in Cape Town

Semifinals Schedule

Week 1 - May 24 - May 30 

  • N. America - Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge
  • Oceania - Torian Pro 

Week 2 - May 31 - June 6

  • N. America - Granite Games
  • Africa - CrossFit Fittest in Cape Town
  • S. America - Brazil CrossFit Championship

Week 3 - June 7 - June 13

  • N. America - CrossFit Atlas Games
  • Europe - CrossFit Lowlands Throwdown
  • Asia - CrossFit Asia Invitational

Week 4 - June 14 - June 20

  • N. America - CrossFit West Coast Classic
  • Europe - CrossFit German Throwdown

 

CrossFit Sanctional Competition

 

Last-Chance Qualifier

Following the Semifinal events, athletes who narrowly missed the chance to advance to the CrossFit Games may be invited to compete in the Last-Chance Qualifier, a final opportunity to qualify for the Games that takes place the week of June 28, 2021 - July 4, 2021.

The Last-Chance Qualifier is reserved for individual athletes who finished within three spots of a Games-qualifying position. Based on continent the athletes eligible to compete at the Last-Chance Qualifier are:

  • North America: Athletes who finished in 6th-8th place at each respective Semifinal event
  • Europe: Athletes who finished in 6th-8th place at each respective Semifinal event
  • Oceania: Athletes who finished in 4th-6th place
  • Asia: Athletes who finished in 3rd-5th place
  • South America: Athletes who finished in 3rd-5th place
  • Africa: Athletes who finished in 2nd-4th place

At the conclusion of the competition weekend, the top two men and two women from the Last-Chance Qualifier will advance to the Games to compete for the title of Fittest on Earth.

CrossFit recognizes regulations related to the COVID-19 pandemic vary by location. CrossFit is regularly monitoring the changing circumstances and working closely with the Semifinal event organizers as we approach the competition season. 

If a live, in-person Semifinal is cancelled or cannot be held, the competition will move to an online format hosted by CrossFit, LLC. All athletes and teams from the respective Semifinal competition will compete in the online format with an opportunity to advance to the CrossFit Games. The online Semifinal will take place on the same weekend as the original date of the in-person competition.

Be sure to check out the official CrossFit Games Rulebook for all the details on the Semifinals competition, invitation and check-in processes, scoring info, and more. Any changes to the competition schedule, format, or rules will be posted on games.crossfit.com.
 

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