Congratulations to Sam Briggs, Mathew Fraser and CrossFit Invictus for winning the Dubai CrossFit Championship and earning earning invitations to the 2019 Reebok CrossFit Games.
Briggs is returning to the CrossFit Games for the eighth time. She missed individual qualification last year but finished second overall in the Masters 35-39 Division.
"One day I’ll retire ... just not yet 🏆," Briggs wrote after the competition.
It’s still not sunk in yet 🙈 ... A million thank you’s to give out for the organizers, staff, judges and volunteers for putting on an epic competition @dxbfitnesschamp it just keeps getting bigger and better each year! ... Thank you to everyone who believed in me when even I doubted this was possible ❤️ @crossfitnicole @jamesjowseytraining my family and all my friends back home @crossfit_trainmanchester we now have the @crossfitgames to prepare for 💪🏻 ... Thank you for all the supporters who came to watch or screamed at the tv I hope we put on a good show for you 🏋🏻♀️ all your messages and comments of support mean so much 🥰 ... And thank you to my sponsors who make it possible for me to do what I love @reebokuk @roguefitness @progenexfit @noccouk @picsil_sport @kettlebellkitchenuk @glc2000uk ... #gamesbound #crossfit #crossfitgames #reebokathlete #ryourogue #noccouk #teamprgnx #picsil
Fraser will make his sixth-straight appearance in a bid to maintain the title of Fittest Man on Earth for the fourth consecutive year.
"As always, couldn’t do it without these two by my side," Fraser wrote alongside a photo of him with Matt O'Keefe and Sammy Moniz. "Looking forward to a fluffy season and some down time before gearing up for the Open. #HWPO."
CrossFit Invictus will send a team to the CrossFit Games for the 11th straight year. Congratulations to Invictus and team members Lauren Fisher, Rasmus Andersen, Regan Huckaby and Tommy Vinas.
For the 11th straight year, the #seaofgreen will return to the @crossfitgames Congratulations to #teaminvictus on their victory at the @dxbfitnesschamp and being the first team to punch their ticket to the 2019 CrossFit Games. Thank you to our amazing coaches as well as our sea of green for all your support this weekend. #seeyouinmadison
Winners of the 2018 Dubai CrossFit®️ Championship stood on top of the podium last night, becoming the first athletes to qualify for the 2019 CrossFit Games. As the first Sanctional in the new CrossFit Games format, these athletes made history. Congratulations to our top 3 Male and Female Individual Athletes. Men: 1. Mat Fraser 🇺🇸 935 points 2. Björgvin Karl Gudmunsson 🇮🇸 823 points 3. Willy George 🇫🇷 798 points Women 1. Samantha Briggs 🇬🇧 817 points 2. Jamie Greene 🇳🇿 811 points 3. Sara Sigmundsdottir 🇮🇸 805 points 📷: @ckdesigns_sa #dubaicrossfitchampionship #crossfitgames #crossfit
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"Fraser, Briggs, Invictus Win Dubai. Earn Ticket to the 2019 Games," Morning Chalk Up
"Mat Fraser, Samantha Briggs Wins The Dubai CrossFit Championship," Fitness Volt
"International Field in Dubai Provides Glimpse Into 2019 CrossFit Games," Dubai CrossFit Championship