After three years of experience at the regional level, Lukas Esslinger made his CrossFit Games debut in 2016 with a 21st-place finish. After starting CrossFit in 2011, he took 44th in his first regional appearance at the 2012 Europe Regional.The next year, he moved to the U.S. to study English, helping CrossFit Invictus win the Southern California Regional, though he did not compete with the team at the Games. The next three years brought stark improvement for Esslinger, who jumped to sixth at the 2014 Europe Regional and second in 2016 at the Meridian Regional (his college-exam schedule prevented him from competing in 2015). Esslinger is a finance student at Zürich University and a trainer at CrossFit Kreis 9 in Zürich, Switzerland.

Year Division Rank Worldwide Rank by Region Rank By Country
2021 Men 192nd 60th Europe 1st Switzerland
2020 Men 71st -- 1st Switzerland
2019 Men 52nd -- 2nd Switzerland
2018 Men 69th 2nd Europe South 1st Switzerland
2017 Men 49th 10th Europe 1st Switzerland
2016 Men 58th 12th Europe --
2015 Men 94th 8th Europe --
2014 Men 120th 14th Europe --
2013 Men 928th 69th Southern California --
2012 Men 872nd 56th Europe --
Individual Quarterfinals
Year Division Rank Continent
2021 Men 23rd Europe
Year Division Rank Semifinal
2021 Men 22nd CrossFit German Throwdown
Year Division Rank Regional Team
2018 Men 3rd Meridian --
2017 Men 4th Meridian --
2016 Individual Men 2nd Meridian Regional --
2014 Individual Men 6th Europe --
2013 Men 11th Southern California Sea of Green
2012 Individual Men 44th Europe --
Year Division Rank
2019 Men 34th
2018 Men 17th
2017 Men 18th
2016 Individual Men 21st
Benchmark Stats
  • Back Squat 465 lb
    Clean and Jerk 360 lb
    Snatch 290 lb
    Deadlift 585 lb
    Fight Gone Bad --
    Max Pull-ups --
  • Fran --
    Grace --
    Helen --
    Filthy 50 --
    Sprint 400m --
    Run 5k --
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