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.

Open

Year Rank Worldwide Rank by Region Rank By Country Rank By Affiliate
2021 192nd Men 60th Men Europe 1st Men Switzerland 1st Men CrossFit Kreis 9
2020 71st Men – – 1st Men Switzerland – –
2019 52nd Men – – 2nd Men Switzerland – –
2018 69th Men 2nd Men Europe South 1st Men Switzerland – –
2017 49th Men 10th Men Europe 1st Men Switzerland – –
2016 58th Men 12th Men Europe – – – –
2015 94th Men 8th Men Europe – – – –
2014 120th Men 14th Men Europe – – – –
2013 928th Men 69th Men Southern California – – – –
2012 872nd Men 56th Men Europe – – – –

Individual Quarterfinals

Year Rank Worldwide Rank by Region
2021 90th Men 23rd Men Europe

Regional

Year Division Rank Regional
2018 Men 3rd Meridian
2017 Men 4th Meridian
2016 Men 2nd Meridian
2014 Men 6th Europe
2012 Men CUT Europe

Semifinal

Year Division Rank Semifinal
2021 Men 22nd CrossFit German Throwdown

Games

Year Division Rank
2019 Men CUT
2018 Men 17th
2017 Men 18th
2016 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 --