Annie Sakamoto

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  • CrossFit
  • CrossFit

Four-time CrossFit Games athlete (one team, two individual, one masters) Annie Sakamoto made her first masters Games appearance in 2016 with a second-place finish in the Masters Women 40-44 Division. After starting CrossFit in 2004, she became a trainer at the first CrossFit gym, the original CrossFit Santa Cruz in California. She has been a fan favorite ever since, famous for her 2005 appearance in a video of a workout that would later be known as Nasty Girls. In 2009, she helped team CrossFit West Santa Cruz to a 33rd-place finish at the Games before making her individual Games debut in 2011 with ninth-place finish, also winning the Spirit of the Games Award that year. In 2012, she took 23rd. Sakamoto has qualified for every Northern California and California Regional since then, and continues to coach at CrossFit Santa Cruz Central.

Year Division Overall Rank (Worldwide) Overall Rank (By Country)
2018 Women (40-44) 12th 7th United States
2017 Women (40-44) 5th 4th United States
2016 Masters Women (40-44) 4th 2nd United States
2015 Individual Women 168th 125th United States
2014 Individual Women 138th --
Year Overall Rank Division Regional Name
2015 14th Individual Women California Regional
2014 7th Individual Women Northern California
Year Overall Rank Division
2017 3rd Women (40-44)
2016 2nd Masters Women (40-44)
Team Series
Year Overall Rank Team Name Members
2015 2362nd Crossfit Santa Cruz Central Connor Schmitz, Gary Hirthler, Lindsay Cunningham
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