In 2015, Ben Smith won the CrossFit Games. The title of Fittest Man on Earth was the fruit of seven years’ work: Smith has competed in every CrossFit Games since 2009, giving him the record of second most consecutive CrossFit Games appearances as of 2016. Across his eight-year CrossFit Games career, Smith has stood on the podium four times, taking third in 2011 and 2013, and second in 2016 in addition to his 2015 victory. With the exception of his debut appearance in 2009, he has never finished outside of the top 10. Smith owns CrossFit Krypton in Chesapeake, Virginia.


Year Division Rank Worldwide Rank by Region Rank By Country
2023 Men 175th 60th North America East 83rd United States
2022 Men 706th 351st North America 282nd United States
2021 Men 206th 103rd North America 86th United States
2020 Men 28th -- 15th United States
2019 Men 4765th -- 2246th United States
2018 Men 40th 2nd Mid Atlantic 22nd United States
2017 Men 42nd 1st Mid Atlantic 23rd United States
2016 Men 65th 2nd Mid Atlantic --
2015 Men 3rd 1st Mid Atlantic --
2014 Men 3rd 1st Mid Atlantic --
2013 Men 11th 1st Mid Atlantic --
2012 Men 24th 3rd Mid Atlantic --
2011 Men 16th 4th Mid Atlantic --

Individual Quarterfinals

Year Division Rank Continent
2023 Men 297th North America East
2022 Men 26th North America
2021 Men 22nd North America


Year Division Rank Semifinal
2022 Men 13th Syndicate Crown
2021 Men 10th Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge


Year Division Rank Regional
2018 Men 3rd Atlantic
2017 Men 3rd Atlantic
2016 Individual Men 1st Atlantic Regional
2015 Individual Men 4th Atlantic Regional
2014 Individual Men 1st Mid Atlantic
2013 Individual Men 1st Mid Atlantic
2012 Individual Men 1st Mid Atlantic


Year Division Rank
2019 Men 28th
2018 Men 12th
2017 Men 7th
2016 Individual Men 2nd
2015 Individual Men 1st
2014 Individual Men 7th
2013 Individual Men 3rd
2012 Individual Men 11th

Benchmark Stats

  • Back Squat 480 lb
    Clean and Jerk 335 lb
    Snatch 300 lb
    Deadlift 540 lb
    Fight Gone Bad 520
    Max Pull-ups 76
  • Fran 2:25
    Grace 1:51
    Helen 7:19
    Filthy 50 16:17
    Sprint 400m 0:58
    Run 5k 20:20