Out of Will Powell’s eight CrossFit Games masters appearances, he has won four. After taking fourth in his debut appearance in the 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games Masters Men 50-54 Division, he took first the next year in the same division before winning back-to-back victories in the 55-59 Division in 2015 and 2016. Powell also won the Masters Qualifier in 2015 and 2016, winning all three stages—Open, Qualifier and the Games—in 2016. In 2017 Powell competed with a cantaloupe sized benign tumor on his left lung. With less than half lung capacity in that lung he pulled out a 12th place finish. He returned home to have the tumor removed three days later. He spent most of 2018 working his way back to top shape, and less than a year post surgery Powell took a 3rd place in the 2018 Crossfit Games. A former D1 collegiate track-and-field athlete, Powell started CrossFit in 2012 and is also a professional drug free bodybuilder. Powell came back to claim his fourth title of 2021 Fittest on Earth in the 60-64 Division. With this title he made history as the first athlete to win in 3 different age brackets. Will found out on a routine follow up visit with his surgeon in October 2021 that his tumor had returned. He had a 7.5 hour surgery in November to remove 4 tumors and 1.5 liters of fluid. His is once again fighting his way through the CrossFit Games qualifying rounds. He is getting stronger each week, and is happy to be recovered enough to compete.

Stats
Open
Year Division Rank Worldwide Rank by Region Rank By Country
2022 Men (60-64) 56th 40th North America 39th United States
2021 Men (60-64) 2nd 2nd North America 2nd United States
2020 Men (60+) 1st -- 1st United States
2019 Men (55-59) 7th -- 5th United States
2018 Men (55-59) 21st 4th Mid Atlantic 16th United States
2017 Men (55-59) 23rd 3rd Mid Atlantic 20th United States
2016 Men (55-59) 1st 1st Mid Atlantic --
2015 Men (55-59) 2nd 1st Mid Atlantic --
2014 Men (50-54) 15th 652nd Mid Atlantic --
2013 Men (50-54) 3rd 262nd Mid Atlantic --
2012 Men (50-54) 131st -- --
Online Qualifier
Year Division Rank
2022 Men (60-64) 14th
2021 Men (60-64) 2nd
Semifinals
Year Division Rank Semifinal
2022 Men (60-64) 3rd Age Group Semifinal
Games
Year Division Rank
2021 Men (60-64) 1st
2019 Men (55-59) 6th
2018 Men (55-59) 3rd
2017 Men (55-59) 12th
2016 Masters Men (55-59) 1st
2015 Masters Men (55-59) 1st
2014 Masters Men (50-54) 1st
2013 Masters Men (50-54) 4th
Benchmark Stats
  • Back Squat 415 lb
    Clean and Jerk 245 lb
    Snatch 207 lb
    Deadlift 475 lb
    Fight Gone Bad --
    Max Pull-ups 50
  • Fran 2:44
    Grace 2:15
    Helen 8:30
    Filthy 50 --
    Sprint 400m 1:07
    Run 5k --
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