Sam Dancer was an individual rookie when he took 32nd at the 2016 Reebok CrossFit Games, but he had the reputation of a veteran. After taking 12th at the North Central Regional in 2013, he helped team CrossFit Conjugate to a second-place finish at the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games, where he famously deadlifted 655 lb. In 2015, he returned to the individual competition with a 10th-place finish at the Central Regional before making his individual Games debut in 2016. Beloved by fans as much for his fun-loving personality as his strength—he often paints his nails for competitions for he anti bully/pro love message—Dancer, a former collegiate football player, owns QTown CrossFit in Quincy, Illinois, with his wife Jennifer Dancer where they have partnered with the Area 11 Special Olympics program to offer training to people with Down syndrome.and other special needs. LOVE EVERYONE!


Year Rank Worldwide Rank by Region Rank By Country Rank By Affiliate
2024 231st Men 23rd Men (35-39) 36th Men North America West 4th Men (35-39) North America West 75th Men United States 10th Men (35-39) United States 5th Men CrossFit Invictus 1st Men (35-39) CrossFit Invictus
2023 612th Men 56th Men (35-39) 112th Men North America West 12th Men (35-39) North America West 240th Men United States 24th Men (35-39) United States 9th Men CrossFit Invictus 2nd Men (35-39) CrossFit Invictus
2022 23rd Men 1st Men (35-39) 18th Men North America 1st Men (35-39) North America 14th Men United States 1st Men (35-39) United States 1st Men CrossFit Invictus 1st Men (35-39) CrossFit Invictus
2021 640th Men 318th Men North America 252nd Men United States – –
2019 20127th Men – – 9048th Men United States – –
2018 77th Men 9th Men West Coast 50th Men United States – –
2017 14th Men 3rd Men North Central 9th Men United States – –
2016 32nd Men 4th Men North Central – – – –
2015 81st Men 7th Men North Central – – – –

Individual Quarterfinal

Year Rank Worldwide Rank by Region
2024 70th Men 11th Men North America West
2021 293rd Men 163rd Men North America

Team Quarterfinal

Year Rank Worldwide Rank by Region Team Name
2024 2nd Team 1st Team North America West CrossFit Invictus

Age Group Quarterfinal

Year Rank Worldwide
2024 1st Men (35-39)
2023 1st Men (35-39)
2022 1st Men (35-39)


Year Division Rank Regional
2018 Team 1st West
2017 Men 18th Central
2016 Men 5th Central
2015 Men 10th Central


Year Division Rank Semifinal
2023 Men (35-39) 4th Age Group Semifinal
2022 Men (35-39) 1st Age Group Semifinal


Year Division Rank
2023 Men (35-39) 1st
2022 Men (35-39) 10th
2019 Team 7th
2018 Team 2nd
2016 Men 32nd

Benchmark Stats

  • Back Squat 535 lb
    Chad1000x --
    Clean and Jerk 365 lb
    Deadlift 655 lb
  • Fight Gone Bad 484
    Filthy 50 --
    Fran 2:00
    Grace 1:00
  • Helen 7:10
    L1 Benchmark --
    Max Pull-ups 65
    Run 5k --
  • Snatch 315 lb
    Sprint 400m --