June 14, 2022
Sam Briggs' Blaze of Glory

CrossFit legend Samantha Briggs announced she would be stepping away from competitive CrossFit after the 2022 Strength in Depth Semifinal.

Briggs: "It’s crazy to think I competed at my first CrossFit Games 13 years ago … It honestly only feels like a few years have gone by.

"(I’m) truly thankful for everyone’s support over the years. I’ve always said CrossFit is more than just a sport for me and it was the community that first won my heart.

"I’ve made some great friends from all over the world which I feel is unique to CrossFit and feel so lucky to have found my place.

"If anyone is still unsure about giving their local CrossFit box a try … believe me you won’t regret it!

"Don’t forget to follow your dreams, you never know where they’ll take you ❤️"

Briggs has blazed a trail of excellence for athletes around the world to follow:

  • 2013 CrossFit Games champion
  • Two-time CrossFit Open winner (2013 and 2014)
  • Most worldwide Open event wins of all-time at 12 (next closest was seven)
  • Ten-time CrossFit Games competitor (nine individual, 1 masters). Seven of her individual appearances were in her 30s, which is the most of any Games individual
  • Eleven Games individual event wins (sixth-most of all-time and fourth-most in the women’s division)
  • Four top-5 Games finishes in the individual division

Thank you, Sam.

Video by Lilly Fuentes and Michael Dalton

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