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July 6, 2019

The Top 10 Crossfit Athletes of All Time (RANKED)

The Top 10 Crossfit Athletes of All Time

UPDATED: OCTOBER 2020

Crossfit as a competitive sport truly has only been around since 2007 with it only becoming really serious with the introduction of the Crossfit Open in 2011 that had 26,000 athletes sign-up.

Since that point there have been many great athletes involved in the sport, but 10 have been able to separate themselves even among the best.

As there is not yet a current Crossfit hall of fame we have ranked the top 10 Crossfit athletes (male and female) using this specific formula: (BELOW)

  • Crossfit Games win – 50 points
  • Crossfit Games podium finish – 25 points
  • Worldwide Open overall win – 5 points

These 3 data points were chosen due to the fact that each one of them separates a different competition stage of the Crossfit season, and points are awarded by importance.

Note: If an athlete won the Crossfit Games they were NOT awarded points for a podium finish as well. One win = only 50 points, not 75.

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*As of 2019 since Sanctionals were added we have not added them to the scoring system as some are easier than others and they are not required to reach the Crossfit Games.

EX: an athlete could hypothetically win 7 Sanctionals but do poorly at the Games where it truly counts. Awarding points for these Sanctionals wins would have given them a higher rank compared to someone who qualified through the Open and went on to podium at the Crossfit Games.


The Top 10 Crossfit Athletes of All Time

MAT FRASER

  • Crossfit Games win – 5 (250 POINTS)
  • Crossfit Games podium finish – 2 (50 POINTS)
  • Worldwide Open overall win – 4 (20 POINTS)
  • TOTAL – 320 POINTS

Retired with 5 official Crossfit Games titles he is the undisputed best individual male competitor in the history of Crossfit.

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TIA-CLAIR TOOMEY

  • Crossfit Games win – 5 (250 POINTS)
  • Crossfit Games podium finish – 2 (50 POINTS)
  • Worldwide Open overall win – 1 (5)
  • TOTAL – 305 POINTS

Tia is the best female athlete of all time and is now tied with Mat Fraser for 5 Crossfit Games wins. She also has the record for event wins at the Crossfit Games.


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RICH FRONING

  • Crossfit Games win – 4 (200 POINTS)
  • Crossfit Games podium finish – 1 (25 POINTS)
  • Worldwide Open overall win – 3 (15 POINTS)
  • TOTAL – 240 POINTS

If we were to include Froning’s team accolades, 5 of his championships, 1 podium finish, and 4 regionals victories would be added from his time on team Crossfit Mayhem. His new total would be 515.


ANNIE THORISDOTTIR

  • Crossfit Games win – 2 (100 POINTS)
  • Crossfit Games podium finish – 2 (50 POINTS)
  • Worldwide Open overall win – 2 (10 POINTS)
  • TOTAL – 160 POINTS

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KATRIN DAVIDSDOTTIR

  • Crossfit Games win – 2 (100 POINTS)
  • Crossfit Games podium finish – 2 (50 POINTS)
  • Worldwide Open overall win – 0
  • TOTAL – 150 POINTS

BEN SMITH

  • Crossfit Games win – 1 (50 POINTS)
  • Crossfit Games podium finish – 3 (75 POINTS)
  • Worldwide Open overall win – 0
  • TOTAL – 125 POINTS

PATRICK VELLNER

  • Crossfit Games win – 0
  • Crossfit Games podium finish – 4 (100 POINTS)
  • Worldwide Open overall win – 1 (5 POINTS)
  • TOTAL – 105 POINTS

JASON KHALIPA

  • Crossfit Games win – 1 (50 POINTS)
  • Crossfit Games podium finish – 2 (50 POINTS)
  • Worldwide Open overall win – 0
  • TOTAL – 100 POINTS

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SAM BRIGGS

  • Crossfit Games win – 1 (50 POINTS)
  • Crossfit Games podium finish – 1 (25 POINTS)
  • Worldwide Open overall win – 2 (10 POINTS)
  • TOTAL – 85 POINTS

BRENT FIKOWSKI

  • Crossfit Games win – 0
  • Crossfit Games podium finish – 3 (75 POINTS)
  • Worldwide Open overall win – 0
  • TOTAL – 75 POINTS

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Had we counted Sam Briggs Open wins in the masters division she would have an additional 3 wins (25 points) as well as 2nd place podium finish from 2018 in the masters division of the Crossfit Games (25 points) bringing her total up 50 points to a total of 145 points.

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