Six CrossFit Sanctionals™ Left for 2019 Games Season: What You Need To Know

Here's how to follow along with all the CrossFit Games qualifying action.

The Reykjavik CrossFit Championship wrapped up last weekend, which means there are now just six more CrossFit Sanctional™ events remaining before the 2019 CrossFit Games. This month athletes will have the chance to qualify for the Games on five different occasions,

  1. The Brazil CrossFit Championship
  2. The Down Under CrossFit Championship
  3. The Rogue Invitational
  4. The CrossFit Lowlands Throwdown
  5. The Granite Games Championship.

In June, the 2019 Sanctionals will conclude with the French Throwdown! Here’s what to know about each of the remaining six Sanctional events.

Brazil CrossFit Championship

The Brazil CrossFit Championship will qualify an individual male, female, and team for the 2019 CrossFit Games.

  • When: May 17th to May 19th
  • Where: Ibirapuera Gymnasium in São Paulo, Brazil
  • Where to watch: Details with how to stream will be updated here as they get announced.
  • Follow along:  @brazilcrossfitchamp

Down Under CrossFit Championship

The Down Under CrossFit Championship will bring together 160 individual athletes and 40 teams to compete for spots at the Games.

  • When: May 17th to May 19th
  • Where: WIN Entertainment Centre in Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
  • How to watch: Undefine Media will be produce free live stream coverage of the event.
  • Follow along: @downundercrossfitchampionship

The Rogue Invitational

The Rogue Invitational is stacked with the world’s best CrossFit athletes. At the Rogue Invitational, you can expect to see the the top 10 men and women from the 2018 CrossFit Games, all who have been granted an initial invite to the competition. This is in additional toa long list of officially confirmed competitors listed on the ROGUE Invitational site.

To add to the fun, the winners of the individual male and female groups will each earn $50,000 USD prize, and additionally winning an event earns athletes another $5,000 USD. Added up, the prizes for all three divisions are more than $400,000 dollars.

  • When: May 18th to May 19th
  • Where: Rogue Fitness HQ in Columbus, Ohio
  • How to watch: As of right now ROGUE said they will stream on their website.
  • Follow along: @rogueinvitational

The CrossFit Lowlands Throwdown

What started off as a local competition for the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg in 2010, the CrossFit Lowland Throwdown is now one of the biggest fitness competitions in Europe. The Throwdown will qualify the top man, woman, and team to the Games.

  • When: May 31st to June 2nd
  • Where: Omnisport, Apeldoorn, Gelderland, Netherlands
  • How to watch: Details with how to stream will be updated here as they get announced.
  • Follow along: @crossfitlowlandsthrowdown

The Granite Games Championship

The Granite Games first started in 2011 at a CrossFit affiliate, and have since grown to be a Sanctional event that is focused on giving back to local communities.The championship will determine which male, female, and team will be going to the 2019 Games.

  • When: May 30th to June 2nd
  • Where: United States
  • How to watch: Details with how to stream will be updated here as they get announced.
  • Follow along: @thegranitegames

With only six Santional competitions remaining, spots at the 2019 Games are continually becoming more scarce. Last month, CrossFit named the top 20 male and female athletes in the 2019 Open, then last week, CrossFit released the list of the 236 National Champions. Both of these lists guarantee a spot in the Games.

Feature image from @downundercrossfitchampionship Instagram page.

Celia Balf

Celia Balf

Celia is a Staff News Writer at BarBend. At the BarBend office, you can find Celia writing news stories covering the largest strength sport competitions in the world, in-depth features with world record-holders, big lifts, and everything in-between. Celia also orchestrates and helps create content for the BarBend social media pages. She is a former Division 1 soccer player turned content producer and sports journalist.

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