2021 CrossFit Games Prize Money Announced — Over $2.5 Million in Rewards

This is the most amount of money ever offered at the CrossFit Games.

The 2021 CrossFit Games has been monumental for a few reasons. It’s the first to follow a new season structure (including Quarterfinals and Semifinals). Recently, it was announced that the Games would feature a few categories from the new Adaptive Division. Now, the 2021 NOBULL CrossFit Games will feature the largest amount of prize money in history — $2.5 million dollars. 

On June 3, 2021, CrossFit HQ released the prize money breakdown for the 2021 Games, which are set to take place in Madison, WI, from July 27 through August 1. In total, 2.5 million dollars will be handed out across multiple divisions. Here are the prize money offerings.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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2021 CrossFit Games Prize Money Breakdown

Here’s how much each of the top athletes in four categories will take home at the Games.

Individual Athletes

  • First place: $310,000
  • Second place: $120,000
  • Third place: $80,000
  • Fourth through 20th: $55,000, $40,000, $35,000, $31,000, $29,000, $27,000, $25,000, $20,000, $18,000, $15,000, $14,000, $13,000, $12,000, $11,000, $10,000, $9,000, $8,000

Individual Event Wins

  • First place: $3,000
  • Second place: $2,000
  • Third place: $1,000

Team Competition

  • First place: $100,000
  • Second place: $70,000
  • Third place: $40,000
  • Fourth place: $25,000
  • Fifth place: $20,000

Masters Athletes

  • Masters 35-39, first place: $25,000
  • Masters 35-39, second place: $10,000
  • Masters 35-39, third place: $5,000
  • Masters 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, and 60-64, first place: $10,000
  • Masters 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, and 60-64, second place: $5,000
  • Masters 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, and 60-64, third place: $3,000
  • Masters 65+, first place: $5,000
  • Masters 65+, second place: $3,000
  • Masters 65+, third place: $2,000

Adaptive Athletes

  • Upper extremity, lower extremity, and neuromuscular, first place: $5,000
  • Upper extremity, lower extremity, and neuromuscular, second place: $3,000
  • Upper extremity, lower extremity, and neuromuscular, third place: $2,000

On to the 2021 CrossFit Games

This year’s Games season structure is different than in the past. There are three unique phases, two of which have already taken place — the Open, the Quarterfinals, and the Semifinals. There is also a Last-Chance Qualifier for athletes who narrowly missed the cut. In total 40 men, 40 women, and 38 teams will compete at the Games. 

Also unique is the continent-based qualification, where athletes are divided up and scored based on their continent — North America, Europe, Oceania, Asia, South America, Africa. 

Right now, the Semifinals are well underway. Here is the full Semifinals schedule:

Week One — May 28-30, 2021

Week Two — June 4-6, 2021

  • Granite Games — Minnesota, U.S.
  • CrossFit Fittest In Capetown — Cape Town, South Africa

Week Three — June 11-13, 2021

  • CrossFit Lowland Throwdown — Apeldoorn, Netherlands — Virtual Event
  • Brazil CrossFit Championship — Sao Paulo, Brazil — Virtual Event
  • CrossFit GermanThrowdown — Berlin, Germany — Virtual Event

Week Four — June 18-20, 2021

  • West Coast Classic — California, U.S.
  • CrossFit Atlas Games — Montreal, Quebec, Canada — Virtual Event
  • CrossFit Asia Invitational — South Korea — Virtual Event
  • Catchall Virtual Event

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