The 2022 CrossFit season is fast approaching, with the Open kicking off on Feb. 24, 2022. On Jan. 21, 2022, CrossFit HQ released further information regarding the dates for the 10 CrossFit Semifinals events and the Last-Chance Qualifier leading to the 2022 NOBULL CrossFit Games.
The Semifinals will last from May 20, 2022, to June 12, 2022 — 10 live, in-person contests spread out over six continents. Coverage of the Semifinals events will be available on the CrossFit Games website, social media, and YouTube channel. Top athletes in the Individual, Teams, Age Group, and Adaptive divisions at the conclusion of the QuarterFinals will qualify for the Semifinals, where they will have a chance to compete for a spot at the Games.
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2022 CrossFit Semifinals Schedule
Like the 2021 CrossFit season, four of the 10 CrossFit Semifinals will be in North America. Two Semifinals will occur in Europe. Oceania, Asia, Africa, and South America will each host one Semifinal. The full schedule and known locations of the Semifinals events are below:
Week One — May 20-22, 2022
- Torian Pro — Oceania | Pat Rafter Arena, Brisbane, Australia
- CrossFit Lowlands Throwdown — Europe
- Syndicate Crown — North America | Knoxville Civic Coliseum, Knoxville, TN
Week Two — May 26-29, 2022
- Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge — North America | Knoxville Civic Coliseum, Knoxville, TN
- CrossFit Fittest in Capetown — Africa | Coetzenburg Sport Centre, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch
The following Age Groups will compete this week: 14-15, 16-17, 35-39, 40-44, and 45-49.
Week Three — June 2-5, 2022
- Far East Throwdown — Asia | Busan, South Korea
- Granite Games — North America | Minneapolis, MN
The Adaptive division Semifinals is scheduled for this week as well as the following Age Groups: 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, and 65+.
Week Four — June 10-12, 2022
- CrossFit Copa Sur — South America | Shopping Vitória, Enseada Do Suá, Vitória
- Strength In Depth — Europe | ExCeL London, London, England
- Atlas Games — North America | Complexe Sportif Claude Robillard, Montreal, Québec, Canada
Should any of the Semifinals be unable to take place in person, they will move to an online format.
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Below are the number of athletes by continent that will qualify for the Semifinals via the Quarterfinals and their allocated athlete quota for the 2022 CrossFit Games:
The top 120 individual athletes and top 80 teams on the leaderboard after the Quarterfinals will be eligible for the Semifinals. The top five individual athletes and top five teams from each of the four North American Semifinals will earn invites to the 2022 CrossFit Games.
After the Quarterfinals, the top 60 individual athletes and top 40 teams on the leaderboard will be eligible for the Semifinals. The top five individual athletes and top five teams from each of the two European Semifinals will earn Games invites.
The top 30 individual athletes and top 20 teams on the leaderboard after the Quarterfinals will be eligible for the Semifinals. The top three individual athletes and top three teams from the Torian Pro will earn Games invites.
Asia & South America
The top 30 individual athletes and top 20 teams on the leaderboard after the Quarterfinals will be eligible for the Semifinals. The top two individual athletes and top three teams from each continent’s respective Semifinals will earn Games invites.
The top 30 individual athletes and top 20 teams on the leaderboard after the Quarterfinals will be eligible for the Semifinals. The top man, woman, and team from the CrossFit Fittest in Capetown Semifinal will earn Games invites.
Individual athletes who came close to qualifying for the Games at the Semifinals will have a final opportunity to reach CrossFit’s grandest stage. The Last-Chance Qualifier is scheduled for June 29, 2022, through July 1, 2022.
Athletes who finished with three ranks of a qualification at the Semifinals will be eligible to compete in the Last-Chance Qualifier. That means athletes who finished in the following positions at their respective Semifinal will earn a spot:
- North America & Europe — Sixth through eighth place
- Oceania — Fourth through sixth place
- Asia & South America — Third through fifth place
- Africa — Second through fourth place
The top two men and top two women will qualify for the 2022 CrossFit Games, which is slated to take place August 4-7, 2022, in Madison, WI.
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