The anticipation for the 2022 NOBULL CrossFit Games got some added spice with a hint of information for the 2023 CrossFit season. On Aug. 1, 2022, CrossFit HQ announced that the 2023 NOBULL CrossFit Open will start on Feb. 13, 2023. As always, the season will culminate with the 2023 CrossFit Games, beginning on July 31, 2023, in Madison, WI. Per CrossFit HQ:
The 2023 NOBULL CrossFit Open is for anyone, from the first-timer to the seasoned competitor. Whether you’ve never stepped foot in a gym or you’re looking to go to the CrossFit Games, this is your starting point.
At the time of this article’s publication, there are just over 197 days until the 2023 CrossFit Open. A countdown clock has already been established on open.crossfit.com for those looking to add their names to the near 300,000 athletes worldwide who competed in the 2022 Open.
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According to Morning Chalkup, the 2022 CrossFit Open had 293,805 registered athletes. That was an 11.49 percent jump from the 2021 CrossFit Open, marking the second consecutive year where the number of participants increased by a double-digit percentage. 2021 Rookie of the Year Mal O’Brien and Saxon Panchik emerged as the respective worldwide winners in the Individual Women’s and Individual Men’s divisions.
The 2022 Open consisted of three workouts programmed by former CrossFit General Manager of Sport Dave Castro. A week before the 2022 Open, Castro was released, and Justin Bergh assumed the role. Bergh confirmed that the workouts were still of Castro’s designs, though they did have slight alterations. Castro’s return to CrossFit as a “key advisor, focused on affiliates and coaches” has since been announced.
The 2022 CrossFit season continued with the virtual Quarterfinals won by both the reigning Fittest Woman on Earth®, Tia-Clair Toomey, and Fittest Man on Earth®, Justin Medeiros. Toomey’s dominance continued to the Torian Pro Semifinal, where she stood atop the podium and earned her way back to the Games to potentially become the all-time winningest Individual CrossFit athlete ever should she claim the gold in Madison again in 2022. She already has five Games titles — tied for most Individual titles all-time with the now retired Mat Fraser — and a sixth would cement her place as the most dominant Individual athlete in the sport’s history.
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