The 2022 NOBULL CrossFit Games will begin with 40 individual athletes each in the Men’s and Women’s divisions. On the final day of competition, 10 athletes will be cut — only 30 athletes will remain contenders to be crowned Fittest on Earth®, in their respective divisions.
For the Teams, 38 will begin the competition, but only 20 will finish the Games on the final day. The cuts were announced two weeks ahead of the August 3-7, 2022, competition on Games Central, an official production of the CrossFit Games.
CrossFit Director of Competition Adrian Bozman explained there will only be one cut during the 2022 CrossFit Games — after the final event on Saturday evening, just before the last day on Sunday, August 7. Ten athletes from each Individual division and 18 teams will be eliminated. Watch Bozman explain the cuts and other aspects of the Games schedule in the video below:
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2022 NOBULL CrossFit Games Schedule
Individuals and Teams will kick off the Games on August 3. They’ll have the opportunity to rest up on August 4 before continuing from Aug. 5-7. The Age Group and Adaptive Divisions will start competing on August 4 and have their fittest crowned on August 7.
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The Teams will be the last to finish on Sunday, August 7, after the Individual events, for the first time ever at the Games. Bozman explained that a live broadcast opportunity on CBS was scheduled earlier than anticipated, spurring the decision to have the Individual athletes finish in front of a wider broadcast audience.
2022 NOBULL CrossFit Games Fan Experience
Bozman said fans in attendance in Madison will have ample opportunity to do more than just watch the elite athletes compete.
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Live audience members can access CrossFit affiliate and education teams, explore different vendors, and even work out and get coached.
2022 NOBULL CrossFit Games Cuts
The top 30 Individuals for both divisions on the field on Saturday night will move on to the final day of competition on Sunday, August 7. That cuts the field down from the 40 individuals that will start the Games. The Teams division will also see cuts, whittling the field down from 38 teams to 20 heading into the last day of competition.
It gives everybody a lot of opportunity to keep their name in the hat.
Bozman said that this cut schedule was designed to allow all athletes as much time on the field as possible.
The 2022 NOBULL CrossFit Games will take place at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, WI. The events themselves have yet to be announced as of this article’s publication, though the CrossFit Demo Team is hard at work. With top Games veterans and rising stars alike taking the field, anything can happen.
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