2019 CrossFit Open Announces 236 National Champions

The 236 athletes have been invited to represent their country at the 2019 CrossFit Games.

It’s been a long road since the beginning of the 2019 CrossFit Open, but finally 236 athletes have been crowned National Champions. The athletes have officially been invited to compete at the 2019 CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisconsin this summer.

The 2019 CrossFit Open kicked off on February 21st and wrapped up on March 25th. The Open included five fitness tests and included athletes from all over the world. Since the Open’s conclusion, CrossFit HQ has been undergoing a thorough verification process that included crowning national champions, vetting scores, and verifying the top 20 worldwide.

What went into crowning the 236 National Champions?

Each National Champion was required to submit proof of citizenship through their passport or another verification, submission of videos for review of submitted scores, and then the assessment of penalties.

Last Monday, CrossFit HQ released a list of penalties and score adjustments for 2019 CrossFit Open. The list included adjustments to five of the top women and changes to six of the top men. On Thursday, CrossFit HQ named the top 20 men and top 20 women in the 2019 Open. The 40 competitors included in this list are the highest-ranked male and female athletes who are not National Champions. The athletes have until Monday, May 6 at 5 p.m. PT to accept or decline the invitation.

Within the list of National Champions you will find first-time individual representation from a number of athletes. The CrossFit Games keep growing, and with the official national crowning now in the books, along with the finalized list of the top 20 men and women in the 2019 Open, let the games begin.

Full list of the 2019 CrossFit Open National Champions

CountryDivisionAthleteOpen Rank
AfghanistanMenSami Salampur26,699
AlgeriaWomenNadia Ouyahia41,945
AlgeriaMenChaker Alouni4,030
AndorraWomenMiriam Torra Sola9,760
AndorraMenEnric Closa1,839
AngolaWomenInara Lopes12,143
AngolaMenMarco Almeida2,588
ArgentinaWomenMelina Rodriguez40
ArgentinaMenAgustin Richelme50
AustraliaWomenTia-Clair Toomey6
AustraliaMenBayden Brown17
AustriaWomenVanessa Wagner95
AustriaMenChristoph Koerner170
AzerbaijanWomenSima Huseynova16,574
AzerbaijanMenZeynal Zeynalov9,384
BahamasWomenChanelle Munroe36,660
BahamasMenDavid Morley11,225
BahrainWomenAysha Saeed8,522
BahrainMenMajid Al Sharaf2,061
BarbadosWomenKira Oliver2,488
BarbadosMenRichy Jordan7,646
BelarusWomenTatiana Diakou1,938
BelarusMenNikita Yundov384
BelgiumWomenCarmen Bosmans55
BelgiumMenAlban Dubois548
BelizeWomenCricel Castillo2,428
BelizeMenVernon Neal3,600
BoliviaWomenMartha Berrocal329
BoliviaMenJ. Rodrigo Agreda1,278
Bosnia and HerzegovinaWomenKsenija Kecman2,056
Bosnia and HerzegovinaMenDorde Duric692
BotswanaWomenCingiwe Ciegy Seru17,568
BotswanaMenKatlego Kgwadi41,833
BrazilWomenRenata Pimentel46
BrazilMenGuilherme Malheiros112
Brunei DarussalamWomenNina Juna3,303
Brunei DarussalamMenKamarul Ariffin5,256
BulgariaWomenRalitza Koterlitzova570
BulgariaMenStavri Stavrev925
CambodiaWomenSreymao Po46,859
CambodiaMenKobe Khy17,566
CanadaWomenCarol-Ann Reason-Thibault10
CanadaMenJean-Simon Roy-Lemaire5
ChileWomenSimona Quintana131
ChileMenPiero Gorichon258
ChinaWomenTsai-Jui Hung805
ChinaMenAnt Haynes123
ColombiaWomenMaria Camila Quintero478
ColombiaMenBryan Hernández478
Costa RicaWomenMarisol Umana1,009
Costa RicaMenWilliam Sanchez533
CroatiaWomenTamara Zulim1,044
CroatiaMenAugustin Vilicnik1,018
CyprusWomenThelma Christoforou87
CyprusMenAchilleas Pantazis583
Czech RepublicWomenSona Karaskova170
Czech RepublicMenDavid Stroupek523
DenmarkWomenJulie Hougård Nielsen34
DenmarkMenFrederik Aegidius18
DjiboutiMenPending69,458
Dominican RepublicWomenSheerly Bueno Reyes1,467
Dominican RepublicMenEusebio Aldano1,792
EcuadorWomenAndrea Rodriguez1,008
EcuadorMenSebastian Rodriguez1,075
EgyptWomenAya Fouad647
EgyptMenMohamed Elomda767
El SalvadorWomenPatricia Trujillo6,554
El SalvadorMenRodrigo Beltran6,669
EstoniaWomenAnastassia Psenitsnaja1,606
EstoniaMenMihkel Keldoja3,450
FinlandWomenEmilia Leppanen44
FinlandMenJonne Koski35
FranceWomenCarole Castellani57
FranceMenWilly Georges33
GermanyWomenLisa Eble168
GermanyMenJoshua Wichtrup69
GhanaMenEdem Ahiaku35,373
GreeceWomenAnna Fragkou714
GreeceMenLefteris Theofanidis4
GuatemalaWomenVera Valdez673
GuatemalaMenMarlon Azurdia456
GuyanaWomenDelice Adonis8,422
GuyanaMenDillon Mahadeo7,144
HondurasWomenKaren Gabriela Perez Rivas554
HondurasMenFranky Wood1,814
HungaryWomenLaura Horvath234
HungaryMenGábor Török84
IcelandWomenRagnheiður Sara Sigmundsdottir1
IcelandMenBjörgvin Karl Guðmundsson2
IndiaWomenSanjana Sivasalapathi846
IndiaMenVedharth Thappa2,085
IndonesiaWomenCitra Ramaniya2,674
IndonesiaMenMahendra Arditirta6,114
IranWomenAJ Ra3,590
IranMenPayam Saljoughian4,241
IraqMenMustafa El-Lari20,658
IrelandWomenEmma McQuaid15
IrelandMenMichael Smith161
IsraelWomenNicole Pettel410
IsraelMenYuval Regev216
ItalyWomenAlessandra Pichelli21
ItalyMenStefano Migliorini108
JamaicaWomenAmy Cheung18,944
JamaicaMenSion Brinn5,986
JapanWomenAkiko Kamitani897
JapanMenShingo Moromasa705
JordanWomenDema Al Zebdieh1,447
JordanMenAmin Attallah746
KazakhstanWomenZhibek Kurmasheva4,277
KazakhstanMenValentin Zhukov839
KenyaWomenSheena Miller7,635
KenyaMenJeremy Mghenyi8,073
Korea, Republic ofWomenHeidi Choi633
Korea, Republic ofMenJiMoo Son207
KosovoMenRobert Berisha5,347
KuwaitWomenHajer Jamal4,273
KuwaitMenKhalid Aljarallah1,688
LatviaWomenKrista Kraskura2,154
LatviaMenUldis Upenieks7
LebanonWomenDanielle Shanine3,815
LebanonMenMoustafa Awada2,448
LithuaniaWomenVilija Teel5,238
LithuaniaMenArminas Balevicius113
LuxembourgWomenJacky Schmitt1,762
LuxembourgMenConnor Nellans375
MacedoniaWomenViki Ristoska9,959
MacedoniaMenDarko Tasevski5,326
MadagascarWomenLaura Decampe10,500
MadagascarMenRatsimbazafy Michael6,572
MalaysiaWomenAmira Ayob5,520
MalaysiaMenEdmund Tan5,380
MaltaWomenJessica Borg Ghigo670
MaltaMenDaryl Borg6,910
MauritiusWomenMelanie Yip Woon Sun33,324
MauritiusMenJean-Marc Laventure24,508
MexicoWomenBrenda Castro156
MexicoMenDarwin Perez120
MoroccoWomenSanaa Mandar8,114
MoroccoMenKarim El Hlimi2,719
MozambiqueWomenZaida Amade67,012
MozambiqueMenPack Santos65,947
NamibiaWomenLara Erlank1,011
NamibiaMenVolker Hansen8,177
NetherlandsWomenLeonie Henrich111
NetherlandsMenSam Lubben466
New ZealandWomenJamie Greene4
New ZealandMenLuke Fiso83
NicaraguaWomenFernanda Saavedra1,579
NicaraguaMenArturocesar Mora2,304
NigeriaWomenJennifer Okpolua14,715
NigeriaMenUyi Nosa Osawe1,794
NorwayWomenKristin Holte3
NorwayMenNicolay Billaudel223
OmanWomenPasent Medhat3,050
OmanMenAslam Al Shukaili9,805
PakistanWomenMishka Murad30,197
PakistanMenBilal Tariq9,258
Palestinian TerritoryWomenMarian Khoury14,239
Palestinian TerritoryMenHamzeh Tarefi579
PanamaWomenLuaneth Alveo1,511
PanamaMenAlvaro Lopez1,749
ParaguayWomenCarol Colling-Romero652
ParaguayMenDiego Kemper931
PeruWomenSofia Bermeo475
PeruMenJovaldo Miranda812
PhilippinesWomenKristen Lim459
PhilippinesMenJustin Hernandez1,263
PolandWomenGabriela Migała30
PolandMenBartek Lipka29
PortugalWomenSara Pinto250
PortugalMenJoao Ferreira336
QatarWomenPending15,768
QatarMenKhalid Alhamadi25,292
RomaniaWomenOana Catalina Chelmus217
RomaniaMenSeverin Irimia487
Russian FederationWomenAnastasiya Ganina106
Russian FederationMenAleksandar Ilin46
Saint LuciaMenHeskeith Flavien26,056
SamoaWomenMariaNive Clark7,605
SamoaMenDaniel Rankin1,024
San MarinoWomenMarika Marzi16,767
San MarinoMenDavide Zonzini4,525
Saudi ArabiaWomenAmal Alshahrani7,338
Saudi ArabiaMenHussain Saeedi5,475
SenegalMenMody Traore32,606
SerbiaWomenTamara Trumbetaš2,239
SerbiaMenLazar Đukić162
SingaporeWomenLandy Pui Boon Eng2,161
SingaporeMenIan Wee3,313
SlovakiaWomenKarin Freyová12
SlovakiaMenErik Toth192
SloveniaWomenUrska Breznik6,445
SloveniaMenAleks Koštomaj1,196
South AfricaWomenDina Swift274
South AfricaMenJason Smith70
SpainWomenSara Alicia Fernandez Costas72
SpainMenAlexander Anasagasti174
Sri LankaWomenKeshini Vitharana16,272
Sri LankaMenAndy Andrews15,705
SurinameWomenAva Zalman10,926
SurinameMenRaveendath Bajnath12,380
SwedenWomenCamilla Salomonsson Hellman27
SwedenMenLukas Högberg21
SwitzerlandWomenAlessia Joy Wälchli113
SwitzerlandMenAdrian Mundwiler54
Syrian Arab RepublicWomenPending12,668
Syrian Arab RepublicMenAbdul Ghani Saad Aldin10,941
TajikistanMenBahodur Kamilov12,792
TanzaniaMenPending89,086
ThailandWomenUracha Teerawanitsan893
ThailandMenBen Santhudkijkarn4,736
TongaMenAndre Alipate42,612
Trinidad and TobagoWomenLyndsay Murray5,875
Trinidad and TobagoMenMattheaus Otero2,682
TunisiaWomenJessica Sanki3,447
TunisiaMenMarzougui Mootez2,644
TurkeyWomenNeyran Guneli1,723
TurkeyMenAtes Boran550
UkraineWomenGanna Almazova143
UkraineMenOleksandr Shkoliarenko272
United Arab EmiratesWomenShingo Moromasa1,234
United Arab EmiratesMenMahmood Shalan392
United KingdomWomenSamantha Briggs20
United KingdomMenElliot Simmonds37
United StatesWomenDani Speegle5
United StatesMenMathew Fraser1
UruguayWomenVictoria Frascolla1,066
UruguayMenSantiago Comba570
VenezuelaWomenLaura Gonzalez-Marin121
VenezuelaMenOmar Martinez110
Viet NamWomenTrang Nguyen19,901
Viet NamMenKeith Nhan28,563
ZambiaWomenPending22,770
ZambiaMenPending16,989
ZimbabweWomenDenise Tryon611
ZimbabweMenJean-Claude Jardim1,208

Feature image from @mathewfras 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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