The 2019 Reebok CrossFit Games wrapped up over the weekend, and Tia-Clair Toomey and Mat Fraser were crowned the Fittest Athletes on Earth. Toomey claimed her third title as Reebok CrossFit Games champion, and became the first woman to ever win the Reebok CrossFit Games three times. Fraser also made history when he claimed his fourth title, a feat only ever accomplished by CrossFit Games veteran, Rich Froning. The two now tie for the most Games wins ever.
After four days of grueling workouts, brutal cuts, and all kinds of leaderboard shake-ups, what did these athletes earn for winning the 2019 Reebok CrossFit Games?
Fraser and Toomey each earned $300,000 for finishing first overall, the CrossFit Games rulebook states.
Winning events also earned the individual athletes some decent prize money. The individual athlete that finished in first place in any given event at the Reebok Games earned $3,000, second place earned $2,000, and third place earned $1,000.
So, really, with several event wins on top of the $300,000 overall prize, Fraser and Toomey earned:
- Mat Fraser: $322,00 (First place in 6 events, second place in two events)
- Tia-Clair Toomey: $319,000 (First place in 5 events, second place in one event, and third place in two events)
2019 Reebok CrossFit Games Prize Money
Here’s a breakdown of the top three men and women finishers from the 2019 Reebok CrossFit Games, and their prize money for placing in the top three overall:
- First place: Mat Fraser ($300,000)
- Second place: Noah Ohlsen ($115,000)
- Third place: Björgvin Karl Guðmundsson ($75,000)
- First place: Tia-Clair Toomey ($300,000)
- Second place: Kristin Holte ($115,000)
- Third place: Jamie Greene ($75,000)
The individual prize purse is almost exactly the same as what was awarded at the 2018 Reebok CrossFit Games, however the only difference is a $15,000 increase given to the second place overall finishers. In 2018, the second place finishers got $100,000.
Additional cash prizes were rewarded for overall placing through 20th place.
- Fourth place: $50,000
- Fifth place to Eighth place: $35,000, $30,000, $27,000 and $25,000, respectively
- Ninth place to Twentieth place: $23,000, $21,000, $18,000, $16,000, $15,000, $14,000, $13,000, $12,000, $11,000, $10,000, $9,000 and $8,000, respectively
Mayhem Freedom were crowned this year’s Fittest Team on Earth, and earned $100,000. The breakdown of prize money for the team results are:
- First place: Mayhem Freedom ($100,000)
- Second place: CrossFit Krypton ($70,000)
- Third place: Invictus ($40,000)
In 2018, the first place team also earned $100,000. This year, however, the team prize money did increase by $10,000 for both the second and third place teams, respectively.
While the 2019 Reebok CrossFit Games season is over, the 2019-2020 Open is just a few short months away. The first workout of the 2019-2020 Open will be announced on October 10th.
Featured image from @mathewfras Instagram page.