Don’t call it a comeback. She’s been here for years.
After missing out on qualification last year by three spots, CrossFit Games veteran Rebecca Miller (better known to many and on social media as Rebecca Voigt) has qualified for a record 10th Individual appearance at the sport’s most prestigious event. After a disappointing 23rd place finish in Event 1, it took the entire weekend for Voigt to claw back into qualifying position in the West Regional, and she was in sixth place heading into the final workout of the weekend.
But Voigt has been in similar situations before. Leave it to the sport’s most experienced veteran to come through in the clutch.
Over two years ago, we wrote that Voigt’s CrossFit Games career was one of the sport’s most impressive feats to date. After missing out on the 2017 Games, many doubted they’d see her again apart from Masters competition. And true to form, Voigt found herself back on the podium in 2017, finishing third overall in the women’s 35-39 age group in Madison, just two points out of second place.
But Masters competition will now take a backseat as Voigt gears up for a mind-boggling tenth appearance as a Games Individual competitor. With Samantha Briggs out due to injury, Voigt will almost certainly be the oldest Individual competitor in the field.
Voigt’s competitive CrossFit career spans the vast majority of the sport’s existence, her first appearances dating back to when the event was held at Dave Castro’s ranch. She qualified and competed every year the Games was held in Carson, California. Over more than a decade — and through the event and sport’s exponential growth, as well as an exponential increase in the level of competition — Voigt has stayed not only relevant but competitive at the highest level possible.
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