Sam Briggs Runs into Visa Issues, CrossFit Games Participation in Question

2013 Reebok CrossFit Games Champion Samantha Briggs has turned to the CrossFit community for advice and help, and it’s of a type we probably aren’t too used to seeing.

In an Instagram post put up Tuesday morning, Briggs described issues with visa processing that could prohibit her participation in the 2016 CrossFit Games. Briggs, a British citizen, finished 4th at the Games last year, and it’s been speculated that this could be her last year competing as an individual in non-Masters categories (Briggs is 34).

I am writing this post hoping that someone in the CrossFit community can help me … I have run into a problem with the processing of my visa at the U.S. Embassy in London and unfortunately, it will not be adjudicated in time for me to enter the United States to participate in the CrossFit Games this year. I am looking for assistance with Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) with granting me permission under parole in a limited capacity to come to the United States for the sole purpose of participating in the CrossFit Games. I have gone through all of the proper immigration channels, and this how now become an emergency situation for me and I ask that you please assist me with this matter. I understand that this is an extreme request, and I assure that it is not taken lightly. I just hope that someone in the CrossFit community is able to assist me. If you have any questions or seek additional information, please feel free to contact law firm Guerra & Johnson, P.C., at [email protected] and/or [email protected] Or private message me … Any help and assistance will be greatly appreciated 💪🏻

No word yet on if Brigg’s visa issues have anything to do with #BREXIT or any processing delays/backups that may have caused for British citizens traveling abroad.