With the reigning champion team out, a new Team will be crowned
The 2023 NOBULL CrossFit Games are taking place from Tuesday, August 1, to Sunday, August 6, in Madison, WI. The Age Group and Adaptive divisions began on Aug. 1 and will conclude on Aug. 3. Meanwhile, the Team Division begins on Aug. 3 will crown the champions on Aug. 6.
Both the Team and Individual divisions will feature a two-tier cut to pare down the finalists. After the workouts on Friday, August 4, only the top 30 Teams and Individual competitors will continue on to Saturday. After Saturday’s workouts, only the top 20 Teams will continue vying for the title.
With the retirement of Team Captain Rich Froning Jr., five-time CrossFit Games Team champions (2015-16, 2018, 2021-22), CrossFit Mayhem Freedom, will not be competing this year. At the end of the 2023 contest, the sport will see a new team crowned as a potentially dominant force.
2023 CrossFit Games Team Division
2023 Teams Division
- CrossFit Invictus
- CrossFit Believe
- CrossFit Krypton
- CrossFit Invictus Unconquerable
- Cape CrossFit Wolfpack
- CrossFit Rotherham
- CrossFit Mayhem Independence
- CrossFit Portti
- CrossFit Genas
- CrossFit Trondheim
- Q21 CrossFit
- CrossFit Kilo II
- CrossFit OBA
- CrossFit Invictus Sea of Green
- CrossFit Osla Navy Blue
- CrossFit CLT The Grit Haus
- CrossFit PSC Invasion
- No Shortcuts CrossFit
- CrossFit Walleye Athlete
- CrossFit Omnia
- CrossFit Torian Mayhem
- Koda CrossFit Redemption
- TTT CrossFit Black
- CrossFit Marvel Black
- CrossFit Milford Team Conquer
- CrossFit East Nashvill PRVN
- CrossFit Move Fast Lift Heavy 247
- CrossFit Fly High Kolesnikov Team
- Templo SA CrossFit
- CrossFit Franco’s Misfits
- PFC CrossFit 3076
- Einhorn CrossFit Ascend
- CrossFit Oslo NAJS
- CrossFit Prestanda
- Rhino CrossFit Dawgs
- Plus64 CrossFit 64ARMY Endgame
- CrossFit Oslo Blackout
- AB CrossFit – Mayhem
The Team competition kicks off with the first of two events for the opening day. Teams will compete in heats to determine overall placing.
The first event of the contest splits each team into two male/female pairs. Competitors must accumulate 175 overhead squats. Starting every two minutes: one pair will complete 12/9-calorie SkiErg (M/F) and one seated, legless rope climb (M/F). Teams will perform max-rep synchronized overhead squats. When two minutes are up, the first pair stops working and returns while the second pair begins working.
Each pair will have to work four intervals, for a total of eight intervals per team.
This event is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. CST. Results will be updated as they become available.
This biking event is very likely much more challenging that it appears. With only two bikes per four-person team, athletes must complete as many laps as possible in one hour.
This event is scheduled to begin at 12:10 p.m. CST.
How to Watch the CrossFit Games
Presuming you’re not attending the Games in Madison, WI, you can watch the 2023 CrossFit Games via the CrossFit app, or online at the CrossFit website (Games.CrossFit.com), YouTube, Facebook, or Twitch. For the first time since 2016, CrossFit coverage can also be found on ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN+.
The Games Move Forward
The Teams will continue showcasing their skills over the coming days until new champions are crowned. Breaking Muscle will continue delivering the action from Madison right to you. Check back regularly for official results and updated leaderboard standings.
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