CrossFit will increase payment for games, includes all individuals and adaptive divisions

CrossFit announced it is extending its Games payout for the 2022 season. The total purse will increase by $330,000 from last season to more than $2.8 million, the largest in its history. The number of athletes receiving a share of the purse will include all individual elite athletes, top 10 teams and adaptive athletes from all 8 divisions.

Although there is an increase in the total scholarship, the Fittest on Earth will receive the same amount as last year. The biggest difference this year is that more athletes will now receive part of the scholarship.

What’s new?

Individual athletes

Last year, and at previous CrossFit Games, only the top 20 individual athletes would receive a portion of the total purse based on their final ranking. That has now extended to the 40 elite athletes competing in Madison this year.

Teams

Previously, only the top 5 teams won part of the scholarship. Now the top 10 teams will receive money based on the placement in the leaderboard.

Adapted athletes

In 2021, 8 adaptive splits were introduced for the first time in the CrossFit season. The best of the three divisions (Upper Limb, Lower Limb and Neuromuscular) were invited to compete for the title of Fittest Adaptive Athlete on Earth. Only podium finishers from these 3 divisions received a portion of the purse at the end of the CrossFit Games in 2021.

Although this year we will continue to have athletes from the same 3 divisions competing in Madison, the top 3 athletes from all other divisions will also earn a portion of the purse awarded this year.

“Five of the 8 divisions will name their champions in the semifinals of the competition, and the top three from each division will receive the same prize as the three divisions that will face off in Madison,” CrossFit announced.

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Payment for CrossFit 2022 games

Individual

1st – $310,000

2n/a – $120,000

3rd – $80,000

4th to 20th – $55,000, $40,000, $35,000, $31,000, $29,000, $27,000, $25,000, $20,000, $18,000, $15,000, $14,000, 13,000 $, $12,000, $11,000, $10,000, $0, $80,000

from 21 to 40 (New) – $7,000, $6,750, $6,500, $6,250, $6,000, $5,750, $5,500, $5,250, $5,000, $4,750, $4,500, $4,250, 4 $000, $3,750, $3,500, $3,250, $3,000, $2,750, $2.50

Total for Men’s and Women’s Divisions: $1,949.00

Individual events

1st location – $3,000

2n/a location – $2,000

3rd location – $1,000

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Teams

1st location: $100,000

2n/a location: $70,000

3rd location: $40,000

4and location: $25,000

5and location: $20,000

6and location (New): $15,000

7and location (New): $12,000

8and location (New): $9,000

9and location (New): $6,000

tenand location (New): $3,000

Total: $300,000

Adaptive Divisions

Podium finishers from all adaptive divisions will earn the same amount of money whether they compete in Madison or are crowned the world’s fittest after the semifinals.

Upper limb, lower limb, neuromuscular:

1st – $5,000

2n/a – $3,000

3rd – $2,000

Vision, intellectual, sitting without hip function, sitting with hip function, small size (NEW):

1st – $5,000

2n/a – $3,000

3rd – $2,000

Total for Men’s and Women’s Adapted Divisions: $160,000

mastery

Masters 35-39:

1st location – $25,000

2n/a location – $10,000

3rd location – $5,000

Masters 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64:

1st location – $10,000

2n/a location – $5,000

3rd location – $3,000

Masters 65+

1st location – $5,000

2n/a location – $3,000

3rd location – $2,000

Total for all men’s and women’s masters divisions: $280,000.

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