• June 26, 2023By Brian

    **Contributions by Barclay Dale, Brian Friend, and Mike Halpin** Image Credits: Athlete’s Eye If you missed part one of this two part series you can find it here. This two-part series is a collection of findings we’ve observed after filtering through cross-semifinal leaderboards for a couple weeks. We acknowledged certain disclaimers in part one about what … <a href="https://bfriendlyfitness.com/2023-cross-semifinal-world-wide-leaderboards-part-2/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • June 21, 2023By Brian

    Contributions by Barclay Dale, Brian Friend and Mike Halpin One of the big changes to the 2023 season was the re-introduction of uniform programming for the final qualifying stage to the CrossFit Games (Semifinals)  for both elite individuals and teams. One of the most appealing things about standardized programming is the ability to compare athletes … <a href="https://bfriendlyfitness.com/2023-cross-semifinal-world-wide-leaderboards-part-1/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • May 29, 2023By Brian

    Image Credit: Athlete’s Eye Europe and Asia The final 12 of 38 team spots to the 2023 NOBULL CrossFit Games will be handed out this weekend; 10 of those spots will come from Europe, and the last two will come from Asia.  Asia Teams Field Several returning affiliate teams in the top ten in Europe, but … <a href="https://bfriendlyfitness.com/semifinals-week-3-team-predictions/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • May 22, 2023By Brian

    Image Credit: Athlete’s Eye North America West, Oceania, and South America Fifteen of the 38 team spots to the 2023 NOBULL CrossFit Games will be earned this weekend; 10 of those spots will come from North America West, 3 will come from Oceania, and 2 will come from South America.  South America Teams Field In … <a href="https://bfriendlyfitness.com/semifinals-week-2-team-predictions/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • May 15, 2023By Brian

    Photo Credit – Athlete’s Eye Africa and North America East Semifinals Games spots for teams were determined prior to the season with no intention or effort to evaluate the competitive field of play. Week 1 of Semifinals has 11 available qualifying spots for teams, 10 spots are allocated to the North America East field, and … <a href="https://bfriendlyfitness.com/semifinals-week-1-team-predictions/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • April 28, 2023By Brian

    Image Credit - PRVN Fitness It’s difficult to do a Power Rankings for teams any earlier in the season than this. Given the rules about who can participate and contribute and be listed on a teams roster in the early stages of the season it isn’t really until Semifinals, the qualifying stage to the Games, … <a href="https://bfriendlyfitness.com/team-semifinal-power-rankings/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read