Off Season CrossFit Competition Framework

July 9, 20236 min read

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What it is: This is meant to be a resource document for athletes, coaches, event organizers, and fans to reference for basic information about competitions which exist in the CrossFit ecosystem. 

Why we made it: The intent is to offer a layout of what competitions are available for which group(s) of athletes, when and where those competitions take place, and why you might consider competing, volunteering, or attending them. 

How did these competitions get on the list: These are competitions we have reached out to and have gotten back to us with enough information for us to include them. They are for the most part competitions we have worked with in the past or will be working with soon. We are open to adding competitions to this document as appropriate. 

Competitive CrossFit Athlete Tiers

We have assigned athletes to “tiers” based on their performance in recent years. The idea here is to match appropriate athletes with appropriate competitions and number of competitions. We understand that circumstances will vary athlete to athlete and year-to-year, so use this as a general guideline:

TIER“Qualifications”Recommended # of Comps*(outside of CF Season)# of Comps inside of CF Season(Open, QF, Semi, Games)TotalRecommended:
1Top 30 in the world0-23-43-5
231-100 in the world0-33-43-6
3101-300 in the world0-333-6
4301-600 in the world2-422-6
5601-1200 in the world2-422-6
61201-2500 in the world2-422-6
7All other Quarterfinalists2-422-6
8Did not make Quarterfinals2-412-5

*Recommended Number of Competitions 

These recommendations are assuming that competing athletes are interested in two things:

  • Getting competition experience
  • Doing so without compromising the ability to continue to improve through training as well

We understand there are other reasons athletes do significantly more or less competitions than we recommend.

2023-2024 Offseason CrossFit Competitions


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Note: All of these competitions will be taking place between August of 2023 and January of 2024. For Each Competition 

CompetitionAthlete Tiers Targeted LocationTime of YearLink
Iron Games3-5Cedar City, UTAugust 24-26https://www.theirongamesfitnessfestival.com/
Metcon Rush(CrossFit Licensed)2-8Hagerstown, MDAugust 26-27https://www.themetconrush.org/
Pit Teen Throwdown14-22 years oldThree Rivers, MichiganSept 1-3https://pitfitnessranch.com/pit-teen-throwdown/
Madrid Championship(Crossfit Licensed)2-5Madrid, SpainCaja MagicaSept 7-10https://madridchampionship.com/en/home/
Fight for the Fittest4-8Ronkonkoma, New YorkSept 9https://www.instagram.com/fightforthefittest/
Pensacola Beach Brawl3-5Pensacola, FLSept 22-24https://pensacolabeachbrawl.com/
Masters Fitness Championship(CrossFit Licensed)MastersFort Wayne, INSept 29-Oct 1https://mastersfitnesscollective.com/
Zelos Games (live/online)(CrossFit LIcensed)2-3Las Vegas, NV, USATBDhttps://thezelosgames.com/
Crash Crucible3-4Spartanburg, SCOctober 15https://www.crossfitcrash.com/
Rogue1-2Austin, TX, USAOctober 27-29https://www.roguefitness.com/invitational
Charlotte Classic3-5Charlotte, NCNov 17-19https://www.instagram.com/crossfitcharlotteclassic/
Down Under Championship(CrossFit Licensed)2-5Wollongong, AUSWIN Entertainment CenterDec 1-3https://www.downunderchampionship.com/
Dubai Fitness Championship1-3Dubai, UAEDecember 7-9https://www.instagram.com/dxbfitnesschamp/?hl=en
Masters LegendsMastersArizonaDec 7-10https://legendscomp.com/
TYR Wodapalooza Miami1-8Miami, FL, USAJan 11-14thhttps://wodapalooza.com/
Fittest of the Coast3-8Charleston, SCJan 19-21 2024https://fittestofthecoast.com/
The Fittest Experience3-5Austin, TXJan 26-28https://www.thefittestexperience.com/

Middle East Competition Scene

All of the competitions in the above chart, with the exception of Dubai,  take place in either North America or Europe. However, besides the Dubai Fitness Championship, there are several other competitions taking place this offseason in the Middle East. Some basic information has been provided to us for several of those competitions as well. 

Gulf Coast CrossFit Comps (Middle East)
Phoenix GamesQatarSept 21-25https://competitioncorner.net/events/10808/details
Flare Fitness FestivalKuwaitNovember 3-5https://reach.link/flarefitness
Battle of the EastKuwaitEnd Nov or Beg DecIndy M and F, Teams of 3 men, 40+ masters M and F
ElFitEgyptNovember 16-18https://www.instagram.com/elfit_egypt/
Sand ClashSaudi ArabiaMid Januaryhttps://www.instagram.com/sandclash.ksa/
UAE ChampionshipsUAETBDteam of 3 MMF

Turf Games

One other competition scene that we want to bring some attention to is the Turf Games. There are several of these which take place all over the world throughout the year (one just recently happened in London). These competitions cater to competitive community divisions and typically have thousands of athletes participate. They have three upcoming events during the 2023-2024 offseason:

Turf Games (International)
LondonJuly 8 and 94100 athletes competing
Dublin City SeriesAugust 19https://turfgames.com/blogs/news/dublin-2023
Gold CoastSept 31 and Oct 1https://turfgames.com/blogs/news/gold-coast-2023
Dubai City SeriesNov 10 and 11https://turfgames.com/blogs/news/dubai-city-series-2023

Want to be on this List?

If you organize a competition during the offseason and would like to be on this list reach out to us and let us know. 

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Brian Friend

Brian stumbled upon CrossFit in the Fall of 2013. He has been a writer, data analyst, content creator, commentator, and broadcast coordinator. He's worked at a majority of the largest CrossFit competitions over the last three seasons, is a regular guest on the Sevan Podcast, and has been amongst the leading sports analysts in the sport in recent years. He has a passion for advancing the sport of CrossFit, and spreading the CrossFit methodology, by living it out in both his personal and professional life.


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