All posts tagged in semifinals

  • May 8, 2024By Brian

    The online stages of the 2024 CrossFit Games season are behind us, and all eyes are on the seven semifinals which will take place on six continents over the course of three weekends.  We will have specific shows on Tuesday at 1 pm EST the week prior to each of those three weekends where I

  • April 2, 2024By Brian

    Image Credit: Athlete’s Eye Photography Last week we featured the European Men as we begin to display how much of a premium there are in certain competitive regions for Semifinal spots. In both North America and Europe this is the lowest number of available spots we have seen for Semis in the Quarterfinals era. In

  • March 26, 2024By Brian

    For years it has felt like the depth of the European men’s field has been increasing, and yet their opportunity at Semifinals has always remained about half of that compared to North America. This year, that continues to be the case (Europe get 40 spots to North America’s 80 at Semifinals, with a guaranteed minimum

  • February 21, 2024By Patrick Clark

    Fresh off the road after a 20-stop inaugural “2023-24 B.Friendly Fitness Offseason World Tour”, dates and competitions for the “2024-25 B.Friendly Fitness World Tour” have been announced with next weekend’s Sandclash in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia kicking off the current 12-month, 33-city tour, that will have the B.Friendly Fitness team providing fitness competition and CrossFit community

  • August 24, 2023By Barclay Dale

    Photo Credit: Rafael Paredes It’s been a couple of weeks since the conclusion of the 2023 NOBULL CrossFit Games. Meaning it’s as good a time as ever to look back at Games performance through the lens of performance at Semifinals. Brian presented this question back in mid-June: Is Winning Semifinals a Good Predictor for the Games?

  • 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

  • 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

  • June 19, 2023By Brian

    Image Credits: Athlete’s Eye This year at Semifinals, tests four and five occurred in a “back-to-back” format that we had been hoping to see in one of our preview pieces . There are several variables to consider when programming back-to-back events like those in a competition. By choosing to include back-to-back workouts you’re demanding the athletes

  • June 16, 2023By Patrick Clark

    Image Credits: Rafael Paredes One of the goals when we started B.Friendly Fitness was to give opportunities to the many talented content creators that we have had the pleasure to get to know during our time covering the sport of CrossFit. These amazing creators are a main reason why we enjoy the sport so much.

  • June 14, 2023By Brian

    Image Credits: Athlete’s Eye We’re in the third year of the Open-Quarterfinal-Semifinal-Games season structure. This year does have a few nuances that are different, but the general path is the same. The question we’re after today is, is there any pattern that’s emerged so far about how well Semifinal winners can be expected to do at