Top-40 Female CrossFitters of All-Time

August 31, 20232 min read

This is a list Brian has been keeping and updating once a year for several years.

  • It is only updated following the CrossFit Games each year.
  • It only factors in what happened AT the CrossFit Games in each athlete’s career.
  • Athletes must compete in a minimum of three CrossFit Games to even be eligible for consideration on the list.

Below you will see last year’s top-40 contrasted with this year’s top-40:

  • There is only one new athlete on the list this year: Arielle Loewen
  • There are five athletes who move up on relative to last year’s ranking
    • Laura Horvath, Gabriela Migala, Danielle Brandon, Emily Rolfe, and Bethany Shadburne

Main factors considered, and please note that these are weighed carefully but there is no perfect science:

  • Appearances
  • Championships, podiums, top-ten finishes
  • Average finish (excluding some WD years)
  • Event Wins
  • Era (or years) competed during- relative strength of field

Top-40 Female CrossFitters, 2022 vs 2023:

Tia-Clair Toomey1Tia-Clair Toomey
Annie Thorisdottir2Annie Thorisdottir
Katrin Davidsdottir3Laura Horvath*
Kara Saunders4Katrin Davidsdottir
Samantha Briggs5Kara Saunders
Kristin Holte6Samantha Briggs
Sara Sigmundsdottir7Kristin Holte
Kristan Clever8Sara Sigmundsdottir
Kari Pearce9Kristan Clever
Brooke Wells10Kari Pearce
Laura Horvath11Brooke Wells
Haley Adams12Haley Adams
Krisit Eramo O’Connell13Krisit Eramo O’Connell
Julie Foucher14Julie Foucher
Camille Leblanc-Bazinet15Camille Leblanc-Bazinet
Rebecca Voigt16Rebecca Voigt
Jamie Simmonds17Jamie Simmonds
Alessandra Pichelli18Gabriela Migala*
Valerie Voboril19Danielle Brandon*
Danielle Brandon20Alessandra Pichelli
Amanda Barnhart21Valerie Voboril
Gabriela Migala22Amanda Barnhart
Emma McQuaid23Arielle Loewen*
Michelle Letendre24Emma McQuaid
Lindsey Valenzuela25Michelle Letendre
Chyna Cho26Lindsey Valenzuela
Michelle Kinney27Chyna Cho
Christy (Adkins) Phillips28Michelle Kinney
Elizabeth Akinwale29Christy (Adkins) Phillips
Stacie Tovar30Elizabeth Akinwale
Thuri Helgadottir31Stacie Tovar
Margaux Alvarez32Emily Rolfe*
Tennil Beuerlein33Tennil Beuerlein
Carey Kepler34Bethany Shadburne*
Anna Tobias35Margaux Alvarez
Carol-Ann Reason-Thibault36Thuri Helgadottir
Bethany Shadburne37Carey Kepler
Talayna Fortunato38Anna Tobias
Emily Bridgers39Carol-Ann Reason-Thibault
Emily Rolfe40Talayna Fortunato

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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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