That’s right, you heard it here first! The CrossFit Games are moving to a new location. This is a big move that is sending positive vibes down through the entire community. This move is going to bring something different to the Games and will help support CrossFit as it continues to grow.
Keep reading to learn more about why the CrossFit Games decided to move to Madison. If you are searching for affordable personal fitness trainers in Raleigh, call CrossFit Invoke. Be sure to ask about our free beginner’s classes!
CrossFit Games Makes Madison WI Top Choice
CrossFit historians know that the first 3 CrossFit Games were held at the Ranch, in Aromos, CA. It hosted only 70 total competitors and was more of a party weekend for most, which also included on-site camping. However, as we all know now, CrossFit is one of the most popular sports in the world. For the past seven years the CrossFit Games were held at the StubHub Center in Carson, CA. This is a suburb of Los Angeles, which can make for a few logistical obstacles at times.
“We had a real good run in Los Angeles. But as soon as you leave the Games you are in Los Angeles, so it’s hard to make a big impact and a great end-to-end consumer experience when you are in Los Angeles,” said Justin Bergh in an interview. Bergh is the CrossFit Games’ general manager. “We feel like we’ll be able to control that experience in Madison and get a lot of local support from the whole Midwest and the Madison area in particular. We are trying to make this a unique and different experience for people who are coming in.”
The CrossFit Games starts with qualifying events that are held all over the globe. For last year’s Games, in 2016, there were over 320,000 athletes participating. From there, more events are held until the top 600 are chosen for the national competition. Finally, the 40 men and women in the top division will compete for money and prizes. Last year’s winners won in excess of $2 million dollars. All of this is broadcast live on ESPN for 10 hours.
Bergh said of the prize money, “We always split the money down the middle. It has always been equal shares for the men and women and has been for all 10 years of our existence,” and that, “CrossFit is absolutely equal across all divisions since day one.”
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