How To Watch the 2023 CrossFit Semifinals – Fitnessnacks

    The 2023 CrossFit Semifinals are fast approaching, and the Games invites loom on the horizon. The seven CrossFit Semifinals are live, in-person events around the globe that pit respective regions’ top athletes, both Individuals and Teams, from the 2023 CrossFit Quarterfinals against each other.

    2023 CrossFit Semifinals Coverage Schedule

    Per CrossFit HQ:

    • All events for the Team and Individual divisions will be live-streamed on Thursdays and Sundays.
    • Coverage on Fridays and Saturdays will begin on the main field of play (11:45 a.m. local Friday and 11:30 a.m. local Saturday).
    • The events on the second field (Individual Tests One and Three, Team Test Three) won’t be streamed.
      • Highlights of those events will be shared at the start of the live streams each day.

    The Europe, Oceania, and North America Semifinals “will be streamed by CrossFit live on and in the CrossFit Games app.” The Africa, Asia, and South America live streams will be hosted by their respective event organizers. All the action will be streamed on the CrossFit Games YouTube channel.

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    2023 CrossFit Semifinal Schedule

    The 2023 CrossFit Semifinals for Individuals and Teams are scheduled as follows:

    • May 18-21 — North America East Semifinal | Orlando, FL
    • May 19-21 — Africa Semifinal | Johannesburg, South Africa
    • May 25-28 — North America West Semifinal | Pasadena, CA
    • May 25-28 — Oceania Semifinal | Tennyson, QLD, Australia
    • May 26-28 — South America Semifinal | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    • June 1-4 — Europe Semifinal | Berlin, Germany
    • June 1-4 — Asia Semifinal | Busan, South Korea

    The 2023 NOBULL CrossFit Games returns to Madison, WI, on Aug. 1-6. For Individuals, 30 male and 30 female competitors will clash at the Africa, Asia, Oceania, and South America Semifinals. Sixty male and 60 female athletes will compete at the Europe and two North America Semifinals.

    Twenty Teams will clash in the Africa, Asia, Oceania, and South America Semifinals, while 40 will compete in the Europe and North America Semifinals. Thirty male and 30 female competitors compete in each Age Group division during the Semifinals stage.

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    2023 CrossFit Semifinals — Individual Workouts

    The 2023 CrossFit Individual Semifinals are live, in-person events comprised of the seven workouts below:

    Workout One

    For time: 

    • 3,000-meter Echo Bike 
    • Hand-over-hand pull (84 feet)
    • 2,000-meter Assault AirRunner
    • Hand-over-hand pull (84 feet)
    • 1,000-meter SkiErg 
    • Hand-over-hand pull (92 feet)

    Time cap: 30 minutes. Women: 180 pounds | Men: 225 pounds

    Workout Two

    As many reps as possible (AMRAP) in three minutes of:

    Complete three rounds, resting one minute between rounds. Each athlete’s score is the total reps across the three rounds. 

    Women: Wear a 10-pound ruck, 24-inch box | Men: Wear a 20-pound ruck, 30-inch box

    Workout Three

    For time: Semifinals Linda — 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 reps of: 

    Time cap: 17 minutes

    Workout Four

    For load:

    Time cap: six minutes

    Following the time cap, athletes will have two minutes to reset for Test Five.

    Workout Five

    For time:

    • Eight snatches  — Women: 125 pounds | Men: 185 pounds
    • Run 800 meters 

    Time cap: six minutes

    Workout Six

    For time:

    • 20 overhead squats — Women: 125 pounds | Men: 185 pounds
    • 500-meter row
    • Three handstand walk pirouettes
    • Two seated legless rope climbs
    • 20 strict chest-to-wall handstand push-ups
    • Two seated legless rope climbs
    • Three handstand walk pirouettes
    • 500-meter row 
    • 20 overhead squats — Women: 125 pounds | Men: 185 pounds

    Time cap: Women: 16 minutes | Men: 15 minutes

    Workout Seven

    Three rounds for time of:

    • Echo Bike — Women: 10 calories | Men: 15 calories
    • 20 toes-to-bars
    • 60-foot sandbag bear-hug carry — Women: 150 pounds | Men: 200 pounds

    Time cap: six minutes

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    2023 CrossFit Semifinal — Team Division Tests

    The 2023 CrossFit Semifinals are all live, in-person contests.

    Test One

    Four rounds for time, with one member at each station, of:

    *Athletes must change stations every round.

    Time cap: 28 minutes

    Test Two

    In Male/Female pairs for 15 minutes, complete as many rounds and reps as possible of: 

    • Three synchro muscle-ups — one partner on the rings, one partner on the bar
    • Five synchro thrusters — Women: 65 pounds | Men: 95 pounds

    *One pair works while the other rests, then switch.
    **Add two muscle-ups and five thrusters after both pairs complete the round.

    Test Three

    As a relay (Female/Male/Female/Male), complete:

    Female one and Male one

    Female two and Male two

    • 400-meter sprint
    • 15 dumbbell bench presses —  Women: 60-pound dumbbells | Men: 90-pound dumbbells
    • 10 unbroken single-leg squats, leg one
    • 10 unbroken single-leg squats, leg two
    • Three handstand pirouettes

    Time cap: 16 minutes

    Test Four

    Five rounds for time, in Male/Female pairs, of:

    Male/Female pair one starts:

    • Row — Women: seven calories | Men: 10 calories
    • 10 (each) synchro alternating dumbbell snatches — Women: 60 pounds | Male: 90 pounds 
    • 15 (each) 24-inch box jumps, alternating

    Male/Female pair two starts:

    • Row — Women: seven calories | Men: 10 calories
    • 20 (each) synchro alternating dumbbell snatches — Women: 50 pounds | Male: 70 pounds
    • 10 (each) 30-inch box jumps, alternating

    *When both pairs have completed a round, switch positions for the following round.
    **Pair one will row three times and ski two times.
    ***Pair two will ski three times and row two times.

    Time cap: 15 minutes

    Test Five

    • One minute of max-rep cleans — Women: 195 pounds | Men: 275 pounds

    Two minutes rest.

    • One minute of max-rep cleans — Women: 215 pounds | Men: 235 pounds

    Two minutes rest.

    • One minute of max-rep cleans — Women: 235 pounds | Men: 315 pounds

    Test Six

    For time:


    • 15 worm burpees
    • 15 worm squats
    • Women complete two legless rope climbs (each)
    • Men complete 15 strict handstand push-ups (each)


    • 15 worm burpees
    • 15 worm squats
    • Women complete three rope climbs (each)
    • Men complete 20 handstand push-ups (each)


    • 15 worm burpees
    • 15 worm squats 

    Time cap: 16 minutes

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    Vacant Podium

    The 2022 CrossFit Games runner-up Mal O’Brien revealed on May 16 that she would not compete in the Semifinal stage, ending her 2023 season. That leaves the Individual Women’s division with two vacant slots on the podium from the 2022 Games as six-time Fittest Women on Earth® Tia-Clair Toomey ended her 2023 season at the conclusion of the Quarterfinals due to her pregnancy.

    With so much uncertainty heading into the 2023 Games, the stakes of the Semifinals have certainly increased. We’ll see who can capitalize in each contest through June before athletes get two months of recovery before the biggest competition on the 2023 CrossFit Calendar.

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