CrossFit Region Sanctional Guide – North America

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This guide gives you a breakdown of CrossFit’s 2019 and 2020 Sanctional events in North America. We’ve divided them into the markets that used to serve CrossFit Regional events. Bookmark this guide, and we’ll keep it updated when Sanctional news comes out.

Atlantic CrossFit Regionals

The Atlantic Region centered around the Palm Beach County Convention Center. The Atlantic CrossFit Regional was home to many popular athletes. Regional athletes included Noah Ohlsen, Ben Smith, and Alec Smith.

The Wodapalooza CrossFit Festival Sanctional Event. Image courtesy of Wodapalooza, Loud & Live Sports, an CrossFit
The Wodapalooza CrossFit Festival Sanctional Event. Image courtesy of Wodapalooza, Loud & Live Sports, an CrossFit

Wodapalooza

The Wodapalooza CrossFit Festival is a natural choice for the Atlantic. It fills the void created in the southeast by the demise of Regionals in 2019. This four-day event runs at Bayfront Park in Miami. In 2018, it featured almost 1,600 athletes, 30,000 spectators, and 450 volunteers.

Its first year as a Sanctional was a banner year for the event. Headline athletes included Noah Ohlsen, Saxon Panchik, Kari Pearce, and Sara Sigmundsdottir. Patrick Vellner and Tia-Clair Toomey took home the prize as individuals. Team ROMWOD/WIT beat out Rich Froning’s CrossFit Mayhem Freedom team to earn their ticket to the Games.

Date

January 17, 2019

Location

Bayfront Park, Miami

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Central CrossFit Regionals

In 2018, the Central Regional was one of the most competitive regions at the CrossFit Games. It featured athletes like Rich Froning, Mat Fraser, and Brooke Wells. Each May, the Regional ran at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

The Rogue Invitational Sanctional - Image Courtesy of Rogue and CrossFit
The Rogue Invitational Sanctional – Image Courtesy of Rogue and CrossFit

The Rogue Invitational

This year, the Rogue Invitational looks to keep the Midwest on the map. The event is shaping up to have one of the deepest lineups in the history of a Regional or Sanctional competition.

Male Athletes at the Rogue Invitational
  • Mat Fraser
  • Patrick Vellner
  • Lukas Hogberg
  • BK Gudmundsson
  • Noah Ohlsen
  • Cole Sager
  • Rasmus Andersen
  • Willy Georges
  • Scott Panchik
  • Ben Smith
Female Athletes at the Rogue Invitational

Rogue Invitational Legends Competition

Capping Rogue’s impressive elite lineup is a fan-favorite. This year there will be a Legends competition. It will feature some of the most prolific CrossFit athletes of all time:

Male Legends Athletes
Female Legends Athletes
  • Kristan Clever
  • Becca Voigt-Miller
  • Julie Foucher-Urcuyo
  • Christy Adkins
  • Annie Sakamoto
  • Sam Briggs
  • Tanya Wagner

The Rogue Invitational will take place at Rogue’s headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. Rogue is an official equipment partner of the CrossFit Games.

Date

May 18, 2019

Location

Rogue Fitness HQ, Columbus, Ohio


East CrossFit Regionals

The East Regional spanned the northeastern states and eastern Canada. Hosted at the Times Union Center in Albany, New York, the region had some fan-favorites. Athletes included Patrick Vellner, Katrin Davidsdottir, Craig Kenney, Kari Pearce, and Carol-Ann Reason-Thibault.

Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge Roster - logo courtesy of the Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge
Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge Roster – logo courtesy of the Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge

Mind-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge

The Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge started in 2012 and gained Sanctional status for 2019 . It’s held at the DC Armory in Washington, DC. This year, John Paul Hethcock and Meg Reardon won the event. CrossFit Invictus X won the team segment.

Date

April 12, 2019

Location

DC Armory, Washington, DC

CrossFit Atlas Games Sanctional - Logo Courtesy of the Atlas Games
CrossFit Atlas Games Sanctional – Logo Courtesy of the Atlas Games

CrossFit Atlas Games (2020)

Starting in 2020, the CrossFit Atlas Games will join the other Sanctionals. Its location in Montreal puts it in the former CrossFit East Region. The home of this event is not announced.

Date

March 2020

Location

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Asbury Park Summer Games CrossFit Sanctional - Logo Courtesy of the Asbury Park Summer Games
Asbury Park Summer Games CrossFit Sanctional – Logo Courtesy of the Asbury Park Summer Games

Asbury Park Summer Games (2020)

The Asbury Park Summer Games will be another great domestic event to watch. This time, it brings a Sanctional event to New Jersey. 2020 won’t be the Summer Games’ first season, but it will be their first year as a qualifier for the CrossFit Games.

Date

June 20, 2020

Location

Asbury Park Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ

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South and West CrossFit Regionals

The areas serviced by the former South and West CrossFit Regionals don’t get any love this year.

Hosted at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, the South Regional was a sight to see. Athletes included Margaux Alvarex, Camille Leblanc-Bazinet, Tennil Beuerlein, and Bethany Shadburne.

The West Regional, hosted at the Del Mar Arena in Del Mar, California, was also an epic event. Athletes traveled from as far north as Alaska. Featured athletes were Brent Fikowski, Cole Sager, Josh Bridges, Emily Abbott, and Chyna Cho.

Two Sanctional events will join the ranks for the 2020 season:

CrossFit West Coast Classic - Image Courtesy of the West Coast Classic and CrossFit
CrossFit West Coast Classic – Image Courtesy of the West Coast Classic and CrossFit

CrossFit West Coast Classic

Also known as the “WCC”, this is planned by Wodapalooza’s Loud & Live Sports. The West Coast Classic will bring professional CrossFit back to California. Slated for March 2020 in San Diego, it’s likely this event will rival Wodapalooza in size and scope.

Date

March 2020

Location

San Diego, CA

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The Canada West CrossFit Sanctional - Logo Courtesy of the CanWest Games
The Canada West CrossFit Sanctional – Logo Courtesy of the CanWest Games

Canada West CrossFit Championship

The Canada West CrossFit Championship will be a spring event, kicking off in June of 2020. Its home will be Percy Perry Stadium in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Date

June 2020

Location

Percy Perry Stadium, Vancouver, British Columbia

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