The 2019-20 CrossFit season wasn’t the one we were all expecting.
Last year was supposed to bring a huge boost in revenue opportunities at the elite level of the sport with the introduction of 13 new Sanctional events, however only 10 could go ahead before widespread cancellations became inevitable in March.
That meant that the total prize money earned by individuals during 2019-20 was actually over $150,000 less than what was awarded in 2018-19.
The fact that the Games were able to go ahead, however, enabled the sport’s top earners to access their major payday of the year.
Winners in each of the men’s and women’s divisions claimed $300,000 while second and third took home $115,000 and $75,000 respectively.
An event win was also worth an additional $3,000.
CrossFit 2019-20 Top 10 Male Earners
Mathew Fraser – $354,542 Patrick Vellner – $128,060 Samuel Kwant – $128,000 Justin Medeiros – $101,000 Brent Fikowski – $79,500 Noah Ohlsen – $87,020 Jeffrey Adler – $63,020 Roman Khrennikov – $55,500 Chandler Smith – $46,500 Björgvin Karl Guðmundsson – $39,520
CrossFit 2019-20 Top 10 Female Earners
Tia-Clair Toomey – $415,080 Katrin Davidsdottir – $136,020 Sara Sigmundsdottir – $119,020 Kari Pearce – $110,020 Haley Adams – $71,962 Karin Freyova – $55,500 Brooke Wells – $52,000 Amanda Barnhart – $46,020 Sam Briggs – $44,520 Kristin Holte – $40,020
Tia-Clair Toomey’s figure does not include the $65,000 she earned from the Rogue Invitational as it was not a qualifying event for the Games due to being moved online.
Rather surprisingly, Toomey still managed to eclipse the $414,000 she earned last year despite the number of cancelled competitions.
In Mat Fraser’s case, his decision to withdraw from the Rogue invitational to allow an injury to heal in time for the Games certainly paid off financially.
His historic victory meant he earned more than second and third-placed Patrick Vellner and Samuel Kwant combined.
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