The Wodapalooza Online Challenge And Qualifier Dates!

Summer 2018 isn’t even officially here, but already the fitness community can look forward to 2019 with today’s release of the dates for The Wodapalooza Online Challenge and Qualifier. Wodapalooza brings out a monster swell of the fitness community each January — with 25,000 spectators and 1,500 athletes representing countries all over the world, Miami in the new year is the place to be for fans, beginners, and fitness stars alike. 

The 2019 Wodapalooza Fitness Festival should be no different, with this year’s marquee slated for January 17-20. But first things first — to get to South Beach, athletes will need to target these qualifying dates to punch their tickets:

INDIVIDUAL

WEEK 1

September 19 - 24

WEEK 2

September 26 - October 1

WEEK 3

October 3 - 8

TEAM

October 26 - November 4

With 18 total divisions for both men and women combined between the individual and team competitions, Wodapalooza truly has something for everyone — competing or otherwise. If you’re a fan, WZA brings out a who’s who of elite names to show everyone how it’s done. Last year’s female individual winner — Katrin Davidsdottir — put on a show over the course of 12 grueling workouts in Miami by winning three events and beating runner-up Kari Pearce by 86 points. Of course, no surprise there, as Davidsdottir holds two Fittest Woman on Earth crowns.

A few months remain before qualifying begins, so let’s take a look back at some of the most memorable moments from WZA’s past.

Noah Ohlsen completes the individual trifecta in 2017.

After demonstrating his dominance at Wodapalooza — not once, not twice, but three times in the individual bracket — CrossFit superstar Noah Ohlsen decided to give another athlete a chance to top the individual podium by competing in the team competition this past January.

Ohlsen’s CrossFit Passion squad came up just four points short of winning the team competition in 2018, but his three individual titles still make the 27-year-old a legend on South Beach. 


Katrin Davidsdottir almost didn’t dominate at 2018 WZA.

The Icelandic fitness icon had a last minute change of heart in January, deciding to enter Wodapalooza with just hours to spare. The hasty decision paid off; Davidsdottir won the first event and never looked back en route to her dominant win.

The 25-year-old has kept right on rolling this season, and she’ll enter August’s CrossFit Games as a favorite after throwing down the top performance at Regionals.

Games’ champs Rich Froning, Graham Holmberg, and Ben Smith duke it out in 2016 WZA team competition.

It had been nearly three years since the legendary trio of Rich Froning, Graham Holmberg, and Ben Smith has shared a floor together, but 2016 Wodapalooza brought them back together in an epic reunion in Miami. With each former Fittest Man on Earth competing for separate teams, the double or nothing final event was a thrilling cap on the team competition.

Froning vs Holmberg vs Smith


Ultimately, none of three walked away as a team champion — that honor went to Brent Fikowski’s Athletigen squad — but it was certainly incredible to see so much talent on the floor at once outside of the Games.

What You Need to Know About the French Throwdown

After a season and journey that has included more than a dozen events that have challenged athletes around the world and inspired millions of fans, it has all come down to this. The final Sanctional event is upon us. For the athletes who will be competing, this is the final opportunity to qualify for the 2019 CrossFit Games. 

CrossFit Games Updates: New Stream & Media Policies

The 2019 CrossFit season will be one that is remembered as a season of change. The Regionals were replaced with Sanctionals, the Open was more challenging than ever, more athletes will be competing for the title of “Fittest on Earth,” and more people are being recognized in the fitness community than ever before.

Cedric Lapointe Is On The Hunt For Redemption At French Throwdown

Cédric Lapointe is an up-and-coming athlete who has been on the biggest stage of the CrossFit world. He made it to the Games in 2018 as a part of a team. Very few people walking the planet knows what that is like. 

Missy Herman Looks For CrossFit Games Berth At French Throwdown

One of the many benefits from the Sanctionals that have taken place so far is that the fitness community has been introduced to some amazing athletes that have their own experiences which they hope will lead them to the biggest stage in CrossFit; the Games.

Travis Mayer And Emily Rolfe Win The 2019 Granite Games Championship

Travis Mayer can add 2019 Granite Games champion to his list of accomplishments. Mayer looked dominant all weekend accumulating 712 points in the process. With only 1 event finish outside the top 10, Mayer finished 64 points ahead of 2nd place and never looked at risk of losing his top spot. 

Team CrossFit Krypton Win The 2019 Granite Games Team Championship

Alec Smith, Cody Mooney, and Jessica Griffith have proven that great things happen when they come together and with the addition of Dani Speegle to their team this weekend, CrossFit Krypton looked unstoppable. 

Travis Mayer And Carrie Beamer Still Top Of The Pack

The Pro division faced just two events on day 3, On The Rope 2.0 and Bear Press. With minimal points available to move the needle, athletes looking to climb the leaderboard had to bring their A game.

CrossFit Krypton Takes Over At Granite Games Day 2

It was an event filled day for the Pro Teams at day 2 of the 2019 Granite Games. With 5 scored events worth of points up for grabs we knew we would see some incredible performances. 

RPM Central Beast Lead Granite Games Team Competition Day 1

It’s possible that the Granite Games team competition is the most exciting team competition of the season as super teams are coming together for another chance to punch a ticket to the 2019 CrossFit Games or simply work out some kinks before the Games.

Mayer & Beamer Lead The Way At Granite Games Day 2

Reigning Granite Games champion Travis Mayer made it clear he was competing to protect his crown. Mayer took seventh place on the trail run, first place on the hill sprint, and third on the clean ladder during day 1. The Games veteran knows the key to a successful weekend is consistency and continued his solid event finishes on day 2, taking sixth on the go for broke chipper and seventh place on the longest mile 2.0.