Top 3 Women To Watch At The 2019 CrossFit Games

After a new and hectic 2019 CrossFit season we are finally here, just a handful of days away from the 2019 CrossFit Games. With all the changes to the season and sanctionals happening every other week, you may be wondering who is going to the Games and who exactly has a chance at making the podium, so in an effort to clear up any confusion, here are our picks for the top three women to watch at the 2019 Games.

Sam Briggs

The Engine is back. Briggs made her presence known early this season by winning back-to-back sanctions at the Dubai CrossFit Championship and Australian CrossFit Championship. 

The Games vet competed and took second in the Masters division at the 2018 Games. Briggs elected to complete the Masters qualifiers last year and earn her ticket to the Games. Doing this allowed her to undergo surgery on her elbow and have time to recover while the 2018 CrossFit Regionals were underway.

Despite having already qualified, Briggs competed in the 2019 Open and finished 20th, proving that she is more than capable of going toe-to-toe with any of the women competing at the 2019 Games. 

You are making a mistake if you don’t have the one-time Games champ in your list for podium finishers.

Sara Sigmundsdottir

After having to withdraw from last year’s Games due to a rib injury, Sigmundsdottir has been on the comeback trail. She started this season with back-to-back third-place finishes at Dubai and Wodapalooza and showed more consistency in those two competitions than she had during her last two Games appearances. Sigmundsdottir then went on to win the Strength in Depth sanctional that occurred during the first week of the 2019 Open, securing an invite to the 2019 Games. 

As if that wasn’t enough, the Iceland native went on to win the 2019 CrossFit Open. If Sigmundsdottir continues to perform like she has this season, then she will definitely be a threat to take the podium.

Tia-Clair Toomey

Duh. This one should come as no surprise. Toomey is a clear favorite to win the 2019 Games. The two-time reigning champ shows no signs of slowing down. In her two sanctional appearances, we saw Toomey claim the top spot, first winning Wodapalooza in stunning fashion and then taking the win at the Rogue Invitational. 

Clearly, Toomey, has a solid system in place and continues to progress and get better and better. Not a shocker when you consider her training partner, Mat Fraser. Toomey has a lock on the female side, and it comes down to whether anyone can take the title from her.

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