This story first broke thanks to our now-unaffiliated-with-crossfithq-hero Tommy Marquez via our friends at the Morning Chalk Up.

The Dubai CrossFit Championship online qualifier is now officially OVER, and we have the list of those who have qualified. This list is not super official, as some tape is still being reviewed for legitimacy a la the CrossFit Open. However, assuming no major penalties, these are your Male, Female, and Team qualifiers that will go head to head in the Dubai Championship this December.


  1. Annie Thorisdottir**

  2. Sara Sigmundsdottir**

  3. Laura Horvath*

  4. Jamie Greene*

  5. Dani Speegle

  6. Chantelle Loehner

  7. Karin Frey

  8. Eik Gylfadottir*

  9. Carolyne Prevost

  10. Jessica Coughlan*

  11. Samantha Briggs*

  12. Brooke Haas

  13. Gabriela Migala

  14. Keston Mendoza

  15. Kelley Jackson*

  16. Pip Malone*

  17. Bethany Shadburne*

  18. Chelsey Hughes*

  19. Camilla Salomonsson Hellman*

  20. Harriet Roberts

  21. Carmen Bosmans

  22. Jaime Goodwin

  23. Hilary Steele

  24. Laken Watt

  25. Emma McQuaid

  26. Christina Agerbeck

  27. Samantha Pugh

  28. Paige Henry

  29. Mikaela Norman

  30. Alessandra Pichelli*

  31. Mia Akerlund

  32. Casey Campbell*

  33. Hayley Murillo

  34. Anna Fragkou

  35. Caroline Dardini

  36. Angonese Manon

  37. Ashleigh Wosny


  1. Mathew Fraser **

  2. BK Gudmundsson **

  3. Streat Hoerner*

  4. Willy Georges*

  5. Jacob Heppner*

  6. Colten Mertens

  7. Dean Linder-Leighton*

  8. Giorgos Karavis

  9. Connor Duddy

  10. Ben Smith*

  11. Alex Anderson*

  12. Alex Kotoulas

  13. Travis Mayer*

  14. Luke Schafer

  15. Mitch Wagner

  16. Paul Castillo*

  17. Casper Gammelmark

  18. Ruan Duvenage

  19. Jake Marconi

  20. Alec Smith*

  21. Matt McLeod

  22. Uldis Upenieks

  23. Jason Smith*

  24. Brandon Swan*

  25. Roman Khrennikov*

  26. Brendan Willis

  27. Frederik Aegidius*

  28. Bayden Brown

  29. Jeffrey Adler

  30. Paul Tremblay*

  31. Eric Carmody*

  32. Bartek Lipka

  33. Viktor Langsved

  34. Samuel Cournoyer

  35. Josh Gervais

  36. Justin Ahrens

  37. Tyler Tosunian

* Indicates an individual CrossFit Games athlete.

** Indicates qualification by invitation.


  1. Cassidy Lance-Mcwherter, Jenn Smith, Adrian Mundwiler, Lukas Esslinger

  2. Joseph Tortora, Zach Sowder, Emma Chapman, Nicole Holcomb

  3. Lauren Fisher, Regan Huckaby, Tommy Vinas, Rasmus Anderson

  4. Chandler Smith, Travis Williams, Andrea Nisler, Taylor Williamson

  5. Marcus Erixon, Elin Rova, Emelie Lundberg, Linus Johansson

  6. Simon Mantyla, Amanda Franden, Sara Armanius, Alexander Elebro

  7. Manon Lesur, David Fontaine, Tola Morakinyo, Lorraine Allard

  8. Jennifer Dancer, Holden Rethwill, Kaitlin Kassis, Sam Dancer

  9. Philip Then Bisgaard, Frederikke Frandsen, Rebecka Vitteson, Klaus Uggerhoj

  10. Callerina Natori, Joey Szwec, Kyle Zozaya, Brandi McGoldrick

Before we begin, don't forget that the two names atop each list have received automatic bids for previously winning the tournament.

I look at this list, and I find it very, very interesting. As you know I am a huge fan of the sport, and seeing this may actually get me out of my slump following last weeks HQ news.

There are a LOT of familiar faces on that leaderboard, as well as some names I have never heard of. Additionally, there are a huge number of big names nowhere to be found, not the least being back to back champ Tia Clair Toomey on the ladies side.

For the individuals, this list instantly gets me excited to watch, as the best heats of this should be like a good close heat at the CrossFit Games, which is EXACTLY what I was hoping for form these sanctioned events. This list also makes me wonder if everyone was doing this qualifier. And by "everyone", I mean the big name athletes we all love to follow. Where's my girl Kara Saunders at? Tia? Brooke? Camille? The same can be said on the dudes side, no Vellner, no Brent (yeah right on that last name from memory bro), my main man Bridges, the list could be quite lengthy indeed. I wish I had a list of big names that tried and failed to qualify; who knows, maybe I will find one and if so, naturally I shall share.

In closing, I would just like to quickly say OMG THE TEAMS ARE STACKED. Again, missing some big names on the teams side, but it is also super cool to see some teams coming together made of powerhouse individuals with multiple years of games experience. I mean, if you think team is your best way to qualify, go for it, and that will make the team competition in each of these events incredibly fun to watch.

All in all, very exciting stuff. If you find a list of athletes that tried and failed to make this competition, send it to me at

Talk soon peeps.

P.S. Watch the video from Dubai down below

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