2024 CrossFit Games Team Preview: Super Teams Around the Globe

2024 CrossFit Games Team Preview: Super Teams Around the Globe Profile Picture

We are just over a week away from the start of the 2024 CrossFit Games season and the team landscape is starting to take shape. Over the past few weeks, teams have been rolling out their announcements in the lead-up to the Open. While none of the teams from last year’s podium are back, there are some athletes who have reformulated their team for another run this year. Let’s take a look at the super teams looking to make some noise this season.

Down Under Dominance

In Australia, attention is on two standout teams. Royce Dunne, Christee Hollard, and Marnie Sykes are back, aiming to defend their Oceania Semifinal title with Jack Jeffery now on board. On the Gold Coast, James Newbury, Emily DeRooy, Khan Porter, and Kara Saunders make up a formidable lineup determined to challenge the competition.

Global Competitors

Teams from Africa and Asia are also making their mark on the international CrossFit scene. Jamie and Elliot Simmonds, based in the UAE, have joined forces with Mia Hesketh and Kristof Horvath for a powerful team in CrossFit Walleye. Meanwhile, CrossFit Oslo, with a history of podium finishes, continues to impress with multiple teams aiming for qualification to the Games.

One team that has been generating buzz is Noah Ohlsen’s Peak360 squad, featuring top athletes like Tola Morakinyo, Lena Richter, and Matilde Garnes. Their move to Miami to train together hints at big aspirations for the season.

America’s Finest

In the U.S., familiar names like Mayhem and Invictus are back in the mix, with Chandler Smith transitioning to team competition alongside Noah Ohlsen. The Affiliate Cup champions, Invictus, boast a star-studded lineup including Joshua Al-chamaa, Devyn Kim, and Lauren Fisher.

As the team roster continues to unfold, each squad is gearing up for what promises to be a fiercely contested 2024 CrossFit Games season. Stay tuned for more updates as the competition heats up!