We’re back with another ultimate guide to Sanctionals! These detail which Sanctionals have replaced your favorite CrossFit Games Regionals events. On the menu for today? The CrossFit Europe Regional!
This guide gives you a breakdown of CrossFit’s 2019 and 2020 Sanctional events in Europe. We’ve divided our guides into the markets which served CrossFit Regional events. Bookmark this guide, and we’ll keep it updated when Sanctional news comes out.
Remember, the 2018 CrossFit Open fed into regional events. This changes in 2019: there are no more CrossFit Regionals.
- The CrossFit Games Open 2019 event feeds right into the CrossFit Games.
- Athletes won’t have to make a CrossFit Regionals 2019 appearance.
- Because of changes at CrossFit, CrossFit Regionals Events are now sanctioned qualifiers. CrossFit has coined the term “Sanctionals”.
These changes allow CrossFit to keep higher engagement in the CrossFit Open. At the same time, they no longer pay the higher cost of the Reebok CrossFit Regionals. Without the CrossFit Games Regionals 2019 season, CrossFit has reclaimed some lost cash.
Replacing the Berlin CrossFit Regional’s 2018 event are many 2019 and 2020 Sanctionals. Europe benefits greatly from these changes, jumping to seven Sanctional events by 2020.
Read our ultimate guide to the North American CrossFit Sanctionals.
European CrossFit Games Regionals
The European CrossFit Regional 2018 event was fantastic. Held in Berlin at the Velodrom, it qualified five men and five women to the CrossFit Games:
CrossFit Europe Regional Winners
Top men at the CrossFit Games Regionals Europe event were:
- Roman Khrennikov*
- Adrian Mundwiler
- Lukas Hogberg
- Andrey Ganin**
- BK Gudmundsson
- Frederik Aegidius
Top women at the Europe CrossFit Regionals were:
- Annie Thorisdottir
- Laura Horvath
- Sara Sigmundsdottir
- Kristin Holte
- Camille Salomonsson Hellman
*Roman Khrennikov could have been the first competitor to at the Games from Russia. Unfortunately, the political climate did not allow him to get a visa.
**CrossFit disqualified Andre Ganin from participating after failing a drug test.
CrossFit Strength in Depth
Held at ExCel London, CrossFit Strength in Depth was a natural fit for the first European Sanctional. It brought the return of Roman Khrennikov, along with many other notable athletes.
Strength in Depth Leaderboard
- Bronislaw Olenkowicz and Sara Sigmundsdottir
- Drew Wayman and Jamie Greene
- David Shorunke and Dani Speegle
- Roman Khrennikov and Thuri Helgadottir
- Elliot Simmonds and Jessica Griffith
February 22, 2019
ExCel, London, England
- Instagram: @strengthindepthuk
- Twitter: @crossfitsiduk
Reykjavik CrossFit Championship
CrossFitters are embracing Iceland as one of the coolest upcoming Sanctional locations. Set at the historic Laugardalsholl in Reykjavik, this event event features a mountain run.
May 3, 2019
Laugardalsholl in Reykjavik, Iceland
- Instagram: @ReykjavikCrossfitChampionship
- Twitter: @RvkXChamp
The CrossFit Lowlands Throwdown
May 31, 2019
Omnisport Arena in Apeldoorn, Gelderland, Netherlands
- Instagram: @crossfitlowlandsthrowdown
- Twitter: @lowlandstd
CrossFit French Throwdown
June 28, 2019
Vélodrome National in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France
- Instagram: @frenchthrowdown
- Twitter: @frenchthrowdown
CrossFit Filthy 150 (2020 CrossFit Games Season)
November 22, 2019
Punchestown Racecourse, Dublin, Ireland
- Instagram: @filthy150
Norwegian CrossFit Championship (2020 CrossFit Games Season)
February 14, 2020
- Instagram: @norwegianthrowdown
CrossFit German Throwdown (2020 CrossFit Games Season)
- Instagram: @germanthrowdown
- Twitter: @GermanThrowdown