Brian Friend is an American CrossFit coach who also works as an analyst, writer, broadcast coordinator and consultant for the sport.
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Dave Castro divided opinion when he said Australian Tia-Clair Toomey was the most dominant of all-time. But what do the statistics say when lined up against Mat Fraser?
Tia-Clair Toomey is heavily favoured to win her fifth consecutive title, with a number of other competitors, young and old, looking to challenge the Australian.
Canadian veterans Patrick Vellner and Brent Fikowski are joined by young Americans Justin Medeiros and Jayson Hopper as title contenders.
Chandler Smith leads the 2021 CrossFit Games potentials at the Granite Games this weekend in Eagan, Minnesota.
Ten events kick off across multiple continents as spots in 2021 CrossFit Games now up for grabs.
CrossFit’s Haley Adams, under the guidance of four-time champion Rich Froning, appears to be at the start of a long and prosperous career in the sport.
Canadian CrossFit star Jeffrey Adler takes the 2021 Open and now looks to be one of the favourites for the 2021 Games.
The 2021 CrossFit Open is about to begin, and the three-week online competition is a great way to test yourself.
Four-time champion Tia-Clair Toomey will be favourite to win it all again this year, but who will be nipping at her heels at the 2021 CrossFit Games?
Who will take Mat Fraser’s place atop the CrossFit world? A statistical analysis of the guys fighting for the throne in 2021.
Five-time winner retires, leaving lasting legacy the sport may never duplicate.
CrossFit’s Eric Roza signals new direction with latest rule book for 2021 season.
Once again, CrossFit’s new season will be drastically different than the previous one, but this is not a bad thing.
Covid-19 forces CrossFit organisers to amend format to allow the Games to go ahead and ultimately it creates a gripping contest, even if the winners ran away with titles.
With the win, Fraser passes Rich Froning and has shown the world of CrossFit an unprecedented level of athleticism and grit as he turns weaknesses into strengths.
The quiet Canadian’s methodical approach to the sport is paying off at 2020 CrossFit Games.
Reigning champions Tia-Clair Toomey and Mat Fraser at their dominating best in an unprecedented format that may never happen again in CrossFit.
Samuel Kwant, Justin Medeiros and Jeffrey Adler will likely fight it out for the final podium spot at the CrossFit Games in California from October 19-25.
Brooke Wells, Haley Adams and Kari Pearce all have a shot to win, and challenge Tia-Clair Toomey and Katrin Davidsdottir in final in California.
Analysis points to CrossFit Open results and online Rogue Invitational as bellwethers, with usual suspects for both men and women expected to make it through to the final five in California.
Controversies aside, the Rogue Invitational, an online competition streamed on YouTube, features a who’s who of CrossFit stars and will be the first competition in the Dave Castro era.
Froning, crowned CrossFit’s ‘Fittest man on the planet’, as the sport calls each Games winner, has now etched out a substantial team career.
CrossFit’s explosive statement has sent shock waves throughout the sport, as we will see a drastically reduced field this August in California.
Rogue Invitational has been a bellwether for how 2020 CrossFit Games season has unfolded during coronavirus pandemic – so what’s next for the sport?
The CrossFit icon has switched seamlessly from the individual competitions to teams, showcasing his talent as both an athlete and manager
The Australian and Icelandic dynamos are surely going to give fans a glimpse of what to expect at the 2020 CrossFit Games
Close calls and near misses have kept these four out, but now they are finally ready to hit the big stage
The four top women from last year’s competition are back to fight for first place, but the two-time Fittest on Earth is added to the hotly contested Sanctional
A deep, talented field will take to the United Arab Emirates next week in one of the sport’s marquee Sanctionals
The Filthy 150 kicks off this weekend in Ireland as competitors look to book tickets to the 2020 CrossFit Games