By J.J.

This year we anxiously waited for news of the newest CrossFit Games location.  Along with finding out we’ll be in Madison this summer, Dave Castro also announced the newest division in CrossFit competition.  The 2017 Games season will feature a brand new 35-39 year old Master division.  

I’ve been expecting this move since the 2014 Games and this is a great move my CrossFit HQ.  2014 saw a slew of individual retirements, from Froning and Khalipa to the legend himself, Spealler.  Asthe “old guard’ moves on, there are just no more 35+ year olds who are pushing the podium in the Open division.

This division is in line with other similar sports, most notably Olympic weightlifting who also begin master competition at 35.  Not only will this boost “serious” participation for the competition, it will add a little excitement if some of the legends decide to make a run

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