What a weekend! Where do we start?

It was the final weekend of Semi Finals for the 2022 Games and are we biased in saying, it’s been our favourite weekend yet?  BLK BOX Athlete Emma McQuaid has punched a ticket Madison for the fourth time. Finishing 2nd on the leaderboard at Strength in Depth CrossFit Semi Finals in London after 6 gruelling workouts, hard fought and well-earned after 9 months of heart wrenching training.

Having started CrossFit at the age of 24, Emma has three CrossFit Games appearances under her belt, were she has steadily improved her position from 20th to 12th.

Emma McQuaid - CrossFit Athlete


This year's workouts were designed, as always, to test everything - from gymnastics to max lifts, there was nowhere to hide.

Event 1 - Copperfield Event 2 - Havisham Event 3 - Carol Complex

1000m Run

2000m Row

300 DU’s

1000m Run

(28min Time Cap)

3 rounds

12 RMU

30 alternately single leg squat

9 Hang Power Snatch 48kg

(12min Time Cap)

For max load

3 attempts

3 cleans

+ 2 Front Squats

+ 1 Jerk (shoulder to overhead)


 Event 4 - Curiosity Shop Event 5 - Twist  Event 6 - Hard Times

50 KB Deadlifts (64kg)

150ft Handstand walk

50 Box Jump Overs

75 TTB

50 Box Jump Overs

150ft Handstand walk

50 KB Deadlifts (64kg)

(16min Time Cap)

1 Legless Rope Climb

170ft Run

(11min Time Cap)


Cal Echo Bike

Bar Facing Burpees

Thrusters 43 k

Starting strong with an event win in the 2nd workout, Emma pushed the pace all weekend. The margin between her and event winner Jacqueline Dahlstrøm was razor-thin throughout all 6 workouts, even drawing in the 3rd workout while equal on points. 

It takes a team and I've the best one around 😍❤️, Emma McQuaid. 

This year she is chasing a top 10 finish. Safe to say her chances have never been better and we will be with her every step of the way. 

Check out the full results - here

Full send to Madison.

Emma McQuaid - CrossFit Athlete