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Rogue Athlete doing Pull Ups on a Rogue Rig at the 2013 CrossFit Games

Nickname Briggzy
Age 33
Weight 135
Height 5'6"
From Leeds, UK
Current Residence Manchester, UK
Began Crossfit June 2009
Affiliate CrossFit Black Five
Barbell Stats
Squat 280
Front Squat 236.5
Clean 225
Snatch 160
Deadlift 375
Press 127
WOD Times
Fran 2:35
Grace 1:35
Filthy 50
FGB 467
Pullups  49
5k  18:47
500m Row  1:38
2000m Row 7:14
Favorite Girl Grace
Least Favorite Girl Karen
2014 4th Place - Europe Regionals
2013 1st Place - Europe Regionals, 1st Place - CrossFit Games
2011 Games 4th Place Individual
2010 Games 19th Place Individual

Sam Briggs

Winning the 2013 CrossFit Games was impressive enough on its own, but it’s the way Samantha Briggs did it that really proved her mettle. The native of Leeds, England, made her first Games appearance in 2010 and broke out the following year with a 4th place finish. Just as her star was rising, though, a serious knee injury put Briggs on the shelf and prevented her from competing in 2012. After a spirited rehab program, she was back in action a year later, but no one was sure what to expect. It didn’t take long for Sam to answer her critics, taking home the title of “Fittest Woman on Earth” and earning the respect of athletes both in and out of the CrossFit community. By no coincidence, Briggs’ official Rogue Signature Series t-shirt features a mythical phoenix rising from the ashes in front of a Union Jack.

Briggs spent her formative years in the UK training as a multi-sport athlete. She played soccer for the Northern Premiership League and competed in triathlons, duathlons, and indoor rowing competitions. The same year as her CrossFit Games triumph, she also took 1st place in the 2013 English Olympic Lifting Championships (58kg category). Today, she’s made her home in America to focus further on her CrossFit training and coaching.