EP.01 Mat Fraser | Three-time CrossFit Games Champion
THREE-TIME CROSSFIT GAMES CHAMPION
AMRAP 55 Minutes | Best Version of Self and Origin of #HWPO; Early Years of Olympic Lifting; Alcoholism & Sobriety; Transition to CrossFit and Winning in Competition; and What the Future Holds for Mat.
3X DEFENDING CROSSFIT GAMES CHAMPION
If there’s a new gold standard in Men’s CrossFit, its name is Mathew Fraser.
After two consecutive runner-up finishes in 2014 and 2015, the 5’6” Vermont native finally staked his rightful claim as the “Fittest Man on Earth” in 2016, winning the men’s individual competition by the largest margin in Reebok CrossFit Games history (197 points). Some athletes would have been pleased just to finally reach the mountaintop; Mat Fraser, on the other hand, had to make it his personal property. He defended his title easily in 2017 (winning by an even wider gap of 216 pts) and yet again in 2018 (by 220 pts). In the eyes of many, he is now the most dominant performer in the history of the sport.
A former Junior National Weightlifting Champion, Fraser entered the CrossFit ranks just five years ago, when the “Rookie of the Year” stunned the world with a podium finish right between legends Rich Froning and Jason Khalipa at the 2014 Games. Along with his subsequent 3-peat as champion, Fraser has also collected five consecutive 1st place finishes at the Regionals (most recently the Central Regional in 2018).
In between traveling the globe for competition these past few years, Mat has found time to study mechanical engineering at the University of Vermont. With his work ethic and personal drive, Fraser is primed to succeed in his pursuits long after his competitive CrossFit days are behind him.