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2016 & 2017 CrossFit Games Champion
If there’s a new gold standard in Men’s CrossFit, it’s 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. A year later, he silenced any remaining doubters by defending his crown and breaking his own record--outpacing his closest competitor by a whopping 216 points.
Fraser, a former Junior National Weightlifting Champion, has excelled to the top ranks of CrossFit just four years after first picking up the sport. Named “Rookie of the Year” at his debut Games in 2014, he grabbed bigger headlines for earning a podium spot right between legends Rich Froning and Jason Khalipa. Along with his back-to-back titles at the Games, Fraser has also collected four consecutive 1st place finishes at the Northeast/East Regional, and he’ll be the odds-on favorite to win everything again in 2018.
In between traveling the globe for competition these past few years, Mat also 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.