Justin Medeiros took off as a professional CrossFit athlete in the 2019 - 2020 season, but that doesn't mean he hasn't been trying to get to the top for years. The young athlete was third in the online phase of the CrossFit Games 2020, and he won the Games in 2021 and 2022.
Height: 1,73 m
Weight: 86 kg
Sports: Wrestling, Football, CrossFit
Affiliate: CrossFit Fort Vancouver
ROGUE Invitational 2022
Becomes the first athlete to win the Rogue invitational twice.
He was TOP5 in 6 of the 10 events contested.
It has not lost a competition since May 2021.
CrossFit Games 2022
Repeated victory in the CrossFit Games, this time without winning any event. Was TOP10 in 12 events out of 13 contested. Was TOP5 in 5 events. Consistency earned him the title of fittest man on earth.
He joins the historic list of athletes to repeat consecutive CrossFit Games victories. Rich Froning and Mat Fraser are the other two male members on that list.
Won the first edition of the Syndicate Crown Semifinal and got his ticket to the CrossFit Games 2022.
3rd in the Open worldwide and 1st in Quarterfinals.
He wins the 2021 ROGUE Invitational and some people are already saying that the "Medeiros Era" has begun.
CrossFit Games 2021
Becomes the winner of the NOBULL CrossFit Games 2021 being the youngest athlete in history to do so. It is his first title in only his second year of participation.
Curiously, Medeiros only won one of the events of the competition, the last one.
Qualified for the CrossFit Games in the Mid Atlantic CrossFit 2021 Semifinal, in which he also managed to improve his snatch PR.
Becomes the first athlete to be sponsored by the PODIUM supplementation brand, owned by Mat Fraser and the Buttery Bros.
During this season we saw him on several occasions training at Fraser's house. Medeiros' coach Adam Neiffer is also there.
3rd place in CF Games
After his success at the CrossFit Games 2020, Medeiros becomes a ROGUE and NOBULL sponsored athlete.
Medeiros wins the title of 2020 rookie of the year by finishing third in the final of the Games 2020. This year the final was held at the ranch with only 5 athletes in each individual category.
In the video the Buttery Bros make of Mat Fraser and Tia Toomey during the online phase, Mat Fraser seems positively surprised with Medeiros' results exclaiming: "You're rocking it, kiddo!"
Participated and won the first sanctioned event of the season CrossFit Filthy 150 and earned his ticket to the Games 2020.
It was then that we were able to put a face and hair on it, a style known as "mullet" in the United States.
Several hashtags such as #MullettoAromas, #PowerOfTheMullet... have been created on social networks to show support for the athlete in his feat.
|Movement / WOD||Stats|
|Front Squat||198 Kg|
|Clean & Jerk||159 Kg|
|Year||Games||Regionals / Competitions||World Open|
|2022||1º||1st Syndicate Crown||3º|
|2021||1º||1st ROGUE invitational||57º|
4th Granite Games
|2016||19th (Boys 16-17)|
History of Medeiros
The American graduated from Lodi High School in Lodi, California. He won several championships in wrestling at the school level and some other titles in american soccer.
Regionals with 18 years
He participated for the first time in the Open without serious intentions of qualifying for Regionals. Unlike other athletes, he did the WODS only once giving the 100% and did not devote more energy to it, since the next day he had wrestling competitions.
It wasn't his priority then, even the last WOD of the Open he did at another gym where he was on vacation with his family.
Medeiros first qualified for Regionals at the age of 18, competing against athletes like Josh Bridges (35), one of his idols. The athlete explains that he threw up before the first event and that he was so excited about being so close to the athletes he followed on Instagram.
At a racing event, he was touched by Josh Bridges in the lane next to him and Bridges looked at him and said, "Did youAre you going to run in those shoes?"They were a Nike Metcon and even though Josh is Nike's image he said, "I love the Metcon, but I would never do a running WOD with them."Josh was wearing Nike Pegasus. Justin explains that at the end of the Regionals, he bought the Pegasus for running events.
That year he finished 15th. The following year, he shared the competition track with Cole Sager and Brent Fikowski among others and his final position was 14th.
First time in CrossFit
Medeiros explains that it was his mother who first introduced him to CrossFit at the age of 12 - 13 years old. He explained that he had been in the box for 1 hour, that they had warmed up and that the WOD was 10 minutes.
Justin was astonished, "What, the training was 10 minutes?". His schoolmates used to explain that they were 2 hours in the gym training.
He tried it and realized that it was the best discipline to get in shape. Little by little, he stopped practicing other sports.
The young athlete explains that during high school he had quite a few problems with the football coach because he hated CrossFit without having practiced it.
Andrew Costamagna, Medeiros' nutritional coach, highlights his perseverance as the reason for his success. "Justin is one of the hardest working student-athletes I have ever had the good fortune to meet. He works at 110% to everything he does: studying, eating, training, family...."
Justin Medeiros' partner
At the 2022 Games we could see Justin celebrating his title with Australian athlete Ellie Turner. They are shown training together on social media, and it is quite evident that they are more than just training partners.
Medeiros confirmed the relationship on the "Sevan Podcast."
Previously, Justin was in a relationship with professional swimmer, Gianni Pitto.