Danielle Brandon Is a Crossfit Beast Who's Winning Over a Lot of Fans

Who is Danielle Brandon? She’s the CrossFit pro everyone's falling in love with… although she seemingly came out of nowhere. Details!

Mustafa Gatollari - Author

Aug. 2 2019, Updated 4:21 p.m. ET

Certain fitness enthusiasts, especially eccentric ones who are "influencers" that go to overpriced gyms, tend to get a lot of flak. Heck, there's even a theory that fitness comedy is the worst brand of comedy out there, because the more in shape you are and tend to incorporate that into a comic routine, the less people can identify with you. Probably because comedy works best when it's relatable.

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But that flak doesn't seem to extend to athletes who are obsessed with pushing their body to new limits. Athletes seem to get a bit more respect than people who are hitting dope yoga poses on a beach in one post and then trying to sell you Fit Tea in the next.

So although CrossFit gets roasted from time to time, it doesn't change the fact that a lot of competitors who compete in CrossFit games are serious monsters of physical fitness.

And Danielle Brandon is one of those examples of an impressive athlete who just so happens to be commanding the collective consciousness of a lot of sports fans and enthusiasts right now. So who is this uber-impressive athlete who appeared seemingly out of nowhere?

Danielle Brandon's CrossFit record is impressive.

Danielle's a 23-year-old crossfitter who trains out of CrossFit Envy and competes in the 150-pound weight class. Since 2014, her national ranking jumped from 1109th to 16th in the world, not too shabby.

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Currently, she's sixth in the United States, but she amassed herself a bunch of new fans after being caught completely off-guard in a post-games interview and provided a wonderfully candid response. One of her most impressive "benchmark" stats is that she can complete a 190-pound snatch, or 40 pounds more than her own body weight.

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Danielle Brandon's Instagram is blowing up.

Danielle received a surge in popularity and a boost in followers after her appearance in the 2019 CrossFit games. Having a physique that looks like it was built on the isle of Amazons alongside Wonder Woman doesn't hurt, either. Her page is full of some of the grueling workouts she partakes in, as well as some events she's crushed.

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Is Danielle Brandon married or in a relationship?

Currently, Danielle's Facebook page doesn't indicate whether or not she's seeing anybody, which is, of course, none of my business, but there are a lot of people who are interested in knowing if the athlete has a main squeeze. 

Currently it looks like her one true love is kicking butt and taking names in fitness competitions, and, according to her IG profile, "eating cookies." I'm with her on that one. The grueling workout regimes? Not so much.

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What is Danielle Brandon's net worth?

The winner of the 2019 CrossFit games in each category (male, female) is $300,000. The individual prize purses by ranking are as follows:

  • $300,000
  • $115,000
  • $75,000
  • $50,000
  • $35,000
  • $30,000
  • $27,000
  • $25,000
  • $23,000
  • $21,000
  • $18,000
  • $16,000
  • $15,000
  • $14,000
  • $13,000
  • $12,000
  • $11,000
  • $10,000
  • $9,000
  • $8,000
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    Brandon has consistently been ranking pretty high, so she could make a pretty penny from this year's games if she keeps the momentum going. Not to mention the opportunities for some sweet sponsorship and endorsement money.

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    She's currently ranked at #6 in the games, but they aren't over yet and she could improve her positioning if she digs deep. Australian Tia-Clair Toomey currently leads the pack for the women's division. Who do you have as the favorite?

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