Given Brent Fikowski’s success as a CrossFit athlete, it’s not surprising
that he’s excelled in athletic pursuits from a very young age. He first
took up swimming at the Lethbridge Summer Swim Club at the age of six, and
set Alberta’s provincial record in the 100-meter breaststroke in 2007. As
a high schooler, Fikowski joined Lethbridge Collegiate Institute’s (LCI)
powerhouse indoor volleyball program as a starting middle blocker. The LCI
Rams went undefeated and scored a gold medal at provincials during his junior
year, and brought home silver the next year.
Fikowski then spent two years at Lethbridge College as an accounting major,
and earned a volleyball scholarship. He completed his education in Australia
at Griffith University Gold Coast, where he earned a Bachelor of Commerce
degree. During his time in Australia, he earned a spot on the Griffith University
Gryphons indoor men’s volleyball team, winning the Northern University Games
(2012, 2013) and the 2012 Australian University Games.
Though Fikowski had been introduced to CrossFit previously, he truly embraced
the discipline in 2012. The same year, he entered his first CrossFit competition
and earned 5th place. Inspired, he shifted his focus from volleyball to CrossFit
and became a mainstay in local competitions. In 2013, he placed 7th in the
Australian regionals in his bid to qualify for the CrossFit Games, finishing with
a worldwide ranking of 130. He continued to make progress over the next three
seasons, ultimately qualifying for his first CrossFit Games in 2016 where he placed
The next year, Fikowski earned his first podium finish – second place at the 2017
CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisconsin. He’s since become a mainstay at the annual
event, including another podium finish when he earned third place at the 2021 Games.
Outside of competition, Fikowski is a music lover who has curated a personal collection
of over 500 vinyl records, which he stores in wooden boxes he and his father made by hand.
He’s also known as an excellent singer, and was part of a duo that opened for Dr. Hook
during his college years.