Re: CrossFit is not a sport
They don't need to be treated as employees at all. They would be independent contractors and given a 1099 and I believe HQ could deduct the compensation paid to them.
Way I see it, its a relatively new sport. Are there some bad calls, yes, but with all new sports there are kinks to work out. I think the system will continue to improve each year, but bad calls will always be made like with every sport that is "judged" by another person.