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Trevor Bachmeyer Disqualified

April 13, 2017 by
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Say what?

On Tuesday, CrossFit HQ announced that Masters athlete Trevor Bachmeyer’s entire 2017 CrossFit Open score had been invalidated and removed. He’s also banned from competing in any CrossFit-sanctioned event for the next four years. Translation: that includes the CrossFit Liftoff, Team Series and any new events they add.

The reason? According to CrossFit’s announcement, Bachmeyer only performed a single round of 17.5 then repeated the video on loop to give the appearance of 10 full rounds.

Wait, who’s Trevor Bachmeyer?

Good question. Trevor Bachmeyer is a 44-year-old Masters athlete from Northern California. He also runs Smash Werx, a fantastic library of mobility training videos.

This year, he placed 1st worldwide in his Masters division with an Open score strong enough to take 2nd in the NorCal Region as an individual. Say hello to a trip to Regionals as a 40+ year old.

Coincidentally, this actually happened last year when Trevor qualified, accepted, then withdrew from the California Regionals before the first day of competition. He also completed the Masters Qualifier but missed the Games by one spot after placing 132nd out of 200 in the fourth and final workout.

So how’d they figure it out?

A judge flagged Bachmeyer’s 17.3 video for additional review, which prompted requests for more videos and when your 17.5 video looks like it was filmed with a crappy old camera with clicks and cuts, people start asking questions. Upon closer examination it became clear that each round was a loop of round 1 and it was game over.

We reached out to Trevor but we didn’t get a reply. We’ll see if he turns to social the way other disqualified athletes have in the past. Oh and here’s what he had to say about 17.5 and 17.2.

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