The big numbers.

Across all age divisions, 429,157 athletes completed at least one WOD; 245,046 athletes completed all six scored events (remember that 18.2a thingy?).

Stop and think about that for a second: nearly a quarter million people completed all five weeks. That should blow your mind.

FUN FACT: Among athletes who completed all six WODs regardless of RX or scaled, 47.8% were female.

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2018 CrossFit Open
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18.1 18.2 18.2a 18.3 18.4 18.5 TOTAL % Scaling
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Individual Men RX 168,288 170,237 170,238 134,253 137,400 145,525 107,086
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Scaled 34,587 27,605 27,605 50,388 39,627 23,782 14,734 12.09%
5
Individual Women
RX 88,463 102,469 102,469 77,844 78,589 78,256 55,014
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Scaled 117,785 96,826 96,826 106,238 101,148 90,464 56,656 50.74%
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14-15 Boys RX 1,168 1,266 1,266 888 984 1,197 696
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Scaled 1,071 893 893 1,118 1,008 672 480 40.82%
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14-15 Girls RX 882 1,164 1,164 702 796 895 558
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Scaled 913 571 571 922 847 664 374 40.13%
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16-17 Boys RX 1,949 1,949 1,949 1,569 1,508 1,695 1,174
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Scaled 1,507 1,413 1,413 1,532 1,475 1,081 778 39.86%
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16-17 Girls RX 1,187 1,317 1,317 1,009 1,023 1,046 717
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Scaled 1,703 1,466 1,466 1,575 1,512 1,347 888 55.33%
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35-39 Men RX 33,177 33,696 33,696 26,117 26,951 28,838 20,802
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Scaled 12,994 10,698 10,698 15,302 12,799 9,022 6,208 22.98%
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35-39 Women RX 15,726 18,358 18,358 13,886 14,034 14,081 9,737
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Scaled 21,293 17,506 17,506 19,367 18,587 16,583 10,414 51.68%
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40-44 Men RX 19,618 20,082 20,082 15,172 15,939 17,455 12,215
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Scaled 10,555 8,943 8,943 11,896 10,336 7,677 5,428 30.77%
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40-44 Women RX 9,333 10,797 10,797 8,382 8,540 8,537 5,896
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Scaled 15,282 12,971 12,971 13,698 13,194 11,936 7,882 57.21%
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45-49 Men RX 10,524 10,850 10,850 8,003 8,578 9,551 6,324
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Scaled 8,120 7,220 7,220 8,890 8,019 6,106 4,490 41.52%
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45-49 Women RX 4,776 5,520 5,520 4,431 4,582 4,556 3,025
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Scaled 10,701 9,545 9,545 9,624 9,296 8,435 5,752 65.53%
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50-54 Men RX 4,621 4,774 4,774 3,511 3,821 4,270 2,779
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Scaled 5,270 4,813 4,813 5,465 5,081 4,175 3,150 53.13%
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50-54 Women RX 1,988 2,265 2,265 2,013 2,006 2,026 1,318
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Scaled 6,500 5,989 5,989 5,657 5,641 5,258 3,798 74.24%
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55-59 Men RX 2,914 3,219 3,219 2,211 2,892 2,935 1,927
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Scaled 1,960 1,504 1,504 2,198 1,599 1,462 998 34.12%
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55-59 Women RX 1,373 2,027 2,027 1,324 1,765 1,464 968
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Scaled 3,343 2,556 2,556 2,979 2,601 2,690 1,704 63.77%
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60+ Men RX 1,379 1,542 1,542 1,034 1,386 1,446 905
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Scaled 1,946 1,664 1,664 1,960 1,701 1,546 1,156 56.09%
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60+ Women RX 563 929 929 603 849 697 402
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Scaled 2,522 2,020 2,020 2,190 1,972 1,995 1,388 77.54%
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TOTAL 429,157 416,492 416,493 386,852 375,164 355,690 245,046

RX v. Scaled

If you recall, last Friday we shared an article from INOV-8, where they made the case that the RX division is now inaccessible for the average athlete.

Statistically speaking, that’s not accurate. For academic purposes, we’ve separated athletes into RX or scaled based on whether they completed all WODs in that workout type.

  • 167,556 completed all six RX, whereas 77,490 performed them scaled.
  • 64% of athletes across all divisions performed all workouts RX.

However, examining RX v. Scaled by division and gender shows a much different picture.

  • Except in the 14-15 girls division, more than 50% of female athletes across all divisions including Individual Women scaled all six WODs compared to RXing all six.
  • 55% of Masters Athletes completed all six WODs RX.
  • Only 12% of Individual Men completed all six WODs scaled.
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2018 CrossFit Open
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Completed at Least 1 WOD
All Six RX All Six Scaled All Six (RX or Scaled)
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Individual Men 202,875 107,086 14,734 148,242
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Individual Women
206,248 55,014 56,656 144,043
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14-15 Boys 2,239 696 480 1,558
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14-15 Girls 1,795 558 374 1,357
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16-17 Boys 3,456 1,174 778 2,341
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16-17 Girls 2,890 717 888 2,049
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35-39 Men 46,171 20,802 6,208 32,776
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35-39 Women 37,019 9,737 10,414 26,322
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40-44 Men 30,173 12,215 5,428 21,733
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40-44 Women 24,615 5,896 7,882 17,587
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45-49 Men 18,644 6,324 4,490 13,573
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45-49 Women 15,477 3,025 5,752 11,105
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50-54 Men 9,891 2,779 3,150 7,378
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50-54 Women 8,488 1,318 3,798 6,251
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55-59 Men 4,874 1,927 998 3,794
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55-59 Women 4,716 968 1,704 3,616
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60+ Men 3,325 905 1,156 2,578
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60+ Women 3,085 402 1,388 2,352
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TOTAL 429,157 167,556 77,490 307,540

Masters v. Teens

  • Masters athletes completing all six WODs either scaled or RX account for one-third of all athletes in the Open.
  • There were 7,305 total athletes across teenage divisions who completed all six WODs.

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