What happened?

In case you missed it, on Monday, Masters and teen athletes wrapped up the second stage of competition known as the Age Group Online Qualifier. For more info on the history of that, you can read our little tidbit. Essentially, 3200 athletes completed four WODs over four days and the top 20 athletes from each division advance to the CrossFit Games.

OK got it. So how’d it go?

To perform some statistical analysis, we separated the WODs into Rx v. scaled. Rx is comprised of Teens 16-17 and Masters 35-54 divisions. Why? Cause they’re all doing the same WOD.

All told, 1644 athletes recorded scores across the Rx divisions.

Event 1

For time:
4 thrusters 135/95
1 15-ft. rope climb
8 thrusters 135/95
2 15-ft. rope climbs
12 thrusters 135/95
3 15-ft. rope climbs

Time cap: 10 minutes

Male qualifiers finished in 2:03 on average, though the slowest qualifier’s time creeped all the way down to 3:05. Eighty percent finished faster than 1:58 and only seven did not finish.

Female qualifiers averaged 2:40 and the slowest qualifier’s time was 4:25. Eighty percent finished faster than 2:40 and only 13 did not finish.

Keep in mind, these averages and totals include athletes across all RX divisions and there are more athletes over the age of forty in this pool than under it.


Fig. 1: Event 1 Performance RX

A breakdown of all male and female athletes in the Teen 16-17 and Masters 35-54 divisions’ performance on Event 1. The flags represent the average performance of athletes who qualified for the Games. The dotted lines represent the poorest performance of a qualifying athlete.

Event 2

4 rounds for time of:
25 chest-to-bar pull-ups
5 cleans 245/170
Time cap: 15 minutes

From Figure 2 below, you’ll immediately notice the wide disparity in  performance.

There’s nearly a six minute gap between the average qualifier and the lowest qualifier. Male qualifiers finished as low as 16:13 and females as low as 16:35. There’s a 15 minute time cap so these scores have been converted into time for consistency. All together, 787 athletes did not finish.

Just finishing under the time cap put you in the 60th percentile.


Fig. 2: Event 2 Performance RX

A breakdown of all male and female athletes in the Teen 16-17 and Masters 35-54 divisions’ performance on Event 2. The flags represent the average performance of athletes who qualified for the Games. The dotted lines represent the poorest performance of a qualifying athlete.

Anything else?

Here are a few fun facts to chew on.

  • The best male and female scores in Event 3 were set by 16-year-old Dallin Pepper and 17-year-old Haley Adams.
  • Forty-year-old Ana Caldas tied for first among all age divisions in Event 1 with a time of 1:43.
  • Forty-two-year-old Helen Harding, set the worldwide record on Event 4. She’s also the oldest athlete competing at Regionals this year.

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