On Monday, April 23, the Age Group Online Qualifier (AGOQ) official wrapped up. For those who weren’t paying attention, the AGOQ is the second stage of competition inviting theta 200 athletes in each of the teen and masters age divisions to compete for one of 20 spots at the CrossFit Games.
Last week, we took a look at events 1 and 2.
Note: For purposes of analysis, we combined all athletes completing these workouts RX (Teens 16-17, Masters 35-54) together to examine performance.
50 wall-ball shots (20/14)
50 foot handstand walk
50 cal row
50 foot handstand walk
Handstand walking, not double-unders is a huge limitation among athletes, especially females, who struggled the most with the first set. Each peak on the graph is represented by the handstand walk hurdle: 150-160 reps for set one, 410-420 on set two, 670-680 on set three and 930-940 on set four. A combined 132 athletes could not complete one full round: 33 men and 99 women.
- The average male qualifier completed 814 reps, while the average female qualifier completed 745 reps.
- Only seven athletes completed two full rounds. All were males.
Fig. 1: Event 3 Performance RX
A breakdown of all male and female athletes in the Teen 16-17 and Masters 35-54 divisions’ performance on Event 3. The flags represent the average performance of athletes who qualified for the Games. The dotted lines represent the poorest performance of a qualifying athlete.
9 handstand push-ups
Snatches, not handstand push-ups were the limiting factor. At a prescribed weight of 165/115 pounds for three reps, hundreds of male and female athletes simply could not successfully lift the weight. A combined 384 athletes could not complete the second round of snatches: 93 men and 282 women.
The average male qualifier completed 81 reps or 4 rounds + the handstand push-ups. The average female qualifier completed 4 rounds + 4 handstand push-ups.
Fig. 2: Event 4 Performance RX
A breakdown of all male and female athletes in the Teen 16-17 and Masters 35-54 divisions’ performance on Event 4. The flags represent the average performance of athletes who qualified for the Games. The dotted lines represent the poorest performance of a qualifying athlete.
- Lynne Knapman qualified for her 9th CrossFit Games, making her the only masters athlete to compete in every masters competition at the CrossFit Games.
- Ron Ortiz qualified for his 8th straight CrossFit Games, which is the longest streak of any male masters athlete.