So How Many People Participated in the 2019 CrossFit Open?

April 1, 2019 by

The ninth year of the CrossFit Open wrapped-up last week. The verification process is well underway, but while we wait for the final results to be tallied, here’s a breakdown of who participated in the 2019 CrossFit Open. 

Registrations: Athletes can technically still register until the last day of the Open. In fact, 1240 athletes registered after the close of 19.1 through the close of 19.5.

  • Total Male Sign Ups: 204,853
  • Total Female Sign Ups: 153,793
  • Total Sign Ups: 358,646

Participation: Because athletes can switch between Rx and scaled from week to week, it makes tabulating absolute participation a little more challenging.

  • Total athletes submitting 1+ scores: 341,501

This number is unbelievably high; that amounts to 95% of registered athletes logging at least one workout. Naturally, far fewer completed all five weeks Rx.

  • Total males submitting 5 Rx scores: 94,716
  • Total females submitting 5 Rx scores: 49,560
  • Total: 144,276

Week by week Open participation breakdown.

  • Week 1’s participation was highest with 327,413 athletes logging scores. This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise as 19.1 included rowing and wall balls, two very inclusive movements.
  • It shouldn’t come as a surprise that 19.5 was the least popular in terms of participation, both because it’s the final workout and because of the 105 thrusters: 255,765 athletes logged a score
  • The fewest percentage of athletes chose to do 19.2 Rx: 74.4 % for men and 53.20% fewer than 19.5’s couplet of thrusters and chest-to-bar. Bear in mind, these percentages are based off number of athletes who completed that workout not of total registrants.
  • An unbelievable 91.4% of male athletes completed 19.1 Rx. 
Percent Rx by Workout and Total Scores
Gender 19.1 19.2 19.3 19.4 19.5
Men Rx 91.40% 74.40% 82.90% 82.60% 82.90%
Women Rx 79.50% 53.20% 63.20% 64.90% 58.40%
Participation Men 186,568 172,608 161,370 160,878 144,121
Participation Women
140,845 132,811 119,419 121,085 111,644

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