The 2019 CrossFit Games kicks off in less than two weeks. We’ve put together our power rankings for the top 75 male and female athletes.
- Men: 1). Mathew Fraser, 2). Patrick Vellner, 3). Brent Fikowski, 4). B.K. Gudmundsson, and 5). Noah Ohlsen.
- Women: 1). Tia-Clair Toomey, 2). Sara Sigmundsdottir, 3). Katrin Davidsdottir, 4). Annie Thorisdottir, and 5). Kari Pearce.
- Get the full list.
How we got here: We analyzed athletes performances over the entire season as well as past Games performances, taking into account key indicators from previous seasons that showed which athletes would perform well at the Games.
- From Morning Chalk Up’s data scientist, Scott Henderson: “These rankings are intended to both reflect an athlete’s previous performances as well as forecast 2019 Games placement. Because these rankings are meant to forecast, not all past performances are treated equally and extensive modeling takes place.
- “It is important to note that these rankings are purely numbers derived, and we acknowledge this method will have its shortcomings. For example, Jacob Heppner is ranked 43rd for the men, and while we may personally believe he will finish better than 43rd at the Games, there is a lack of data for us to model from to give him a higher ranking.”
- More explanation and charts on our methodology page.
New CrossFit Games Leaderboard
Added to our power rankings is a new CrossFit Games leaderboard built with some enhanced statistics.
- Points differentials: The leaderboard will track how far back each athlete is from the leader.
- Average finish: An athlete’s average placement over the course of a competition.
- Points per Event (PPE): The average points an athlete earns per event.
- Points from Podium (PFP): The number of points an athlete is from a podium spot.
The page will be accessible here later today.