Do We Need Both Quarterfinals and Semifinals?

August 28, 2022 by
Photo Credit: Crispy Dudes

In taking a look back at the 2022 CrossFit season as a whole, an intriguing trend emerged: it appeared that the Quarterfinals may have been a fairly high predictor for eventual Games qualification spots. 

Having noticed this, we decided to dig deeper. 

By continent, how many Quarterfinalists would have made the Games relative to each continent’s eventual Semifinal qualifiers?

Despite the fact that several of the top athletes in the sport have realized following the 2021 season that they do not need to taper or peak for Quarterfinals (but they do in some cases for Semifinals), almost 70% of the eventual individual Games athletes would have qualified after Quarterfinals anyway.

That’s a pretty significant number, but when you look more closely, there are several more notable nuances as well. 

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