Analysis of Preliminary Age Group Online Qualifier Results
The Age Group Online Qualifier (AGOQ) concluded last Monday, May 6th. Video reviews are now underway for the top 25 men and women in each age division, which will be completed on May 21st.
As we saw with the Individuals, expect scoring adjustments and leaderboard shifting as happens each year with the AGOQ video reviews. Age Group athletes finding themselves in the 11th, 12th, 13th, or so places post-video review should remain ready for backfill spots. Every year there are withdraws before the Games that get backfilled.
In the meantime, we have a preliminary leaderboard to review.
Competition rate: 76% of the 2,400 eligible Masters and 78% of the 800 eligible Teenagers competed in the AGOQ.
Open placement correlated well with the AGOQ Top 10 for the Masters women and all Teenagers. There was a wider range in some of the Masters men’s divisions.
Masters Games experience means a lot, evidenced by 40 Master rookies (33% of the field). Games experience is especially relevant in the older age groups. Note that ten of the younger Masters rookies have Games Individual and/or Team experience.
What this means: The NIF is the umbrella organization for sports in Norway, with more than 2 million members and 12,000 sports clubs.
If the recommendation goes through, essentially the Norwegian government acknowledges that functional fitness should be a recognized sport in Norway
It also would mean that the Federation should be in charge of governing the sport in Norway, similar to other governed sports like weightlifting or track and field.
The NIF also said that due to the unique and complex nature of functional fitness that the sport should not be under an existing sports governing body. Instead, it would need its own independent governing body.
The International Functional Fitness Federation writes, “Due to the unique nature of functional fitness they (correctly) have stated that functional fitness as a sport does not belong under any other sports associations and deserves recognition as its own sports association.”
The next steps: Next up is a vote.
The official vote will happen on May 25.
Board members representing all other recognized sports federations in Norway will have a chance to vote on whether the Norwegian Functional Fitness Federation gets in.
They need a majority “yes” to get in officially.
Gretchen Kittelberger, President of the International Functional Fitness Federation, told Morning Chalk Up, “This is an amazing accomplishment for a sports federation to achieve in such a short time. We are very proud of the hard work they have been doing in Norway! This is huge for our sport as well and opens up a lot of doors for the sport!”
WATCH: On the ROad in Shanghai
In Episode Two of the On the ROad series, Rory McKernan and Tommy Marquez head to Shanghai, China for the Asia CrossFit Competition. They explore the sights, eat a bunch of local food, get in a training session, and try ear picking.
Epic Meatcast host Eric Le welcomed guest Brent Fikowski recently to discuss his disappointing performance during this year’s Open, a typical day in his first season as a full-time athlete, and the one thing he recently realized was missing in his life.
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RAISE THE BAR FOR CALEB — CrossFit Virilis in Cibolo, TX will hold a fundraiser on Saturday, June 22 for five-year-old Caleb Potts, who lives with VACteRL association and will undergo surgery in July. There will be a WOD made just for Caleb, t-shirt sales, a bake sale and a silent auction.
FUNDRAISER FOR NEW SCHOLARSHIP — On May 27, the Factory Strength and Conditioning is hosting a Memorial Day Heroes Challenge to fund a new scholarship for Iowa State University veteran students. The scholarship will be named for Specialist Donald Nichols.
COMPETE AT A RESORT — The 2019 McCall Throwdown will be held at Brundage Mountain Ski Resort on July 20. This is a team challenge, with teams consisting of two males and two females, open to all skill levels.
ITALIAN TEAM SERIES — In October in Jesolo, 500 teams of two will throw down at the Italian Team Series for a chance at a 25,000 Euros prize purse. There are five divisions competing across two days. Register your team now as 450 of those 500 spots have sold out.
CHALK UP IN 2 MINUTES(a highlight reel around social media of CrossFit pros and average joes)
Kristi O’Connell (Eramo) front squats 250 pounds for three • Rachel Garibay front squats 285 pounds for two • Colleen Fotsch push jerks 267.5 pounds for a PR • Congratulations to CrossFit CopperTop coaches Sam Lambert and Carrie Lawson on their CrossFit wedding this weekend • Kara
Saunders has her ownNike Metcon 4 XD patch out • Ben Bergeron ran a Ragnar relay race over the weekend, taking first in the CrossFit division •
Sara Sigmundsdottir and Adrian Mundwiler dropped in at CrossFit Lumberyard in Anaheim, CA to WOD with Jason Carroll • Happy birthdayKatrin
Davidsdottir • Happy birthdayChase Long • Michelle Basnett hits a 240 pound clean and jerk PR • Jessica Richenbacher deadlifts 275 pounds for three.
2019 CrossFit Games Invites Out — The first wave of team invitations to the 2019 Reebok CrossFit Games went out to the following teams: Team CrossFit Invictus, CrossFit Krypton, Project X, Vondelgym, Central Beasts, CrossFit Mayhem Freedom and CrossFit JST.
Rasmus Andersen Visa Troubles — Rasmus Andersen is having issues getting his Visa in time for the Rogue Invitational.
— “I am signed up for the Rogue Invitational to compete as individual this next coming weekend but as it seems right now I might not get my visa in time to make it back. Definitely sucks!”
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I have three boys. Three messy, hungry, dirty boys.
They fight constantly, come inside for dinner muddy, eat me out of house and home (you think CrossFitters eat a lot?!) and will look me right in the face and swear they did not, contrary to glaring evidence otherwise, do XYZ. It’s almost admirable.
But they also do things like pick me wildflowers, tell me I am beautiful, make me pancakes, and read to me.
One of our favorite things to do is sneak into the gym on Sundays. I coach at the same box I train in, so I have a key. On Sunday afternoons we often go into the box with the dog to work out. I’ll let the boys pick the movements they want to do and they’ll rock-paper-scissors for the rep scheme. We have a deal that they can choose the music, provided they keep moving the whole time. The second they stop, it goes to Mom’s playlist which they hate, out of principle.
There is always, always, always a light saber fight with the PVC pipes.
We don’t always go to the gym. We also hike and paddleboard and camp and go rock climbing. We play handball and soccer in the street. They love bike rides to the park or the library. Many times I’ve carried a child home with a skinned knee.
All the times they’ve fallen asleep in my truck and needed to be carried in, I was able to do it. All the times they’ve been sick to their stomach and asked to be carried to their room, it was me. When their science fair volcano wound up weighing a very fragile 47 pounds, it was Mom.
So many overpacked suitcases.
I can remember, quite distinctly, sitting in a crowded room and hearing my youngest son brag to his friends, “My mom can do that. She’s the strongest person on the whole planet.”
I can also remember, still quite distinctly, someone who loved me very much telling me that training as much as I do is selfish. That I was doing my children a disservice. That I should sit down and really reconsider my priorities.