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Jon Campbell 03-30-2015 10:01 AM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
[QUOTE=Miles Roberts;1251041]She, among a ton of other huge names haven't posted 15.5 scores yet. No Lauren Fisher, Rich Froning, Matt Fraser, and a ton of others. Check back tonight or tomorrow.

In fact, if you search for her on the leaderboard, it'll take you down to a group of the big-name females who are in the top 100ish of the open, but haven't posted scores yet. Right there is Camille, Emily Bridgers, Stacie Tovar, Dani Horan, Lauren Fisher, Julie Foucher, etc.[/QUOTE]

She had a score but must have withdrawn it. She did the live announcement so her score has been there since Thursday evening.

Snir Golan 03-30-2015 10:50 AM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
[QUOTE=Miles Roberts;1251041]She, among a ton of other huge names haven't posted 15.5 scores yet. No Lauren Fisher, Rich Froning, Matt Fraser, and a ton of others. Check back tonight or tomorrow.

In fact, if you search for her on the leaderboard, it'll take you down to a group of the big-name females who are in the top 100ish of the open, but haven't posted scores yet. Right there is Camille, Emily Bridgers, Stacie Tovar, Dani Horan, Lauren Fisher, Julie Foucher, etc.[/QUOTE]

she did do 15.5. i just didn't know that they can remove the original score until a new score is posted.

Oli Kellett 03-30-2015 03:01 PM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
Annie did it again and has taken top spot.

Andy Luten 03-30-2015 05:23 PM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
HQ has to love Fraser wearing a Nike shirt on the Open update show just now...

Snir Golan 03-30-2015 06:07 PM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
[QUOTE=Andy Luten;1251065]HQ has to love Fraser wearing a Nike shirt on the Open update show just now...[/QUOTE]

if they don't like it they can sponsor him. seriously, if Reebok or HQ has a problem with guys like Fraser or Bridges, they can start paying them so they don't have to go to companies like Nike to make a living.

Jordan Higgins 03-30-2015 09:11 PM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
Someone will tons of money should pay Froning to do one more year. Matt Fraser is a beast and it would be amazing to watch these 2 battle it out again. Especially know that Matt has more experience with CF.

Dare Vodusek 03-30-2015 11:33 PM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
The king is dead, long live the king!

Rich retired at a perfect time.

Alex Burden 03-31-2015 05:02 AM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
[QUOTE=Dare Vodusek;1251078]The king is dead, long live the king!

Rich retired at a perfect time.[/QUOTE]

Matt Fraser still has to win the games at least 4 times in a row before the king is dead.

This was only the first step in what needs to be at least a four year plan for Matt Fraser.

Will he do it..... nope......maybe this year but from there it will be difficult.

Scott Ford 03-31-2015 05:36 AM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
We have two Master's Women 45-49 in my gym who completed all of the workouts Rx. One is ranked in the 130's worldwide, while the 2nd is ranked about 230. I find it frustrating that the athlete's who scaled in the Master's division on 15.3 are able to place ahead of the 2nd athlete, but more to the point, that they can steal here spot in the Master's Qualifier, which will be letting scaled athlete's compete. If there are more than 200 athletes who completed all 5 weeks Rx, this makes absolutely zero sense to me.

Yes, there is an argument to be said for destroying the other workouts to the degree that you are ranked ahead of the women even with the scaled score, but at the same time, if that was the case, wouldn't Sam Briggs have been invited to the games last year even though the fell short on her handstand walk??

Rant over. But I would like to hear others thoughts.

Jayme Gruber 03-31-2015 05:49 AM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
[QUOTE=Scott Ford;1251083]We have two Master's Women 45-49 in my gym who completed all of the workouts Rx. One is ranked in the 130's worldwide, while the 2nd is ranked about 230. I find it frustrating that the athlete's who scaled in the Master's division on 15.3 are able to place ahead of the 2nd athlete, but more to the point, that they can steal here spot in the Master's Qualifier, which will be letting scaled athlete's compete. If there are more than 200 athletes who completed all 5 weeks Rx, this makes absolutely zero sense to me.

Yes, there is an argument to be said for destroying the other workouts to the degree that you are ranked ahead of the women even with the scaled score, but at the same time, if that was the case, wouldn't Sam Briggs have been invited to the games last year even though the fell short on her handstand walk??

Rant over. But I would like to hear others thoughts.[/QUOTE]

They said you couldn't scale and go to the next round for masters, so people didn't scale, then they changed their mind after the fact. I think it's really messed up. They should give those that didn't scale the option to redo the workout scaled now.

Danielle Chollet 03-31-2015 07:56 AM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
[QUOTE=Jayme Gruber;1251084]They said you couldn't scale and go to the next round for masters, so people didn't scale, then they changed their mind after the fact. I think it's really messed up. They should give those that didn't scale the option to redo the workout scaled now.[/QUOTE]

Yes, I know 2 women in the 50 age group who were on track to make the qualifier, thought scaling wasn't allowed so didn't scale the MU wod, entered no score, and then after the fact it was announced they could have scaled and stayed in it. Now in the big picture it doesn't matter because they had no chance of moving up to top 20 for the games, as none of these scaled people do, but it looks pretty bad for HQ--in what serious athletic competition do they change the rules after a game's already been played?!!

Don Werbeck 03-31-2015 09:54 AM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
I was under the impression that anyone who scaled any of the workouts would not be eligible to move on to the master's qualifier, no matter how awesome they might be. I would have scaled 15.5, I did terrible RX'd (14:52)

Jayme Gruber 03-31-2015 10:16 AM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
[QUOTE=Don Werbeck;1251103]I was under the impression that anyone who scaled any of the workouts would not be eligible to move on to the master's qualifier, no matter how awesome they might be. I would have scaled 15.5, I did terrible RX'd (14:52)[/QUOTE]That was the original communication. Then they changed it mid way through, after week 3 I believe.

Victor J McQuaide 03-31-2015 10:54 AM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
Seems like HQ has some hitches in their giddy-up. Can't believe that they did not think about gaming the workouts, scaled vs rx and how that would workout. I thought that the open was better than the last years.. Getting tougher.. had only 4 or 5 games athletes make it into the top 20 of the open. 15 new guys in the 45+..

Michael Cook 03-31-2015 11:08 AM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
Next up is the Masters Qualifier.

Last year's Masters Qualifier had 2 wods with significantly harder skills than the Open: Amanda (9-7-5 MU & Snatch) and the triplet of row-HSPU-DU.

In the Games they had handstand walking, and there were a few competitors who simply did not have this skill and could only manage a few feet.

I think it is possible for HQ to program in handstand walking to prevent that sort of thing happening this year.

So here is how I think it could be done:
AMRAP 8
20ft unbroken handstand walk
1 snatch 155lbs + 3 OHS

I think 20ft is a long enough distance that requires some level of mastery of HSW, and is short enough that it can be easily measured and filmed in most CF boxes. In the games, the 55+ age groups did OH walking lunges with a heavy med ball, and I think they could do plate or med ball OHWL. Pairing HSW with relatively heavy snatch + OHS tests skill with olympic lifts, mobility, and ability to handle shoulder fatigue. 1 round should take less than a minute, but only a few (like Vic McQuade, I'm sure) will be able to keep up the pace without failing on the HSW and/or SN+OHS.



I also think we will have:
-A long chipper
-A 1-3RM of snatch or OHS variation
-Burpees
-MU and/or bar muscle ups
-HSPU

Christopher Morris 03-31-2015 11:38 AM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
From the rulebook:

[quote]
9. THE OPEN: SCALING
a. The prescribed Open workouts released for each competitive division (ie: open Individual men and women, and all Masters age divisions)
will be accompanied by a scaled version of that workout. Athletes unable to perform a workout as prescribed may opt to choose their division’s
scaled workout. Athletes may finish the Open with any combination of scaled and prescribed workouts contributing to their score.
b. In every division, an Athlete who chooses to perform a scaled workout will be ranked on the Leaderboard relative to all other Athletes
performing the scaled version of the workout but below all Athletes who performed that workout “as prescribed.”
c. A separate “Scaled Only” tab on the Leaderboard will rank Athletes relative to all other Athletes in their division who perform ONLY the
scaled workouts throughout the Open.
d. [B]Athletes who select a scaled workout in the Open will not be eligible for advancement to the next stage of the competition as Individual
competitors. [/B]An Athlete’s score from a scaled workout cannot be counted toward the Team’s score. However, an Athlete who performs
scaled workouts is still eligible to participate for their Affiliate Team as long as they meet all the necessary Team requirements.
[/quote]

Where did you hear that mixed RX/scaled athletes get to advance to the qualifier?

Danielle Chollet 03-31-2015 11:55 AM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
[QUOTE=Christopher Morris;1251110]Where did you hear that mixed RX/scaled athletes get to advance to the qualifier?[/QUOTE]

[url]http://games.crossfit.com/announcements/note-regarding-masters-and-scaling[/url]

Posted 3/19

Christopher Morris 03-31-2015 12:00 PM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
[quote]
Athletes in all Masters categories who choose to perform the scaled version of Workout 15.4, or previously chose to scale Workout 15.3, will still be eligible to advance to the Masters Qualifier. They will be ranked below all athletes who performed the Rx’d versions, but will not be ineligible for the next stage of competition. [/quote]

So one rep of the Rx'd workout gets you ranked higher than a bazillion reps of the scaled workout? At first blush it seems fair enough (for any one workout), but it definitely throws a wrench in strategy over the course of the Open.

On the leaderboard:
Australia women 40-44 has an athlete ranked 18th who did one scaled workout.
Canada East - 11th place athlete
Europe - 16th place
Latin America - 6th place
...etc...

I'm seeing a lot fewer athletes ranking in range for the qualifier on the men's side. This rule change seems to have affected the women's competition more than the men's.

Steven Wingo 03-31-2015 12:06 PM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
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[QUOTE=Richard Colon;1251004]If I'm reading this correctly, you are saying that the make or break points on 15.5 are going to be based on strength? I disagree. Sam won the announcement solely based on her engine, not on her strength or ability to "handle" the weights. I know you specifically said that to the elite athletes, the thrusters are light, but both Annie and Camille have an easier time with that weight than Sam does, because they are both stronger - yet Sam won the workout, handily.

For the 90% you mention, putting the bar down isn't a matter of handling the 95/65. It is the metabolic insanity that thrusters put upon you. It always is. Thrusters at these common weights are always about how long can you endure the suck and heart rate in the throat. It is never about being a bit "too heavy".

A 95lb thruster for any decent male Crossfitter - no where near elite - is light. It is the total reps and damage caused after a row where it happens. The strong but no where even close to Regional level females in my gym can handle 95lb (male weight) thrusters for numerous reps. Any time it creeps beyond 7+ reps, they never mention how "heavy" it is. It simply is because its really hard for them to continue without feeling like they will die. They all Front Squat 175+ and Push Press 150ish and I'm talking about them doing thrusters with mens weights and it isn't a strength issue for them. I find it hard to believe that anyone doing 15.5 not scaled, as a man, is going to have any issues because of their strength.

I can thruster 225 for 3-5 reps. Not comfortably, but strength wise, it isn't all out insane for me. I'll be putting down these 95lb thrusters on the rounds of both 27 and 21, so to me, without a doubt, its engine. And I don't consider myself an overly strong normal, weekend warrior, old guy type of Crossfitter, so 90%? Nah.[/QUOTE]

I said that key factor of this workout will be the ability to handle the weight of the thrusters, at least for the non-elite athletes. For the elite athletes, the row becomes the bigger factor because they are busting through the thrusters unbroken and it becomes the "easier" part of the workout--although none of it is easy especially after the rowing. But the thrusters only tax the elite, very strong athletes so much, they can suck it up and get through them without a lot of variability among them in terms of how quickly they get them done, and the performance on the row is the separating factor. There can be wide variability on how fast they row, particularly since the row is for Calories as opposed to meters.

How much time did you spend on the row? And how much time did you spend on the thrusters? And what was your total time on the workout? I'm willing to bet you spent much, much longer on the thrusters.

I've attached a chart showing rowing times. What was your approximate average calories per hour on the rower? And how long does that translate to on the rower? I'm willing to bet the vast majority of athletes spent twice as much time on the thrusters as they did the row.

What is the single most important factor on how well you can handle the thrusters? Unless you are talking about a very unbalanced athlete--such as a pure powerlifter who specializes in one rep maxes as compared to a CrossFitter, who does at least as much metabolic training as pure strength work--their one rep max thruster will be the single most important factor. Other factors will come into play, obviously, it is not a one rep max workout--but for even a moderately experienced CrossFit athlete their aerobic engine will take a clear back seat to the phosphagen and glycolitic energy systems on the thrusters (unless, of course, they are so strong that 95/65 pound thrusters are mostly aerobic for them). For elite athletes, like Thorisdottir, Bazinet, and Briggs doing 65 pounds thrusters, that becomes a much more aerobic dominant movement for them.

Danielle Chollet 03-31-2015 12:20 PM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
[QUOTE=Christopher Morris;1251112]
On the leaderboard:
Australia women 40-44 has an athlete ranked 18th who did one scaled workout.
Canada East - 11th place athlete
Europe - 16th place
Latin America - 6th place
...etc...
[/QUOTE]

Regional rankings do not get you to the MQ, it's the worldwide ranking that counts, and there are no 40-44 women with any scaled workouts in the top 200. There are 8 in the top 100 in the 45-49 and more in the older age groups. For the men, not so much...

Victor J McQuaide 03-31-2015 01:06 PM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
Mike Cook.. yes sounds good. HS Walk will sort out things 20-30'.. adding something like Thrusters on the front side and muscle ups on the back end would be testing the shoulders for sure.

1-3 rep maxes would be a sure things.. maybe not the clean.. time for snatch or OHS like you said. From the floor then they get their gto and the ohs.

Eric R Cohen 03-31-2015 01:17 PM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
I was competing for a spot in the top 200 in my age group (HSPU WOD killed me), and there are 2 guys ahead of me who scaled the MU WOD. I beat them in that one WOD. They crushed me in all 4 others, they deserve to move on. I don't. End of story.
#firedupfornextyear #beautyofcrossfit

Jason A Smith 03-31-2015 02:16 PM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
[QUOTE=Steven Wingo;1251113]I said that key factor of this workout will be the ability to handle the weight of the thrusters, at least for the non-elite athletes. For the elite athletes, the row becomes the bigger factor because they are busting through the thrusters unbroken and it becomes the "easier" part of the workout--although none of it is easy especially after the rowing. But the thrusters only tax the elite, very strong athletes so much, they can suck it up and get through them without a lot of variability among them in terms of how quickly they get them done, and the performance on the row is the separating factor. There can be wide variability on how fast they row, particularly since the row is for Calories as opposed to meters.

How much time did you spend on the row? And how much time did you spend on the thrusters? And what was your total time on the workout? I'm willing to bet you spent much, much longer on the thrusters.

I've attached a chart showing rowing times. What was your approximate average calories per hour on the rower? And how long does that translate to on the rower? I'm willing to bet the vast majority of athletes spent twice as much time on the thrusters as they did the row.

What is the single most important factor on how well you can handle the thrusters? Unless you are talking about a very unbalanced athlete--such as a pure powerlifter who specializes in one rep maxes as compared to a CrossFitter, who does at least as much metabolic training as pure strength work--their one rep max thruster will be the single most important factor. Other factors will come into play, obviously, it is not a one rep max workout--but for even a moderately experienced CrossFit athlete their aerobic engine will take a clear back seat to the phosphagen and glycolitic energy systems on the thrusters (unless, of course, they are so strong that 95/65 pound thrusters are mostly aerobic for them). For elite athletes, like Thorisdottir, Bazinet, and Briggs doing 65 pounds thrusters, that becomes a much more aerobic dominant movement for them.[/QUOTE]

Based on this I spent about an equal time on each movement. I rowed 1300cal/hour for 27 then around 1200 cal/hr for the rest. I went 7:46 so between transitions on and off the rower I would say about 50/50. I would not be surprised if this was the breakdown for all the top times as well.

Steven Wingo 04-01-2015 04:59 AM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
[QUOTE=Jason A Smith;1251124]Based on this I spent about an equal time on each movement. I rowed 1300cal/hour for 27 then around 1200 cal/hr for the rest. I went 7:46 so between transitions on and off the rower I would say about 50/50. I would not be surprised if this was the breakdown for all the top times as well.[/QUOTE]

Fits right in with what I'm saying. I didn't look up your name specifically, but 7:46 as a time puts you tied at 3595 worldwide for 15.5. That is right at the top 2% in the world among men for that workout.

I would bet that once you get out of the top 10%--that is a guesstimate of course I can't predict where the dividing line will fall exactly--the thrusters start to constitute a heightened portion of the time compared to the row.

And when you talk about the elite athletes, say the top 100 finishers, the row was probably the deciding factor.

Nice time by the way--that is smoking fast.

Steven Wingo 04-01-2015 05:05 AM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
[QUOTE=Jason A Smith;1251124]Based on this I spent about an equal time on each movement. I rowed 1300cal/hour for 27 then around 1200 cal/hr for the rest. I went 7:46 so between transitions on and off the rower I would say about 50/50. I would not be surprised if this was the breakdown for all the top times as well.[/QUOTE]

Did you have to break up on the thrusters? If so, how did you break them up?

I'm curious given your fast time. You obviously didn't break much compared to most people.

Victor J McQuaide 04-01-2015 09:55 AM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
My break down was the following-
First row 1300-1400
Un broken on 27 thrusters- 2:20
Second row 1100-1200 with a slow start
10,6,5 thrusters- just under 5 min
Third row maybe 1100
9,6
Forth Row maybe 1100 ish
9 thrusters
Time was 7:52.. I am a slow thruster person.. usually pace them.

3 days later I tried a new strategy.. row fast and break up the sets of thrusters..

27 cal row- 1:08
10,9,8... first round time 2:30 so was slower than going un broken..

Called it a day and went back to training for the Masters qual.

Jason A Smith 04-01-2015 10:53 AM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
[QUOTE=Steven Wingo;1251142]Did you have to break up on the thrusters? If so, how did you break them up?

I'm curious given your fast time. You obviously didn't break much compared to most people.[/QUOTE]

I went 15/12, 11/5/5, 10/5, UB

I am pretty short and cycled the thrusters quickly, no pausing at the top. I was about what speed Fraser went on the first two sets.

In hindsight I could have easily picked up 15-20 s by taking one less break on the 21 and taking more pain and going UB at 15. You just never know with those ones though when to go and when to hold back sometimes I saw one guy who just smoked himself on the row trying to get a world class time. I even watched Danny Nichols video and he went 6:16, but broke the thrusters. He absolutely crushed the rowing though. If I were to do it again (and hopefully I don't have to) that is what I would change, likely row exactly the same and try and make up some time with less breaks and a bit faster transitions.

I was happy with how this one went, overall I did better on 14.5 (I believe it was my best ever finish on an Open WOD worldwide) but I like burpees way more than rowing. I guess I know what I need to work on.

Jason A Smith 04-01-2015 10:55 AM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
[QUOTE=Victor J McQuaide;1251150]My break down was the following-
First row 1300-1400
Un broken on 27 thrusters- 2:20
Second row 1100-1200 with a slow start
10,6,5 thrusters- just under 5 min
Third row maybe 1100
9,6
Forth Row maybe 1100 ish
9 thrusters
Time was 7:52.. I am a slow thruster person.. usually pace them.

3 days later I tried a new strategy.. row fast and break up the sets of thrusters..

27 cal row- 1:08
10,9,8... first round time 2:30 so was slower than going un broken..

Called it a day and went back to training for the Masters qual.[/QUOTE]

That is a great time Vic, good luck prepping for the qualifier.........two more years for me.

Victor J McQuaide 04-01-2015 01:01 PM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
Brings up the next question.. what is the Masters Qual going to look like and the regionals.

Master's qual- might have a 1-3 max of something.. Snatch is looking like it.
Repeat of one of the workouts from last year to see progress
A Girl workout like Jackie, Karen, Fran, Grace, Issy..
An unbroken hand stand walk to sort out the groups in a met con.
Pistols in a metcon

Pro's Regional-
Max of sorts
3 unders


Games-
Forward roll to support
3 unders

Jayme Gruber 04-02-2015 07:53 AM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
You people will not rest until they put triple unders and rolls to support are in a competition :rofl:

Dare Vodusek 04-02-2015 11:44 AM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
btw, whats the status on Teams, is it known already which team advances?

Michael Cook 04-02-2015 02:08 PM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
First HQ will send out invitations for Regionals. Then, of the people who accept invitations, their scores will be removed from their Team. Then, the Teams will be re-ranked. Then, CFHQ sends another round of invitations for individuals and for teams.

Jason A Smith 04-02-2015 09:20 PM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
I would be more than happy to see triple unders. Mostly because I can do them.

I am still very skeptical on the HS walking showing up. but who knows, I have no idea what those guys are thinking.

Tim Squires 04-03-2015 09:43 AM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
Hacks pack is back. Team competition seems to be heating up a bit...

Andrew Daggon 04-03-2015 02:31 PM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
I feel like one downside to the team competition is that it is 6 people instead of 4.thats a lot to focus on when you have a field full of teams. The invitational this year and the team series both had 4 person teams and seemed to work better

Jayme Gruber 04-05-2015 07:30 PM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
[QUOTE=Michael Cook;1251202]First HQ will send out invitations for Regionals. Then, of the people who accept invitations, their scores will be removed from their Team. Then, the Teams will be re-ranked. Then, CFHQ sends another round of invitations for individuals and for teams.[/QUOTE]

Athletes must accept their invitation by April 17, 2015 at 17:00 PT, or give up their Individual spot. Within this time frame, eligible Athletes
must declare whether they will compete as an Individual or as a Team member at the Regional competition; they must choose one
or the other. Upon completion of the invitation process, and no later than April 22, 2015 at 17:00 PT, final Individual Regional rosters
will be announced on the CrossFit Games website. During this process, the Team Leaderboard is unofficial and subject to change until
all Individual Athletes have completed the video review process and either accepted or rejected their invitation to compete at Regionals.

i. If a significant amount of invited Athletes choose not to compete as Individuals, CrossFit Inc. may, at its sole discretion, invite additional
Athletes in order of their Open finish.

ii. Athletes who accept the invitation to compete as Individuals at their Regional competition will have their contributing Open scores removed from their respective Teamís score. The Team Leaderboard will then be re-sorted and the top Teams in each Open Region
will be invited to compete at their respective Regional competition.

iii. Teams will be invited to their Regional in the following manner:
a. 10 Teams from Asia, Africa and Latin America Open Regions
b. 15 Teams from Canada West, Canada East and all U.S. Open Regions
c. 20 Teams from Australia and Europe Open Regions

iv. Teams may select four (4) men and four (4) women to their Regional roster.
a. Only Team members who competed for that Team during the Open are eligible for selection.
b. A Team member is required to have entered at least one valid score (prescribed or scaled) during the Open. That score is not
required to have contributed to the Teamís score.
c. During the Regionals, only three (3) men and three (3) women will be checked in on-site and permitted to compete. Alternates
will not be involved in any way in the registration process or competition at Regionals. The extra man and woman may be
used as alternates should a Team member be unexpectedly injured or forced to withdraw PRIOR to arriving at the Regional
competition.
d. Individual Regional Athletes who do not qualify for the Games are eligible to rejoin their Team roster and compete for that Team
at the Games (should that Team qualify for the Games) as long as the Individual Athlete meets all Team requirements.

Michael Cook 04-05-2015 09:29 PM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
Do teams have to decide their regional roster before or after the regional workouts are announced?

IIRC, last year, Teams had to decide on their regional roster before the regional workouts were announced.

Andy Luten 04-06-2015 11:05 AM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
Should be before.

I hope they don't put triple unders in. It's just more of the same in terms of the movement, there's not as much skill involved, either you can do them or you can't, not to mention they're hard as crap to judge.

Coming from a long-time jump roper, have them do alternating single-leg double unders, probably not many people who can do more than 10 unbroken. Or single unders for time, to see who will continue to do them with their feet together versus sprint-style speed roping.

Desmond Pegrum 04-11-2015 11:19 AM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
Just been looking over the Open results

Each year there are more and more competitors but more and more questionable results

And this does affect the top athletes

Crossfit are absolutely raking it in from the Open

Tristan Hoyle 04-11-2015 02:44 PM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
Just saw on Mitch Barnard's instagram that there are rumors of only reebok gear being allowed at regionals. Has anyone else heard or seen anything about this? If it's true it seems pretty absurd to require that, when regional competitors arent given the loads of free reebok gear like the games athletes are.


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