Re: 2014 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
Re: Regional athletes must video all open workouts
I've seen some complaints about the burden of doing videos of EVERY workout for EVERY athlete. This complaint really buys into the idea that the Open is for everyone and anyone has a chance to qualify for Regionals.
In reality, most affiliates and athletes know if they are going to qualify. There is a very small percentage of athletes that expect to qualify and would need to video every workout.
The way the rule reads, it looks like they don't have to submit videos unless requested, and if their workout is otherwise verified by an affiliate. The rule says that at least one video will be verified, but the athlete doesn't know which one, so they'll need to have a video of each workout.
It's probably going to happen that an athlete does a smash-up awesome job on four workouts, but has questionable ROM on the one video that gets requested, and they'll be disqualified. The stakes are definitely higher than the self-integrity of past years, and "cheaters" will be weeded out.