Looking Ahead to the 2017 Online Qualifier
The 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games Open is behind us, and it’s time to look ahead to what’s next: the Online Qualifier, which will take place Thursday-Monday, April 20-24, 2017.
Much like the CrossFit Games Open, the Online Qualifier challenges athletes’ mental and physical game with max lifts, high-skill movements and tests of general physical preparedness. In its fourth year, the Online Qualifier will be a stepping stone for both masters and teenagers on their journeys to get to the CrossFit Games.
The top 200 teenagers and masters from each division after the Open will be eligible to compete in the Online Qualifier. The four-day competition will decide which 20 teens and masters from each division will head to Madison, Wisconsin, for the 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games.
In the Online Qualifier, athletes will submit scores and/or videos for four workouts. Once the Online Qualifier workouts are released, athletes will have four days to complete them. Athletes submitting scores must use a registered judge for each workout and have their performances validated by a licensed CrossFit affiliate in good standing. In addition, all four workouts must be videotaped. Alternatively, athletes may elect to submit videos of the four workouts online for judging and validation. All videos submitted for review must adhere to standard Open video submission guidelines.
Athletes will have five scores tabulated in order to determine their final rank in the Online Qualifier: four scores from the Online Qualifier workouts and one score based on their final overall rank in the Open. If an athlete fails to post a valid score in an Online Qualifier workout for any reason, they will receive a score of “0” for that workout.
Ties on the overall Online Qualifier Leaderboard will be broken by awarding the best position to the athlete who has the highest result in any single Online Qualifier workout. This includes the score based on the athlete’s final Open rank. If athletes remain tied after this first tiebreaker, the process continues to their next highest single result, and so forth. Results from individual Open workouts will NOT be used to break ties on the overall Online Qualifier Leaderboard. Ties will not be broken for single event results. More than one athlete can share an event result and each will earn the original point value.
Also . . .Regionals Tickets Are On Sale Now!
Tickets are on sale for the second stage of the CrossFit Games Season: Regionals.
After the Open, the top men, women and teams move on to prove their fitness at the Regional level. Only the top five from each division in each of CrossFit’s eight Regionals will advance to the 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisconsin.
May 19 – 21, 2017
East Regional | Albany, New York |Times Union Center
South Regional | San Antonio, Texas | Alamodome
May 26 – 28, 2017
Pacific Regional | Wollongong, Australia | WIN Entertainment Centre
California Regional | Del Mar, California | Del Mar Arena
Central Regional | Nashville, Tennessee | Music City Center
June 2 – 4, 2017
Meridian Regional | Madrid, Spain | Caja Mágica
West Regional | Portland, Oregon | Portland Expo Center
Atlantic Regional | Atlanta, Georgia | Georgia World Congress Center
Regional tickets cost $75 for three days or $30 per day (Friday, Saturday, Sunday). Kids 12 and under are admitted free of charge with a ticketed adult. You may purchase tickets here.