What it took to get into the 2014 CrossFit Open Masters Qualifier – All Age Groups
January 12, 2015
Initially I assessed what it would have taken for a Male in the 45-49 Age Group to get into the Masters Qualifier in 2014. I only did the M45-49 age group because…I’m self-centered that way… Plus, I manually converted the data. Doing 20 entries across 5 WODs was a great way to procrastinate something really important (whatever that may have been at the time).
After sharing this info I got the inevitable, “do you have the data for Women in the 55-59 age group?” – substitute your age and gender.
But manually converting the data for 10 age groups wasn’t going to work because this is a copy and paste from the Games Leaderboard. I had to play around a bit with truncating the strings and converting formats. Well, here goes:
In order to made it into the Top 200 for each Masters Age Group you would have had to perform as follows:
- 2015 is NOT 2014. We will not see the same WODs this year.
- Competition this year will probably be even tougher than last year.
- The sample is for people who finished from 190th to 210th place. i.e. The folks “on the bubble”
- The Rx weights change at the 55-59 age group which is why the reps increase for some WODs compared to the 50-54 age group.
This analysis is about qualifying for the Masters Qualifier NOT about WINNING the Masters Qualifier. Heck, it’s not even about what the Top-20 in each age group accomplished during the Open. If you are wondering how you stack up just to get into the Top-200 then this chart is for you.
If I was able to compete and had this as my goal, I would redo 14.1 through 14.5 and see where I was at compared to the 2014 crowd. From there I would assess:
Am I close?
Am I shit out of luck?
If I’m close can I give 5% more in each WOD to break through?
NOTE: I say “I would” redo in purely a theoretical sense because there is NO WAY ON GOD’S GREEN EARTH THAT I WILL EVER DO 14.5 AGAIN. EVER!!!
But you may have a different opinion.
Good luck to everyone doing the 2015 Open, and, if you have a minute, leave me a note letting me know if this information helps you.