Two years ago, when I last did the Open, there were only about 2500 people who entered and 1500 finishing all five workouts in my division (Masters Men 50-54). This year there were twice as many. This halves your chance of making it to the top 200 from 2014 since the top 200 this year is 200/3300 or about 6% of the total whereas you only had to be in the top 13% (200/1500) in 2014.

Adjust your spreadsheet to consider the percentile ranking of what the top 200 meant last year to the same ranking this year. That may mean you’d look at the top 300 this year (for comparison purposes) and find those additional scaled scores start showing up again. Or, conversely, adjust last year’s top 200 to be the same percentile as this year’s and you may be looking at only 150

participants for last year. Out of those 150, how many were scaled?

That’s what I would recommend and do recommend to my clients and athletes as a starting point for weight gain cycles, then adjust as we see how body respinds simce everyine like you said has their own situations and goals. You can email me with questions if needed. matthewf1971@gmail.com

]]>I haven’t spent too much time on figuring out the scoring challenges this year and I have no idea how CFHQ actually sorts it all out. For the timed workouts I don’t know how to adjust for time. Maybe add the average time for the group or something. I don’t have time to spend on this right now, but maybe this inspires something for you. I’d like to see your spreadsheet sometime if possible.

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