Posted On: Friday, June 21, 2019
Every country with a CrossFit affiliate in good standing has an opportunity to send its top female and top male competitor to the CrossFit Games. More than 150 leaderboards will host their own national competitions as part of the Open. Participants will see where they rank among their fellow countrymen and women throughout the five weeks.
Each year the Games are a more comprehensive test of fitness, and the athletes raise the level of competition to unprecedented heights. The average regional athlete in 2019 will be dramatically more capable than the worlds best in 2007.
Several unique characteristics define the CrossFit Games. The Games change every year and oftentimes, the details are not announced until right before each event. Athletes train year-round for a competition that is almost completely a mystery. When they reach the Games, they put their training and mental fortitude to the test and take on a rigorous, broad-ranging test of overall physical capacity. At the close of competition, the Fittest on Earth™will have clearly distinguished themselves.
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A Thornbury resident, Deanna has qualified first place in the 40-44 age group, sending her to the 2019 Crossfit Games. This win takes her to Madison Wisconsin, July 31st, to complete against the world's top 10 fittest women in her division.
|YEAR||DIVISION||OVERALL RANK (WORLDWIDE)||OVERALL RANK (BY COUNTRY)|
|2019||Women (40-44)||3rd||1st Canada|
|2018||Women (35-39)||51st||6th Canada|
|2017||Women (35-39)||203rd||9th Canada|
|2016||Individual Women||1361st||119th Canada|
|2015||Individual Women||7528th||594th Canada|
The Games were created to fill a void—no other true test of fitness existed. From Ironman triathlons to the NFL, all other athletic events neglected to accurately test fitness. Even decathlons, while testing a relatively wide range of abilities, missed vital components of physical fitness.
The CrossFit Games events are made up of a broad range of functional movements. Functional movements move large loads, long distances, quickly. These movements also form the basis of our exercise program. Make no mistake—the CrossFit Games are designed to test, not train, fitness. The goal is to find the fittest athletes, not to produce an easily replicable workout program.
Athletes may qualify for the Games through the worldwide Open or the Age Group Online Qualifier. Top athletes and teams from Sanctionals™ also earn invitations.
During this five-week, five-workout competition, workouts are released online each Thursday, and athletes have until the following Monday to submit their scores. Anyone who's at least 14 years old can sign up and join in the first stage of the CrossFit Games season.
The Open provides two ways to qualify for the CrossFit Games. The top man and woman from each country (based on country of citizenship) with at least one affiliate in good standing will be crowned a National Champion and earn a spot to the Games. Along with National Champions, the top 20 men and women worldwide also will qualify automatically for the Games.
1.01 - THE OPEN The Open is a series of five workouts, with one workout released each week over five consecutive weeks. The Open workouts are released on the official CrossFit Games website. Athlete performances in each workout are judged, validated and ranked on the CrossFit Games Leaderboard. The top qualifying individual athletes in each recognized country and top 20 worldwide overall ranked athletes will qualify to compete at the CrossFit Games. Each weekly workout will be released on Thursday at 5 p.m. Pacific Time. Athletes will have until the following Monday at 5 p.m. PT to complete the workout and submit a score. Once the workout closes at 5 p.m. PT on Monday, athletes will not be able to adjust or re-submit a score for that workout. Precise start and end dates for the Open will be announced on the CrossFit Games website. The 2019 Open will commence on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 5 p.m. PT. Subsequent workouts will be released on Feb. 28, March 7, March 14 and March 21, at 5 p.m. PT. The 2019 Open will close on Monday, March 25, at 5 p.m. PT.
Sanctionals are independently owned and operated (and CrossFit-licensed) fitness competitions that offer another pathway for top men, women, and team competitors to receive invitations to compete at the CrossFit Games. Sanctionals expand the opportunities available to CrossFit competitors around the globe and each event emerged from the CrossFit affiliate community.
Fifteen Sanctionals events will take place prior to this year’s Games, with more already announced for the 2020 season. Find a complete list of the events and updates in the Sanctionals tab here. Winners of Sanctionals events do not have to compete in the Open in order to maintain their spot at the Games but are incentivized to participate because it will improve their seeding at the Games.
Visit the Sanctionals tab here.
The season culminates with the 2019 Reebok CrossFit Games. At this point in the season, the field has been whittled down from the hundreds of thousands of athletes in the Open and Sanctionals to the world's National Champions and the fittest 35 men, 35 women, 14 teams, 40 teenagers, and 120 masters. The CrossFit Games rank the world's fittest and determine who is the Fittest on Earth.
A key element to a fair test of fitness is the unknown and unknowable. Athletes cannot train for what they do not know. At each CrossFit Games competition, athletes engage in a series of challenges unknown to them until right before the events begin. The combination of highly trained athletes and unknown events makes for an explosive mix.
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