2015 CrossFit Games Recap
CrossFit Games 2014 Recap: What’s New?
The 2014 CrossFit Games were held from April 15th until May 5th at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. The competition was hosted by Greg Glassman and Mark Bell. The event had a total prize pool of $250k USD and featured some of the best athletes in the world competing for their share of it.
CrossFit Games Preview: Who Will Win?
The 2015 CrossFit Games will take place on August 3rd through the 6th at the same venue. There are currently two divisions – Open and Masters. The winner of each division receives a cash purse of $50,000 USD. There are also additional prizes awarded to top finishers in individual events and team events.
There are currently three weight classes: Men’s, Women’s, and Youth/Intermediate. All athletes must be registered with a national affiliate to compete in the 2015 CrossFit Games. Athletes may not enter the Open or Masters divisions if they have competed in any previous year’s CrossFit Games (regardless of whether or not they won).
Competitors may only register for one class per person. For example, if you are a male Intermediate competitor, you may not also enter the Open division.
The first stage of the competition is the Open, which takes place over five weeks in April and May of each year. During this stage, athletes can choose to compete either as an individual or as a team. Only individuals who finish in the Top 200 for their division and within ten places of the leader of their country in each event will qualify for the second stage (Regional).
The next stage is the Masters Qualifier, where all athletes who have qualified from the Open compete to win a place at the Games. The Masters Qualifier takes place over a weekend in March of each year. The top athlete from each division (M30-34, M35-39, etc) will win a place at the Games. If there are places remaining after this, then athletes will qualify in order of their division ranks. For example, if 42 athletes qualify from the M35-39 division, then the next two highest ranked athletes in the M40-44 division will also qualify.
The final stage is the CrossFit Games themselves. Athletes qualify in one of three ways: winning a division in the Open or Masters Qualifier, winning a Regional event, or being one of the top 200 athletes in the Global Leaderboard.
You can keep up to date with all the latest CrossFit Games information by visiting the Games website. You can also find information about the upcoming CrossFit Open, Masters Qualifier and Regional tournaments by visiting the following pages:
CrossFit Open – Starts April 20th
CrossFit Masters Qualifier – Takes place March 28th and 29th
CrossFit Regional Qualifiers – Takes place April 25th to May 10th
CrossFit Games – August 4th to 7th
You can also find a complete list of which countries have qualified for which divisions in the 2015 CrossFit Games on the following page:
2015 CrossFit Games Divisions
The 2015 Crossfit Open is underway and will be finished by April 20th. There will be 18 different events, which you can see below:
CrossFit Open 2015 Events
There will be two different locations for the Masters Qualifier. These are:
CrossFit Masters Qualifier 2015 Locations
The Crossfit Qualifier tournaments will be held from May 16th to May 25th. The top five men, women, and teams from each qualifier will qualify for the games. If more than 100 athletes qualify, then only the top 100 will qualify for the games.
The 2015 Crossfit Regionals will take place between May 29th and June 1st, and June 5th and June 8th. Again, the top five from each region in the following categories will qualify for the games:
Crossfit Regionals 2015 Events
The 2015 Crossfit games will take place between August 21st and August 30th. The events will be streamed live online and broadcast on ESPN3. You can find an up-to-date schedule of events on the official website here .
You can keep up to date with all the latest CrossFit information by visiting the official website here .
We wish you the best of luck!
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