Age group athletes will compete in the Open against all other age group athletes in their age division worldwide for the opportunity to advance to the next level of competition. Following the Open, the top 200 age group athletes worldwide in each age division will qualify to compete in the Age Group Online Qualifier (#AGOQ). Similar to the Open, in this competition, age group athletes will submit scores and/or videos for additional events.
Competition Dates and Times
The Online Qualifier events will be released on Thursday, March 12, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. PT. Age group athletes will have until Monday, March 16, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. PT, to submit their scores and/or videos for these events.
Judging and Validation
Age group athletes submitting scores must use a registered judge for each event and have their performance validated by a licensed CrossFit affiliate in good standing. In addition, all events must be videotaped. Age group athletes will be asked to submit at least one of these videos for review.
Alternatively, age group athletes may elect to submit videos of the events online for judging and validation. All videos submitted for review must adhere to the video submission guidelines provided.
At the start of the Age Group Online Qualifier, all rankings will reset, and each athlete will start with the same rank. Age group athletes then will have scores tabulated from the Online Qualifier in order to determine their final rank leading up to the Games. If an athlete fails to post a valid score in an Online Qualifier event for any reason, that athlete will receive a score of “0” for that event.
Ties on the overall leaderboard for the Online Qualifier will be broken by awarding the best position to the athlete who has the highest result in any single Online Qualifier event. 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.
On March 19, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. PT, CrossFit will request one or more videos of the Online Qualifier events from the top 25 men and 25 women in each age division. The submitted video(s) will be reviewed and the score(s) for the requested event(s) either validated, modified, or invalidated. The same scoring protocol from the Open video review process will be applied to this video review process. See section 1.19 for more information on the scoring protocol.
Athletes may qualify to compete in the Games if their score is validated or modified. If an athlete’s score is modified, the athlete’s overall rank in the Online Qualifier will be recalculated with this new score. If the athlete remains ranked high enough following this recalculation, the athlete may qualify to compete at the Games. The video(s) must demonstrate the athlete has the work capacity required to achieve the originally posted Online Qualifier score.
Athletes who fail to provide the requested video(s) will have their scores for the event(s) invalidated (changed to a score of “0”). The review process for these videos will be completed by April 13, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. PT.
Keep track of the action on the Online Qualifier Leaderboard and post photos and clips to #AGOQ.