The Age-Group Quarterfinal (AGQ) video reviews are complete, and we now know who won each division. There is a mix of familiar powerhouse names like Susan Clarke, Jason Grubb, Kevin Koester, and Sam Dancer, along with some newcomers. Even though Quarterfinals are just the next step of the age-group season leading into the Semifinals, it is a notable accomplishment to win a division, some with more than 1,000 competitors.
WOMEN 35-39: Caroline Kluttz (45 points)
In her masters competition debut, Kluttz dominated the division with a 35-point margin of victory over second place. She did not have any test wins, but was no worse than 13th place in any of the five tests. Last season, she was on the CrossFit CLT team that qualified for the Games but was disqualified due to a team member’s failed PED test.
WOMEN 40-44: Jenn Ryan (39 points)
This year, Ryan won her second career Age-Group Online Qualifier/Quarterfinal (she first won in 2020 in the same division). She also won her first two career Age-Group Online Qualifier/Quarterfinal tests. The five-time CrossFit Games athlete has two masters Games appearances (best finish is second in 2022) along with qualifying in 2020. Additionally, she has three team appearances with the CrossFit Invictus affiliate (best finish is sixth in 2017). At the age of 43, she will also be the oldest Semifinal individual athlete competing this season.
WOMEN 45-49: Gabriela Azevedo (91 points)
Azevedo won her first career Age-Group Online Qualifier/Quarterfinal. She did not have any test wins, but earned one second place. Azevedo has one career CrossFit Games appearance as a master in 2021 when she came in 19th.
WOMEN 50-54: Kim Purdy (35 points)
The 2022 women’s 50-54 CrossFit Games champion backed up the gold medal with her first career Age-Group Online Qualifier/Quarterfinal division win. Although Purdy had no test wins, she was consistent throughout with test placements between third and 15th. The 2022 Games was her only masters appearance, however she also qualified for the CrossFit Games in 2020 and 2021.
WOMEN 55-59: Leigh Coates (24 points)
Coates won her second consecutive career Age-Group Online Qualifier/Quarterfinal. Moreover, she won two tests for a total of three career Age-Group Online Qualifier/Quarterfinal test wins. Coates’ first CrossFit Games appearance was last season when she won the women’s 55-59 silver medal.
WOMEN 60-64: Susan Clarke (16 points)
Clarke continues to expand her masters legacy winning her fourth career Age-Group Online Qualifier/Quarterfinal division — the most all time. She won three tests, which boosts her total to 16 career Age-Group Online Qualifier/Quarterfinal test wins, which is another age-group record. Her three test wins was tied for most by a master in the Quarterfinals (Kelly Friel is the other with three test wins). Clarke, already in masters legend status, has won all of her five CrossFit Games appearances: 2021, 2019, 2017, 2015, and 2014. She will be attempting to make it six-for-six at the Games this year, which would be in her last year of the age group at the age of 64. Only six masters have accomplished that feat, one of the few accolades Clarke has not obtained in her career. A sixth championship, would break her tie with Mary Beth Prodromides for most masters championships of all time.
WOMEN 65+: Pauline Sciascia (12 points)
Sciascia won her second career Age-Group Online Qualifier/Quarterfinal (she also won in 2020).With a total of just 12 points, she had the lowest point total in all Quarterfinals for age groups. Her low point total was bolstered by her two test wins, which increased her career Age-Group Online Qualifier/Quarterfinal test wins total to four. Sciascia has three CrossFit Games masters appearances, her best being third place in 2019. She also qualified for the 2020 CrossFit Games.
MEN 35-39: Sam Dancer (32 points)
Dancer won his second consecutive career Age-Group Online Qualifier/Quarterfinal. This AGQ was more challenging for Dancer coming off an injury from last season (which cut his 2022 CrossFit Games short) and having to hold off Rich Froning Jr in his masters debut by just 9 points. Dancer won two tests, bringing his career Age-Group Online Qualifier/Quarterfinal test win total to three. He is a one of the 27 athletes who have competed at the CrossFit Games in the three main levels with a total of five Games appearances: individual in 2016, team three times with two silver medals (2014 and 2018), and masters in 2022.
MEN 40-44: Rudolph Berger (47 points)
Berger won gold in his first masters Games appearance last season; he followed that up this season with his first career Age-Group Online Qualifier/Quarterfinal win. He also won his first two career Age-Group Online Qualifier/Quarterfinal tests that went along with an impressive 38-point margin of victory over second place.
MEN 45-49: Jason Grubb (36 points)
Grubb won his first career Age-Group Online Qualifier/Quarterfinal along with earning his first career test win, which is somewhat surprising; he typically has saved his best for the Games. Grubb has been building one of the best masters resumes in his four-Games career, currently riding a three-consecutive championship streak (2019, 2021, 2022) along with a third place in 2018. He also has 10 career Games event wins (tied for eighth all time). Grubb will be looking for a fourth-straight championship this year, which only a handful of athletes in CrossFit across all divisions have accomplished.
MEN 50-54: Giulio Silvino/Jason Leeves (74 points)
There is a tie on the leaderboard for first place between Silvino and Leeves, both with 74 points. A tiebreaker would fall to Silvino given his test win, which increased his career total to nine test wins (second most of all time for masters). This is also Silvino’s second career Age-Group Online Qualifier/Quarterfinal win, the other being in 2021. He has four CrossFit Games masters appearances, his best place was sixth in 2018. Silvino also qualified for the Games in 2020 and 2022. Leeves is new to the division at 50 years old and has yet to make the Games. However, he has been knocking at the Games’ door missing out by less than 10 places for multiple years.
MEN 55-59: Kevin Koester (32 points)
Koester won his second career Age-Group Online Qualifier/Quarterfinal; his first was in his masters debut in 2017. He also won two tests to move his career Age-Group Online Qualifier/Quarterfinal test win total to four. Koester dominated his division with a margin of victory of 49 points over second place, which was the best of all the age groups. Like Susan Clarke with five undefeated Games appearances, he has not lost at the Games in his three appearances (2017, 2019, and 2021).
MEN 60-64: Stuart Swanson (48 points)
Swanson won his first career Age-Group Online Qualifier/Quarterfinal with consistent test performances of three top-five places, a 16th, and a 21st. He has competed at the CrossFit Games as a master three times with his best place being fifth in 2018. Swanson also qualified in 2020 for the CrossFit Games.
MEN 65+: Freddie Cherry (31 points)
Cherry won his first career Age-Group Online Qualifier/Quarterfinal along with earning his first test win. Having been competing in the age-group qualifiers for many seasons, Cherry had a number of top-50 placements. In his first year in the division at 65 years old, Cherry took full advantage of aging up this season, taking the division win.
GIRLS 14-15: María Granizo (13 points)
Granizo won her first career Age-Group Online Qualifier/Quarterfinal. Her 13 total points was the second lowest of all the age groups (best of the teenage divisions). Along with her first test win, the rest of her test places were in the top five. As a 14-year-old in 2022, she took 20th place in the Age-Group Semifinals.
GIRLS 16-17: Lucy McGonigle (20 points)
McGonigle won her second consecutive career Age-Group Online Qualifier/Quarterfinal. At just 16 years old and in the first year in the division, she had an impressive performance holding off Trista Smith and Olivia Kerstetter, both 17 years old. McGonigle has two outstanding CrossFit Games appearances with a gold medal in 2022 and a silver medal in 2021. Like her senior division mates Smith and Kerstetter, all three have accepted individual Semifinal invites. Should McGonigle qualify at the Europe Semifinal, she would be the third youngest athlete to qualify for the Games as an individual.
BOYS 14-15: Kūlani Subiono (16 points)
Subiono won his first career Age-Group Online Qualifier/Quarterfinal. He is the youngest of the three Subiono brothers; the oldest, Elijah, and the middle brother, Ka’eo, have both competed at the CrossFit Games in the teenage divisions. Elijah has aged-out but Ka’eo qualified for the Age-roup Semifinals for boys 16-17 in 13th place this year. Kūlani also won his first two career Age-Group Online Qualifier/Quarterfinal tests, which brings the Subiono brothers test win total to five.
BOYS 16-17: Kaiden Hogan (22 points)
Hogan won his first career Age-Group Online Qualifier/Quarterfinal. He did it in impressive fashion with a 1-point win holding off the two 2022 CrossFit Games teenage boys champions, Ty Jenkins and RJ Mestre (who tied for second place in the AGQ). Hogan also won one test for a career Age-Group Online Qualifier/Quarterfinal total of four test wins. He has one CrossFit Games appearance in 2021 when he placed eighth.
The AGQ division winners will now get to battle it out with the rest of their divisions top 30 in the online Age-Group Semifinals to be held April 28-30. The top 10 in each division will advance to the Games. Some age-group athletes will also compete in the Semifinals as individuals or on teams for another potential avenue to the Games. Currently, out of all the age-group semifinalists, eight women, three men, and three teenage girls have accepted individual Semifinal invites. The season competition heats up in the next couple of weeks for qualification spots to the Games. Like during the AGQ, the Games website will have daily updates on Age-Group Semifinal leaderboard results for fans to follow along.