All competitors are expected to make a reasonable attempt at 15.1 and 15.1a.
The first week of the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games season comes in two scored parts.
Workout 15.1 asks athletes to give their all during 9 minutes of toes-to-bars, deadlifts and snatches. Immediately after, athletes have 6 minutes to set their 1-rep-max clean and jerk in 15.1a.
While some team strategizing on 15.1 and 15.1a was anticipated, it was still expected all competitors would at least make a reasonable attempt at each part. After seeing several cases of team competitors blatantly ignoring the triplet in order to focus solely on lifting heavy, CrossFit Games organizers have decided to invalidate the efforts of more than 20 athletes whose performances clearly strayed from the intent of the two-part workout.
"Ignoring an entire scored event is counter to the intent of the competition," said CrossFit Games General Manager Justin Bergh. "The test is to see who performs well at both events done back to back, not one or the other."
The competitors with rejected scores may still redo the two-part workout and submit new scores before 5 p.m. PT, Monday, March 2.
The weekly prize of $2015 will go to the man and woman who lead the overall worldwide leaderboard after score submissions close. As of Sunday at 7:45 a.m., Jason Khalipa leads the men's worldwide leaderboard with a score of 222 reps on 15.1 and 353 lb. on 15.1a, while Amanda Goodman leads the women's worldwide leaderboard with a score of 214 reps on 15.1 and 237 lb. on 15.1a.