The prize purse for the masters competition at the CrossFit Games has grown by US$120,000.
Score submissions for the 2014 Masters Qualifier are now closed.
For the next 48 hours, affiliates will validate scores and the Games Team will review video submissions. During this time, Leaderboards may shift as scores are validated or rejected.
At 5 p.m. PT on Wednesday, April 23, the Leaderboards will become official. At that point, the top athletes in each age division will be asked to submit video of their performance from one of the four events. Athletes will be notified by email, so check your inbox and spam filter for a message from the Games Team that has detailed instructions, and a link through which you can submit your video.
This marks the end of the longest, and most rigorous, qualifying season in masters competition history.
It all started on Feb. 27 with the worldwide Open. More than 37,000 masters athletes entered the Open and after five workouts over five weeks, only 2,000 advanced to the next qualifying stage—the Masters Qualifier.
Over the last four days, the fittest 200 athletes in each age division have completed the four Masters Qualifier events. These events tested each competitor’s abilities in high-skill movements such as muscle-ups, squat snatches, one-rep-max cleans, handstand push-ups, double-unders and high-rep pull-ups.
Now, each athlete will be ranked using five scores—their rank in the Open and rank on each of the four Qualifier events. The 20 athletes with the fewest points will be invited to the CrossFit Games.
The CrossFit Games are the ultimate proving grounds for the fittest athletes on Earth. The advancing athletes will have the chance to prove they’re the fittest athlete in their age division and potentially win some money, as well.
The masters prize purse at the CrossFit Games has grown by US$120,000. The champion of each age division will receive $10,000, the second-place finisher will take home $5,000, and the third-place finisher will receive $3,000.
Fans will be able to watch from the stands at the StubHub Center or stream the events online for free. The Masters competition will take place over July 22-24, 2014.