April 12, 2021
Coming Up: AGOQ and The Occupational Games
By CrossFit
The inaugural Occupational Games start this May and coincide with the AGOQ.
The inaugural Occupational Games start this May and coincide with the AGOQ.

Much like the CrossFit Games Open, the Age Group Online Qualifier challenges athletes’ mental and physical game with max lifts, high-skill movements, and tests of general physical preparedness. As in past years, the Online Qualifier will be a stepping-stone for both masters and teenagers on their journeys to get to the CrossFit Games.

See the teenagers season overview.

See the masters season overview.

How to Qualify for the AGOQ

The top 10 percent of teenagers and masters from each division after the Open will be invited to compete in the Age Group Online Qualifier. The competition will decide which teens and masters from each division will head to Madison, Wisconsin, for the 2021 NOBULL CrossFit Games. See the cutlines for qualification for the AGOQ here.

How to Compete in the AGOQ

In the Age Group Online Qualifier, masters and teenage athletes will submit scores and/or videos for a given number of events. The AGOQ events will be announced on Thursday, May 6. At the same time the events are released, athletes will be advised of multiple score-submission windows, which they must adhere to throughout the competition. The competition will take place Thursday, May 6 through Sunday, May 9. The registration fee to participate will be US$50.

Athletes submitting scores must use a registered judge for each workout. In addition, all events must be videotaped. Athletes planning to advance in the CrossFit Games season must submit a video of each of their performances at the time of score submission. All videos submitted for review must adhere to standard Open video submission guidelines.

Official invites to the AGOQ will be sent to qualified athletes via email on Monday, April 26. 

The Occupational Games

In 2021, the CrossFit Games season will feature a brand new competition: the online Occupational Games. 

This multi-day competition will take place after the conclusion of the Open from Thursday, May 6 through Sunday, May 9, and will coincide with the AGOQ, featuring the same workout variations as the 16-54 age groups, which will be released Thursday, May 6

The CrossFit community is filled with hundreds of thousands of athletes from different backgrounds, circumstances, and occupations. This year, CrossFit chose six professional groups to represent the depth of their presence in the community, and offer each cohort a chance to qualify for the 2021 NOBULL CrossFit Occupational Games. The six professions are:

Military Service Members
Law Enforcement Officers
Firefighters
Healthcare Workers
College Students
Schoolteachers

This year’s Open showcased a wide representation of these six professional groups with 4,030 military service members, 2,720 law enforcement officers, 2,780 firefighters, 3,470 healthcare workers, 2,090 college students, and 4,530 schoolteachers registered to compete. Of those groups, only the top 10 percent will have a chance to compete in the inaugural Occupational Games. 

How to Qualify for the Occupational Games

To qualify for this brand new competition, athletes will have completed the 2021 Open and identified themselves with one of the above occupations on their athlete profile using the hashtags: #militaryservicemember, #lawenforcementofficer, #firefighter, #healthcare, #collegestudent, or #schoolteacher.  

The top 10 percent of each occupational group after the Open will be invited to compete in the online Occupational Games. See the chart below for qualification cutlines for the Occupational Games.

Worldwide Men Top 10% Women Top 10%
collegestudent 114 93
firefighter 227 47
healthcare 130 212
lawenforcementofficer 206 66
militaryservicemember 308 93
schoolteacher 177 276

 

 

How to Compete in the Occupational Games

Once athletes are registered for the Occupational Games, they will be listed on their own leaderboard titled “Occupational Games,”  which will be found in a dropdown from the official CrossFit Games leaderboard. The registration fee to participate will be US$50.

Official invites to the Occupational Games will be sent to qualified athletes via email on Monday, April 26. 
 

 
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