Much like the CrossFit Games Open, the Online Qualifier challenges athletes’ mental and physical game with max lifts, high-skill movements and tests of general physical preparedness. In its fifth year, the Online Qualifier will be a stepping stone for both masters and teenagers on their journeys to get to the CrossFit Games.
The top 200 teenagers from each division after the Open will join the masters to compete in the Online Qualifier. The four-day competition will decide which 20 teens from each division will head to Madison, Wisconsin, for the 2018 Reebok CrossFit Games.
As in 2017, athletes in the 35-39 division are encouraged to participate in the worldwide Open and Online Qualifier for the chance to compete at the 2018 Reebok CrossFit Games.
In the Online Qualifier, masters athletes will submit scores and/or videos for four workouts. Once the Online Qualifier workouts are released, athletes will have four days to complete them. Athletes submitting scores must use a registered judge for each workout and have their performances validated by a licensed CrossFit affiliate in good standing. In addition, all four workouts must be videotaped. Alternatively, athletes may elect to submit videos of the four workouts online for judging and validation. All videos submitted for review must adhere to standard Open video submission guidelines.
The 2018 Online Qualifier will take place Thursday-Monday, April 19-23, 2018.