The 2010 CrossFit Games
The ultimate proving grounds of the world’s fittest athletes.
July 16-18, 2010 • Carson, CA
The Home Depot Center Sports Complex
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United States Qualifiers
Team Qualification and Affiliate Workout Validation for the Open
More Information On Participating in the Open
More on the CrossFit Games Open Team Competition
Open competitors do not have to choose between team and individual competition. Competitors may run for both simultaneously, first as an individual and second as a team member. One’s scores may count for both.
The team with the most participants at the end of the first week gets two free spectator tickets per athlete to the 2011 CrossFit Games, their next affiliate fee waived, and a plaque commemorating their achievement. Yes, if the winning team has 250 participants, we're giving away 500 spectator tickets to the Games!
Only a team’s top three women and top three men for a given week contribute their scores to their team’s total score. Any active team member can contribute if their performance is good enough, even if they are different athletes from prior weeks.
For an athlete’s scores to be able to count for their team’s qualification efforts in any given week, they must still be “in the running” as an individual. This means that they cannot scale, DNF, or be disqualified for missing range of motion on any week’s workout.
There is no limit to the number of athletes who may compete for an "official" team each week. The only restrictions are that there must be at least three men and three women, and teammates must all train at the same gym and use the same equipment. "Other" teams can be comprised of any collection of athletes, but are not eligible to qualify for Regionals.
It is the team, NOT the list of individuals, that qualifies from the Open to Regional team competition. Qualified teams may select any group of individuals from their gym to represent them at Regionals. If an athlete qualifies from the Open for the Regional individual competition, and their team qualifies, they will have to choose between competing in Regionals as an individual or on their team.
Getting Workouts Validated at an Affiliate
Some affiliates have advertised that they are “registered” for the CrossFit Games Open. Technically, this is not true. They may be committing to Opt-In each week, which is great, but nothing is official yet.
All affiliates who want to validate performances must Opt-In each week of the Open on the new CrossFit Games Open website. This website will go live the week before the start of the Open on March 15th. Given that the site has not been released, no affiliate has “registered” or Opted-In, for the Open.
The reason affiliates are required to Opt-In each week is to confirm that they have adequate equipment and trainers to validate performances. Consequently, an athlete may have a workout validated at one affiliate in Week 1 and find that Affiliate X is not validating performances the next week. Athletes will be able to search for other affiliates in the area who have Opted-In using the Open website. All affiliates who have Opted-In will be clearly posted on the Open website. It is the athlete’s responsibility, however, to complete and submit their results for the week’s workout, whether at an affiliate or via video submission.
If an athlete is unable to have their performance validated at an affiliate for any reason, they will be required to submit a video of that week’s workout in order to remain in the competition.
There is no limit on how many affiliates can Opt-In to validate workouts on a given week, so long as they commit to meeting the standards presented.