Who qualifies for the Online Qualifier?
Following the Open, the top 200 athletes worldwide in each age division are automatically eligible to compete in the Online Qualifier. In this competition, Teenage and Masters athletes will submit scores and/or videos for four additional workouts.
Athletes submitting scores must use a registered judge for each workout and have their performance validated by a validly licensed CrossFit affiliate in good standing. In addition, all four workouts must be videotaped.
Athletes will have five scores tabulated in order to determine their final rank in the Online Qualifier: four scores from the Online Qualifier workouts and one score based on their finish in the Open. If an athlete is unable to complete a Qualifier workout, they will not receive a score for that workout and they will be ranked below every other athlete who completed the four workouts.
On April 25, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. PT, CrossFit will request one or more videos of the Online Qualifier workouts from the top 40 male and female athletes in each age division. The submitted video(s) will be reviewed and the score(s) for the requested workout(s) either validated, modified or invalidated. Athletes may receive an invitation to the Games if their score is validated or modified. If an athlete’s score is modified, the athlete’s overall rank in the Online Qualifier will be recalculated with this new score. If the athlete remains ranked high enough following this recalculation, they may receive an invitation to the Games. The video(s) must demonstrate the athlete has the work capacity required to achieve their original posted Online Qualifier score. (Rulebook 3.05)
Athletes who fail to provide the requested video(s) will have their scores for the workout(s) invalidated (changed to a score of “0”). The video review process for these videos will be completed by May 9, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. PT. (Rulebook 3.05)
Only after the video review process is complete will the Leaderboard be set. The top 20 male and female athletes in each age division will be invited to compete at the Games starting on May 11, 2017. If athletes ranked in the top 20 in any age division decline their invitation to the Games, the next highest-ranked athlete in that division may be invited. The Games invitation process for athletes will be completed by June 10, 2017.