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The Leaderboard

How we calculate the leaderboard

Before you start throwing dumbells and bad words at us, please invest few minutes of your time to get some insight into the mechanism behind the ranking.

Best practices

Always up to date

Is one event a year enough to decide who is the Fittest on Earth? How would you place the team athletes like Rich Froning or Sam Dancer among the top performing individuals? What if you fail to qualify to the CrossFit Games? Does it mean you are out of top40 in the world just like that?

We don’t think so, that’s why we decided to create the first ranking combining athletes’ performances throughout the year. Basing on the best examples and algorithms used in tennis and football, we created a simple, yet effective mechanism to rank all athletes competing in the biggest and most popular events around the world.

Not all events are equal

5 tiers

We started by selecting 25 most important events around the world and dividing them into 5 tiers, depending on their size, history, competition lineup, prize pool and fame. We picked only events focused on results and competition, leaving aside fun or charity oriented events, like for example Tribal Clash.

New events will for sure pop-up on our lists during the 2019 season, once we receive the final confirmation that they will take place in 2019.

  • Reebok CrossFit Games

  • Dubai CrossFit Championship
  • Wodapalooza CrossFit Festival
  • Australian CrossFit Championship
  • CrossFit Fittest in Cape Town
  • CrossFit Strength in Depth
  • Asia CrossFit Championship
  • Mid Atlantic CrossFit Challenge
  • CrossFit Italian Showdown
  • Brazil CrossFit Championship
  • The CrossFit Lowlands Throwdown
  • Down Under CrossFit Championship
  • Reykjavik CrossFit Championship
  • The Rogue Invitational, a CrossFit Sanctioned Events
  • CrossFit French Throwdown
  • The Granite Games, a CrossFit Sanctioned Events

  • The European Championships
  • Athens Throwdown
  • Swiss Alpine Battle
  • Aphrodite Games
  • The Fall Series

  • The Belgian Throwdown
  • Beach Throwdown
  • Spanish Throwdown
  • German Throwdown

  • The CrossFit Games Open

Divisions

How many points you can get for what

While calculating the ranking we take into consideration results achieved by athletes competing in four main categories:

  • RX (sometimes called Elite)
  • Teams (Only Teams of 4)
  • Teens (16-17 years old)
  • Masters (35-40 years old)

To find out more about the difference between the scorings in each category, please check the next section below. Currently we are getting a lot of questions why we include scores of the teenagers in the main ranking, as their results for example in power lifting are far from the ones achieved by the elite category.

We do it because we believe that it will allow many of you to keep an eye on some of the youngest athletes who soon will rock the RX category competitions (just to name Haley Adams as an example).

It’s also hard to skip Masters athletes if we take a look on Sam Briggs who took 2nd place in Masters division during the 2018 Reebok CrossFit Games and few months later won a TIER 4 competition in Dubai.

POINTS

Why we count teams, teens and masters

The amount of points an athlete gets from the competition depends on his/her placing after all the events, the division he or she competed in, and the event tier.

Depending on the event tier, only selected results will be taken into consideration. You can find details below:

Event type
RX
Teams
Masters
Teens

Tier 5

TOP 40

TOP 20

TOP 5

TOP 5

Tier 4

TOP 40

TOP 10

TOP 5

TOP 5

Tier 3

TOP 10

TOP 3

Tier 2

TOP 1

OPEN

TOP 100

The maximum amount of points athlete can get get for a 1st place finish is presented below:

Event type
RX
Teams per member
Masters
Teens

Tier 5

2000

750

750

750

Tier 4

1000

375

375

375

Tier 3

500

187.5

Tier 2

150

OPEN

1500

The amount of points an athlete can get as a % of the maximum amount of points for a 1st place finish in a certain category and event:

 

% of points Place
100% 1
60% 2
50% 3
45% 4
40% 5
36% 6
33% 7
30% 8
28% 9
25% 10
22% 11
20% 12
18% 13
16% 14
15% 15
14% 16
13% 17
12% 18
11% 19
10% 20
9% 21
8% 22
7.50% 23
7% 24
6% 25
5% 26
5% 27
5% 28
5% 29
5% 30
4% 31
4% 32
4% 33
4% 34
4% 35
2% 36
2% 37
2% 38
2% 39
2% 40

The amount of points an athlete can get as a % of maximum amount of points for a 1st place finish at the CrossFit Games Open:

 

100% 1
95% 2
95% 3
95% 4
95% 5
95% 6
95% 7
95% 8
95% 9
90% 10
90% 11
90% 12
90% 13
90% 14
90% 15
90% 16
90% 17
90% 18
90% 19
80% 20
80% 21
80% 22
80% 23
80% 24
80% 25
80% 26
80% 27
80% 28
80% 29
70% 30
70% 31
70% 32
70% 33
70% 34
70% 35
70% 36
70% 37
70% 38
70% 39
60% 40
60% 41
60% 42
60% 43
60% 44
60% 45
60% 46
60% 47
60% 48
60% 49
50% 50
50% 51
50% 52
50% 53
50% 54
50% 55
50% 56
50% 57
50% 58
50% 59
40% 60
40% 61
40% 62
40% 63
40% 64
40% 65
40% 66
40% 67
40% 68
40% 69
30% 70
30% 71
30% 72
30% 73
30% 74
30% 75
30% 76
30% 77
30% 78
30% 79
20% 80
20% 81
20% 82
20% 83
20% 84
20% 85
20% 86
20% 87
20% 88
20% 89
10% 90
10% 91
10% 92
10% 93
10% 94
10% 95
10% 96
10% 97
10% 98
10% 99
10% 100

The Athletes Leaderboard will evolve

We will do our best to keep the ranking up-to-date with the current dynamic changes in the CrossFit world, as well as adjust it to the constantly changing rules. By saying that we reserve ourselves the right to modify the scoring scheme twice a year, in June and December.