Casey Acree is an adaptive athlete, but that did not stop him from completing the Quarterfinals workouts designed for elite athletes. At the time of posting, he claimed he would rank 1,725th in North America.
Casey Acree is at a whole upper level as an athlete. Yes, he won last year’s upper extremity in a complete blowout, but there is more to him than being the Fittest on Earth.
Although he was born without part of his left arm and is considered an adaptive athlete, he has 2 CrossFit accounts, one as an adaptive athlete and one as an individual athlete. Yes, he pays twice the fee to compete in the Open to be able to compute his scores as an adaptive athlete and among the elite individual athletes.
After finishing the Open individual workouts, Acree says he qualified for Quarterfinals and received his initial invite, but “never received an official invite.” He inquired CrossFit HQ as to why that happened. “I was told that ‘since I would have to modify the workouts, I wouldn’t be able to input valid scores, so they wanted to give the spot to someone who could,” he writes.
That didn’t stop Casey Acree from competing unofficially in the Quarterfinals leaderboard for individual athletes. He posted a video on Instagram of him performing some of the workouts.
Casey Acree Elite Quarterfinals’ Unofficial Results
Although he was not able to input his scores as an individual athlete onto CrossFit’s platform, he decided to share with everyone his numbers.
- Workout 1 – 12:34
- Workout 2: 60 reps (adapted ring muscle-ups to bar-muscle ups and finished in 10:19)
- Workout 3: 18:44
- Workout 4: 851lbs
- Workout 5: 5:27
According to Acree, these numbers would have put him in 1,725th placement overall in the North American continent.
CrossFit Season for Adaptive Athletes
- Open – February 24th to March 14th
- Semifinals – June 2-5
- Games – August 4-7
Athletes in the adaptive division do not have Quarterfinals, as the top placed during the Open will go straight to the Semifinals. Only neuromuscular, lower extremity and upper extremity adaptive divisions will send their top 5 athletes to the CrossFit Games in Madison. All other divisions will crown their fittest during the Semifinals.
- Casey Acree: Courtesy of CrossFit Inc.