The CrossFit Games has announced the addition of the 60-64 and 65+ Masters division following a successful Open for the age groups.
The top 20 men and women from the 60-64 category and 65+ category will now get the chance to compete at the Games in Madison, Wisconsin following this week’s Age Group Online Qualifier (AGOQ).
This also means that all age groups, Teens and Masters, will be represented at the 2021 CrossFit Games.
The decision to include the 60-64 and 65+ came as a result of high sign-ups for both divisions in the Open. The updated 2021 competition rulebook stated:
3.07 - AGE-GROUP ONLINE QUALIFIER - INVITATIONS NEW The age-group leaderboard will be set only after the video review process is complete. Invitations to the Games will be sent after this time. The top 20 men and 20 women in the 14-15, 16-17, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, and 55-59 age-group divisions will qualify to compete at the Games. Qualifying spots for the 60-64 and 65+ divisions will be determined based on Open participation numbers. If age-group athletes ranked in the top 20 in any age division decline to compete at the Games, the next highest-ranked athlete in that division may qualify to compete. More detailed information on invitations and deadlines will be emailed to the qualified athletes or made available on the CrossFit Games website prior to the start of competition.
With 3106 athletes taking part in the Open in the 60-64 Masters division, and 1787 in the 65+, the numbers showed a hunger for the competition.
Of those who participated in the Open, 10% have been invited to participate in the AGOQ.
|Total Open Sign-Ups||10% (Invited to AGOQ)|
The Online Qualifier workouts will be released on Thursday, May 6, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. PT. Age-group athletes will have until Monday, May 10, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. PT, to submit their scores and/or videos for these workouts.