CrossFit Games Open 15.1 & 15.1a: Final Numbers

15.1 and 15.1a are in the books! Here’s how the final numbers turned out. How did you stack up?

15.1 – Complete as many rounds as possible in 9 mins of: 15 Toes-to-bars, 10 Deadlifts (115/75 lbs), 5 Snatches (115/75 lbs)

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Analysis

When the dust settled on 15.1, the results show that the men and the women performed very similarly, though the men did maintain a SLIGHT edge in all percentile categories. The top 1% of BTWB athletes earned more than 6.2 rounds/186 reps, the top 10% of athletes earned around 5.1 rounds/153 reps, and those right in the middle of the pack finished with between 3.7 and 4 rounds, or 111-120 reps.

When viewing the histogram of results, you’ll notice that both men and women have similar peaks and dips for different rep totals along the score spectrum. The major peaks represent athletes finishing the workout in the middle of the Snatch and T2B portions, not the Deadlifts. Very few people finished the workout on the Deadlifts, and as a result, there are dips at those points. This makes sense because the 115 lbs/75 lbs Deadlift is the easiest of the 3 movements, especially at the end of the workout when the clock is winding down. We would expect people to power through those if they had the opportunity. It’s not as easy for most people to power through the Snatch or the T2B at the end of the workout.

15.1 Scaled – Complete as many rounds as possible in 9 mins of: 15 Hanging Knee Raises, 10 Deadlifts (85/55 lbs), 5 Snatches (85/55 lbs)

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Analysis

For the scaled division, the women had the SLIGHT edge in each of the percentile categories. We also know that a higher percentage of women chose to scale the workout. Taken together, this may indicate that men on the fence about scaling were less willing to opt for the scaled division than the women were.

The histogram displays similar peaks and dips to the Rx’d division around the beginning and ends of rounds. Even with the scaled workout, the Deadlifts were still the easiest of the three movements. Most people had no problem doing those quickly before time ran out.

Hanging knee raises, the ability to perform “shoulder-to-overhead” instead of snatches, and lighter weights enabled the scaled participants to earn more rounds/reps than the Rx’d division, per each of the percentile catagories. For many of the catagories scaled participants were accumulating up to 2 more rounds than their Rx’d counterparts. For example, 90th percentile Rx’d women reached 5.1 rounds, while 90th percentile Scaled women surpassed 7 rounds.

15.1a – 1-rep-max clean and jerk (6 minute time cap)

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Analysis

The men lifted more weight than the woman (predictably so). The top 1% of BTWB men lifted 290+ lbs while the top 1% of BTWB women lifted 185+ lbs. Those are some impressive numbers, especially when considering they were completed immediately following a 9 min AMRAP. 90th percentile men lifted around 245 lbs and 90th percentile women lifted 155 lbs.

Other interesting numbers to take note of are the women’s weights relative to the men’s. From the 99th percentile group all the way to the 40th percentile group, the women lifted between 63%-60% of the men’s weights. For the final groups (25th & 20th) the women lifted 57% of the men’s weights. The 9 min AMRAP asked women to deadlift and snatch a weight 65% of the men’s (75/115=65%), which likely had something to do with the Rx’d women earning slightly less reps. For some additional context, generic CrossFit scaling calls for, typically, women using weights that are between 65% and 70% of men’s (95lbs/65lbs for Fran or 135lbs/95lbs for Elizabeth).

15.1 & 15.1a Top 5

Beyond The Whiteboard has some pretty fit users. A special shout out is in order for the top 5 men and women for each part of 15.1. Nick Urankar and Maude Charron also finished #1 in the world for their combined efforts in 15.1 and 15.1a. They are now $2015 richer. Congrats!

15.1 Men

  1. Dan Bailey – 241 (Fitness Level 94)
  2. *Nick Urankar – 228 lbs (Fitness Level 82)
  3. Duke Burke – 222 (Fitness Level 91)
  4. James McLaughlin – 220 (Fitness Level 96)
  5. Justin Parro – 218 (Fitness Level 88)

15.1 Women

  1. Kristin Holte – 244 (Fitness Level 97)
  2. Julie Foucher – 242 (Fitness Level 93)
  3. Lauren Keating – 240 (Fitness Level 90)
  4. Rachel White – 225 (Fitness Level 77)
  5. Christy Adkins – 223 (Fitness Level 96)

15.1a Men

  1. Nick Urankar – 375 lbs (Fitness Level 82)
  2. Zach Molacek – 347 lbs (Fitness Level 90)
  3. Joseph Guesnier – 337 lbs (Fitness Level 94)
  4. Brandon Pastorek – 337 lbs (Fitness Level 83)
  5. Jon Pera – 333 lbs (Fitness Level 95)

15.1a Women

  1. Sarah Hopping – 237 lbs (Fitness Level 98)
  2. *Maude Charron – 237 lbs (Fitness Level 97)
  3. Jennifer Smith – 226 lbs (Fitness Level 92)
  4. Emily Morris – 215 lbs (Fitness Level 94)
  5. Anna Rode – 212 lbs (Fitness Level 95)