The 2019 CrossFit National Champions are scheduled to be confirmed on May 1, CrossFit HQ announced. The verification process is currently underway and on Monday, CrossFit released an updated list of the top athletes based on penalties and score adjustments.
The CrossFit Open concluded last month on March 25, and since, CrossFit HQ has been busily working through a verification process.
What does this mean?
At the end of the CrossFit Open score submissions, which came after the five weeks of events, the top CrossFit athletes were required to submit videos of Open workouts 19.1 and 19.3 to have their scores verified. On Monday, the list released included adjustments to five of the top women and changes to six of the top men.
Below, we’ve included some of the most notable changes for a few of the top placing men and women athletes that appeared in CrossFit HQ’s announcement article. Check out CrossFit HQ’s official release if you’re interested in viewing the full announcement!
Author’s Note: Below are the women and men that made an appearance in CrossFit HQ’s announcement.
13th – Kristine Best (USA): Major penalty assessed for consistently not meeting squat depth in the wall-ball shots in 19.1. The penalty adjusts Best’s score from 341 to 290. [19.1]
19th – Jadzia Truszkowski (CAN): Major penalty assessed for consistently not meeting squat depth in the wall-ball shots in 19.1. The penalty adjusts Truszkowski’s score from 327 to 278. [19.1]
26th – Hayley Murillo (USA): Major penalty assessed for consistently not meeting the handstand push-up standard in 19.3. There were instances in which her butt made contact with the wall and others in which her feet did not remain inside the width of her hands throughout the repetition. The penalty adjust Murillo’s score from 170 to 145. [19.3]
29th – Melissa Doll (USA): Major penalty assessed for consistently not meeting the handstand push-up standard in 19.3, including removing her shoes (Rulebook Section 1.13) and failing to keep her hands inside the designated box. The penalty adjusts Doll’s score from 170 to 145. [19.3]
37th – Caroline Conners (USA): Major penalty assessed for consistently not meeting squat depth in the wall-ball shots and missing the target in 19.1. The penalty adjusts Conners’ score from 304 to 259. [19.1]
2nd – Lefteris Theofanidis (GR): 3-rep penalty assessed for missing the wall-ball target in 19.1, and a major penalty assessed for hand placement during the handstand push-up in 19.3. The penalties adjust Theofanidis’ 19.1 score from 391 to 388 and his 19.3 score from 8:19 to 9:29. [19.1] [19.3]
15th – Devin Ford (USA): Major penalty assessed for performing only 40 handstand push-ups in 19.3. The penalty adjusts Ford’s score from 8:24 to 9:34. [19.3]
29th – Mark Alan (USA): No response to video verification requests. Alan’s Open Workout 19.3 attempt has been invalidated.
35th – Aleksandar Ilin (RUS): Scores are pending final review.
39th – Matt Dunaway (USA): No videos provided. Dunaway’s 19.3 attempt has been invalidated.
49th – Milosz Staworzynski (POL): Scores are pending final review.
According to CrossFit HQ, any athlete with his or her name above the blue line on the leaderboard has a confirmed spot for the 2019 CrossFit Games. CrossFit HQ has stated that the National Champion verification process is still ongoing and will be released May 1st.
Featured image from Lefteris Theofanidis’ Instagram @theodesmo.