My Best Open

Scoring is pretty much done for the Open. How did it shake out for me?


Open: 33,595 / 137019 (75.5%)
Masters 35-39: 6,053 / 27,976 (78.4%)


Open: 17,092 / 185,548 (90.8%)
Masters 35-39: 2,544 / 37,522 (93.2%)

Didn’t end up as low as I expected for 19.5, but still not happy with my effort. My overall ranking dropped less than one percentile from the performance though, so it was good enough to be my best Open, beating 2015 by 0.1! Not the best of my three Masters years though, because 2017 would have been 93.6% if I had been able to complete 17.5 in time (got injured and did it a few weeks later)

My percentile rankings over the years:

  • 2012 – 55.3%
  • 2013 – 87.9%
  • 2014 – 88.1%
  • 2015 – 90.7%
  • 2016 – 88.6%
  • 2017 – 89.8%
  • 2018 – 81.5%
  • 2019 – 90.8%

Note: I calculate percentiles based only on the number of athletes who completed a score for that workout (or who posted at least one score in the Open overall). This is much different from the percentiles I see in the CrossFit Games app because they calculate based on everyone who registered in the division, which is misleading if you ask me. For example, by their math, my 19.5 score would be in the 82.8%. I don’t care that I beat the people who didn’t show up to play. Might as well calculate the percentile based on world population!

I’m happy with those results for this year, especially considering my back was injured for the last three workouts and I was unable to attend CrossFit classes through that time. Now we wait for the second Open of 2019 in October. Time for me to heal up my back and shoulder, and see if building up my posterior chain helps prevent any future back tweaks.

Got on the bike in the afternoon.

Engine Builder – Endurance

  • 26:00 Airdyne (AD2)

As the time domain increased another two minutes I was hoping to be able to keep the 75 RPM I did last time. I was successful. Ended up with 747 caloriesĀ and 9.66 miles.