One of the greatest parts in regards to a sport that’s as popular and numbers-driven as CrossFit is that you can get some very meaty data in the hordes of athletes who compete worldwide on view. It’s not hard to discover by clicking round the leaderboard that well over 150,000 people tried their hand at 18.1, but what do we know about their ages, their whereabouts, and who actually managed the Rx weight?

Thanks to the “Beyond the Whiteboard,” series we’re going deeper. The 18.1 analysis only agreed to be published around the Games website by Jonathan Kinnick of Past the Whiteboard. Kinnick lectures in economics at California State Polytechnic University and owns his own CrossFit? box – here are some of the most interesting findings.

There Are More Master’s Athletes Than Ever

This year saw a 3 percent increase in the percentage of Master’s athletes competing when compared to the overall Open pool from this past year: 44 percent of 18.1’s competitors were older than thirty-five.

Eighty-four percent of the Master’s competitors were under Fifty years old and three percent were over 60 years old.

Most Competition is in North America

A little over 60 % of the scores came from the East, South, Central, West, and Atlantic regions. The biggest contingent beyond The united states was Europe with 12.9 % of entries, and merely 5.1 percent of scores were submitted from Africa, Asia, and also the Middle East combined.

Men Were Much more Likely to Rx

While men had heavier weights (50 pounds versus 35 pounds) and more calories to lose around the rower?(14 calories versus 12 calories), 85 percent of men wound up while using Rx weight?versus 60 percent of women, and on average the men completed one more round of exercises. (Nine to 10 rounds versus eight to nine rounds.) Teens and Masters of both sexes were about as prone to Rx as one another, with 62 and 64 percent using it respectively.

We’re looking forward to uncovering more insights about the Who of CrossFit as the Open progresses and that we receive more stats from Beyond the Whiteboard each week.