The CrossFit Open: Results from 15.5

One of the nastiest workouts of the CrossFit Open, this year’s 15.5 was easily the most accessible workout from a scaling perspective for CrossFitters to complete as it had the highest proportion of men and women completing it Rx’d.

15.5

27-21-15-9 reps for time of:
Row (calories)
Thrusters

Men use 95 lb.
Women use 65 lb.

Men’s Winner, Matt Fraser and Simon Paquette Tied (5:19)

99% = 7:06 (Rx’d)

95% = 8:32 (Rx’d)

90% = 9:30 (Rx’d)

80% = 10:58 (Rx’d)

70% = 12:25 (Rx’d)

60% = 14:05 (Rx’d)

50% = 16:59 (Rx’d)

40% = 11:36 (scaled)

30% = Did Not Attempt

Women’s Winner, Colleen Fotsch (6:26)

99% =  8:33 (Rx’d)

95% = 10:12 (Rx’d)

90% = 11:18 (Rx’d)

80% = 13:00 (Rx’d)

70% = 14:47 (Rx’d)

60% = 17:37 (Rx’d))

50% = 11:39 (scaled)

40% = 14:37 (scaled)

For more analysis on 15.5, check out the Leaderboard Analysis on the Games website.

Something to keep in mind, if you completed the entire Open – Congratulations! The Open has a high rate of attrition, and this year was no exception.  Finishing all five workouts, Rx’d or Scaled, is a feat in itself.

According to the CrossFit Games website:

If you’ve been keeping track of the number of athletes who posted a score each week, you may have noticed it’s less than 273,000 (the number who started the 2015 Open). Attrition happens every year of the Open, but usually Games geeks have to click through the leaderboard to quantify it.

In the table below, you can see how score submissions change over the weeks, falling by up to 10 percent each week with a little more at the beginning than at the end. More than 150,000 athletes completed all five workouts this year; completing the Open is no small feat. Keep in mind these numbers aren’t official or final because the leaderboard is still in flux while validation goes on. But they’re probably not far off.

2015 Roster  273K (100%)
Week 1  246K (90%)
Week 2  224K (82%)
Week 3  205K (75%)
Week 4  201K (73%)
Week 5  182K (66%)
Completed Open  150K (55%)

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