Drama alert in the Again Faster Beat The Team WOD Series! Drama alert! With what turned out to be over 400 athletes submitting videos for the first workout of the 8-WOD competition, it became clear to the Again Faster Crew that watching and validating every single air squat for every person would be impossible.
So they went to a system where only the top 30 in each category get validated. Read below for more info.
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~by Again Faster
Due to the overwhelming response to this year’s Beat the Team Series, it became clear over the weekend we needed to reevaluate how we were going to score the events. While we wish we were able to devote the time and man power to individually validate each and every score submitted for “Stacey” and the future workouts, with almost 400 scores, it is simply not possible. We’d still be watching air squats in November.
As such, we determined the best course of action would be to re-focus on the sole task of this competition, which is to name 4 new members to the Again Faster Competition Team, while doing our best to continue providing the community with an online competition in which they can challenge themselves and gauge their skills against athletes from all over the world.
We’ve organized and validated the top 30 scores for each the men and women in the Open division. If the athlete finished first, they received 1 point. The athlete in 30th received 30 points. From there, anybody who submitted a score for the workout automatically received 50 points, and therefore continue to be eligible for subsequent events. If you submitted a time faster than the posted Top 30 scores, please assume it’s because our judges deemed your ROM insufficient. These decisions are final and will not be altered.
You will note the scores of current Again Faster Team members appear within the Leader Board when applicable, but that their scores will not count in the overall ranking of each WOD, as they are not eligible to win the prize.
For the Master’s Division, we have ranked the athletes as deep as we have valid scores for. Since no Master’s woman received an invalid judgement, nothing changes for them. Each of the women will receive their placing in points. For each Master’s male athlete whose “Stacey” score was deemed invalid due to technical or ROM deficiencies, they will receive 30 points automatically. Like the athletes, they are welcome and encouraged to continue competing.
We will be displaying only the Top 30 in each Open division, the Top 7 Master’s Women and the Top 17 Master’s Men. Ideally, we’d be able to show each athlete where they stood against each of their fellow competitors, but it’s simply beyond our current capabilities. We apologize for not being able satisfy these wishes, and for not having had the foresight to know that such an idea was naive at best.
Above all, we thank each and every one of you for competing in the 2011 Beat the Team Series, and we look forward to seven more weeks of competing alongside you.