At 5 p.m. PT on Monday, April 27th, the deadline for entries for the 2015 CrossFit Masters qualifying events was reached. The scores have been tallied, and the top 20 male and female finishers in each of the five Masters divisions (40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59 and 60-plus) have secured their place to compete at the CrossFit Games this summer. Here are the final standings:
Masters Men 40-44
Masters Women 40-44
Masters Men 45-49
Masters Women 45-49
Masters Men 50-54
Masters Women 50-54
Masters Men 55-59
Masters Women 55-59
Masters Men 60+
Masters Women 60+
-Defending Men’s 40-44 champion Shawn Ramirez looks to be the favorite heading into the Games this summer after a commanding victory in the Masters Qualifier. Ramirez never finished outside the top 10 on his way to a total score of 29—93 points ahead of the next competitor.
-Defending champions Amanda Allen (40-44), Shawn Ramirez (40-44), Kim Holway (45-49), Will Powell (50-54), Steve Hamming (55-59) and Susan Clarke (55-59) have all qualified for the Games.
-3-time Masters champion Scott Olson (60+, 2012-2014) is not competing in 2015.
-Amanda Allen and Cheryl Brost, who both finished 4th in the Individual Women’s division at their respective Regionals in 2014, look set to battle it out for the podium in the 40-44 division.
-Lynne Knapman (55-59) is the only Master to have qualified and competed (if she chooses to this summer) every year at the Games where the Masters competition has been in existence.
-Dusty Hyland, who has coached a wealth of Games competitors including Lindsey Valenzuela, Kenneth Leverich, Noah Ohlsen, Ruth Anderson Horrell, Tommy Hackenbruck and the UTE CrossFit Team, has qualified to compete in the 40-44 division.
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1 thought on “Masters Qualifier Recap: 200 Athletes Qualify for the 2015 CrossFit Games”
how can you leave out 3rd Place 2014 finisher Shellie Edington turning 50 and making quick work of the 50-54 age group finishing 1st in the Open and the Qualifier? She is poised to take it all in Carson in her third games appearance.