This post explains our method for calculating scores for FrostFit 2014.  Please make sure that you visit the FrostFit page to review each of the event descriptions, as we’ve added some additional scoring details to each the of the events.  All the updates and clarifications to the events are in italics. Some of the more important updates include:

* Teams will start the thruster ladder at 5 reps instead of 1.

* Additional scoring details for the skills workout, including some updates to the scoring method for pistol event.

* Updates to Individual Event 5 , including option to power snatch as well as scaling options.

For this year’s competition we are bringing back last year’s performance based scoring system. Instead of a point system based on rankings, athletes will be given a percentage score on each event based on their performance relative to the best and worst performance in each event.  For example, if the highest score on an event is 100 reps  and the lowest  score is 50 reps, then the athlete with 100 reps scores 100% for that event, and the athlete who scores 50 reps scores 0% for that event.  If an athlete completes 75 reps on the event, they will receive a score of 50% as they are in the middle of the scale.  It also means that if the second place finisher scores 99 reps, they get 98%.  However if the second place athlete completes 85 reps, they would only receive 70% on that event.  For timed events, speed of completion is used (reps per minute). Under a simple point ranking system, the first place athlete gets 1 point and the second place athlete gets 2 points regardless of how close they get to the first place finisher.  We feel that our scoring system recognizes and rewards actual performance rather than just ranking athletes in order for each event. Under this system an athlete is rewarded for each rep that he completes, as opposed to only the reps which allow him to reach or pass another competitor.  Each event is then weighed such that the final score at the end of the day will add up to 100%. The weights for each event are indicated below.

Event #1 is scored as a single event. Competitors will be scored on max weight in lbs.  Competitors can then earn partial points for completing only part of the complex, receiving  + 0.1lbs for each part of the complex, 0.1 for a snatch and 0.1 for each overhead squat.  A squat snatch counts as 0.2. Teams will be given 1 point if they complete the complex once and then partial points as above for completing part of the second  complex.  This event is worth 15% of the athlete’s final score.

Event #2 will actually count as 3 separate workouts, and the athlete will be scored according to time to completion if completed or number of reps completed on the scale described above.  Each of the 3 parts of this event counts for 6% of the athlete’s final score for the competition.

Event #3 will count as 2 separate scores, and the athlete will be scored according to time to completion if completed or number of reps completed on the scale described above.  Each of the 2 parts of this event counts for 8% of the athlete’s final score for the competition.

Event #4 will be scored as a single event, and the athletes will be scored simply by number of reps completed.  This event will count for 15% of those athletes’s final score on the scale described above.

Event #5 will be scored as a single event, and is for the top 12 finishers in each division (top 8 for ladies Rx as we only have 13 competitor in this division). This event will count as 18% of those athlete’s final score. If athletes choose to scale this event, they will be ranked below all athletes who did not scale.

Event #6 will be scored as a single event, and is for the top 4 finishers in each division.  This even will count for 18% of the athlete’s final score.