Crossfit Open 2017 betting

Crossfit Open 2017 betting

Who is favourite to win the 2017 Crossfit Games?

By Dafni Serdari Dec 22, 2016

The Crossfit Open 2017 is upon us. Thousands of athletes from all over the world will be competing in the first stage of the largest community event of the year for a chance to win the title of fittest man or woman on earth. How does Crossfit betting work? Who are the odds-on favourites? Read on to find out.

2017 Open - Men: Who will make it to the Top 10?

Name

Region

Odds*

Noah Ohlsen

US - South East

1.50

Richard Froning Jr.

US - Central East

1.20

Rob Forte

Australia

2.13

Travis Mayer

US - South East

1.50

Scott Panchik

US - Central East

1.40

B.K Gudmundsson

Europe

2.81

Josh Bridges

US - South East

2.13

Mathew Fraser

US - North East

1.222

Crossfit 2017: The tournament format

The Crossfit season is divided into three stages. The first stage runs for five weeks between 23 February and 27 March and includes thousands of athletes worldwide. With the largest community event of the year open to anyone aged 14 or above, all it takes for athletes to participate is register and log their weekly score.

The workouts are released every Thursday and the participants have four days to complete the challenge, either via submitting a video or by completing the workouts at a Crossfit affiliate in the presence of a judge. At the end of this period the athletes with the best performances move on to the second stage of the competition, The Regionals.

Depending on which area of the world the athletes come from, they have to make sure that they place high in order to qualify for one of the eight, live regional events that will take place over three weekends between 19 May and June 4 and compete for a chance to participate at the main event of the year, the Crossfit Games.

How many men and women qualify to the Regionals?

 

Region

US & Canada

Europe & Australia

Latin America, Asia & Africa

Men

20

30

10

Women

20

30

10


The best performing athletes from every region will then qualify to the final challenge, The Games. Following seven years at the StubHub Center in Carson, California, The Games are relocating to the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin, this year. 

During the first week of August, the fittest men and women will be tested in a series of challenges that are only unannounced to them right before the competition. From hill sprints to ocean swims, The Games are the most unpredictable fitness event in the world. So, who is predicted to win the world’s premier test of fitness  in 2017?

Meet the favourites

Title defender, Mathew Fraser, is among the main favorites to finish in the Top 10 during the Open phase (1.222*) as well as to prove himself as the fittest man on earth for a second consecutive year (1.561*).

2014 was the first time Fraser joined the competition and managed to finish second. After becoming a second finisher again in 2015, the 26-year-old athlete, who won his first national title in weightlifting at the impressive age of 13, became the Crossfit Champion 2016 by amassing a lead greater than anyone ever has. Can he win the crown of the Fittest Man in the world again this year? Let's take a look at his competition.

From hill sprints to ocean swims, The Games are the most unpredictable fitness competition in the world.

Richard Froning Jr, currently priced at 1.20* to finish within the Top 10 of the 2017 Open, is the first person to win the title of the “Fittest Man on Earth” four consecutive times in the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 CrossFit Games. The American athlete who claims to adhere to no specific diet plan, but rather listens to his body and takes no days off from training, is among the top favourites for another Crossfit crown. 

The four-time Games athlete, Scott Panchik, who quit his career as a teacher to open a CrossFit affiliate, has yet to earn a podium-spot at the Crossfit Games. Currently priced at 1.40* to finish among the Top 10 of the 2017 Open, ignore the 29-year-old athlete at your own peril not only for qualifying to the Regionals but also for winning the competition.

When it comes to the ladies, things appear to be less favourable for last year’s winner, Davidsdottir.  The four-time Games competitor is the second woman to repeat as champion (2015 & 2016), but currently priced at 2.13* to make it to the Top 10 of 2017 Open, the betting markets give the re-crowned fittest woman on earth an implied probability of less than 50% to make it through the first stage.

Strong competition for the ladies’ crown are Australian Kara Webb (currently at 1.25* to make it to the Top 10 of Open 2017), the third-place finisher at the 2015 and 2016 CrossFit Games, R.S. Sigmundsdottir (1.40*) and the 2014 winner, C. Leblanc-Bazinet (1.869*).

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*Odds are subject to change 

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