Definitions of terms: Test=the individual exercise (ex., Standing Med Ball Toss)
Raw score=specific results per test (ex., 8:32 for the 1-Mile Run)
Category=a competitor’s age and sex group (ex., 30-39 Females)
Rank=position relative to others (5 out of 25)
Field=all competitors of the same sex, regardless of age
As each competitor completes a test, he will receive a specific score, which is a number based on actual performance reflecting measurements of distance, time, or number. (Scoring information for each test is outlined in the Test Descriptions). That is the raw score, which can be used each year to directly compare an athlete’s results year over year to show progress and improvement.
Ties: It is possible to have multiple tie scores on several tests. In that event, multiple, same rankings are given and the next competitor will receive the rank which reflects the next best score.
The raw score is then converted into a rank per test, with the person who wins that test receiving a ranking of “1.” The first ranking is assigned according to the number of athletes in the competitor’s category; if there are 50 competitors, then rankings go from 1-50, with the lower number (1) as the better score.
No Attempt: If a competitor chooses not to attempt a test, he will receive a score of “0” for raw score in that test. Rank will be last in the category.
To determine “AFM 10 FITTEST,” raw scores are ranked within the categories. Using rank, one man and one woman per category with the best score will be selected as members of the “AFM 10 FITTEST.” To determine the Male and Female Overall winners, the raw scores are then ranked against the entire field of same sex competitors. There will be one Male Overall winner and one Female Overall winner with the best score, and this top man and top woman will be awarded the title of “AFM FITTEST.”
Example: Three people tie for first place in the Precision Throw with a raw score of five, and the fourth person has a raw score of three. Each of the three who had the best score (five) will receive a test rank of “1” (they are all in first place) and the next competitor will receive a test ranking of “4” (she is in fourth place).
Disqualification (DQ): In the case that a competitor has a failed attempt or miss and is disqualified, she will receive a raw score of 0.01 and a rank better than any competitors who Did Not Attempt. In the case that all competitors attempted the event, DQ will be ranked last. Example: An athlete does not properly execute any burpees, though she goes through the motions for the entire minute. A score of 0.01 will be assigned as the raw score. There are 30 people in the category and one person was a No Attempt, so the disqualified athlete’s rank is 29 for that test. Attempts but Fails: If a competitor attempts the test but is unsuccessful, he will receive a raw score of “0.01” and a rank better than any competitors who Did Not Attempt. Example: An athlete tries to complete a pull-up but is unable to get his chin above the bar. He is given a raw score of 0.01, which is then used to calculate his rank in the heat. There are 50 people in the heat and all attempted; none were disqualified. Therefore, his rank is 50.
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