CrossFit Radio Episode 326

By Justin Judkins

In Affiliation, Athletes, CrossFit Games, Radio

April 18, 2014

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On Episode 326 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed two veteran CrossFit Games athletes who qualified for the Regional round of competition in 2014. Gary Helmick placed second in the Open in the Mid Atlantic Region, and Tommy Hackenbruck took first place in the South West. This episode was webcast on April 16, 2014.

1:35 Former minor-league baseball player Gary Helmick is looking to earn a return trip to the Games after finishing 38th in 2013. Helmick talked about last year’s Games and how he thinks the experience gives him a slight advantage at Regionals. Helmick programs for himself, and he detailed how he’s been addressing his weaknesses and what his training looks like as the Mid Atlantic Regional approaches. Helmick’s affiliate, CrossFit Revamped, will be two years old this August, and he spoke about the community that has grown up in the box in Columbia, Md.

14:09 Tommy Hackenbruck captained Ute CrossFit Sugarhouse to back-to-back Affiliate Cup wins, but he’s flying solo in 2014. Hackenbruck talked about the decision and gave his thoughts on how team athletes can successfully transition to the individual competition. A man who wears a host of different hats, Hackenbruck talked about how he pursues excellence in all of his roles: coach, entrepreneur, husband, father and athlete.

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I They Wed

By Chris Cooper

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Polygamous members of Utah CrossFit affiliate explain their controversial views on plural marriages.

One man’s sin is another man’s commandment.

Though illegal, polygamy is still practiced in Utah, Arizona and other small pockets of the United States. Driven from the public eye, plural marriages are often the subject of scorn and always under legal suspicion.

Though most polygamous groups are Mormon, they’ve been disavowed by their own church and call… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, Coaching, CrossFit, HD Videos

April 13, 2014

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When the University of Nevada, Reno’s CrossFit affiliate first started running classes, eight people showed up. The next day, 16 people arrived. On the third day, 30.

“We knew we were on to something. We also knew we were in trouble because we had to go spend more money,” explains Jim Fitzsimmons, director of campus recreation and wellness.

Since then, the university’s affiliate has shared space inside the Lombardi Recreation… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 325

By Justin Judkins

In Affiliation, Radio

April 12, 2014

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On Episode 325 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed two athletes who qualified to a CrossFit Games Regional. Alea Helmick placed first in the Open in the Mid Atlantic Region, and Brennan Fjord was second in the South West. This episode was webcast on April 9, 2014.

3:25 Alea Helmick was fifth in the Open in her region last year but took first in the Mid Atlantic in 2014. At… Continue Reading

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Class-Action CrossFit

By Laura Bruner

In Kids

April 11, 2014

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Rancho High School in Nevada started using CrossFit for P.E. in 2010, and the success of the program now has 10 other schools following suit.

Nevada has the third-lowest graduation rate in the United States, and to help change that, Rancho High School receives federal funding assistance due to Title I status. But it wasn’t until a P.E. teacher decided to bring CrossFit into her classroom that real change occurred.

A year prior to… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, CrossFit, HD Videos

April 10, 2014

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Some know him as a coach, some as “the man in the short shorts.” Others know him as the winner of the fourth season of Maximum Warrior, a reality-TV competition for people with military experience.

Derek Hutchison, owner of CrossFit Coeur D’Alene in Idaho, is a man of many talents. Among them is his “modeling” in his affiliate’s video It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, celebrating this year’s CrossFit Games Open. In it he wore… Continue Reading

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