On Episode 144 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Juan Valentin of 9Line, a company that works with wounded warriors. Justin also interviewed 2010 CrossFit Games second-place finisher Rich Froning Jr. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010.
4:05 Juan Valentin is the general manager for the Special Operation Forces Wounded Warrior Athlete Program. He came on the show to discuss how the program was founded, and he explained the many ways it supports elite soldiers who want to use CrossFit to aid their recovery. He described how 9Line helps to facilitate that support. Juan, a wounded SOF soldier himself, described some accomplishments these warriors have had since being injured and how CrossFit has played a major role in their achievements. For more info about 9Line and its programs, read Athletes—Always by Russell Berger.
28:30 Rich Froning Jr. came on the show to talk about the Team Rogue Vs. Team Again Faster Throwdown that recently took place in Tahoe. He described the atmosphere and what it was like to spend time with such incredible athletes and individuals, and he gave his thoughts on competing on a team as opposed to on his own. Rich talked about the injury that prevented him from competing in the CrossFit-USAW Open and explained how his training is going for next year’s Games. And yes, he also talked about his prowess on a climbing rope.