CrossFit is becoming the sport of fitness for our youth, and at two South Carolina high schools, this sport is has become competitive. PE teacher Jon Wilson founded Blue Flame CrossFit, a non-profit club affiliate at Pickens High School in South Carolina. He and Ed Taylor, a PE teacher from Walhalla High School, organized a CrossFit event for teens in CrossFit programs at both schools.
“To my knowledge, it’s never been done. So we’re just going to give it a go and see what happens,” Wilson says.
“This competition today has just set our kids on fire,” Taylor says.
Wilson describes their competition workouts and logistics. The inaugural event was such a success that Taylor says the kids are excited to compete and expand the competition to other schools and venues.
“You can look and see in their eyes the pride factor in it,” Taylor says.
Video by Again Faster.
Additional reading: Old School for New Ideas by Bob Guere, published Dec. 13, 2010.