“So when I found CrossFit, it was the perfect fit,” says CrossFit Radio host Justin Judkins, who is also the coach of the Maple Mountain Golden Eagles high-school wrestling team. “It brought to the table exactly what it was that I was looking for to do with my athletes.”
Judkins uses CrossFit for training his athletes, and the gains they’ve made using the program are phenomenal. With more all-star wrestlers than any other high-school team and a second-place finish at the Utah High School Activities Association State Championship, Judkin’s wrestling team is making strides.
“It’s been amazing the results we have seen in just the short amount of time we’ve been doing it,” he says.
According to Judkins, CrossFit has brought his athletes together as a team and is an asset to their training.
“It mirrors wrestling so much because you’re actually moving your opponent, lifting and pulling, pushing and squatting and doing all of those basically functional movements against another person. I think that’s why it’s been such a great fit,” Judkins says.
Additional audio: CrossFit Radio Episode 161 by Justin Judkins, originally aired Feb. 23, 2011.