On Episode 172 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed R.A.W. Training co-founder Molly Tuman; Tony Zana and Baker Leavitt, owners of 2Pood; and past CrossFit Games competitor Jasmine Dever. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, May 18, 2011.
3:40 R.A.W. Training in Wildwood, Pa., is training athletes—and training them well. R.A.W. stands for “realize the athlete within,” and R.A.W. showed the efficacy of their training and programming when they placed third in the team division of the Reebok CrossFit Games Open. R.A.W. co-founder Molly Tuman, who placed 11th in the Mid-Atlantic Region, came on the show to talk about her team and their training. After a top 20 finish in last year’s Affiliate Cup, the team members rededicated themselves and have trained together for an entire year. Many athletes had to decide whether to compete as individuals or as part of a team, and Tuman described how her athletes made the decision.
18:00 Tony Zana and Baker Leavitt are CrossFitters first and creators of 2Pood second. 2Pood makes performance clothing and accessories for CrossFit athletes. The duo came on the show to talk about the creation of their apparel and how they test their designs. 2Pood sponsors a host of elite CrossFitters, as well as CrossFit events around the country. They explained how they determine which athletes they want to have on their team, as well as how they chose their company’s unique name.
36:30 Jasmine Dever’s CrossFit accomplishments are impressive. She competed in the 2010 CrossFit Games and is storming into this season by finishing first in the Southwest Region and 18th overall in the Reebok CrossFit Games Open. After a disappointing finish in last year’s Games, Dever was highly motivated as she entered this season. Jasmine talked about her training and what she will do between now and her regional competition.