On Episode 173 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed regional qualifier Andrew Williams; Darwin Hunt, creator of the CrossFit Charity Calendar; and Cliff Lewis, Reebok CrossFit Games Open masters champion. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, May 25, 2011.
5:50 Andrew Williams knows the elation of having hard work rewarded after he secured a spot to compete in the Northern California Regional. Unfortunately, he also knows the bitter disappointment of being sidelined after being hit by a car while biking. Andrew came on the show to give his thoughts on becoming a spectator after working so hard to achieve his goal of qualifying for the regional.
13:40 Darwin Hunt is currently traveling around the country visiting different affiliates and taking pictures of well-known CrossFitters. He isn’t a member of the paparazzi but rather the creator of a calendar aimed at capturing the lighter side of the CrossFit community. The best part about the project is that all profits will go to deserving charities. Darwin came on the show to talk about how the idea was conceived and put into motion. He spoke about the charities that will benefit and how and when CrossFitters will be able to get their hands on their own calendar.
31:20 Cliff Lewis is the owner of CrossFit Heath in Heath, Texas, but he’s better known for being the champion of the Reebok CrossFit Games Open masters division (45-49). Cliff came on the show to give his thoughts on the Open and his performance. He spoke candidly about entering the Games with a target on his back and described his strengths and weaknesses, as well as how he found CrossFit. According to Cliff, his life has transformed since starting the program a year and a half ago. Finally, the affiliate owner explained what his training and diet will look like with the Games looming on the horizon.