Catching Up With the Avalanche Boys

By Travis Weaver and Myles Lewis

In Athletes, CrossFit, Videos

June 18, 2011

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At the Fittest of the Sierras Competition held during the Reebok CrossFit Games Open in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., the cameras caught up with CrossFit Avalanche to find out where the Tahoe Throwdown has taken them and their gym.

The Tahoe Throwdown held at CrossFit Avalanche last fall pitted superstars from Rogue Fitness against those from Again Faster. CrossFit Avalanche owners Travis Weaver and Myles Lewis say the event energized their gym and inspired athletes and coaches alike.

After the event, their gym adopted the “call-out” to challenge members and coaches to take on individual challenges.

“Usually it’s something that they’re better at than you, so it pushes you a little harder,” Lewis says.

Another take-away was some unexpected notoriety in the CrossFit community for their members and their box.

“One guy—I think he was a little exaggerating a little bit—but he likened it to going to Yankee Stadium,” Weaver says.

Since the throwdown, Weaver and Lewis have opened a second box in Truckee, Calif., called CrossFit Blizzard. Lewis won the Fittest of the Sierras and competed at the NorCal Regional.

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Additional reading: The Story Behind the Rogue vs. Again Faster Throwdown.

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