Throwing Down the Gauntlet

By Hilary Achauer

In Kids, The CrossFit Life

November 19, 2011

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Hilary Achauer recaps the first CrossFit Kids and Teens competition for girls and boys ages 13-18.

It came down to a battle between Cole Dick and Garrett Janda. They had 5 minutes to find their 1RM squat clean. First, Janda cleaned 250 lb. Then Dick stepped up and cleaned the same weight, sending the two into a tiebreaker. Janda approached the bar, took a deep breath, and squat-cleaned 255 lb.

Impressive numbers, but even more so when you learn that Dick is 15 years old and Janda 18.

They were competing in The Gauntlet, a CrossFit Kids and Teens competition for athletes ages 13-18. The competition included three divisions: novice, junior varsity and varsity. The event was held on Oct. 16 at CrossFit Brand X in Ramona, Calif., and featured three workouts, with variations for the junior-varsity and novice athletes.



1 Comment on “Throwing Down the Gauntlet”


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Thats incredible, these kids have such an advantage over other young atheltes. The knowledge around crossfit as well as the community taht you become a part are things that give any student athelete an advantage over the rest.

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