On Episode 219 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit Valdosta owner Trebor Marple, as well as CrossFit 061 owner and 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games competitor Nick Urankar. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, April 11, 2012.
The WOW (Workout of the Week) is from CrossFit Chaparral in Scottsdale, Ariz.
95-lb. front squat, 30 reps
30 box jumps
95-lb. power snatch, 30 reps
95-lb. sumo deadlift high-pull, 30 reps
5:22 Trebor Marple of CrossFit Valdosta competed in this year’s Reebok CrossFit Games Open. Eight years ago, when Marple was hit by a truck and suffered a partially severed spinal cord, competing in any capacity seemed like an impossible dream. Marple told his story and how the challenging experience actually benefited him even after doctors told him he would never walk again. Marple also explained how he found CrossFit and what it was like to open an affiliate.
27:44 Nick Urankar of CrossFit 061 competed in last summer’s Reebok CrossFit Games. He described the experience and why he’s so motivated to make a return appearance. Urankar opened his affiliate less than a month ago, and he explained how he worked to be successful right from the start. In this year’s Open, Urankar finished third in the tough Central East Region, which means he’ll be going up against Rich Froning Jr. and Dan Bailey at the regional competition, but Urankar is a competitor and says he wouldn’t have it any other way.