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April 24, 2013

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Countless hours went into producing the unveiling events for each of the five workouts of the CrossFit Games Open. In Part 1 of this series, take a look at everything that happened before Director of the Games Dave Castro finally broke the suspense and released the events during the live broadcasts.

Included are tidbits like the old-fashioned barber-shop shave before 13.2 with Castro, Games Head Judge Adrian Bozman and CrossFit Media’s Rory McKernan.

“Dave, my stress levels have gone down about 90 percent since I got here,” Bozman tells Castro as he sits in the barber’s chair.

Before the announcement of the final Open workout in Santa Cruz, Calif., 2008 Games champion Jason Khalipa sits between Castro and McKernan and feels a bit out of his league among the men in suits.

“You guys are kind of intimidating me right now,” Khalipa says with laughter. “I feel like I’m in Blue Brothers or somethin’ right now.”

Video by Jordan Gravatt.

9min 8sec

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Additional audio: CrossFit Radio Episode 266 by Justin Judkins, published March 8, 2013.

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5 Comments on “Behind the Scenes of the CrossFit Games Open: Part 1”


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With all due respect to Dave Castro who I think the world of,
going in for the straightedge shave was kinda like a bald guy going in for a shampoo. CFHQ, keep up the great work.


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Awesome video, FCHQ. It really looked like a lot of fun getting to be a part of all that!


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I love that while surrounded by CrossFitters, Bob Harper (probably the most noticeable trainer on the planet) is simply labeled as personal trainer. Good stuff!


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It's cool!!!


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It is interesting to know what is actually happening "Behind the Scenes". I, David Lichtenstein, for example am an actor and I have been behind the stage in many theaters and in many movie sets. He knows exactly what a setup means and how the magic can be captured with the camera , or on stage with an actual audience. So, for David Lichtenstein, the whole concept behind the stage is the most significant thing that matters.
It is interesting to know that David starred in Dallas Buyers Club and he worked with some of the best actors on the planet like Leto, McConaughey and Garner and they even managed to snatch a few Oscars from the Academy Awards. But, working with these names backstage is an entirely different concept, you get to see their real, human side and you get to know them better, you get to laugh with them, you get to see their philosophies...

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