On Episode 280 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed two Mid Atlantic Regional competitors who are a husband-and-wife team. Competing as individuals, Alea Helmick placed fourth and Gary Helmick placed second. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, June 12, 2013.
3:33 Alea Helmick has only been doing CrossFit for a year, but she stormed into the Mid Atlantic Regional after placing fifth in the Open. At the Regional, she placed fourth and missed going to the Games by two points. She explained how she and her husband approached the weekend as each serves as coach for the other. Alea described her athletic background, how she met her husband and how she will help her partner get ready for the Games.
23:06 Gary Helmick described what it was like to compete at Regionals with his wife, who narrowly missed making the Games a couples retreat for Team Helmick. He gave his thoughts on the programming and explained how he approached Event 7 after a disappointing 17th-place finish on Event 6. Helmick talked about how he’ll prepare for the Games and detailed his athletic background, which includes playing minor-league baseball for the Baltimore Orioles. Helmick opened CrossFit ReVamped last August and explained how he balances training and running an affiliate.