On Episode 319 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed two of the top five male athletes from the 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games. Garret Fisher placed fifth last year, and Scott Panchik was fourth. This episode was webcast on Feb. 26, 2014.
2:04 Justin caught up with Garret Fisher the day before the announcement of Open Workout 14.1, in which Fisher was to compete with Marcus Hendren during a live broadcast. Fisher said he was nervous and excited to be one of the first two people do the workout that kicks off the 2014 CrossFit competition season. As a coach at NorCal CrossFit, Fisher described how he handles the volume of regular training with the affiliate’s other top athletes, including owner Jason Khalipa and fellow coach Pat Barber. Finally, Fisher gave advice to all the athletes competing in the Open this year.
11:24 Scott Panchik explained what life has been like since he recently opened CrossFit Mentality. He talked about how much fun he has helping people achieve their CrossFit goals and how he fits his workouts into his coaching schedule. Panchik shared how he will approach the Open this year and said his real focus is on the Regional round of competition and earning another trip to the Games. He talked about the pressure on top athletes but advised Open competitors to have fun with this year’s events.