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Road to Conviction Episode 6: 100 Percent Commitment

By Gary Roberts and Jordan Shalhoub

In Athletes, HD Videos, LEO/Mil

April 27, 2015

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While incarcerated, Fletcher Tholin discovered CrossFit. Watch his rehabilitation in this eight-part series.

In Episode 6, we learn when things started to take a turn for the worse in Tholin’s youth.

“He was never a bad kid,” says Tholin’s mother, Diane. “He was always a good kid.”

But that changed by 16, Tholin says, when he began experimenting with a myriad of drugs.

“Because of the drugs and the partying and all that stuff, I got kicked out… Continue Reading

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Road to Conviction Episode 5: CrossFit Is the Foundation

By Gary Roberts and Jordan Shalhoub

In Athletes, HD Videos, LEO/Mil

April 19, 2015

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While incarcerated, Fletcher Tholin discovered CrossFit. Watch his rehabilitation in this eight-part series.

In Episode 5, Tholin is seven weeks into CrossFit and he’s competing in his first Open competition.

As Tholin works, he explains he’s feeling happier in his life. And of course he’s spending more time at the gym—working on double-unders, repeating Open workouts and continuing to build relationships.

“Practice makes perfect,” he says after completing 50 unbroken… Continue Reading

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Road to Conviction Episode 3: Moving Forward

By Gary Roberts and Jordan Shalhoub

In Athletes, HD Videos, LEO/Mil

April 06, 2015

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While incarcerated, Fletcher Tholin discovered CrossFit. Watch his rehabilitation in this eight-part series.

In this episode, Tholin’s at work discussing how important the gym and community have become to him.

The halfway house Tholin lives in works on a five-level system in which higher levels permit more freedom. Now at Level 4 status—he skipped Level 3—Tholin can be out of the halfway house for six hours a day. For as many hours as his body… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, Athletes, CrossFit Games

March 29, 2015

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(Corrects to state CrossFit Fayetteville is in Arkansas.)

This edition of “Virtuosity” features the CrossFit Games Open, in which hundreds of thousands of people test their fitness every year.

The Open is a special time for CrossFit athletes, but it doesn’t come without some trepidation as people challenge themselves to beat previous records and achieve new levels of fitness.

In “Every Rep a Victory,” Jillian Sharp explains the fear she… Continue Reading

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Road to Conviction Episode 2: CrossFit’s a Rope

By Gary Roberts and Jordan Shalhoub

In Athletes, LEO/Mil

March 29, 2015

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While incarcerated, Fletcher Tholin discovered CrossFit. Watch his rehabilitation in this eight-part series.

In this episode, Tholin completes the on-ramp classes at CrossFit Edwardsville in Glen Carbon, Illinois.

“(The on-ramp is) our foundational program for athletes who are new to the game or who are coming into CrossFit from a non-traditional background,” says affiliate owner Greg Skelly. “I make sure that we’re all on the same page about a… Continue Reading

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Road to Conviction Episode 1: It’s Almost Symbolic

By Gary Roberts and Jordan Shalhoub

In Athletes, LEO/Mil

March 22, 2015

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While incarcerated, Fletcher Tholin discovered CrossFit. Watch his rehabilitation in this eight-part series.

In Episode 1, we meet Tholin, learn how he found CrossFit and see his first workout at a CrossFit affiliate.

While in prison serving three years of a five-year sentence, he saw the 2012 Reebok CrossFit Games on ESPN. Intrigued, he started doing CrossFit and tried to research as much as possible. Though his resources were limited, he had some… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 371

By Justin Judkins

In Athletes, Competition, CrossFit Games, Radio

March 07, 2015

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On Episode 371 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed the athletes atop the CrossFit Games Open Leaderboard after workouts 15.1 and 15.1A: Maude Charron and Nick Urankar. This episode was webcast on March 4, 2015.

3:01 Maude Charron was virtually unknown until she crushed 15.1 and 15.1A to edge out defending CrossFit Games champion Camille Leblanc-Bazinet by 4 points in the overall standings. Charron, who has a… Continue Reading

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Virtuosity 5: Therapy

By Ryan Saunders

In Athletes, LEO/Mil

March 01, 2015

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In Virtuosity 4, we heard how CrossFit helped an athlete regain her athleticism after an accident. Virtuosity 5 deals with therapy as well but addresses issues that go well beyond sore muscles and creaky joints.

Ryan Saunders lives with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and he’s found the best form of therapy is the barbell in his garage. Saunders explains CrossFit’s prescription of constantly varied functional movements performed… Continue Reading

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