Athletes

There are 573 articles in this category.

View another category:

Hanging up His Shoes

By Andréa Maria Cecil

In Athletes

July 15, 2014

PDF Article

A legend in the CrossFit community, Chris Spealler bids farewell to CrossFit Games competition in 2014. Andréa Maria Cecil examines the man and the myth.

It was Oct. 8, 1966, a Saturday. Iowa State University faced the University of Kansas in the Big 8 football conference.

The Cyclones had been having kickoff trouble, and the team was about to unveil its new weapon: a 5-foot-5 man weighing 126 lb. Like his teammates, he wore a… Continue Reading

Free Download

Comment

Only Three

By Sevan Matossian, Hayley Parlen, Matt Krautstrunk and Gary Roberts

Video Article

In 2014, the only competitors going to the CrossFit Games are those who qualify at regionals—no special invitations, no past-champ rule, no wild cards.

In the Central East Region, that means only the top three go to the Games, and the region is arguably the toughest one for male athletes. Among the competitors are two past champs, several top-10 Games finishers and a whole line of tough athletes hungry for a ticket to Carson, California.

In this… Continue Reading

Free Download

Comment

CrossFit Radio Episode 338

By Justin Judkins

In Athletes, CrossFit, CrossFit Games, Radio

July 13, 2014

Audio Article

On Episode 338 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit Games competitor and Level 1 Seminar Staff member James Hobart. This episode was webcast on July 9, 2014.

3:18 James Hobart talked about his training since finishing second at the North East Regional and described how he’ll prepare in the final weeks before the CrossFit Games. Hobart, who was on the CrossFit New England team that won the Affiliate… Continue Reading

Free Download

Comment

The Story in NorCal

By Eric Maciel

Video Article

In the fourth and final week of regional competition, NorCal athletes took the floor at the San Jose University Event Center.

In a region that’s home to three of the top 10 male athletes from last year’s CrossFit Games, squeezing into a qualifying spot would not be an easy task. Neal Maddox proved he was ready to go back to the Games by setting a record in Event 1 with a 295-lb. hang snatch.

“I just… Continue Reading

Free Download

Comment

The Story in North East

By Ian Wittenber

Video Article

The North East Regional was all about community.

“Nothing compares to the camaraderie, relying on each other, working together to win,” said CrossFit Brickyard team member Seth St Amand.

One of the best parts about being an athlete at regionals is the support from your box or fellow competitors, said 2014 Games qualifier Sheila Barden.

“If you’re first you get a couple cheers from the crowd,” Barden said. “When you’re last, you have everybody with you. It’s so motivating. It’s… Continue Reading

Free Download

Comment

The Story in South West

By Heber Cannon and Jonathan Glancy

In Athletes, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

July 03, 2014

Video Article

Held on the final week of competition, the South West Regional was full of hungry rookies and seasoned veterans looking for redemption from 2013.

Last year, Chris Spealler missed qualification for the first time in the history of the CrossFit Games, and he had vowed 2014 would be his final year competing for a spot.

He wasn’t the only one wanting to go back. Tommy Hackenbruck, leader of two-time CrossFit Games Affiliate Cup champions Hack’s… Continue Reading

Free Download

Comment

In Athletes, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

July 01, 2014

Video Article

The 2014 North West Regional gave fans what they wanted: suspense.

Coming into the regional after a respectable Games debut in which she took 14th place overall, Rory Zambard looked poised to stand on the podium once again. But after two days of competition, Zambard sat 6 points out of the third qualifying spot to the Games.

“It’s gonna take a lot of hard work on my part and the stars aligning a little bit, I think,” Zambard said at the… Continue Reading

Free Download

Comment

CrossFit Radio Episode 336

By Justin Judkins

In Athletes, CrossFit Games, Radio

June 27, 2014

Audio Article

On Episode 336 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit Games qualifier Will Moorad. This episode was webcast on June 25, 2014.

1:10 Considering Will Moorad had to move his wedding back a week to avoid conflicting with the Central East Regional, it was fitting that he qualified for the Games by beating past Games champion Graham Holmberg and past Games competitor Marcus Hendren for third… Continue Reading

Free Download

Comment