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
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.
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
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
CrossFit feels slightly different in Asia, according to Adrian Bozman.
“The spirit here is ridiculous. People are just so fired up,” said Bozman, head judge at the Asia Regional in Korea. “It kinda reminds me of the early days at The Ranch.”
He added: “It’s very community minded, and it’s awesome.”
Candice Ford, formerly Candice Howe, was the regional’s 2011 champion. Even she was distracted by the excitement of seeing old friends.
“I love that we can be here and… Continue Reading
Gabriel Stockton floated around from job to job. He was overweight and, after a bout with drugs, ended up in a mental hospital for a week.
“When you’re doing drugs there’s like this fantasy that’s going on,” he explains.
“The stuff that’s coming out of your mouth, the stuff that you’re seeing it’s unreal,” he adds.
Eventually, Stockton cleaned up and found CrossFit Ogden.
“I saw like a revival,” he says. “I could be part of something that’s going to be… Continue Reading
The North Central Regional was certainly filled with surprises.
After Day 1, Games veteran Alex Nettey sat atop the Leaderboard in a spot many had reserved for Kyle Kasperbauer, who finished third at the CrossFit Games in 2012. On their heels was rookie Jacob Heppner.
“I’d like to make it, but I’m not gonna place money on myself,” Heppner said with a smile at the end of Day 1.
Your thoughts can derail your performance—but only if you let them.
Here are some common thoughts at CrossFit boxes all over the world:
“I can’t wait until this is over. I can’t sleep the night before a competition.”
“The countdown: There’s no turning back. These are the most stressful 10 seconds of my day.”
“The clock gives me instant anxiety, and it takes me a minute or two to get my focus back.”
“This is exciting!”
“Let’s do this!”
“I love to compete!”
What… Continue Reading