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Hosting the Tahoe Throwdown

By Myles Lewis, Travis Weaver and Jeb Scicluna

In Competition, Videos

November 19, 2010

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Set in the picturesque Sierras, CrossFit Avalanche is an enviable CrossFit gym. This is especially true because the box hosted events for the Rogue Vs. Again Faster Throwdown.

So what’s it like to host some of the world’s best athletes at your box? CrossFit Avalanche co-owners Myles Lewis and Travis Weaver offer their perspective on the Throwdown, to which CrossFit Avalanche graciously donated time, energy, space and equipment.

Even with a host of great… Continue Reading

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Coaching for Competition

By Paul Estrada and Leon Chang

In Coaching, Competition

October 29, 2010

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How do you turn good athletes into firebreathers? Paul Estrada and Leon Chang coach a group from CrossFit Elysium through their first competition.

“All coaching is is taking a player where he can’t take himself.”
—Bill McCartney

Several months back, Paul was approached by CrossFit Mission Gorge about putting together a competition between us, them and a few other affiliates. It was only a few weeks since our… Continue Reading

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The Afghanistan Games

By Sgt. 1st Class Rafael C. Lopez II

In Competition, LEO/Mil

October 22, 2010

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Deployed U.S. Army troops experience the intensity of CrossFit competition. Sgt. 1st Class Rafael C. Lopez reports.

We are an aviation unit that is deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. For people who are unfamiliar with us, you can view our history in the CrossFit Journal article APFT A-OK.

Our soldiers work a 12-hour day for 13 days straight. During deployment, they have… Continue Reading

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In Competition, Videos

October 20, 2010

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Many of CrossFit’s best have gathered in Lake Tahoe for the Team Rogue vs. Team Again Faster competition that will feature six CrossFit Games champions, in addition to superstars such as Chris Spealler, Rich Froning Jr. and Heather Bergeron.

Dave Castro, CrossFit’s Co-Director of Training, was on hand to oversee the event and challenged top 2010 Games competitor Camille Leblanc-Bazinet to an informal 2-minute double-under duel. CLB is an… Continue Reading

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New Friends

By Mike Warkentin

In Competition, Olympic Lifts

October 04, 2010

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The first CrossFit-USAW Open is a hit with Oly lifters and CrossFitters alike. Mike Warkentin reports.

On Day 3 of the CrossFit-USAW Open in Colorado Springs, Coach Greg Glassman was standing in the back looking out over the indoor tennis courts at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort.

On his right, a crowd of CrossFitters in singlets were warming up on Oly platforms. On his left, a pack of bare-chested men were attacking a CrossFit triplet featuring squat cleans… Continue Reading

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Light Weight?

By Mike Warkentin

In Competition, Olympic Lifts

October 02, 2010

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Day 2 of the CrossFit-USAW Open featured a host of great moments, including a weightlifting showcase by Olympian and Pan Am Games gold medalist Chad Vaughn.

Today’s sessions featured the 63- and 69-kg women, as well as the 77-, 85- and 94-kg men.

Watch the final sessions live online tomorrow at live.CrossFit.com.

For complete results, visit the USAW website.

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Mile-High Hybrid

By Mike Warkentin

In Competition, Olympic Lifts

October 01, 2010

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Day 1 of the CrossFit-USAW Open is in the books, marking the first time an official Olympic-lifting meet has been paired with a CrossFit workout.

Find out what top athletes and coaches including Chris Spealler and Natalie Burgener had to say about the groundbreaking event in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Watch the rest of the event live online at live.CrossFit.com.

For complete Day 1 results, visit the USAW website.

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CrossFit Radio Episode 139

By Justin Judkins

In Competition, Olympic Lifts, Radio

September 29, 2010

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On Episode 139 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Heather Bergeron, who placed eighth at the 2010 CrossFit Games, and former pro-baseball player Dave Lipson. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010.

2:15 Heather Bergeron came on the show to talk about her preparations for the CrossFit-USAW Open competition that’s taking place Oct. 1-3 in Colorado. Bergeron commented… Continue Reading

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