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In Competition, CrossFit Games

June 29, 2010

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CrossFit competitions are intense tests of physical skills—but they’re also where colorful characters let it all hang out. A now-sober Kevin Daigle reports.

The more I compete in CrossFit, the more I learn about myself—including how bad Rob Orlando and James Hobart can kick my ass.

Having just returned from Albany, N.Y., and the Northeast Regional event, I should be ready for a long summer’s rest and… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 124

By Justin Judkins

In Affiliation, Competition, Radio, Running

June 16, 2010

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On Episode 124 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Bob Guere, owner of CrossFit California City; Pam Robles and Dave Lombardo, who are organizing the CrossFit event in the California Firefighters Summer Olympics; and Mike Moody, the owner of CrossFit Fort Benning. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, June 16, 2010.

3:30 CrossFit California City owner Bob Guere came on the… Continue Reading

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It Takes a Barbell

By Mike Warkentin

In Competition

June 13, 2010

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Community-building events like the CrossFit Regina Spring Fling give athletes of all abilities a chance to experience the amazing camaraderie of intense competition.

No one from the CrossFit Regina Spring Fling is going to compete in the CrossFit Games—but every one of them is going to be fit. And that’s a great thing.

Only one week before the best athletes in Canada converged on Calgary to battle for a total of 12 spots in the… Continue Reading

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Rise of the Euro?

By Blair Morrison

In Competition, CrossFit Games

June 05, 2010

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American Blair Morrison won the Europe Regional but reports that the Old Country is full of unbelievable athletes who are sure to be in the mix at the 2010 CrossFit Games.

The weekend of the Europe Regional is difficult to summarize. It was exhilarating and exhausting, with a more fulfilling end than I ever could have hoped for.

It featured the standard elements of the CrossFit experience: anxiety, exhaustion, pain and joy. There… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio, Episode 121

By Justin Judkins

In Athletes, Combatives, Competition, Radio

May 26, 2010

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On Episode 121 of CrossFit Radio, Host Justin Judkins interviewed Tony Blauer and the winner of the North Central Regional, Matt Chan. The episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, May 26, 2010.

3:30 Tony Blauer is the owner of Blauer Tactical Systems and creator of the SPEAR System (Spontaneous Protection Enabling Accelerated Response), and he came on the show to talk about the training camp… Continue Reading

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No I in Team

By Various

In Competition, CrossFit Games, Videos

May 25, 2010

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Affiliate Cup competitions are always about teamwork, but the Northwest Regional event in Puyallup, Wash., took that idea one step further with a two-person clean and jerk.

After two “standard” team WODs, athletes were faced with 275- and 185-lb. bars for max clean and jerks in 90 seconds. If you thought mastering the intricacies of an Olympic lift was tough by yourself, try coordinating the world’s most powerful lift with a… Continue Reading

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In Competition, CrossFit Games, Videos

May 24, 2010

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The women’s competition at the Northwest Regional featured a field of 50 women vying for three qualifying spots, with former Games competitors Cyndi Frieling, Kallista Pappas and Jenny Olson certain to figure in the battle. HQ trainers and affiliate owners Miranda Oldroyd and Nadia Shatila also promised to make things exciting at the competition held May 15-16 in Puyallup, Wash.

The regional featured four events:

WOD 1—3 rounds of 10… Continue Reading

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Firebreathers’ Forum

By CrossFit New England

In Athletes, Competition, Videos

May 22, 2010

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Ben Bergeron of CrossFit New England wanted to bring the best CrossFit minds and bodies from the Northeast region together for a four-day session in preparation for the 2010 Games.

The concept was simple: take some of the top athletes from the local sectional competitions, mash them together with great coaches and further round off those rough edges even the strongest athletes have hidden away.

The result was an intensely focused… Continue Reading

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