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Story in California

By Various

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July 18, 2015

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The brawl between Northern California and Southern California commenced May 21 at the Del Mar Arena in Del Mar, California.

In the women’s competition, eight previous Games competitors were fighting for return spots alongside 32 hungry athletes hoping to get their first shot. Eyes were on Rebecca Voigt, who was aiming to set a record by qualifying for her eighth consecutive Games, and Lindsey Valenzuela, who wanted to reclaim a spot at the StubHub Center… Continue Reading

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Story in the Meridian

By Eric Maciel and Adam Cline

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July 17, 2015

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The Meridian Regional brought Europe and Africa together in Ballerup, Denmark, from May 29 to 31.

A group of strong Icelandic women were poised to dominate the podium, and many bet on two-time Games champion Annie Thorisdottir to win. Instead, rookie Icelander Sara Sigmundsdottir handily topped the regional by collecting 38 points more than second-placed Katrin Tanja Davidsdottir. Despite starting the weekend with an Event 1 win, Thorisdottir sat in unfamiliar territory in third place… Continue Reading

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Teams of the California Regional

By Sevan Matossian, Gary Roberts, Hayley Parlen, Matt Kraustrunk and Taylor Filasky

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July 16, 2015

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“This will be the best team year ever.” —Chase Ingraham, CrossFit Games commentator

In 2015, four-time CrossFit Games champion Rich Froning Jr. went team, as did seven-time CrossFit Games competitor Jason Khalipa. Back-to-back champion Ute CrossFit is returning from a one-year hiatus, and 2014 Affiliate Cup winner CrossFit Invictus is back to defend its spot on the podium. A handful of other strong teams will also make a push for the hardware at the 2015 Reebok… Continue Reading

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Dancing and Deadlifts

By Nikolaj Rønnow

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Masters athlete Karl Dyall owns CrossFit Solid in Stockholm, Sweden.

The son of a jazz musician, Dyall says show business has been a part of his life since birth. He started theater school at 5 and has since been a breakdancer, a martial artist and a band member. Dancing has always been the biggest part of his active lifestyle, he says.

After several injuries left him weak and unable to do everyday things such as hold his… Continue Reading

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Behind the Beasts

By Michael Brian

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July 14, 2015

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The CrossFit Games rely on an army of staff members and volunteers who dedicate themselves to the success of the competition, from the first day of the Open to the last day of the Games. They want not to sit in the stands but to labor just outside the limelight, to build the pyramid the Fittest on Earth will climb.

In 2015, the continued growth of the Games is a result of… Continue Reading

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Story in the Pacific

By Michael McCoy

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July 13, 2015

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All eyes were on the Aussies at the 2015 Pacific Regional that combined the Asia and Australia regions for a throwdown in Wollongong, Australia.

On the men’s side, several former Games athletes were looking for a return trip to Carson, California, but it was a rookie who stole the show at the last minute.

Ben Garard battled back from 29th at the end of Day 1 to take the final qualifying spot to the Games. Heading into Event… Continue Reading

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Story in the Central

By Marston Sawyers

In CrossFit Games, HD Videos

July 09, 2015

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Athletes from the North Central and Central East regions gathered at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for just five spots in each division of the CrossFit Games.

On the women’s side, redemption was a common theme. Stacie Tovar and Lindy Barber were looking to qualify after missing out in 2014, and Nicole Holcomb, Elisabeth Akinwale and Shelia Barden had goals of getting back to Carson, California, yet again. And one young rookie… Continue Reading

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Story in the East

By Michael Dalton

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July 06, 2015

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The 2015 East Regional brought Canada East and North East athletes together in a battle for the coveted spots in the CrossFit Games. Heading into the weekend, two athletes were regarded as “sure things” to stand atop the podium at the end of the weekend.

“You never want to say a guy is a sure thing,” said “CrossFit Games Update” host Sean Woodland, “but Mat Fraser’s about as close as you’re gonna get to that.”

Fraser gave defending champion Rich Froning Jr. a run for his money at… Continue Reading

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