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The Story in NorCal

By Eric Maciel

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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.

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The Story in North East

By Ian Wittenber

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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

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The Story in Australia

By Michael McCoy

In Competition, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

July 06, 2014

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The Australia Regional brought a weekend of surprises. While Games veterans Ruth Anderson Horrell and Chad Mackay failed to qualify, returning competitor Denae Brown took first overall for the women, and Rob Forte stood atop the men’s podium for the second consecutive year.

Games spots were up for grabs all weekend.

“When you look at this Leaderboard, it’s becoming very clear that Australia is just as competitive as any other region out… Continue Reading

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The Story in South West

By Heber Cannon and Jonathan Glancy

In Athletes, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

July 03, 2014

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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

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In Athletes, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

July 01, 2014

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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

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The Story in Mid Atlantic

By Michael Dalton

In Competition, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

June 28, 2014

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The 2014 Mid Atlantic Regional went down in Fairfax, Virginia, during the third week of regional competition. The region ultimately sent one man and one woman to the CrossFit Games for the sixth consecutive time.

After expecting to be disappointed on Day 1, Christy Adkins looked to make up ground on Day 2.

“I knew Events 1 and 2 weren’t gonna be my specialty,” Adkins said at the end of Day 2. “Since that point… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 336

By Justin Judkins

In Athletes, CrossFit Games, Radio

June 27, 2014

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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

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The Story in SoCal

By Marston Sawyers

In Competition, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

June 25, 2014

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After two weeks of competition in which multiple CrossFit Games veterans failed to qualify, SoCal athletes took the floor at one of the most hotly contested regionals.

Favored to win Event 1—a 1-rep-max hang snatch—Games runner-up Lindsey Valenzuela faltered with 185 lb. overhead, surprising fans.

“I didn’t like that I missed the 185,” Valenzuela said after the event, “but that’s the way weightlifting works … that’s why it’s kind of a fun sport.”

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