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The Story in Asia

By Mike Koslap

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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

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The Barber and the Barbell

By Jordan Gravatt

In Athletes, CrossFit, HD Videos

June 18, 2014

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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

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The Story in North Central

By Michael Dalton

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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.

On the women’s side, 2012 and 2013 regional winner … Continue Reading

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The Story in South East

By Mike Koslap

In Competition, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

June 13, 2014

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During this year’s South East Regional, Noah Ohlsen found himself in a familiar spot: first place at the end of Day 1. But in 2013, he slipped in the days that followed to end his weekend in seventh place overall.

“I’m not gonna let that happen this year,” the 23-year-old said as the first day of competition ended in 2014.

It wasn’t easy. He had a slew of capable athletes giving chase; among them was Elijah Muhammad… Continue Reading

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Although it shared its weekend with four other events, the Central East Regional was the show-stopper. The competitors’ names alone were enough to pique the interest of even the casual CrossFit Games observer: Julie Foucher, Rich Froning, Marcus Hendren, Graham Holmberg, Michelle Kinney and Scott Panchik.

“My professional opinion is that Rich—no matter what happens—is just unstoppable,” said commentator Chase Ingraham, who is also a member of CrossFit’s Level 1… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit, HD Videos

June 10, 2014

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On an unassuming industrial street in Long Island, New York, a three-time Grammy Award-winning artist does deadlifts. His name: Wyclef Jean.

“So a friend was like, ‘Yo, you need to try CrossFit.’ I was like, ‘OK, I’ll give it a try.’ But I was like, ‘I hope I’m not gonna get the celebrity treatment,’ you feel me?”

Jean adds: “That celebrity treatment—it lasted probably 3.1 seconds.”

His coach: Jennifer Hunter-Marshall. The CrossFit Garden City… Continue Reading

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The Story in Canada East

By Jeremy Podlog

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Sharing its weekend with four other events around the world—Australia, Central East, Europe and North West—the Canada East Regional proved to be an equally riveting show.

Camille Leblanc-Bazinet and Michele Letendre rekindled their rivalry, and Letendre found herself on the edge of qualifying for the CrossFit Games again amid ever-growing competition.

Kristine Andali gave Letendre a run for her money as only 1 point separated the… Continue Reading

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Coach B and the Dip

By Jordan Gravatt

In Coaching, HD Videos, Olympic Lifts

June 08, 2014

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If you’re going to train with Mike Burgener at his home nearly an hour north of San Diego, California, there are a few rules.

First, only one person lifts on a platform at a time. Second, move your bar to create space for others lifters. Third, clean the plates off the platform.

“Other than that, let’s lift some heavy weights. Let’s have some fun,” says Burgener, affectionately called Coach B.

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