International Teens Flock to Michigan to Train with Peers

May 9, 2022 by
Photo Credit: Pit Media Team

CrossFit Reykjavik might be home to the newest international superteam with Annie Thorisdottir and company, but the Pit Fitness Ranch in Three Rivers, MI might be headed in the same direction…once their team members learn to drive. 

Since its rise in prominence in the competitive CrossFit world in 2020, when it stepped up as the placeholder competition when the Games were canceled for Age Group divisions, Triple River CrossFit has become a headquarters for teen CrossFitters. 

With competitions and camps geared directly towards teenage athlete development, and a core group of young athletes based at the Pit, it’s quickly garnering a name for itself as the place to be for teens. In fact, two teens, Miguel Buzza Roo and Erica Schryer, have come from other countries, Brazil and Canada respectively, to train at Triple River CrossFit. 

Gym owners Brock and Autumn Yost say this magnetic pull of teen athletes came naturally, but they’re ready to work to foster it. 

  • “Obviously we teach (the teens) the movements, and do skills and drills, but more than that, we try to help them have a hand in creating a culture that allows them to compete at the highest level they're able to,” Brock Yost said. “The buzz keeps growing and growing because of the “magic” so to speak.”

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