VIDEO: The Fittest Firefighter Angelo DiCicco, Looking to Podium at The Games with Mayhem Independence
It’s been a busy year for Angelo DiCicco. Getting a full healthy year under his belt after returning to the sport from back issues, working full-time as a firefighter and joining the team Mayhem Independence. So far — this year has been a success. DiCicco recently won the Occupational Quarterfinals as the fittest firefighter on Earth.
Morning Chalk Up’s Lauren Kalil sits down with DiCicco to discuss balancing full-time firefighting with CrossFit, how he ultimately decided to be on Mayhem Independence and even how the team was created in the first place.
0:30 – Being crowned the fittest firefighter on earth during the Occupational Quarterfinals
2:15 – Balancing being a full-time firefighter and competitive CrossFitter
3:55 – The demand of his career with keeping his body healthy to train
5:40 – How does his CrossFit background make him a good firefighter
7:00 – Recovering after a back injury
9:20 – Decision to go team in the 2022 season
10:20 – Building Mayhem Independence
11:50 – Chemistry between the team
12:45 – Relationship with DiCicco and Rich Froning
13:56 – Preparing for MACC Semifinal
14:50 – Challenges with using the worm
15:45 – Point spread between the Independence and Freedom
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