As Seen on IG: TYR Wodapalooza Highlights from Across the Community

January 18, 2023 by
Photo Credit: Wodapalooza (@wodapalooza)
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Though TYR Wodapalooza’s live broadcast is reserved for the Elite Divisions, social media gives us the opportunity to see highlights from across the community as they threw down over four days of the 11th annual fitness festival in Bayfront Park in Miami, FL.

We wish we could show them all but with limited time and space, here are a few moments from the weekend that encapsulate our incredible CrossFit community. If you know someone that competed, give them a shout in the comments below.

20 Things Worth Highlighting at 2023 TYR Wodapalooza:

1. These synchro pull-ups with three arms by Omar Iglesias and Lenny Vallecillo. 

2. This “Tim Paulson”-esque full send at the Reign Body Fuel tent by Michelle Page, owner of CrossFit Bench in Beamsville, Ontario.

3. This 340-pound/154.2kg front squat double by Tony Grecco from CrossFit Union Square in New York, NY, competing on Team Union Strong in the Men’s Intermediate division.

4. This caricature art of Team Canadian PB&J’s Pat Vellner, Brent Fikowski, and Jeff Adler by Rafael Michel Desenhista.

5. These static holds across the adaptive divisions.

6. These matching lumberjack outfits from Men’s Scaled Team, Muskoka Grizzlies, from CrossFit Muskoka in Port Carling, Ontario.

7. These 15 unbroken bar muscle-ups by Gage Fontenot from OG Strength & Conditioning in Lake Charles, LA at the Skyhill USA booth.

8. This epic save by the PicSil Sport staff when Roman Khrennikov needed grips two minutes prior to his event.

9. This 250-pound/113.4kg jerk PR by Lexi Ross from Team Tahoe Full of WIT in the Intermediate Female Teams division.

10. This Pikachu hat worn by Mikhael Galera in the Masters 35-39 division.

11. These single-arm rope climbs by Victor Assaf in the Men’s Standing Upper division’s Back to the Future workout.

12. This 425-pound front squat double from Sigbert Guy on Intermediate Men’s Team NWA from CrossFit Bridge & Tunnel in Queens, NY.

13. This birthday boy, Luis Angel Lopez III, from Orlando, FL that spent his 41st working the WZA sidelines.

14. This squad from CrossFit Aero in Wesley Chapel, FL that came out to support Stephanie Beaver, their gym’s first adaptive athlete to compete at Wodapalooza. 

15. This brave world traveler, Ryan Gardner from Melbourne, Australia,  that competed in the scaled division of The Gauntlet after only one year of CrossFit experience.

16. This high-achieving team, RDU Strong from CrossFit RDU in Raleigh, NC that logged two event wins, two lifting PR’s, and 6th overall in the Women’s Scaled division.

17. These flawless ring muscle-ups from Team Training Legend’s Georgia Smith-Ball in the Women’s Rx Team division.

18. This PR face from Marissa Nichols, champion of the Girls 13-15 division.

19. This cheering squad from CrossFit 3090 in Prairieville, LA that came out with Big Heads and all to support the CrossFit 3090 Men competing in the Scaled Men’s Team division.

20. This adaptive athlete turned adaptive CrossFit athlete, Tony Nelson from CrossFit Decimate in Colorado Springs, CO that entered his affiliate just wanting to cycle, but fell in love with the sport and competed in the Men’s Scaled Standing division this year.

TYR Wodapalooza is one of the largest competitions in our sport with 44 divisions encapsulating elite Games-level athletes, brand new athletes, and everything in between. At its core, the Miami fitness festival was founded on community, and 11 years later that sentiment remains.

Congratulations to all WZA 2023 participants—we can’t wait to see you again next year. 🌴

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