“It was so valuable”: How Camps like Training Think Tank and Brute Strength are Looking to Professional, On-Site Judges for Quarterfinals

March 29, 2023 by
Photo Credit: Derive Creative(@derivecreative)

Last season, during the 2022 Quarterfinals, the Training Think Camp crew in Alpharetta, GA experienced “a ton of penalties” on the pistols in the second Quarterfinals workout.

  • “We were doing our best and trying to uphold the standards,” remembered Training Think Tank coach Adam Rogers, who coaches 2022 CrossFit Games rookie Alexis Raptis, as well four other athletes who have qualified to this year’s Semifinals (Allison Ralfs, Jessica Schwartz, Connor Duddy and Matt Gilpin).

So after last season, Rogers and the other Training Think Tank coaches started to wonder whether judging was a role a coach should even play during an important event like Quarterfinals.

  • “Even though we see the movements done all the time…I think that we have seen in the last couple years with the penalties that have been assessed that (judging) isn’t really something we should be trusting ourselves with,” Rogers said. 

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