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2023 TYR Wodapalooza Payouts

Morning Chalk Up

January 17   |   POWERED BY


Good morning and welcome to the Morning Chalk Up.

In today’s edition:

  • 2023 TYR Wodapalooza payouts as half a million handed out
  • What is the average client retention period for a CrossFit gym?
  • CrossFit coach Rodrick Lopez talks MemeForTime inception
  • CrossFit Affiliate Programming Workout of the Month for January
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  TYR Wodapalooza: Payouts  

TYR Wodapalooza: Payouts

The 2023 TYR Wodapalooza competition has come to a conclusion after four eventful days and the athlete payouts can now be tallied. The fitness festival, based in Miami, FL, is one of the most popular CrossFit events of the year and we covered every moment of it on our website and on YouTube if you missed it.

The total cash prize as listed on the Wodapalooza website is $500,000 across individual and team winners. The top ten elite individuals received a cash prize, along with the top five elite teams and first place winners in the masters and adaptive divisions.

Individual Elite Women:

  1. Paige Powers: $75,000
  2. Dani Speegle: $35,00
  3. Emma Cary: $25,000
  4. Sydney Michalyshen: $10,000
  5. Emma Tall: $7,500
  6. Sara Sigmundsdottir: $5,000
  7. Elisa Fuliano: $4,000
  8. Andrea Nisler: 3,000
  9. Emily Rolfe: $2,000
  10. Paige Semenza: $1,000

Individual Elite Men:

  1. Ricky Garard: $75,000
  2. Roman Khrenikov: $35,000
  3. Patrick Vellner: $25,000
  4. Brent Fikowski: $10,000
  5. Cole Greashaber: $7,500
  6. Nick Mathew: $5,000
  7. Dallin Pepper: $4,000
  8. Alexandre Caron: $3,000
  9. Henrik Haapalainen: $2,000
  10. Tudor Magda: $1,000

Elite Team Women:

  1. Team BPN: $30,000
  2. The Dottirs FT. MOB: $15,000
  3. A.K.A. Humble Killers: $10,000
  4. All American Girls: $7,500
  5. The Girls: $3,500

Elite Team Men :

  1. Canadian PB&J: $30,000
  2. Team GoWOD: $15,000
  3. The Boyz: $10,000
  4. Good Dudes: $7,500
  5. Team Panchik: $3,500

Masters Women: $2,000 each 

  1. Alison Stall
  2. Andreia Pinheiro
  3. Stephanie China
  4. Tea Gebbie
  5. Alexia Fineman
  6. Betsy Vanderburgh

Masters Men: $2,000 each 

  1. Ivan Verdun
  2. Rudolph Berger
  3. Jason Grubb
  4. Cory Dague
  5. Mike Egan
  6. Patrick McCarty

Adaptive Women: $2,000 each

  1. Amalia Ortuno Lizano
  2. Camille Vigneault
  3. Amy Bream
  4. Alyssa Kobela

Adaptive Men: $2,000 each  

  1. Michael Egan
  2. Casey Acree
  3. Austin Roth
  4. Derek Weida
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In case you missed it: Morning Chalk Up’s Lauren Kalil was on the ground in Miami, interviewing everyone including women’s team winners Team BPN and men’s champions Canadian PB&J.

Tattoos anyone?: Great piece by Morning Chalk Up’s Preslie Hirsch on people getting the TYR Wodapalooza logo and their reasoning behind it.

What’s next?: Now that the last major offseason competition has wrapped, we are already less than a month away from the 2023 NOBULL CrossFit Open. Fear not, as we will have your covered from insights and analysis and up to the minute coverage while each workout drops.

Interesting read: Compelling piece in The Wall Street Journal (paywall) about how exercise can “blunt” the effects of Covid-19, and yet another reason to workout, if you didn’t already have a million or so.

  Is Your Client Retention Better than Average?  


Is Your Client Retention Better than Average?

As an affiliate owner, losing clients is (unfortunately) par for the course. Just like you’re not going to sell everyone, you’re not going to keep everyone for five-plus years.

But still, there’s a pang of pain any time a client quits. First you start to question what you did wrong, which is usually accompanied by a secondary pang because a little more money is about to go down the drain. And ultimately, you’re left feeling like gym ownership is a whole lot of two steps forward, one-and-a-half steps back.

And while you might think your client retention is pretty good, a new State of the Industry Report that included 10,657 gyms put out by Two-Brain Business gym mentorship company,  in collaboration with software companies PushPress, Wodify and TeamUp, suggests the average client’s length of engagement in our industry probably a whole lot less than you think.

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  Getting to Know Rodrick Lopez, Better Known as “@MemeForTime”  

Getting to Know Rodrick Lopez, Better Known as “@MemeForTime”

CrossFit as a practice or lifestyle accomplishes many things really well– preparing you for the unknown and unknowable, preventing disease, building longevity, improving mental fortitude, and cultivating community, just to name a few. The latter of which can be done online in place of or in addition to the in-person gym experience, thanks to the role social platforms play in our lives. Rodrick Lopez, a CF Level 3 coach from San Diego, has embraced and bred community for the last decade through painfully relatable humor for CrossFitters around the world.

Back in 2013, “Me and my homie started making random videos, but they weren’t funny, which is why nobody really watched them,” Lopez said laughing. “We tried our best.”

The year prior, the long-time self-proclaimed unathletic marching band member, started CrossFit after seeing video of Rich Froning getting after the Sprint/Rope-Sled event at the 2012 CrossFit Games.

“I saw this and at the end of the thing it said ‘If you want to find a CrossFit gym, go to’ and I was like, yeah, I want to look like this or do what they’re doing. And I haven’t found anything that’s like that, so I Googled it and the gym was .4 miles away,” Lopez explained. “I got a job (as a dishwasher and pizza maker) so I could pay for it and that’s when I started.”

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  CrossFit Affiliate Programming Workout of the Month: January  

CrossFit Affiliate Programming Workout of the Month: January

The Morning Chalk Up and CrossFit Affiliate Programming (CAP) team have partnered to bring you a workout of the month, every month. Each time you’ll get the full workout with scaling options, class plan, video links and coaching notes for the day.

Learn more about CAP here, and affiliate owners interested in trying CAP can get a free two-month trial. Use code “CHALKUP2.”

CAP Workout 23114


3 rounds for time:
40/30 calorie row
20 deadlift (225/155 pounds)
10 burpee pull-ups

– Rest 1:00 between rounds.


3 rounds for time:
30/21 calorie row
20 deadlift (155/105 pounds)
10 burpee pull-ups

– Rest 1:00 between rounds.


3 rounds for time:
21/15 calorie row
20 deadlift (75/55 pounds)
10 burpee jumping pull-ups

– Rest 1:00 between rounds.

CAP Class Overview and Coaches Guide Video

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  • 🎂 Happy birthday, Emma Gardner.
  • 😱 Congratulations to Tola Morankinyo on a new shoulder-to-overhead PR at TYR Wodapalooza with this 407 pound/184.6kg split jerk.
  • Congratulations to Kristen Reiche from CrossFit 201 in Oakland, NJ on the 270 pound/122.5kg front squat double PR at TYR Wodapalooza (Rx Women’s Team Wild Things).
  • Congratulations to weightlifter Sarah Guzman from Team Soul in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, FL on her 86kg (189.6 pound) snatch at the MIA Classic this weekend.
  • Congratulations Marissa Nichols from CrossFit Lake Travis in Spicewood, TX on her third place finish in the teen division at TYR Wodapalooza.
  • The kids of Core City CrossFit in Detroit, MI have been working on form and these back squats are looking mint. CCCK is a 501c3 non-profit program that provides free CrossFit classes to at-risk youth in Detroit. Donations can be made here for those that would like to support their efforts.
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