“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.”- Og Mandingo
Experience and Perspective Make for a Bigger and Better Teen-Focused Competition
When the CrossFit Games were canceled for age groups and teams in 2020, independent competitions stepped up as alternate competitive outlets for athletes out of luck. One of the most fruitful turned out to be the Pit Teen Throwdown, hosted by the Pit Fitness Ranch in Three Rivers, Michigan.
This year, event organizers Brock Yost, the owner of the Pit Fitness Ranch, alongside mother and son duo Stephanie and Azariah Price, are using last year’s experience coupled with perspective as a coach, parent, and teen athlete to make the 2021 Elite Teen Throwdown everything and more for this year’s athletes.
As the largest teen-exclusive CrossFit competition on Earth with over 150 athletes this year, “the Pit,” as the competition is often called, has more room to focus on intricate details that pertain only to the teens, in ways the Games or other big competitions just don’t have the bandwidth for.
Butcher’s Classic Recap: The elite same-sex pairs competition wrapped up yesterday in Denmark with Roman Khrennikov and Ilin Aleksandr taking the men’s side and Martine Solheim and Ingrid Hodnemyr pocking the $8000 on the women’s side.
Roman Khrennikov and Ilin Aleksandr | Martine Solheim and Ingrid Hodnemyr
Simon Mantyla and Giorgos Karavis | Julie Hougard and Solveig Sigurdardottir
Phil Hesketh and Alexander Elebro | Mia Furu and Astrid Tind
James Newbury and Khan Porter | Erica Ekelund and Ella Wunger
Kristof Horvath and Andrea Ferrero | Rebecka Vitesson and Christina Agerbeck
Wodapalooza registration is now open. The individual online qualifier runs from October 4-13 and the team qualifier from November 1-10.
Rogue Invite Tracker: Add Emma McQuaid, Kristi Eramo-O’Connell and Noah Ohlsen to the invite list.
Josh Bridges launched a new 30-minute, minimal equipment workout program.
This Bay Area Non-Profit Wants to Give Scholarships to Get You Fit
A Bay Area non-profit organization is on a mission to provide access to CrossFit gyms to those who might need financial assistance. Westside Athletes Association has created a new program that will provide access to CrossFit affiliates by removing the cost barrier.
One big thing: Traditional gyms have offered similar programs, often issuing challenges to people wanting to get in shape by a certain date. The Westside Athletes Association offers access to a supportive community and a different training style, removing the main factor — cost — that potentially keeps people from signing up.
The details: Those interested must meet three main requirements. They have to be at least 18 years old and must make less than $100,000 per year. Most importantly, they must reside in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The non-profit’s first partner is CrossFit Potrero Hill. The affiliate is located in the Design District, near the California College of the Arts. Interested affiliates can apply to become a partner.
Supporters can get involved regardless of location. The Westside Athletes Association accepts donations through PayPal and Venmo to help cover membership costs.
Why it matters: The San Francisco Bay Area is one of the most expensive places in the country to live. With the median rent ranging from $2,600-4,100 based on apartment size, many residents may not have the ability to afford the average $75 fitness club membership, let alone potentially twice that amount for a CrossFit gym.
Five Tips For Mastering Double Unders
The Double Under Dilemma - always programmed, but rarely taught. The truth is, to master double unders it's 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. So check out these five essential tips on mastering double unders and get to work.
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