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Amrap 4 Autism

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“If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six sharpening my axe.” — Abraham Lincoln

CrossFit Mayhem Helps Launch Global Push for Amrap 4 Autism

 

Two weeks ago, CrossFit Mayhem was packed with more than sixty teams of two, fighting their way to the top of the leaderboard in a workout that Rich Froning personally wrote, alongside Kristin Miller, with Tia Toomey and Shane Orr on the sidelines. But this was no ordinary class. This was the first Amrap 4 Autism in their newly launched global initiative, kicking off their expansion with none other than CrossFit Mayhem.

Amrap 4 Autism was founded in 2012 by Rudy Thoms, whose son Landon was diagnosed as severe non-verbal autism at 18 months old. He’s eleven now and Rudy’s inspiration. Thoms hosted a fundraiser at CrossFit S3 in Fort Mill, South Carolina and raised $8,000 to donate to Autism Speaks. The next year they doubled that and by the third year, Thom realized he was onto something. So they started Autism Strong, whose mission is to provide the strongest support, community and hope for those touched by autism through four core values: acceptance, encouragement, faith, and hope.

Thoms and Autism Strong continued to put on Amrap events, with the goal of reaching ten events in and around the Charlotte area. And then, they had an even bigger idea: go global.

“For me, the statistics speak for themselves. One out of every 59 children in the US has autism. These are our children and we must do everything we can to pave a way for a better future for them. That’s why we are going nationwide and soon global,” Thoms told Morning Chalk Up. “We designed Amrap 4 Autism so that the money raised in that community goes back directly into that community. So in Michigan, the funds went to Michigan… in Indiana, they went to Indiana, etc. this really helps members make a difference in their own community and is very unique for a national nonprofit.”

Thoms had his eyes set on a big goal to launch their nationwide expansion, CrossFit Mayhem in Cookeville, Tennessee.

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CHALK UP IN 2 MINUTES (a highlight reel around social media of CrossFit pros and average joes)

Stacie Halverson gets her first ring muscle-upFNX just dropped a new flavor of BCAA’s, Grape Limeade Billy Sapp front squats 300 pounds for a PR • James Townsend snatch pulls 405 pounds for six • Happy birthday Danial Hooper • Mandi Adams-Brazill gets her first muscle-up • Congratulations to Red Wolf CrossFit on their seven-year anniversary • Michael Pietkiewicz snatches a 290 pound PR • Happy birthday Marcus Filly.

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“‘We didn’t get anything.’ Southwest Podium Finishers Left Empty-Handed,” by Brittney Kleyn, Morning Chalk Up 

Athletes have called for an explanation from organizers after podium finishers at the  Southwest Championship were promised “cash prizes” and “sponsorship” but left empty-handed.

Dubbed as the “Regional of the Southwest,” the Southwest Championship was a competition run by Chaco Comrie from August 30-31 at Utah Valley University. 

Former Regionals athlete Tyler Eggimann won the men’s elite division and told the Morning Chalk Up, “A lot of swag was promised for all the athletes and originally $50,000 of prizes.”

“The athletes didn’t get anything but a couple shirts and a nameplate. It’s been almost a month and I haven’t gotten any of my prizes including $700 cash, a barbell and a few other things,” he said.

It’s a similar story for Nyko Flores who won the men’s RX division: “He promised us money for all divisions and gear and no one received anything,” he said. 

The Morning Chalk Up spoke to five podium athletes in both the RX and elite divisions and not one received a single prize at the event.

According to the Southwest Championship’s Competition Corner event page, the prize pool included:

One year sponsorship for professional representation (for RX and elite, entry for Wodapalooza (WZA) or West Coast Classic 2020) or free entry into your next big comp.
Cash Prizes (No specifics on how much for each division)
Sponsor donations

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CHALK UP CALENDAR

10/3 – 10/21: Dubai CrossFit Challenge Online Qualifier (Online)
10/5: The Grit Games (Jacksonville Beach, FL)
10/5: Second Annual Sona Slam (Johnson City, NY)
10/5: Nashoba Learning Group FUNdraiser (Woburn, MA)
10/5: Battle of the Ages (Dallas, TX)
10/6: Barbells and Babes Liftoff (Middletown, NY)
10/6: My Mommy is Stronger Than Your Mommy (Houston, TX)
10/12: Push Pull For Pancreatic Cancer (Elgin, IL)
10/16: 2019 Graveyard Games (Kenosha, WI)
10/19: Battle for the Bell VIII: End Bell (Southbury, CT)
10/19: HYROX Miami (Miami, FL)
10/26: CrossFit Turbine’s 2019 Strongman Classic (Carol Stream, IL)
10/26: CrossFit Roots Anniversary Party (Boulder, CO)
11/2: Best of the Wurst (New Braunfels, TX)
11/2: Gangs of the Midatlantic Team Competition (Williamsburg , VA)
11/2: Second Annual 12-Hour WODathon (Houston, TX)
11/2: Coed Clash Competition (Oneonta, AL)

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