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“Get an AED Now”: Device Saves Life at Andrea Nisler’s Gym in Roseville
The 3:30 p.m. class at Timberwolf Fitness in Roseville, MN had just finished doing some wall sits and banded hamstring curls and were about to start some conditioning when owner Andrea Nisler noticed one of the six people in the low impact class was curled in a ball on the ground.
“I thought that was strange…My first thought was, ‘Shoot he must have sprained an ankle.’ Then I heard someone say, ‘Call 911,’ and I knew it was something much more pressing,” said Nisler, a two-time CrossFit Games team champion with CrossFit Mayhem Freedom, who only intended to be at the gym “for literally five minutes” to drop off some groceries and say hi to her dad who was also in the class.
Nisler was there a whole lot longer than that, as it appeared the member was going into cardiac arrest. That’s when an off-duty police officer Sergeant Michael Dahl stepped in.
“I was five minuted into my WOD when I noticed a few people huddled over someone towards the front of the gym,” remembers Dahl.
“The gym is where I relieve most of my stress, so I tend to have a different mindset when I am there (compared to being at work). It took me a few seconds to realize what was going on, but once I knew somebody needed help my body went into auto pilot,” he said, adding that he knows the member quite well.
After rolling the member onto his back and assessing his airway, breathing and circulation, he “could not find a pulse or see or hear that he was breathing,” said Dahl, who then started chest compressions as another member called 911.
In case you missed it: Check out all of our 2022 Rogue Invitational videos from the past weekend in Texas, including a chat with winners Laura Horvath and Justin Medeiros. Also, don’t miss Lauren Kalil’s final day recap about how it all shook down. 🏆
Rogue update: Saxon Panchik gives fans an update as to why he feels he did not perform up to his usual standards at Rogue this past weekend.
Drug testing update: CrossFit delivered the following updates regarding two athletes. Taylor Streid, a member of Team Blue City CrossFit Gold has received a four-year suspension and Nasser Alruwayeh has received a two-year suspension (down from four after an appeal).
Programming Analysis of the 2022 Rogue Invitational
The 2022 Rogue Invitational is a wrap after four days and ten events of competition. Laura Horvath and Justin Medeiros were crowned as the 2022 winners for their respective divisions. Looking back after a rollercoaster weekend, we’re breaking down the programming based on the different time domains that were tested, along with modality and movement pattern balance.
Time domains: The events favored short and powerful time domains, with only one event exceeding 15 minutes for the entire weekend. Forty percent of the events had efforts below six minutes. This style of programming showcases fast, powerful athletes that perform well in execution style events.
“Mommy you tried so hard, you did a good job,” - Saunders daughter after she won the final event
Morning Chalk Up’s Lauren Kalil catches up with Kara Saunders after winning the final event at the Rogue Invitational, Heavy Grace. Saunders discusses the ups and downs over the past year, the excitement over finally giving her daughter Scotti an event win, and what’s next after Rogue.
Justin Bergh Says CrossFit Games Taking Steps Toward Consistency: “Consider this a cornerstone”
Last week, CrossFit’s Competition Director Adrian Bozman and the company’s General Manager of Sport Justin Bergh appeared on the Talking Elite Fitness podcast to discuss changes to the 2023 season and the CrossFit Games team’s plan going forward.
A lot was said and there were a bunch of nuggets of intel and information dropped, so here’s a complete rundown.
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🎃 Danielle Brandon and crew pulled off a great Mystery Gang for Halloween.
Semifinal athlete and gym owner Marisa Flowers from Katy, TX posted a 1:45 Fran time in the TYR Wodapalooza Team Qualifier.
Games athlete and Fittest Man in France Willy Georges deadlifts 661 pounds/300kg for a bucket list PR.
Congratulations to James Hall from Erina, Australia on setting a new world record for the Concept2 1,000-meter row with his time of two minutes and 39.3 seconds.
Congratulations Meredith Wilson, Dustin Daily, and Angie Adams from Missing Link CrossFit in Jacksonville, NC for taking on Kym Dekeyrel’s Finding the Light workout blindfolded.
In an Instagram post, Meredith shared: “Not being able to use one of your main senses adds a whole new level of exhaustion to your workout. You can’t check out and just go through the motions…you have to be absolutely 100% in tune with everything around you.”
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