Good morning and welcome to the weekend edition of the Morning Chalk Up. This is Jessica Danger, your Managing Editor, to bring you a quick wrap-up of the major news items throughout the week. Today’s edition is brought to you by Wodify.
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QUOTE OF THE DAY
“Everyone is just someone from somewhere with a goal to do something. The question is, how much of yourself are you willing to invest in your dreams?” — Bobby Bones
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
They like us, they really like us.
This week we saw overwhelming support from our readers with our quarterly merchandise sale. You guys bought so many shirts and tanks and sent us so many messages, telling us how much Morning Chalk Up means to you. Our team read every single one of those messages. We were blown away by each of them.
It is that same support that allows us to bring you this newsletter, on a Saturday. Right now, while you read this Tommy Marquez (who was just in Shanghai) and Justin LoFranco are in Iceland covering the Reykjavik CrossFit Championship.
We’re bringing you end-to-end coverage of the entire event. We even went up the mountain yesterday with the athletes!
So, we just wanted to say thank you. At the end of the day, we do what we do because of, and for, you guys.
Invictus X’s Chantelle Loehner Tests Positive for Banned Substance
Chantelle Loehner today revealed that she tested positive for a banned substance during a drug test at the Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Championship. She has requested that her B sample be tested. If that also tests positive, Invictus X’s performance at MACC will be invalidated and Team MisFit will receive the invite.
Last weekend at the Asia CrossFit Championship, we saw the introduction of something new: a buzzer. Athletes crossing the finish line have to tap the buzzer for the timer to stop. Their official time ends when that buzzer is tapped, which seems really simple but is actually a game changer.
RPM just upped the box game with their newest product, the Exobox. It’s got an aluminum frame with rounded edges, is super durable and you can even choose your own design. Reserve yours now then wait as patiently as possible until late summer when they ship.
The Age Group online qualifier is taking place this weekend and this year the stakes are much higher with only 10 Games spots available for each Division. So we broke down the past Games history of the 200 qualifiers in each division.