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Glen ‘BUB’ Doherty was one of the four Americans killed in a terror attack in Benghazi, Libya on September 12, 2012. He grew up in Winchester, MA and joined the Navy at 25, becoming a SEAL.
Honoring his spirit and service.
After Glen passed, his sister and a few friends from high school started the Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation as a way to honor Glen’s memory, his sacrifice, and his never-ending desire for self-improvement.
One of the ways they do that is by providing scholarships to current and former special ops professionals, from all military branches, to help them transition into civilian life.
Taking it a step further.
Sean Lake, a childhood friend of Doherty, sits on the board of the Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation. One day, his wife brought home collagen protein for Sean, to help him recover from his perpetual surfing, running and CrossFit. Later, his friend TJ Ferrara came over, saw the collagen on the counter, and a conversation ensued.
And along came BUBS Naturals.
Sean Lake and TJ Ferrara decided they would make their own line of collagen. They wanted one that would be super clean, encourage digestive health, support stronger hair and nails, aid in joint health and assist in recovery so they could get back out there again, faster.
But they set a few parameters. First, they decided off the bat that 10% of every sale would go to charity, and what better charity than the Glen Doherty Memorial Fund. “We are doing what no other company in the supplement/health wellness space is doing by dedicating this much of our bottom line to helping others,” said Lake.
And they mean it. Their website reads, “Helping yourself and helping others goes hand in hand. That’s how we see it. Our BUBS Collagen Protein is designed to make a better you. And YOU can help make someone else’s life better in the process. 10% of every sale of every item we produce goes to charity. BUBS isn’t about getting rich, it’s about having a rich life….and paying it forward.”
WATCH: Buttery Bros at Rogue Invitational
Heber Cannon and Marston Sawyers visited Columbus, OH for the Rogue Invitational. They get some shooting in with Dan Bailey, squeeze in a WOD with Team ROMWOD and try something called pancake balls. Also, they run into Fraser and Davidsdottir, and Vellner and Briggs, and…
Brent Fikowski joins the Brute Strength podcast to share how he’s adjusted his training this year, his focus on simplicity and essentialism, developing what he calls killer habits and negotiating the urgent versus important matrix.
Memorial Day weekend means grilling, picnicking, and all the potlucks. If you don’t want to plop just another potato salad on the table, have a go at this tomato, watermelon, feta salad with turmeric oil.
…and as you head into Murph today, remember to work smarter not harder.
Emma McQuaid Uses CrossFit in Daily Life — Emma McQuiad, Ireland’s fittest woman, shared withBBC how she found CrossFit after quad-racing and how her strength from CrossFit proves useful when there is a lack of wheelchair access for her fiancé, David.
— “There are times when David and I have travelled to small towns in England or Ireland and stayed in old castle-type buildings and there’s been no wheelchair access.”
Age Group Invites Went Out — Official invitations to the 2019 CrossFit Games went out to all age group athletes on Friday. Athletes have until May 29 at 5:00 PM PT to respond.
CrossFit French Throwdown — Third fittest female in Sweden, Rebecka Vitesson is confirmed for the CrossFit French Throwdown.
Mat Fraser on Seeing Himself at Nike HQ — Mat Fraser posted an image of himself on a banner with this message, “What an honor to be featured on a banner at Nike World HQ. I’ve walked through campus many times over the last few years and I’ve always admired the banners of other athletes. This was a pretty epic surprise, thank you Nike Training!”
Margaux Alvarez Will Compete Again — Friday, Margaux Alvarez announced that she has joined Invictus X to compete at Granite Games in St. Cloud, MN this weekend. Also joining the team is Kristi Eramo.
When Their Ragnar was Canceled, They Rowed a Marathon Instead — Mark Lierley and Tony Calabretti had registered to run the Zions Ragnar, but the race was canceled due to flooding.
— “I was supposed to be heading to the Zions Ragnar trail run relay this weekend to do 17 total miles in 3 separate runs with some great friends. At 8:30 PM last night the race organizers called off the race due to heavy rain, flash flooding and lightning advisories.
— “So what do you do when you have the day off already and you were planning to go beat yourself up all weekend running. Well if your friends with Tony Calabretti you row a marathon of course. Apparently this has been a bucket list item for him. I hesitantly agreed and so we started at 10 this morning.”
Broad sweeping changes are almost always met with some sort of backlash. The changes in the 2019 CrossFit Games season (and presumably beyond), were no exception.
Every stage of the competition and every division was on the receiving end of large scale adjustments that significantly altered the course of action going forward.
As media personnel within the sport, the burning question we’ve gotten constantly is, “how could this format have been better?”
Now that we’re seven months into the season, through the Open, and 12 of the 15 sanctioned events, it’s clear that adjustments are needed in the future to make the system sustainable in the Open, Sanctionals, and the Games.
But what if you had control, like, complete control? How would you build a better system assuming we can’t just Hulk Snap our way towards reversing all the original changes in the first place?
In our latest episode of Talking Elite Fitness, we answered that question. Each of us had slightly different takes on how we would run the season, but both in our opinion add value in ways that could greatly benefit the sport going forward.