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How Glen “BUBS” Doherty Lives On

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What weakens us is feeling offended by the deeds and misdeeds of our fellow men and women. Our self-importance requires that we spend most of our lives offended by someone.” — Carlos Castaneda

How One Navy SEAL Continues to Impact Lives


Some background.

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.

BUB was Doherty’s call sign. So, BUBS was born.

A product that gives back.

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.”

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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…



HEAR: Brent Fikowski’s Secret Advantage

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.



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EAT: Tomato Watermelon Feta Salad with Turmeric

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.



Today’s edition of the Morning Chalk Up is

Chalk Up Community

  • NEW AFFILIATE — CrossFit Infinity in Frankfort, KY is celebrating their grand opening today with Murph and a potluck to follow. (Bring the Tomato Watermelon Feta Salad!)
  • CROSSFIT FILTHY 150 LOTTERY — The lottery for over 150 teams in the Teams of Four division of CrossFit Filthy 150 will open on June 7.

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

Congratulations to Maria and Connor Nilson on their weekend wedding • Congratulations to Erik Jacobs on his engagement to Kelli
• Camille Leblanc-Bazinet has joined the FNX team • Floyd Simmons overhead squats 309 poundsEZ Muhammad snatches 300 poundsDusty Hyland front squats 350 pounds • Eight-year-old Liam Jay Bujanda snatches 33 pounds for
three • Happy birthday Emmily Butz • Darwin Perez hang cleans 360 pounds for a PR • Logan Mayfield gets a 255 pound axle bar clean and jerk PR with a switch grip • Audrey Carson clean and jerks 170 pounds for a PR.

…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 with BBC 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.”



“How We Would Fix The System,” by Tommy Marquez and Sean Woodland

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. 



5/27: ValorFit Community Murph (Urbandale, IA)

5/30 – 6/2: Granite Games (St. Cloud, MN)

5/31: OUTWOD at Roy CrossFit (Roy, UT)

5/31 – 6/2: CrossFit Lowlands Throwdown (Apeldoorn, Netherlands)

6/1: Warrior Affiliate League Terrible Two (Murrietta, CA)

6/1: Warrior Affiliate League Terrible Two (Victorville, CA)

6/1: The Burn Out 4 Person Team Competition (New Bern, NC)

6/1: Battle of the Vikings (Frederick, MD)

6/1: The Hound and The Mountain Team Competition (Sudbury, MA)

6/1: 2019 Hammy (Hudson, OH)

6/1: Rise of the Masters (Statesboro,GA)

6/1: 7th annual Battle Beyond the Barbell (Sudbury, ON)

6/1: Girls Gone RX (Harrisburg, NC)

6/1 – 6/2: River Ruckus VI (Asheville, NC)

6/7 – 6/8: 2019 Bricktown Throwdown (Oklahoma City, OK)

6/8: The Mountain Meltdown (Park City, UT)

6/8: Battle In The Basin 2 2019 (Joshua Tree, CA)

6/8: Battle on the Creek (John’s Creek, GA) 

6/8: Supergiant Meltdown (Westerville, OH)

6/8: Double Down Skylands Showdown (Sparta, NJ)

6/8: CFE’s Summer Sizzler 2 Masters Competition (Burlington, MA)

6/8: The Charlotte Throwdown for Mental Health Awareness (Charlotte, NC)

6/8: 3rd Annual WODing for SuperTy (Pawling, NY)

6/8: OUTWOD Showdown at Brick (West Hollywood, CA)

6/8: Flex on the Mall (Washington, DC)

6/9: Million Meters Row (Baxter, MN)

6/8 – 6/9: CFCC Triple Threat (Denver, CO)

6/14: 2019 Summer Splashdown (Tuscon, AZ)

6/14 – 6/15: CanEast Games (Hamilton, ON)

6/15: Best of the Midwest Team Series (Greenwood, IN)

6/15: AZFITCOM (Phoenix, AZ)

6/15: Rep Your Box 8 (Jacksonville, FL)

6/15: Rookie Rumble at CrossFit Mercenary (Owings Mill, MD)

6/15: SweetTatas (Newtown,CT)

6/15 – FireTeam 4 Challenge and Fundraiser (Wheaton, IL)

6/15: Gameday (Rochester, MN)

6/15: Summer Slam 2019 (Staten Island, NY)

6/15: The East Coast Gambit (Brooklyn, NY)

6/15: WOD for Wishes (New Brunswick, Canada)

6/15: Garage Gym Throwdown (Austin, TX)

6/15: Cooler By The Lake Clash (Milwaukee, WI)

6/15 – 6/16: 2019 Tribal Clash (Huntington Beach, CA)

6/16: Three Fathers RCMP Memorial Challenge (Bedford, NS)

6/21 – 6/23: The Bacon Beatdown (Daytona Beach, FL)

6/22: The Brethren Throwdown (Morgan Hill, CA)

6/22 – 6/23: Clash on the Concrete (Miamisburg, OH)

6/22: Femme Royale (Fort Atkinson, WI)

6/22: OUTWOD (Winter Garden, FL)

6/22: Flower City Throwdown – Men’s Division (Rochester, NY)

6/22: Barbells and Beer at CrossFit Electric City (Anderson, SC)

6/22: 2019 Midsummer Melee (Houston, TX)

6/22: Girls of Summer Competition (Katy, TX)

6/22: Asbury Park Games (Asbury, NJ)

6/22: New Wods on the Block (Lubbock, TX)

6/22: Trained to Go Summer Series 2019 (Raliegh, NC)

6/22: Fifth Annual Box Crawl (Torrance, CA)

6/23: Third annual Bro Royale (Fort Atkinson, WI)

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