“Time will not slow down when something unpleasant lies ahead.”- Harry Potter (J.K. Rowling, The Goblet of Fire)
Homegrown Fitness: Koda CrossFit’s Homegrown Training Model Puts Five Teams Atop the North American Leaderboard in the 2021
While the close of the first annual team quarterfinals event placed the usual suspects at the top of the leaderboard. There was one gym whose positions on the leaderboard could not be ignored.
One big thing: A quick glance at the North American leaderboard, and you’ll see the name Koda before a handful of teams, all in solid qualifying positions for semifinals. In fact, at the close of the final workout, Koda ended their first quarterfinals appearance by qualifying five teams for semifinals.
Team Koda: 24th Place In North America
Koda CrossFit: 41st Place In North America
Koda CrossFit Norman: 55th Place In North America
Koda CrossFit Native: 69th Place In North America
Koda CrossFit Ironview: 80th Place In North America
Always the bridesmaid never the bride: While Koda CrossFit has never been to the CrossFit Games, they have always held solid positions in the Central Region, finishing in the top ten in 2015 and 2016.
The Age Group Online Qualifier and Occupational Games floor plans and a finalized equipment list have been released. The diagrams and equipment suggest that these workouts will be very similar to the individual quarterfinal workouts.
The Age Group Online Qualifier and Occupational Games will begin Thursday, May 6 at 12 PM PT when all remaining details will be announced.
Volunteer Registration for the 2021 NOBULL CrossFit Games is now open. The 2021 Games/Available dates for volunteers will fall between July 23 and August 2.
The Mayan Classic,a Loud and Live Sanctional that never came to be due to COVID in 2020, is officially canceled. Loud and Live President, Matt O’Keefe, on the Talking Elite Fitness podcast this week, confirmed that it would not be rescheduled.
O’Keefe: “We are going to unfortunately not operate our Mexican event anymore. That event unfortunately isn’t going to a lot of the other stuff we have going on.”
CrossFit Program Helps Eight Boys Voted “Least Likely to Finish High School” Graduate, Seek D1 Scholarships
Five years ago, Kelly Barcol approached the principal of a local middle school and asked him “to find me 10 sixth grade boys who are the least likely to finish High School” to participate in the after school CrossFit program he was about to launch, explained Barcol, the owner of CrossFit Winnersville in Valdosta, GA.
Five years later, eight of the 10 boys have become staple members of the Winnersville community, and are en route to graduate next year. Some are even on track to lock down sports scholarships.
“Most of them clean and jerk over 300 (pounds) now and a couple squat close to 500,” Barcol said.
The details: The impetus of Barcol’s after school program, a non-profit funded by donations, came after one of his loyal members, a young man named Josh Sullivan, suddenly died of a heart condition.
“He was such a generous guy, the model person you want at your gym,” said Barcol, who felt compelled to do something generous in honor of his fallen friend. The result was the Josh Sullivan Beat the Streets Program.
The Banks Short from Vuori will take you where you want and need to go this summer. Made with recycled plastic bottles, and built for use in and out of the water. The Banks are a modern fit, with four-way stretch performance, and quick-drying technology.
The CrossFit Scholarship program provides free access to the Level 1 Certificate Course for underrepresented and underserved communities. Check out their recent course in Philadelphia and learn more about the great work they do.
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