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In today’s edition:

  • Koda CrossFit qualifies five teams for Semifinals.
  • Six big Semifinals stories in the women’s division.
  • CrossFit program helps eight boys voted “Least Likely to Finish High School,” graduate and seek Division I scholarships.

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  Homegrown Fitness: Koda CrossFit’s Homegrown Training Model Puts Five Teams Atop the North American Leaderboard in the 2021  

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.

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  • 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.”
  • Battle Cancer is now officially licensed by and partnered with CrossFit.
  • The Gymnastics Course released its May schedule.
  • The CrossFit ANZ affiliate job listings page is constantly updated as new jobs are submitted.
  • The European Masters Championship has postponed its qualifiers due to COVID regulations. The qualifiers will now take place September 26-October 3.
  • WODwell is hiring a general manager. The position is remote and contract-based for 20-30 hours per week.
 
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  Six Semifinal Stories: Women in the “Major” Continents of North America and Europe  

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Six Semifinal Stories: Women in the “Major” Continents of North America and Europe

With the announcement of seeding for the Semifinals in North America and Europe last week, there are many incredible developing stories and opportunities for athletes.

Sifting through the 180 men and 180 women who’ve been seeded into those competitions and processing what it means has left us more excited than ever.

Today we’ll take on the women’s fields, highlighting some unforeseen areas of interest as a result of how and where athletes were placed.

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  CrossFit Program Helps Eight Boys Voted “Least Likely to Finish High School” Graduate, Seek D1 Scholarships  

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.
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