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Good morning and welcome to the Morning Chalk Up.

In today’s edition:

  • Think you’re supporting athletes when you buy a Games jersey? They actually don’t receive a dime.
  • 13 questions with Haley Adams.
  • Are you ready to sign-up for the CrossFit Open? Join the Morning Chalk Up team.
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“Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you’re willing to do. Your attitude determines how well you do it.” - Lou Holtz

  Athletes Speak Out Against Not Getting Paid for Jersey Sales  

Athletes Speak Out Against Not Getting Paid for Jersey Sales

You’re at the CrossFit Games and you walk into the NOBULL store and see your favorite athlete’s name on a replica Games jersey. You purchase one and feel good about representing that athlete thinking you’re supporting them by putting a little extra money in their pocket — except that athlete doesn’t see a single dime from that jersey sale.

What’s Happening?

When an athlete signs up during CrossFit Open registration, they are required to sign a Publicity Release Waiver that gives up their intellectual property, image and likeness for CrossFit to monetize as they see fit, as stated in the CrossFit Games Competition Rulebook. It’s outlined for the 2022 season under Publicity Release “Nature and Scope of Publicity Release” and details every way imaginable CrossFit may want to use your name or likeness for its benefit.

With that, they license the name of CrossFit Games athletes, in this case to NOBULL, and sell jerseys with the athlete’s name. As the Games sponsor, NOBULL takes home 100 percent of the profits from both in-person and online sales according to athletes interviewed by Morning Chalk Up for this piece.

What They’re Saying

After speaking with several current Game athletes, managers and coaches, it’s apparent this lack of revenue is not sitting well with them.

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Sean Sweeney hosted his first Cowboy Way Training Day. The next seminar will be hosted in Salinas, CA on February 12. Follow for more info.

CrossFit Mayhem’s Tasia Percevecz is going back to school to become a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner.

MUST READ profile on two Type 1 diabetic teen Games athletes detailing the unique challenges these two have overcome to excel in CrossFit and shift their mindset:

  • Wade: “Being a Type 1…doesn’t restrict my life in any way. It has actually opened up many doors and made me a better person because of it. When I got diagnosed, I knew that God was going to use it in a way, not for bad, but for good…Maybe God gave me this so I can inspire a little girl or a little boy.”

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CrossFit star Haley Adams shares her thoughts on the first major event of the season.

We spoke with Haley Adams, Fittest American Women and a top-5 finisher at each of the last two CrossFit Games, about her experience at 2022 Wodapalooza and what it was like to compete with an elite team for the first time. Adams’ MayFem squad took first place in 3 workouts at WZA, ranked in the top 4 in each of them, and ended the weekend second overall.

Haley Adams Talks Wodapalooza

What was training like leading up to WZA?

Training for me didn’t actually change at all for Wodapalooza. I’ve been on a pretty hard squat cycle and just doing whatever metcons Rich [Froning] does.

Were there any events that you weren’t expecting or moments you knew you had trained perfectly for?

I wasn’t expecting the worm to be so hard, it gave me a lot of respect for teams. I was very pleased with how I handled the pig and barbell complex event.

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  • Rich Froning and Team Cheap Suits from Cookeville, TN competed at the 2022 Tampa Flag Football World Championship January 21-23 in the 7v7 Men’s Recreational Division.
  • Ricky Garard took on Wollongong, Australia’s annual Australia Day Aquathon on January 26th. Garard earned 13th place in the 20-29 age group with a final time of 48:33.
  • Rodrigo Candeias hits a 243 pound/110kg overhead squat. Candeias was the 10th Fittest Teen in the 14-15 age group at the 2021 CrossFit Games.
  • Congratulations to 14-year-old Champ-Pacifique Mukiza on the 425 pound/193kg sumo deadlift PR.
  • Congratulations to Luis Fernando Over Salazar from Thunder Hook CrossFIt in Guayaquil, Ecuador on a power clean and jerk PR of 305 pounds/138kg.
  • Congratulations to Mercy Brown of London, England on the 423 pound/192kg deadlift PR.
  • Congratulations to Christopher Walters from Sycamore CrossFit in Sycamore, IL on the 495 pound/224.5kg deadlift PR.
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