Potential Water, Off-Site Event Likely Planned for Sunday
During a Street Use Staff Commission meeting on Wednesday, a street use application filed by the CrossFit Games was approved. The application requests street closures of Olin Turville Court from E. Lakeside to the barriers for an event scheduled on Sunday, August 4 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
The approved application was posted to the City of Madison’s Legislative Information Center, a public website to allow citizens and interested parties access to official meeting minutes and documents pertaining to the business of the city.
In addition to the road closure, CrossFit submitted a map of the closure which shows the road closure and outlines an event area. It’s unclear from the permit if athletes will enter the water but the clearly defined “event area” does border Lake Monona.
Given the limited road closure and the defined “viewing area” it seems unlikely athletes will be running from the Alliant Energy Center.
The permit also outlines procedures for CrossFit’s Medical Team, specifically for addressing injuries on the field of play and assessing athletes “during active competition.”
According to the application, “The CrossFit Games Events Medical Section provides medical oversight, first response and definitive care as appropriate for athletes, staff and Event Team of the CrossFit Games Events.”
Today, CrossFit revealed in the CrossFit Games app that the Opening Ceremony will commence at 9:00 AM in the North Park and finish at 10:00 AM. The CrossFit Games daily schedule says that Thursday’s starts at 9:00 AM which means athletes won’t start Event 1 until after the ceremony unless an update is made.
Granite Games Joins the Loud and Live Family
The list of Sanctionals under the Loud and Live Sports umbrella continues to grow, as the company announced it was acquiring the Granite Games.
The big picture: Loud and Live now operates five Sanctionals, increasing their foothold as the dominant player in hosting CrossFit events: Wodapalooza (Miami, FL,) the West Coast Classic (Del Mar, CA,) the Mayan CrossFit Classic (Mexico), Madrid CrossFit Championship (Spain), and Granite Games (Minnesota). No other Sanctional organizer even operates two.
By operating one-sixth of all Sanctionals, Loud and Live has a lot of leverage to negotiate agreements with other Sanctionals.
Case in point: In 2019 L&L struck deals with Brazil and Cape Town to allow top performing athletes at Wodapalooza entry to their events, L&L confirmed that they’re working on another formal invitation structure for next season as well to reward top performers with access to other Sanctionals as well.
WATCH: Cole Sager on Keeping a Positive Mindset
Cole Sager sits down to explain why he thinks mindset is one of the most important aspects of training for anything, how he works to stay positive, a few practical steps to take when you’re slumping into negative thinking and how he thinks his positive mindset benefits him overall. STAY POSITIVE.
HEAR: Tim Paulson on the Barbend Podcast
Games athlete Tim Paulson joined the Barbend podcast to discuss his training this season, his perspective on staying at the top of CrossFit’s elite, and why he thinks Sanctionals can be a great move for the sport of CrossFit. TIMES ARE CHANGING.
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HEROS FOR ROBIN’S HOME — On August 10, CrossFit B2B in Freeport, PA will be hosting a Hero WOD Challenge to benefit Robin’s Home, an organization that provides care for homeless, unstably housed and low income female veterans and their children. There is a suggested donation of $4 per person per WOD with a potluck to follow.
PIRATE SUPPORTERS — The Lefors Pirates, a football team in Lefors, TX are kicking off the 2019-2020 school year with a 5k-10k and a competition on August 2.
COACH NEEDED — CrossFit East Woodbridge in Ontario, Canada is hiring a L1 coach for their Vaughan location and their Markham location.
THE IRON GAMES — Brute Strength has teamed up with the Iron Games for a fitness festival and competition in Cedar City, UT September 5 – 7. There will also be seminars and activities with Matt Bruce, Nick Fowler, and Adrian Conway.
GRAND OPENING — CrossFit Southpaw is throwing a grand opening party this Saturday, July 27 in Mounds View, MN. There will be a ribbon cutting, food, drinks, and games with prizes.
CHALK UP IN 2 MINUTES(a highlight reel around social media of CrossFit pros and average joes)
CrossFit Mayhem is selling Games shirts • Amanda Hardeman bench pressed 235 pounds • Dusty Hyland jerks 325 pounds • Christin Panchik does two cleans + jerk at 185 pounds • Ivy Kent power snatches 85 pounds for a PR • Team Soul
Barbell is starting a new weightlifting cycle to prep for USA Weightlifting’s American Open Series 3 • Twenty-year-old Jacob Hamby snatched 301 pounds.
Games Watch: 6 days until the CrossFit Games.
— To watch our live coverage of the CrossFit Games, subscribe to our YouTube channel.
— Reserve a spot to get some fitness in at the Assault Fitnessspectator workout area at the Alliant Energy Center.
— Mishka Murad was a guest on the NoRep Podcast to talk about being a national champion, knowing she’ll probably be cut day one.
Around the Alliant Energy Center:
— On Wednesday, July 31 drop-in to Beer and Barbells 2019 at Wisconsin Brewing Company, in Verona, WI.
— To celebrate the nations represented at the CrossFit Games, Madison-area businesses are choosing nations to highlight with food, drinks and discounts.
— Starting Wednesday, July 31, all four Great Dane Pub locations will feature daily drink specials, a custom Rogue food menu, and exclusive Rogue and Great Dane T-shirts and pint cups.
— Drop-in for an OUTWOD at CrossFit Recursive on Sunday, August 4.
The Soul Purpose — Lauren Gonzalez Martin trains at CrossFit Soul in Miami, FL and is headed to Madison to compete at the 2019 CrossFit Games. She shared her experience finding CrossFit while struggling with an eating disorder.
— “I went from under-eating to binging and purging, and eventually, it got so out of control that I would pass out before purging the food I had binged on. One day, I walked into a CrossFit gym to try a class and I immediately fell in love. It kicked my butt and I loved it. I stopped worrying about what I looked like and became focused on becoming stronger and fitter. I wanted to fuel my performance, and the moment I let go of the scale, everything started to get better.”
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