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The 2023 NOBULL CrossFit Games Teen Semifinals Recap

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In today’s edition:

  • Check out the (unofficial) Teen Semifinal Recap
  • Games athlete Dallin Pepper talks about breathwork and training with AIRWAAV
  • A Georgia CrossFit box owner has been charged with child molestation
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  2023 NOBULL CrossFit Games Teen Semifinals Recap  

2023 NOBULL CrossFit Games Teen Semifinals Recap

Age Group Semifinals has officially come to a close and while the event didn’t take place in person, the competition was still just as fierce. The next generation of individual CrossFit athletes took to the floor in their respective gyms and battled it out. Here’s a look at what went down this weekend and who may have punched their ticket to the 2023 CrossFit Games.

  • Note: All scores currently remain unofficial until finalized by CrossFit on May 10th. We recognize that there have been errors in the CrossFit Games leaderboard and are currently reporting off the unofficial scoreboard.

16-17 Boys

Unsurprisingly, the 2022 CrossFit Games champion Ty Jenkins came out of the final stage of qualification victorious, hanging onto two event wins in the workouts 1B and 3A. He’ll likely  be making his third appearance in Madison and will attempt to be the second athlete to ‘three-peat’ in the teenage division, joining Dallin Pepper.

  • “I was frustrated with a few things throughout the weekend, it was far from clean. There were a few events and moments where I thought things went pretty well,” Jenkins said. “I’m looking forward to the in-person competition aspect of the CrossFit Games. Nothing beats the adrenaline and pressure of being in a lane next to the fittest teens on Earth.”
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📺 Zack George, formerly the UK’s fittest man, announced yesterday that he would join the television show Gladiators, and will not compete at Semifinals.

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  Dallin Pepper on Breath Work and Training with AIRWAAV  

Dallin Pepper on Breath Work and Training with AIRWAAV

Since 2021, four-time CrossFit Games athlete Dallin Pepper has been training with AIRWAAV, the latest piece of gear to take CrossFit by storm. The performance mouthpiece, popularized by top athletes like Pepper and Rich Froning, decreases respiratory rate during workouts while increasing recovery and improving muscular endurance.

Morning Chalk Up had the chance to chat with Pepper about how AIRWAAV has impacted his training and how the mouthpiece can benefit the everyday athlete:

Pepper first adopted the AIRWAAV in 2021. I figured if it can help me in my workouts as well as in my lifting, I might as well give it a try,” he explained. “After a couple of days, I realized that I really enjoyed it and I really liked what it did for me.”

How it works: AIRWAAV manipulates tongue and jaw placement, creating an optimal airway opening for more efficient breathing. Clenching on the mouthpiece accelerates neuromuscular response, which improves muscular force during lifts. Pepper explained that this placement allows “the most oxygen into your body.”

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  Georgia Gym Owner Charged with Child Molestation  

Georgia Gym Owner Charged with Child Molestation

On Monday, the owner of Bare CrossFit in Evans, GA, was charged with child molestation after accusations came forward of him having sexual relations with a 15-year-old member of the affiliate.

What we know: As reported in an article by local news source WJBF, Scott Paige’s wife and co-owner of the affiliate, Lauren Paige, informed police that he admitted to having a sexual relationship with the girl in JanuaryScott Paige told her he was ending the relationship so they could repair their marriage.

  • On April 27, Lauren Paige came home and discovered a pregnancy test box on the kitchen counter, with two used tests out, along with food from Panda Express and a pink stuffed animal.
  • After being stopped from entering the bedroom by Scott Paige, Lauren Paige reportedly left the house, telling Scott Paige he had 10 minutes to get himself and the girl out of the home. Later, Lauren Paige confirmed with Panda Express that the two had been there.
  • According to an article by The Augusta PressScott Paige was good friends with the teen’s father. Authorities later found Scott Paige at the girl’s house with the teen and her father.
  • Law enforcement has since told Scott Paige not to contact anyone in that home, including the teen.

Scott Paige has been arrested and charged with child molestation and is being held in the Columbia County Jail.



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  • 🎂 Happy birthday, Austin Malleolo.
  • Congratulations to Gabi Napper from CrossFit East Tamaki in Auckland, NZ on the 256 pound/116kg clean PR.
  • Congratulations to Adam de Jong on his unofficial 9th place finish in the Men’s 35-39 Semifinals and potential first berth to the CrossFit Games.
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