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Good morning and welcome to the Morning Chalk Up. WheelWod is advising CrossFit on the development of the adaptive divisions in the Open and at the Games; they need your help in creating the classifications, learn more below. And, the Buttery Bros have recently teased the possibility of a 2018 Games documentary and a 2019 Sanctionals season mini-series.

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  Help Wanted: Crafting Classifications for the CrossFit Games Adaptive Divisions  

Help Wanted: Crafting Classifications for the CrossFit Games Adaptive Divisions

CrossFit is adding adaptive divisions to the 2021 CrossFit Open and CrossFit Games. While CrossFit is providing the same infrastructure as the “able-bodied” divisions to facilitate the competition, another team of adaptive athletes and trainers are working behind the scenes to ensure fair competition and they need help from the community.

Explain this, please: The first step in establishing a fair competition for numerous and various adaptive athletes is the creation of sport classification.

  • Classification is the basis for creating a fair competition that will ultimately distinguish the top athlete (“Fittest in the World”) and not the “least disabled athlete.”
  • Classification makes competition fair by determining which athletes are eligible to compete and how athletes are grouped together for competition.
  • As of now, a classification system does not exist for the sport of CrossFit or functional fitness in general.
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  The Buttery Bros Tease New Series, Open the Door for Potential 2018 Documentary  

The Buttery Bros Tease New Series, Open the Door for Potential 2018 Documentary

CrossFit Games fans still holding out a glimmer of hope to see some of the footage from the 2018 season got some exciting news last week.

Filmmakers Heber Cannon and Marston Sawyers, also known as The Buttery Bros, joined the Talking Elite Fitness podcast where they discussed multiple projects, including the current 2020 documentary they are working on and the possibility of resurrecting the 2018 Games documentary, a highly anticipated film that was shelved during post-production when the CrossFit Games media team was infamously laid off prior to the 2019 season.

  • We shot an amazing movie that year, it was a spectacle of an event and we had incredible behind the scenes stories,” states Cannon, “we would love for the opportunity to make that film. CrossFit owns it, and the potential is there with the new leadership for that film to be completed.”

One big thing: Despite being more than two years removed from the 2018 Games, there has been a steady flow of speculation and inquiries from fans over the possibility of the documentary being finished. Cannon’s comments are the most significant sign of life the movie has had since it was put on ice.

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  The Buttery Bros Tease New Series, Open the Door for Potential 2018 Documentary  

Enter the “12 Days of Crossmas” Giveaway

To spice up your holiday season, Fitness Santa is bringing you 12 days of Crossmas, that’s 12 straight days of fun fitness giveaways from some of your favorite brands absolutely free.

From December 1 – 12, we’ll be doing Instagram live giveaways each day at 5:00 PM PT, totaling 78 prizes from:

Reebok, Rogue, RPM, Born Primitive, Ascent, Caffeine & Kilos, O2, 2POOD, Bear Komplex, Goodr, Beam.

Fill out the form to enter to win, and remember, the more points, the more chances to win.

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COMMUNITY
  France’s Country Manager Chaffey Passes Baton to Second in Command  

France’s Country Manager Chaffey Passes Baton to Second in Command

Over the weekend, France’s Country Manager for CrossFit, Daniel Chaffey, announced that he’s stepping down from the post he’s held for almost four years and turning over the reins to his second in command, Julian Festor.

  • Chaffey: “The community could wish for no better champion than” Julain Festor.

Some background: Chaffey has spearheaded CrossFit’s growth in France over the last decade, which now has around 650 affiliates.

  • In December of 2011, Chaffey opened Reebok CrossFit Louvre in Paris, France. He has since opened two more locations: another in Paris and one in Bordeaux.
  • In 2012, he started the French Throwdown, which has grown to be one of the largest and most widely attended events in Europe, and one of the original CrossFit sanctioned events selected for the inaugural Sanctional season.
  • CrossFit Louvre played host to Open announcement 17.1 between Kristin Holte and Samantha Briggs.

Festor has been alongside Chaffey almost the entire time, joining CrossFit Louvre in September 2012 and became France’s Assistant Country Manager in January 2018. He has also helped grow the French Throwdown over the past eight years, most recently as director of the event.

 
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  Jennifer Broxterman: Thriving Through the Pandemic with a  

Jennifer Broxterman: Thriving Through the Pandemic with a "Serious Comorbidity"

Jennifer Broxterman admits the thought of getting COVID-19 has caused her crippling amounts of stress and fear in the past months. This is because the 36-year-old 2014 Canada East Regionals athlete has been battling ovarian cancer for the last two years, a cancer that doesn’t ever technically go into remission. So, although she’s currently cancer-free, she knows she still has a “pretty serious comorbidity,” she said, that has led her to prioritize her safety first and foremost.

  • “The first time I had to go to the hospital for a CT scan and bloodwork during the pandemic, I was really, really nervous. When I got home, I stripped down and threw my clothes in a garbage bag and showered right away,” she said of her level of COVID fear.

Remind me: When we first featured Broxterman in February, 2020, she had just recovered from surgery after her entire reproductive tract and various other parts of her digestive system were removed because of two types of Stage 3 ovarian cancers in her body, a slow-growing one, and a particularly deadly rapid-growing form known to have a nine percent five-year survival rate.

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Sweet Potato, Black Bean and Avocado Breakfast Burritos

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...CONSIDER

Which Rower to Buy for your Home Gym

Over the past few months, athletes have invested heavily in home gym equipment. If you are thinking about adding a rower to your collection, Shane Farmer from Dark Horse Rowing breaks down which rower might be the right one for your needs.

SO MANY CHOICES.
 
HIGHLIGHTS...

Chalk Up Highlights is our section dedicated to celebrating our community’s wins in the gym. Follow @ChalkUpHighlights and submit your highlight to [email protected] to be featured.

  • Jordan Noe back squats 270 pounds for 7.
  • Sierra Tjelmeland snatches 150 pounds for a PR.
  • Saxon Panchik does a barbell complex at 315 pounds.
  • Linda Keesman does a hang snatch at 191 pounds for a PR.
  • Brian Lowe deadlifts 585 pounds and split jerks 330 pounds for a double PR.
  • Hannah Black does a clean complex at 245 pounds for a PR.
  • Rich Yun sumo deadlifts 635 pounds for a double.
  • Ngarimu Ahipene front squats 529 pounds for a PR.
 
COMMUNITY

Our community round-up today highlights a gym running multiple holiday toy drives at once and two new affiliates taking on new members now:

  • Toys for Tots + Youth for Tomorrow: Parable Training in Chantilly, VA has been working hard in this season of giving. Yesterday the Parable crew wrapped up a Toys for Tots drive that began on November 16. It was the third time the gym has been part of the annual toy drive run by the U.S. Marine Corps. In addition, today is the final day to make donations or gift purchases for the Youth for Tomorrow program, located in Bristow, VA. YFT is a therapeutic residential center that provides life-saving care for boys and girls rescued from tragic circumstances. The toy and donation drive helps provide the children with gifts on Christmas morning.
  • Founding member discounts at CrossFit McKinney: In McKinney, TX, a new affiliate opened its doors in late-November. CrossFit McKinney is planning a grand opening celebration before the end of the year, but athletes can still sign up as founding members through December.
  • New Fitness and Training Center: In Wyomissing, PA, a new one-stop fitness shop is opening in January 2021, demonstrating a trend taking place as gyms struggle with COVID restrictions and closures. Four fitness centers are joining together under one roof to offer members a wide variety of options. The facility, called The TRAIN Station, which stands for Train, Regenerate, Adapt, Inspire and Nourish, will be anchored by The CrossFit Crossing (formerly Corps Fitness).
 
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