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Wodapalooza Details Emerge: Free Livestream, Bigger Fan Experience
Several weeks ago, athletes and organizers descended in Miami to film content for the 10th iteration of the Wodapalooza festival, which returns to action in January 2022.
Why it matters: In addition to filming the online qualifier videos — scheduled for October 4-13 for individuals and November 1-10 for teams — the annual Wodapalooza summit serves as a meeting ground for top athletes and stakeholders in the sport.
“We use the Online Qualifier filming weekend as an opportunity to yes, show them a good time, but also get feedback from some of the best in the sport so we can continue to improve the experience,” a Wodapalooza spokesperson said.
Athlete perspective: This year’s group of athletes were Justin Medeiros, Jayson Hopper, Tola Morakinyo, Danielle Brandon, Kristi Eramo, and Baylee Rayl.
Dubai Invites Sent Out. The first wave of 20 men and 20 women that have been invited. This is not a finalized roster, only invites.
Women: Sara Sigmundsdottir, Laura Horvath, Annie Thorisdottir, Kristin Holte, Sam Briggs, Gabi Migala, Kari Pearce, Katrin Davidsdottir, Emma McQuaid, Kara Saunders, Haley Adams, Carolyne Prevost, Alessandra Pichelli, Emma Tall, Amanda Barnhart, Emma Cary, Danielle Brandon, Bethany Shadburne, Mal O’Brien, and Emily Rolfe.
Men: Patrick Vellner, BK Gudmundsson, Brent Fikowski, Saxon Panchik, Jonne Koski, Guilherme Malheiros, Alex Vigneault, Lazar Dukic, Travis Mayer, Jeff Adler, Andre Houdet, Henrik Haapalainen, Jayson Hopper, Ricky Garard, Roman Khrennikov, Shalan Mahmood, Elliot Simmonds, Ben Smith, Uldis Upenieks, and Willy Georges.
Adrian Mundwiler is confirmed to compete at Mayhem Desert Heat in November. He’ll be competing alongside Saxon Panchik, Roman Khrennikov and Guilherme Malheiros so far.
Celebrating Five Years of Sobriety, Jeremy Plummer Returns Home to “Smash the Stigma” of Addiction
Five years ago, Jeremy Plummer got sober. To commemorate this milestone, the now CrossFit L1-certified coach and founder of the recovery-centered organization, Recovery through Repetition, is returning to the first-ever gym he attended, CrossFit Top Fuel in Crown Point, IN, to hold a community event focused on the connection between fitness and sobriety.
His story: 10 years ago, Plummer attended his first CrossFit class. It was something he and his sister – a nurse Morning Chalk Up met in 2020 when she was working to prove that fitness is an effective tool for sobriety – tried to get him out of the addiction rut. But, Plummer said, he was an active addict at the time. CrossFit “didn’t take.”
Six months into his sobriety, Plummer made his way back to the sport. He found a home at CrossFit Dimensions in Florida, where he says the “community rallied around” him; the owner of that gym elected to pay for his L1 certification.
High-volume pull-ups leave your shoulders achy or painful? The issue is probably either mobility or strength...but which one? Try this exercise to test if you're strong and mobile enough to handle high-volume WODs and diagnose some of the potential issues.
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Haley Adams and Mal O'Brien went head to head on the competition floor at the 2021 CrossFit Games and, in true CrossFit fashion, became instant friends. Check out a recent training camp with the two of them where there was no shortage of training (or jamming out).
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