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Wodapalooza Details Announced

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In today’s edition:

  • Chris Spealler will be competing at Rogue Legends.
  • Wodapalooza will be streamed for free 🙏🙏🙏.
  • Jeremy’s journey to sobriety started at CrossFit.
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  Wodapalooza Details Emerge: Free Livestream, Bigger Fan Experience  

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.

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Can Training for Boxing Help You in CrossFit?

Can Training for Boxing Help You in CrossFit?

Five-times Games athlete Jacob Heppner successfully made the transition from CrossFit to boxing, winning his fight debut over the weekend.

Boxing and CrossFit are different, but there are elements of fight training that can help CrossFit athletes.

  • “Boxing conditioning definitely carries over to CrossFit,” says Heppner. “If you put me in a workout that’s 3 min on/1 min off, I feel great now.”

To get into peak condition, Heppner used UCAN nutrition to power him through long workouts.

Learn how CrossFit athletes can benefit from boxing and save 20% on UCAN with code “CHALKUP”.


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.
  • Ricky Garard has officially accepted his invite.

FITAID signs Kevon Looney, center for the Golden State Warriors, to their athlete roster.

Lauren Fisher officially opened an office space to expand her business, Grown Strong:

  • “Two years ago we decided to turn this from a side hobby into an actual business we can keep growing into something so much more than it is today.”
  • “Now we’re ready to take on a new adventure and excited to start building our company right here in our home of San Diego!”

The OUT Foundation is partnering with PUMA to celebrate National Coming OUT Day with a Burpee-A-Thon fundraiser. The event will kick off on October 11 PUMA’s flagship New York store.

Chris Spealler will also be joining the legends athletes competing at the Rogue Invitational. Here’s who else is competing.

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  

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.

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Celebrating a PR, hosting a fundraiser, this, that, or otherwise. Send us a tip.

  • 🎂 Happy birthday David Woods, CrossFit’s global head of partnerships.
  • 🎂 Happy Birthday Ginnie Coleman, CrossFit Games photographer.
  • Roman Khrennikov hits a 463 pound/210kg back squat.
  • Congratulations to Chris Waite from Delco Strength and Conditioning in Morton, PA on the 21 unbroken bar muscle-ups PR.
  • 8-year-old Rory Van Left deadlifts 198 pounds/90kg weighing in at only 66 pounds/30kg.

😲 The people’s reaction in the back is actually the best part.

New Box Opening: After more than a year running virtual-only classes, PUSH Box CrossFit is opening a physical in-person located in downtown Seattle, WA. Their first class was Monday.

3/1 - 3/31: Sit Ups For Pups (Everywhere, Anywhere Online)
3/2: The LKW Games (Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina)
3/9: The Valkyrie Fitness Competition (Tampa, FL)
3/16: Upper Hunter Strongest Novice (Muswellbrook, Australia)
3/16: Oceanside CrossFit 1st Annual Shamwod & Shenanigains (Oceanside, Ca)
3/16: Shamwod & Shenanigains (Oceanside, Ca)
3/16: Shamwod & Shenanigains (oceanside, ca)
3/23 - 3/24: Beach Brawl (Spring) (Pensacola Beach, FL)
3/23: Masters Distinguished Games (Fort Wright, KY)
3/23: CFL Teen Take Over (Lorton, VA)
4/6: Girls Gone Rx Ohio (Lancaster, Ohio)
4/6 - 4/7: SeaDog Summer Showdown (Jupiter, Florida)
4/6: Girls Gone Rx Minnesota (Austin, Minnesota)
4/6: Girls Gone Rx Kentucky (Richmond, Kentucky)
4/6: Best Babes Decatur (Decatur, Alabama)
4/6: Best Babes 608 (Janesville, Wisconsin)
4/6: Best Babes South Carolina (Beufort, South Carolina)
4/6: Best Babes Houston (Houston, Texas)
4/6: Best Babes Wyoming (Cheyene, Wyoming)
4/6: War Off I-4 (Deland, FL)
4/6 - 4/7: No Pain No Game (Legnano, Italy)
4/6 - 4/7: Shack Team Edition (Rome, Italy)
4/6: Best Babes South Carolina (Beaufort, SC)
4/6: Best Babes Decatur (Decatur, AL)
4/6 - 4/7: Landifornian Battle (Seignosse, France)
4/6: Two Peas in a Pod: Mixed Gender Partner Comp (Burlington, MA)
4/6: Best Babes Tampa (Tampa, Florida)
4/13: Queens of Oly Rockledge (Rockledge, FL)
4/13: Queens of Oly East Tennessee (Bulls Gap, TN)
4/13: Fittest on Main (Boaz, AL)
4/19 - 4/21: Crash Crescendo (Spartanburg, SC)
4/20: Barbells For Bullies: Community Workout Savannah (Savnnah, Georgia, US)
4/20: Festivus Games @ CrossFit Plattsburgh (Plattsburgh, NY)
4/20: Festivus Games @ CrossFit Masiphumelele (Kommetjie, Cape Town, South Africa)
4/20: Festivus Games (Goderich, Canada)
4/20: Festivus Games (Clermont, FL)
4/20: Festivus Games @ The Gym – CrossFit Kilo (Cedar Falls, IA)
4/20: Festivus Games @ CBM Sirens (Caledonia, MS)
4/20: Festivus Games @ Coyote Valley (San Jose, CA)
4/20 - 4/21: Okanagan Valley Throwdown (Penticton, British Columbia)
4/20: The Fittest 4 (Sunshine Coast, Australia)
4/20: Embrace the Challenge (Mentor, Ohio)
4/20: Festivus Games @ CrossFit Pagosa (Pagosa Springs, CO)
4/20: First EVER Adaptive Festivus Games Competition (Waterford, United States)
4/20: Festivus Games (WAUKESHA, WI)
4/20 - 4/21: BGR Contest Spring Edition (Bergerac, France)
4/20 - 4/21: Okanagan Valley Throwdown (Penticton, British Columbia, Canada)

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