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03.27.13
Athletes at CrossFit Rubicon and CrossFit Walter Reed don't let anything stop them from competing in the CrossFit Games Open.
03.27.13
Finding Her Team: Emily Ciraolo
“Each week, I continue to be inspired by everyone at 716 ... The camaraderie and love we have for each other and this sport is overwhelming.” Above photos courtesy of Lisa Kahler...
03.27.13
Matthew Barnett: Just Keep Moving
After undergoing knee surgery just four months ago, former Games athlete Matthew Barnett is back ... and stronger.    After undergoing knee surgery four months ago, Matthew Barnett...
03.27.13
Unknown Becomes Known: Alea Helmick
"I never honestly believed that I could compete." Photos by: Jill Godzilevsky From the first week of the 2013 Open, an unknown name, Alea Helmick, appeared on the Mid Atlantic Women’s...
03.27.13
Coaching Outside of the Box: CrossFit Stars
"We started training on a deserted soccer field. It was muddy and we didn't have any equipment, but everyone loved what we did and the numbers just kept growing." Photos by:...
03.27.13
Lindsey McDuffie: Family First
“I’m really competitive, but there’s something about having a child ... that wipes away all the competitiveness. I can enjoy it this year, even though I’m not at the top of the pack. I have my...
03.27.13
Michelle Kinney: Consistency is Key
“These seconds are so important. Since this sport has gotten so competitive, you don’t have a lot of margin for error.” The top photo is courtesy of James Cheney (blue shorts). Hank Word...
03.27.13
Trading Basketball for Wall Balls: Jamie Hagiya
"Landing that scholarship (to USC) meant a lot because I beat the odds of being short for the sport and also being Asian American, as there are very few playing at the collegiate and...
03.27.13
A Year of Double-Unders
"I couldn't even turn my hands in rhythm at the same time. I looked like a fish out of water with my hands flopping around. It was hideous." Photo Credit: Erin O'Donnell Last year,...
03.27.13
Old Bird in the Open
"You can actually watch women of my age and just be so amazed at how well they do and how good they are," Peta Bird says. "We're not withering away and dying anymore. We're just getting...
03.27.13
Nick Robles: Battle Tested
“This year, my focus is on competing with Team Kinnick at Regionals so I want to continue to improve as much as I can and not stress too much on my individual placing. I'll save that for 2014...
03.27.13
A Language of Their Own: Mary and Justin Simmons
“I do not know the formal ASL signs for each movement, so often we spell them out or make them up. For burpees, I just repeat the sign for burp. The trainers always perform each movement for...
03.26.13
Johnny Mac is Back
To those in the South East, John McLaughlin is better known as "Johnny Mac," who for the past four years has served as the Regional Director of the South East, or as he proudly calls it, the "...
03.26.13
Maddy Curley and Pat Sherwood are back after week three to talk about the head-to-head battle of Kristan Clever and Talayna Fortunato, who topped the Leaderboard in 13.3 and the best from the...
03.26.13
Looking for Redemption: Joe Scali
"Last year, I was only three months into CrossFit when I did the Open and Regionals. I didn't really get all the techniques and movements."   Joe Scali is looking for...
03.26.13
Going for Gold: Gabriele Schlicht
There is a saying that "things get better with age." There is a saying that “things get better with age.” Gabriele “Gaby” Schlicht, owner of CrossFit Deerfield Beach, is definitely...
03.26.13
What 241 Feels Like: Lauren Rutan
“I heard the announcement and was in tears. Wall balls aren’t really my thing, and I don’t have a muscle-up.” Photos courtesy of Devon Rutan With only 12 minutes to get through 150...
03.26.13
Nicole Spitzack: Amaze Yourself
“The theme at my box for the Open is 'Amaze yourself.' That is just what the athletes at my box intend to do ... myself included.” Top photo courtesy of Manivanh Baythavong Lindeman...

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