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03.16.12
Tougher than Lawn Bowling: Mark Gomes
Mark Gomes was setting up for a snatch session when he caught himself watching the CrossFit group across the gym. Again. “They looked like they were having way more fun than I was,” says the former...
03.16.12
The Thinking CrossFitter: Jason Hoggan
Jason Hoggan juggles law school and single parenthood. But his goal in 2012 is to compete in Carson.  Photo by: Nicole Bedard Photo by: Nicole Bedard Photo by: Nicole Bedard...
03.16.12
Unmasked: Jason Hoskins
"My ego is gone. I could only wear that mask before, but now I am that person who is humble and genuine." “I have had a long standing relationship with pretty much every single drug out...
03.16.12
A Standout: Holly Mata
Holly Mata's adaptability and strong frame make her an all-around athlete. Her commitment to excel, however, makes her a standout. Only weeks ago, the name Holly Cohen Mata was relatively...
03.16.12
Never Say Never: Jessica Stephen
Jessica Stephen finished in 31st place at the 2010 CrossFit Games. After missing out in 2011 with her team by one spot, she's back in 2012 with the intent going to the Home Depot Center to...
03.16.12
A Family that CrossFits Together: The Lerouxs
While one parent eats with the kids, the other trains, visible the entire time through the garage doorway off the kitchen. Then they swap. “It's my favorite way to train,” says Steve Leroux, who was...
03.16.12
The Largest Team in Central East Takes On the Open
"We know for a fact that the Open brings the family closer together. That's why it's so important." With 79 registered athletes, Practice CrossFit is the largest team in the Central...
03.16.12
CrossFit Level One Seminar Trainer and Flowmaster Chuck Carswell has been around the community for a while and had the chance to watch the Games grow from a friendly weekend competition to a...
03.16.12
Pushing Each Other: Pastorek and Rasmusen
"We both know how important it is to have someone there to push you." Brandon Pastorek   Pete Rasmusen It was a match made in CrossFit heaven. They met at the beer tent at the...
03.16.12
Focused: Reebok CrossFit Asia
Reebok CrossFit Asia is looking go back to the CrossFit Games in 2012. Reebok CrossFit Asia returns with a mix of rookies and veterans to its roster for the 2012 Games season. ...
03.16.12
One Upping Her Sister: Busola Akinwale
"We're not competitive with each other. It has always been us against the world, rather than us against each other."   “It’s a lot of pressure being Elisabeth’s sister,” Busola Akinwale...
03.16.12
In Her Father's Honor: Jennifer Kawaguchi
"It was the last thing I wanted to do, yet something I knew I really had to do."   Studies have shown that exercise can help our mental and spiritual well being just as it helps our...
03.15.12
Josh Wagner on Priorities
​Three Jobs Josh Wagner might be pouring more of his heart and soul into his three jobs – high school teacher, CrossFit trainer, dad – as he is into his training these days, but he is still the...
03.15.12
Dark Horse to Top Dog: Ben Smith
Ben Smith has amazed the CrossFit community for three Games seasons. He appeared at his first CrossFit Games in 2009 at the age of 19, placing 64th. In 2010, he came back strong and landed in 8th...
03.15.12
Anything but Average: Andrea Carey
I participated in Open Workout 12.2 on the same day as Andrea Carey and was fully aware she would blow me out of the water. And she did. She achieved 66 snatches compared to my 45. I felt completely...
03.15.12
Age Is Just A Number: Jill Sprague
"Age is just a number. In my mind, I should be able to do what anyone else can do." Jill Sprague is sitting in limbo. But she does not see it that way. Sprague is a bad ass, period....
03.15.12
The Colossus of Rhodes
"I'd almost rather lose and know that I went as hard as possible, than win too easily." Photos by: Chrissie Wu A perennial podium finisher in local CrossFit events, Jay Rhodes is poised...
03.15.12
No Strangers at CrossFit Islander
“Those who have come to observe the workouts and cheer us on are simply astounded by our dedication to hard work...”  The room still smells like fresh rubber; the bars and kettlebells...

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