March 6, 2014
Backstage Pass: Open Workout 14.1

In the duel for Garrett Fisher’s leather jacket, it was Rory McKernan who lost and Dave Castro who won. And thus CrossFit Inc.’s Director of the Games and Director of Training donned the debonair jacket for the live announcement of Open Workout 14.1 at CrossFit North Atlanta.

Castro’s win relegated McKernan to the mall for shopping under pressure.

“Now, the day before the event, I have two hours to shop for clothes,” he says in this behind-the-scenes look at what went into making the 14.1 announcement event happen.

After a couple of hours, McKernan is frustrated.

“Basically, I’m giving up.”

Fellow announcement host Kiki Dickson arrives to provide reinforcement—as does the ever-mustached Adrian Bozman, who’s there to judge Marcus Hendren as he competes against Fisher in 14.1

After the men settle on their wardrobe, it’s time for an old-fashioned shave at West Barber Shop.

“First time straight razed,” says commentator and Level 1 Seminar Staff member Chase Ingraham. “Baby-face smooth. Feel good, ready, confident.”

In the car on the way to the affiliate, Castro has some real talk with Fisher, asking the 22-year-old to share the secrets of his perfect coif.

“You gotta share the love,” Castro says.

He adds: “I need advice from someone who has thick hair.”

Video by Jordan Gravatt.