September 22, 2022
Chandler Smith: “In the Arena”

Three-time CrossFit Games athlete Chandler Smith was a strong favorite to win the 2022 Granite Games after a solid showing in the Open and Quarterfinals.  

But an asthma attack during the competition derailed his plans, challenging not only his physical capacity but his mental limits.

“In the Arena,” a Buttery Bros and Challenger Media House film, documents Smith’s Semifinals weekend and the struggles he faced during the competition. 

In this behind-the-scenes video, Smith shares his experience managing his asthma as a competitor and member of the U.S. Army, and he opens up about pushing through the events, despite wanting to withdraw from the competition. 

Join Smith as he reflects and tells his story.