May 24, 2023
CrossFit East Nashville PRVN — Pursuing the Affiliate Cup

“We’ve got one goal in mind.”  — Tim Paulson

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Andrea Nisler, Taylor Williamson, and Tim Paulson — three of the four members of CrossFit East Nashville PRVN — join the show to chat with host Adrian Conway about their pursuit for the 2023 Affiliate Cup.


Team PRVN — Nisler, Williamson, Paulson, and Tola Morakinyo — came together for the 2023 season. While all of the members have years of CrossFit Games experience, this is Paulson’s first season as a team competitor. 

Nisler and Williamson have previously won the Affiliate Cup with four-time Fittest Man on Earth Rich Froning and Morakinyo is a four-time Games team athlete, most recently competing with two-time Fittest Woman on Earth Annie Thorisdottir and CrossFit Reykjavik at the 2022 Games. 


In today’s episode, the crew tells the story of how the team came together. Paulson explains why he couldn’t pass on the opportunity despite feeling like he hasn’t hit his potential as an individual athlete and the group sheds insight on how they have been preparing for the season to execute their goal of winning the CrossFit Games.    

The group also gets candid about the demands of being competitive athletes, and finding and creating balance in their personal lives. Nisler and Paulson explain their decision to make 2023 their final competitive season, and Williamson opens up about the trade-offs and sacrifices she has made over the years as a student and competitor. 


Tune in to hear the team’s opinions on the 2023 season tests, the evolution of team competition in CrossFit, and how they stay focused to beat their competition. 


This episode was recorded prior to the 2023 North America East Semifinal. CrossFit East Nashville PRVN won the competition with three first-place finishes.


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