“We didn’t come this far just to come this far. Four years of CrossFit Games competition with many more to go. Excited to be in Boulder with CrossFit leadership (last) week to see if I can help these folks make this great thing even better going forward.
“My motivation to persevere has always been a function of wanting to make good on the time and energy various people have poured into me over my life. The coaches, mentors, and friends who invested time in me believed I was capable of one day doing great things, so even when I feel like I'm not capable of giving them the return on investment they deserve, I can always call upon that sense of expectations to dig a little deeper. Knowing that I have the eyes of Soldiers on me as a member of the U.S. Army Warriorfit team has only deepened my commitment to remembering my responsibility to properly represent for any group I'm a part of when I'm competing or training.”
—Chandler Smith, two-time CrossFit Games qualifier, 15th at the 2019 Games and 22nd worldwide in the 2020 CrossFit Open