September 26, 2021
Podcast Ep. 005: Analyzing the Final Day of the 2021 Games

"We got it wrong. I got it wrong.” — Dave Castro

The final day of the 2021 NOBULL CrossFit Games produced unexpected event results, a movement never before seen in CrossFit competition, and opportunities to learn and grow.

In this episode, 10th-place finisher Noah Ohlsen speaks candidly about his performance over the weekend, including his overall placement and the experience of doing freestanding handstand push-ups with an injured wrist. Eleventh-place finisher Danielle Brandon also reflects on her experience and how it compared to past competitions.

GM of Sport Dave Castro takes a deep dive into programming and testing the final three events for the Games and details how the events could have been approached differently. Castro also discusses how the competition has evolved over the last 15 years and shares his excitement for the growth of the sport and future opportunities for athletes of all levels.

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