BoxRox – Dave Castro Reflects on CrossFit Games

By Caro Kyllmann

The mastermind behind the workouts, Dave Castro, programmed the events that individual, teams and age group athletes would be completing. On a series of Instagram posts, he explained – and seemed to rejoice in the upset caused – what the thoughts, idea and goal were for every event.

With the inclusion of National Champions, a new scoring system and the introduction of field cuts, the Games brought with themselves a new format and many possibilities.

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Eagle Observer – Powerlifters receive championship rings

GENTRY — The Gentry High School powerlifting team won its fifth national powerlifting championship at the 35th annual NASA High School Powerlifting National Championships in Oklahoma City on March 23-24. But their championship rings (which had to be remade due to a manufacturing error) didn’t arrive until late July and were distributed to the lifters on Aug. 1.

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Morning Chalk Up – No Shirt, No Problem! JUL 5, 2019 BY ALYSSA ROYSE

So, Graham Holmberg — a guy who it’s hard to find a photo of with his shirt on — announced that his gym is now enforcing a new dress code; one rooted in “modesty.” From now on, no one can take their shirts off, and women can’t wear booty shorts.

Ignoring a few obvious things — like the fact that men presumably can still wear booty shorts if they want to, and that loose running-shorts show way more crotch “pit” than booty shorts, or that leggings leave little to the imagination — we’re left to wonder what the point is of telling grown adults how they have to dress.

It’s not a safety thing. It’s not a function thing. So, what is it?

First off, it’s his gym; he has the right to have whatever rule he wants. I hope this dog whistle helps him attract the crowd he wants. I always encourage business owners to put their values front and center, for exactly that reason. That’s why we have rainbows all over the place at Rocket CrossFit, we’re telling you what we’re about.

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