Did you know the Summer Olympics are this year? I loved the Olympics as a kid, I loved the stories and learning about the American athletes. I was always fascinated by Americans that would train in relative obscurity for 4 years, only to step forward onto the biggest stage in the world.
Through CrossFit, we have gotten to know several obscure athletes, specifically Olympic weightlifters. Because the Oly lifts are an essential part of CrossFit, we spend a lot of time learning from the experts. Coaches like Mike Burgener are just as important in the USAW community as they are in CrossFit.
So far, team USA has not qualified for 2012. Kendrick Farris is the closest, with Chad Vaughn (who assists with the CrossFit Oly cert) and Donny Shankle are closest. It’s no secret that the best American athletes are playing sports with balls and bats, that’s where the money is. But athletes like Farris, completely dedicated, toiling in relative obscurity, deserve our cheers too.
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