2013 Games Competitor Natalie Newhart Fails Drug Test

CrossFit HQ announced that Natalie Newhart, a competitor at the 2013 CrossFit Games has tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug. From the CrossFit announcement: “Newhart submitted to an out-of-competition drug test on Feb. 27, 2016, which came back positive for the anabolic agent oxandrolone [Oxandrolone is an anabolic steroid that is medically used by patients … Read more

Noah Ohlsen, Jamie Greene Win the 2016 CrossFit Open

The 2016 CrossFit Open came to an end, as athletes all over the world submitted their scores for 16.5 before the cut-off deadline at 5 p.m. PT. Speaking of 16.5, Castro surprised us yet again by announcing that it was going to be a repeat workout—which of course meant that we would be repeating a … Read more

Josh Bridges 16.4 Score Adjusted After Deadlift Controversy

Mere moments after Josh Bridges’ video submission for his workout-winning 16.4 performance was posted online, online critics started voicing their concerns over the legitimacy of his reps—particularly in the deadlift and handstand push-ups. A Reddit thread sprung up addressing the subject, and as you can see, there was an over-arching theme to discussions: StrongForever: there … Read more

CrossFit Open 16.5 Live Announcement Recap + Tips

The final live announcement of the 2016 Open took place on the hallowed grounds of the Ranch in Aromas, CA—the site of the inaugural CrossFit Games in 2007. For this momentous occasion, CrossFit rounded three of the best male athletes in the sport: Rich Froning, Ben Smith, and Mat Fraser. Everyone was expecting something special, … Read more

Josh Bridges Sets Time to Beat for 16.5

Shortly after Matt Fraser’s win over 2015’s CrossFit Games Champ Ben Smith and 4x Games Champ Rich Froning during 16.5’s live announcement, Josh Bridges took on the workout at CrossFit Invictus in Southern California. Bridges managed to complete the workout in 7:15, 51 seconds faster than Fraser and 44 seconds faster than the fastest time … Read more

Predicting 16.5 of the 2016 CrossFit Open

So, here we are. The end of the 2016 Open—how time flies when you’re having fun! Over the past four weeks we’ve seen elite athletes compete next to CrossFit enthusiasts and military personnel, a live announcement in a garage gym, and (unlike years past) a host of failed predictions by BoxLife Magazine. With one workout … Read more