See eveyone tonight at the Christmas Party 7:30-9:30pm!!!
Great day of training at Crossfit Goldsboro…..thanks to Vanessa for showing up today and training with us!
“Right now, there’s a lot of favorable interest in weightlifting, and that’s because of CrossFit.”—Bob Takano
The CrossFit culture is synonymous with fair play and sportsmanship, said Rick Adams, the former USAW CEO who helped to bring the CrossFit/USAW event to fruition. The CrossFit/USAW event demonstrated how the two organizations can work together, Adams said. In the future, “there can be dozens of local and regional CrossFit events that serve as qualifiers of what could become an annual, national event that would incorporate the snatch and clean and jerk,” Adams said. “What you would have is tens of thousands of people across the country understand USA Weightlifting.” USAW could see significant benefits, he added. “We have enormous respect for what (CrossFit is) doing and working closely with an Olympic sport,” Adams said. “(It’s) really beneficial to both sides.”
“The big picture is CrossFit develops athletes that are so highly in tuned that … they can compete in CrossFit and also compete in USA Weightlifting. They’re going to be at that caliber.” The older the sport of CrossFit becomes, the more youth will become involved and pick up Olympic lifting as their sport, Adams said. “Most will stick with CrossFit,” he said jokingly, adding that he finds CrossFit addicting.