We have always had an emphasis on CrossFit-as-Sport at FRCF. We affiliated with CrossFit in April 2006 as the 55th CrossFit Affiliate in the world and started to put together our concept of a Team. We trained together and competed together. We ran our own events to get experience.
When we read about the 2007 CrossFit Games, we all knew that we had to compete in it the next year.
In 2008, FRCF sent 14 athletes to the CrossFit Games. Our best male athlete took 8th. Our best female athlete took 15th. It wasn’t just the placements that were important that year, we went out there to compete together as a “Team” and we all had an amazing time.
The FRCF CrossFit Competition Team was born from the experience we all had at the 2008 CrossFit Games. We knew there was no turning back. The Sport of CrossFit was just too much fun. FRCF has qualified athletes to the Games every year. And over the years 29 DIFFERENT FRCF ATHLETES HAVE COMPETED AT THE CROSSFIT GAMES.
Here are the stats through the 2013 CrossFit Games Season.
- FRCF is the only CrossFit Affiliate in the world to qualify an Affiliate Cup Team to the CrossFit Games every year.
- 40% of all Individual Athletes that have qualified for the CrossFit Games from Colorado have been FRCF athletes.
- That number jumps to 56% when you include Colorado Team Athletes as well.
- There have been 20 Colorado athletes that have stood on a podium at the CrossFit Games. 50% of them have been from FRCF.
- FRCF Masters Athletes have taken 5 trips to the CrossFit Games. The only time they didn’t podium was due to injury.
If you are looking at CrossFit as a sport, you need three things to be successful.
- A motivated athlete
- A great training environment
- Quality Coaching
There are exceptions to every rule. But without the presence of all three of those factors, you will not be successful in the Sport of CrossFit. Or really, any sport.
If you are serious about competing at CrossFit, look at the RESULTS of every gym that you are considering. Look at the Coach’s record that you will be working with. What has that Coach enabled his/her athletes to accomplish? The answer to that question is the only thing that ACTUALLY matters to you as an athlete. The rest is just conjecture. And we all know what that is worth.
Experience and results speak another language all together.
At FRCF, we produce great results. We will take you from where you are today, to wherever your dedication and motivation will allow you to go.
At FRCF, where you start determines the pace and length of time it takes you to reach your goals. You will be paired up with one of our Senior Coaches and work out a plan that is best for you. If you are willing to do the work, we will get you where you want to go. It literally comes down to how hard you are willing to work, how much time you are willing to dedicate, and how coachable you are.
Come in and try out what we do and then make an educated decision. Whether you aspire to compete as an individual, on a team, or as a master’s athlete, we have the proven ability to enable you to meet your goals.