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Tire Flipping & Arm Wrestling at CFNH

in by Coach Carla


Gentlemen!  To the Taco Truck and Keep Going....


The girls of 9:00 AM Hit the ground flipping.

The ladies of CFM also joined us for the 8:00AM.  It was so nice to see Diane, Hillary and Jen so early.  A big shout out to the 8:00 AM class were also kind enough to flip the water right out of the tires so that the rest of the classes didn't have to work so hard (and so Coach D'Ags and I didn't get dirty).

Then came the Professional Arm Wrestling Competition at 1:30!

"What?  What's that" Arm Wrestling at our gym?".  

Yup!  There is such a thing and it was held at CFNH.  "CrossFit New Haven &  Arm Wrestling?  How is there a connection?"  

It just so happens that the founder of CrossFit, Greg Glassman,

has a body guard, Travis Bagnet.  

He gave his buddy Mike Selearis a call. 

Travis told Mike to find his nearest local CrossFit in the area and hold the regional competition here.  

Well, here I am writing to all of our membership about the amazing world of Arm Wrestling!  If you are super interested, there is a movie on Netflix you should watch called Pulling John.   Both Travis and Mike are in the documentary.  And that is not all.  This year, there is a reality TV show all about arm wrestling and Mike will be one of the featured arm wrestlers in it!  Right here in New Haven, we have a celebrity athlete!  Be on the lookout for the trailer of this reallity show on AMC during the Walking Dead!

Enough of the history lesson.  Today was quite the showdown for armwrestling and who would be in the top 4 places.   

These guys are legit and the top 4 in each weight class are now on their way to NYC, then the Arnold Classic in Ohio and finally, to the Reebok CrossFit Games in 2014 where they compete as well!  

There was a new use for the Jerk Boxes!

This was a quick shot of the guy who took 3rd place (the one who lost)


Here were the two men who took 1st and 2nd place.

I met Mike, his wife Deborah, his dad and a lot of other arm wrestlers who were all very receptive to CrossFit and giving it a try.  So, watch out you fire breathers.   You  may see some big forearms in the gym soon! 




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