CrossFit HQ is at Wodapalooza Drug Testing Athletes Competing

Noah Ohlsen during the Wreck Bag Mile at the 2018 Wodapalooza Fitness Festival. Photo by FLSportsGuy.
Noah Ohlsen during the Wreck Bag Mile at the 2018 Wodapalooza Fitness Festival. Photo by FLSportsGuy.

The Wodapalooza Fitness Festival is one of the largest functional fitness competitions in the world. Top CrossFit athletes have descended down to Miami, Florida, for the last competition before the start of the 2018 CrossFit Open. CrossFit Games veterans like Katrin Davidsdottir, Kari Pearce, Dakota Rager and Garret Fisher are in attendance.

But CrossFit athletes are not the ones in attendance. CrossFit HQ has sent its drug testing partner, Drug Free Sport, down to Miami to conduct drug tests of some of the top athletes.

CrossFit is coming out of a year that saw its 3rd place finisher at the CrossFit Games, Ricky Garard, fail a drug test. As the Open approaches, Dave Castro and CrossFit appear to be making its drug testing program front and center.

The tweet comes just several days after Castro tweeted that CrossFit had Rich Froning and Mat Fraser take both a blood and urine drug test. Both athletes came back negative.

The tweets have brought out both sides of the community with some backing CrossFit’s efforts while others are still critical of the testing program.

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