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

CrossFit HQ is at Wodapalooza Drug Testing Athletes Competing

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...
Chase Smith tears pectoral muscle during Event 2 of the 2017 CrossFit East Regionals.

Top 10 Stories of 2017 on The Barbell Spin

We have covered a lot of topics on The Barbell Spin in 2017. In fact, we published over 800 articles this year. As the year winds down, here is a look back at the...
Alex Anderson and his fiance, Katie, tied the knot this past weekend. @alexanderson29/Instagram

Alex Anderson Got Married!

Congrats to Alex Anderson and his wife, Katie! The couple tied the knot this past weekend. Yesterday was the greatest day of my life. I married my best friend. A post shared by Alex Anderson (@alexanderson29)...

Pat Vellner Receives 3rd Place Medal at CrossFit Invitational Athlete Dinner

Pat Vellner received his 3rd place medal after Ricky Garard was disqualified last month after failing his drug test. When this news broke, Vellner responded on Instagram stating that he was disappointed with the...
Ben Garard poses with his certificate after breaking the Guinness World Record for most lunges in one minute by a male

Was Ben Garard Going to be the Pacific Team Coach for the CrossFit Invitational?

Was Ben Garard going to be the Pacific Team's coach at this year's CrossFit Invitational? Based on a post on August 31 by Ben, it appears that might have been the plan. Ben, Ricky Garard's brother, shared...
Ricky Garard during the Madison Triplet during the 2017 CrossFit Games. Photo by The Barbell Spin

Ricky Garard’s Girlfriend Blames Herself for Failed Drug Test

Melissa Bevacqua, Ricky Garard's girlfriend, has also weighed in on Garard's failed drug test and four-year suspension. Bevacqua took to social media late last week and addressed the situation. In her comments, she ultimately blames...
Tia-Clair Toomey ahead of Kara Webb on Strongman's Fear during the 2017 CrossFit Games. Photo courtesy of CrossFit Inc.

Toomey, Webb Headline Pacific Team for CrossFit Invitational

2017 Fittest Woman on Earth Tia-Clair Toomey, or should we say Orr, and 2nd Fittest Woman on Earth Kara Webb headline the Pacific Team for next month's CrossFit Invitational. The duo will be joined...
Ben Garard poses with his certificate after breaking the Guinness World Record for most lunges in one minute by a male

Ben Garard Addresses His Brother’s Disqualification

The last 36 hours in the CrossFit world have been filled with reactions to the announcement that Ricky Garard, 3rd place at the 2017 CrossFit Games, had failed a drug test after the final...
Mathew Fraser during Climbing Snail at the 2016 Reebok CrossFit Games

Now Mat Fraser Weighs In On Doping News

Mat Fraser has decided to weigh in on the disqualification of Ricky Garard and Vellner getting the bump up to the podium. Fraser commented, "Congrats to my man @pvellner ..our true 3rd place finisher at the...

Here’s the List of CrossFit Athletes Who Have Failed Drug Tests Since 2010

With the latest news of Ricky Garard and two Masters athletes failing drug tests, we decided to take a look at the history of all athletes who have been sanctioned as part of the CrossFit Games'...

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