Latin American team Codigo CrossFit was awarded the 2018 Spirit of the Games during the award ceremony this evening. This year the award was voted upon by the fans. The community was able to vote for one of five nominees. Those included:
- Margaux Alvarez
- Scott Panchik
- Sean Sweeney
- Jacqueline Jane’t
- Team Codigo CrossFit
After the vote, the community chose Codigo CrossFit to win the award. Codigo CrossFit was a late addition to the CrossFit Games after a member on another team failed a drug test at regionals. Codigo took their place and headed to Madison, Wisconsin, to compete.
Not only that but one of their female teammates was terrified of the water. The test of the team helped and supported her through the swim. The team would end up taking 32nd on the event and would finish 34th overall.
Codigo is the first non-individual athlete to win the award.