Tag: Danny Nichols

Could It Be? Bench Press at Regionals!

If you have been following CrossFit for years, many have wanted (and predicted) to see the bench press appear at Regional or the CrossFit Games. And now it looks like that we will see...
Bjork Odinsdottir named to the 2016 NPGL All-GRID team

2016 NPGL All-GRID Team

It's been a week since the Phoenix Rise were crowned the 2016 NPGL champions. Now that the dust has settled and Provo, Utah, has quieted down a little bit, it's time to announce the...
Blaine McConnell wins 2016 NPGL MVP

Blaine McConnell Named 2016 NPGL MVP

Phoenix Rise's Blaine McConnell was named the 2016 NPGL MVP following the Final match. McConnell was one of the Rise's utility players who was able to knock out bodyweight reps while also taking care...
Phoenix's Danny Nichols finishing final clean and jerks on way to victory over San Francisco Fire

Phoenix Rise Beat San Francisco Fire in Closest Match of NPGL History

Perhaps the biggest rivalry in the NPGL is between the Phoenix Rise and San Francisco Fire. The Rise and Fire are evenly matched and have split their four matches since the 2014 season, 2-2....
Blaine McConnell on the deadlift ladder

Phoenix Rise Hold Off Miami Surge

The Phoenix Rise are the defending Western Conference champions and it showed during their opening match against the Miami Surge. The Rise started strong winning the first four races to take an early 8-4...

2015 NPGL Playoff Preview – West Final

In 6 days, the San Francisco Fire and the Phoenix Rise will take on Everest in the NPGL West Final match. This is a rematch following their regular season battle on June 14 where the...