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Competition vs. Community

Posted 08.14.17 by

Written by Coach Trevor James

The first thing I have to say is thank you; to everyone who sent a message, shook my hand, congratulated me in person, or even just tuned in this past weekend. The support was felt and much appreciated.

Now, here is something I learned from this past weekend. The community in CrossFit is something else. I can speak from experience, competing in the sport of CrossFit is unlike any other competitive environment. Never have I made so many true friends out of people I wanted to beat in competition so badly. Before the workout started each and every team was joking around with each other and having a good time. Once the buzzer sounded each team was there to win at all costs, but once the workout finished, it was right back to the way it was before: supportive, friendly, and encouraging.

Playing sports growing up I was, and still am, competitive to a fault. Although, the way CrossFit is structured, everyone and anyone looking to become a better version of themselves benefits from even very low levels of competition on a daily basis. So as you work your way up the food chain, the competition get more intense, yet the support of one another stay the same.

Having the opportunity to compete amongst the best teams in the world has been awesome, and getting to know so many new people was equally as rewarding. I have come away with the idea that people who do CrossFit are some of the best people in the world. Im proud to be a part of such a strong community of like-minded individuals.

Team CrossFit Milford: CrossFit Games 2017