Josh Wagner on Keeping the Games Rugged

August 21, 2009 6:00 PM

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CrossFit in an indoor arena? Josh Wagner of CrossFit Apex doesn't like the idea either.

Wagner, who finished 40th in the Games and is married to women's champ Tanya Wagner, talks about his desire for the CrossFit Games to stay "hardcore" in this video shot shortly before the Games ... [wmv] [mov]

"Just keep throwing the stands in," he said. "Keep making the fences bigger."

No pretty lifting platforms allowed. No air conditioning needed.

Wagner also believes the Games will see different top competitors every year as more and more elite athletes flock to Aromas to prove themselves. Those athletes will find unique challenges in each edition of the Games, so repeat champions are extremely unlikely. A back-to-back winner? Maybe--but Wagner doesn't expect to see a three-peat anytime soon.

And the unknown and the unknowable? Josh loves it because it forces athletes to train to get better at everything. It's what CrossFit is all about.

2 comments on this entry.

1. Jerome Perryman wrote...

August 21, 2009 10:19 PM

2. carey wrote...

August 22, 2009 5:47 AM

Josh I totally agree with you! This sport keeps you on your toes. The athlete better be working on something everyday!