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Congratulations to Team CrossFit Balance placed 29th in the Team Competition of the CrossFit Games, which were held from August 3-6 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, WI. We’re so proud of the team and all that they’ve accomplished over the last year, and we’re already looking forward to seeing what they do next!

“All of these guys, put in so much work over the past year to compete at this level,” said Danielle Dionne, Managing Director of CrossFit Balance and coach of the CrossFit Balance team. “A lot of people aspire to be here and don’t realize the sort of discipline and commitment it takes, including nights focusing on sleep rather than meeting up on a Friday or Saturday night with friends, early mornings at the gym on the weekends at 7 am and then starting up that same day at 12 pm, working with each other’s schedules to meet up even it’s not an ideal time, and putting in the individual grunt work in between…I couldn’t be happier with the effort that went into getting to the Games, the fortitude they all showed over the past week, and what they all accomplished this season!”

Day 1: Run-Swim-Run Event (photo by CrossFit Games)


Evan Locke and Jon Wier take off for the Run-Swim-Run event (1.5 mile run, 500 meter swim in Lake Monona, 1.5 mile run)

Day 2: Clean and Jerk (photo by CrossFit Games)


Christy Phillips Adkins prepares for the 1-rep max clean and jerk event, where she set a new personal record of 217 pounds.

Day 2: Obstacle Course Event (photo by Devin Maier)


The ladies of Team CrossFit Balance prepare for the obstacle course event.

Day 3: Worm Rotation Event (photo by Patrick Kelly)


The CrossFit Balance team prepares for cleans with “The Worm.”

Day 4: Burpee Litter Event (photos by Devin Maier)


Rachel Weiss, Emily Newton, and Christy Phillips Adkins during the Burpee Litter Event.


Jon Wier, Evan Locke, and Craig Williams during the Burpee Litter event.