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Two Winners Awarded In National CrossFit Contest

By WOD Talk on March 20, 2013

Haddonfield, NJ – March, 2013 – Wodify announced two winners in its Wodify Goodman Giveaway Contest. Adam Cantrell, owner of Panhandle CrossFit in Panama City, Florida, won the CrossFit contest for performing a workout in the fastest time, as prescribed, and brothers Killian and Kennedy Carey, students who train in their garage gym at home in Chesterfield, Virginia, won for most creative video in a comic portrayal of the contest’s workout, earned by popular vote on Facebook. The winners each received their respective titles and a Concept 2 Rower.

CrossFitting brothers Killian Kennedy, left, 17, a high school student from Chesterfield, VA, and his brother Kennedy (right), a college student from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA, won a Concept 2 Rower for most creative video in the National Wodify Goodman Giveaway Contest. In the Careys’ comic video, Killian portrayed the White Goodman character played by Ben Stiller in the movie Dodgeball.

The workout was created by Jon Walka at Wodify and demonstrated on video by Rich Froning, crowned the Fittest Man on Earth at the Reebok CrossFit Games in 2011 and 2012. The demo video and workout can be viewed at http://goodman2012.wodify.com.

Cantrell, 24, completed the workout in 4:13. Among all entrants, his time was the closest to Froning’s at 3:58. Cantrell has been CrossFitting for five years and performed his winning video workout with fellow Panhandle CrossFit coaches Elise Trexler who had a 5:50 RX and Daniel Leslie with a 4:44 RX. The winning video of Cantrell can be viewed at: http://youtu.be/_9xuI6KQXrA

“The Wodify Goodman Contest was a big challenge for me—a real killer to finish, but I really wanted that rower and love using it at our gym,” he said. The workout included rapid, alternating repetitions of the clean and jerk and 100 foot length sled pushing using various combinations of required heavy weights.

“The contest was named to poke fun at Ben Stiller’s character, White Goodman, in the comedy film Dodgeball,” said Ameet Shah, Wodify CEO. He explained that in the movie Stiller plays an eccentric, highly competitive dodgeball player, who Killian Carey imitates in the brothers’ video, voted as most creative. However, instead of intensity over dodgeball, Killian’s intensity in the video is over the CrossFit workout. “While we’re serious about CrossFit, we try not to take ourselves too seriously,” laughed Shah. In the video, Killian, dressed up like White Goodman, performs the WOD while having basketballs and nails thrown at him and while dodging traffic. The winning Carey brothers’ video can be seen athttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMQn1NaCI6Y

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Kennedy Carey, 20, a junior at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA, and Killian Carey, 17, a junior at Cosby High School in Chesterfield, VA, began CrossFit training with their dad in 2012 from their Chesterfield, VA garage, where they filmed most of their video. “Like most people, the first workout left me on the ground, and I’ve been hooked ever since,” Kennedy said.

Kennedy recently received his level one certification to teach CrossFit while Killian mainly uses CrossFit as a training tool for high school football. The brothers and their dad want to open a CrossFit box in the future and they train local high school athletes in their garage during the off season. Their goal is to be the first brothers to compete together in the CrossFit games. The rower currently resides with Kennedy in his college dorm room.

Owner of the custom, cloud-based technology company behind the national fitness contest, Shah is himself a Level 1 CrossFit certified athlete. He and fellow technology colleagues who are also CrossFit enthusiasts (one of whom is a CrossFit coach), developed Wodify, a custom mobile application to electronically track and compare CrossFit athletes’ performance data from a tablet, computer or mobile phone against their prior performances and those of all fellow athletes, even between athletes who may never be in the box at the same time. Wodify replaces whiteboards and paper logbooks. Since the introduction of Wodify in the spring of 2012, it is currently being used worldwide by more than 20,000 athletes in 140 boxes, including Froning’s box, CrossFit Mayhem in Cookeville, TN, and at CrossFit Grandview in Columbus, OH, the box owned by the Fittest Man on Earth in 2010, Graham Holmberg.

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