In the competitive world of athletics, the year 2000 marked a significant disruption across the sports industry, and for one discipline in particular – Olympic lifting. From the chaos surrounding the turn of the century (Y2K), something extraordinary emerged on the sunny shores of Santa Cruz, California. In the dawn of a new millennium, CrossFit was born. In 2001, the dynamic duo of Greg Glassman and Lauren Jenai posted the very first WOD (Workout of the Day), setting the stage for a fitness revolution. The CrossFit brand took flight, and the world was soon introduced to the explosive growth of this athletic phenomenon.
The world of CrossFit has always been synonymous with competition, but with a global arena to play on, how do you truly gauge where you stand? Enter GMTM, the game-changer. GMTM has built a virtual platform where you can create your athlete profile, input your stats, and discover where you stand among your fellow CrossFit warriors.
Beyond leaderboards, GMTM isn't just about rankings and rivalries. It's a gateway to a world of opportunities beyond the box. Olympic National teams, such as USA Bobsled & Skeleton, are turning to GMTM to unearth new elite athletes who dare to dream. CrossFitters, like Josh Ireland, Alexandra Cartee and Gia Griffith, are already using GMTM to build out their profiles, showcase their stats, and connect to new opportunities.
From Wisconsin to Olympic Hopeful
Josh Ireland of Janesville, Wisconsin joined the track & field coaching team at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater as an associate coach in 2009 and is now entering his 15th season. As a young athlete, he played many sports. Ranging from football, track & field, to powerlifting. He decided to pursue track & field in college, and then pursued his passion for Olympic lifting after graduating.
Now Josh is an Olympic hopeful, and is currently trying out for USA Bobsled & Skeleton. Being from Wisconsin, the icy chills of winter are nothing for this adrenaline junkie, making him a seamless fit for Team USA’s winter sports.
Taking Her Skills to the Next Level
Alexandra Cartee, who also goes by Lexie, is a formidable CrossFitter from Southern Pines, North Carolina. Lexie, a Captain of Special Operations in the US Army, is a powerhouse both in uniform and out. Her journey from gymnastics to conquering high school sports has led her to the world of road and muck races.
Now, Lexie dreams of taking her skills to the next level by trying out for the prestigious USA Bobsled & Skeleton team.
The Fittest Girl on Earth
Lastly, there’s an incredible young athlete making waves across GMTM. Gia Griffith is a 12-year-old dynamo from Orlando, Florida. Gia's athletic journey began at the young age of three, and her dedication and talent have already earned her the spotlight.
With an impressive highlight reel showcasing her consistent growth, she's got the world cheering her on. Legends, like C.T. Fletcher, are marveling at her progress as she fearlessly pursues a 200-pound snatch at just 12 years old and working to own the title of the “fittest girl on Earth”.
Redefining Your Limits
In life, and in athletics, there is no limit to what you can achieve. Similar to Gia, Josh and Lexie, it’s time to embrace the competition, reach for new heights, and let GMTM be your bridge to a world of opportunities. Your journey has only just begun, and the path ahead is lined with inspiration and exhilarating challenges.
It's time to redefine your limits and embrace the boundless potential of your athletic prowess.