Dave Castro and Hunter McIntyre Trade Friendly Barbs After Cuts

The real final event of the first day in Madison was the end-of-day press conference. The event featured Dave Castro, Hunter McIntyre, Kari Pearce, Mat Fraser, and Tia Claire Toomey.


By Ben Garves, WODDITY


A well-placed question about Dave Castro’s decision to not program an endurance event had Castro and McIntyre trading barbs.

Hunter: “Hi. I think it was really good programming, to be honest…and he knocked out the people who didn’t train hard enough. Including myself. And I think he also just wanted to bump me out. That’s all I have to say.”

Dave: “Day one was unlike any previous year, because this year is unlike any previous year. And therefor, you couldn’t program an event like a swim or a pure endurance event as the opener for a field this large. Because, if you did something like that, the wrong people, like him, would get through. “

You can watch the full video here:

For live streaming day two of the Reebok CrossFit Games, you can find that here.

By Ben Garves

Ben Garves is a digital product expert, author, entertainer, and activist. His portfolio of thought leadership in digital marketing and web experiences has included major clients like Microsoft, Google, Twitter, eBay, Facebook, and Bloomberg. He’s also a freelance health and fitness journalist with over 400 stories written since 2018, a podcaster with 200 episodes to his name, and runs a YouTube channel with over 100 fitness and activism-oriented videos and live streams. Ben has founded the Fitness is for Everyone™ initiative to raise awareness about social injustice in both racial inequality and socioeconomic disparity in access to quality fitness and nutrition options around the globe.

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