Virus Lands in Sunny Miami, For Wodapalooza


Bayside Park Main Stage at WODAPALOOZA

The Wodapalooza, Miami’s 2015 Fitness Festival, was a must-see exhibition to kickoff the start of a new year. Athletes from over 13 countries and 150 Crossfit Affiliates traveled to compete in this event. The Wodapalooza consisted of a 3 stage event, a large Cash Grand Prize, and a spectacular view of Downtown Miami’s Bayfront Park. Several Teams and Individual competitors came out to test their fitness in the sunshine state including; Sam Briggs, Lauren Fisher, Cassidy Lance, Graham Holmberg, Neal Maddox, and Wes Piatt.


Bayside Night Stage


LumberYard CrossFit of Anaheim in VIRUS gear Photo by: Rodrigo Ortiz III #FUNing

The Wodapalooza Fitness Festival was held on the beautiful Biscayne Bay, showcasing an amazing backdrop for the day events. The evening events incorporated an amazing light display that extravagantly exhibited the competition from the spectator’s view. The wide variety of events and movements showcased the quality of athletic skills at the Fitness Festival. Virus was pleased to provide Compression and Workout gear for the thriving athletes of The Wadapalooza.

The V-Team athletes who participated in L-Sits, Wall Balls, and a 300m swim, profited by using the H201 Airprene Aquatic Tech Shorts; these shorts allowed the athletes to move freely on land AND in water, which resulted in some of the fastest times of the competition. The following day consisted of heavy Weightlifting, Muscle-Ups, and rope climbs. Athletes who competed in these power moves, showcased the Bioceramic Elite Tech Pants. These pants provided the rope-and-bar-drag protection that athletes demand.


Exiting the Water from the Swim

Noah Olhsen and Sam Briggs were crowned 1st at The Wodapalooza, 2015 Miami Fitness Festival.
V-Team Athlete Wes Piatt and teammates Jon Pera and Nick Urankar took home 1st in the Elite Men’s Team.


V-Team Athlete Wes Piatt and teammates Jon Pera and Nick Urankar

V-Team Athlete and Masters Competitor Brian Wodkin’s took home 3rd.

Brian Wodkins throwing around weight Photo by: Rodrigo Ortiz III #FUNing

Standings of Participating Sponsored V-Team Athletes:
Casidy Lance: 14th Elite Women
Team LivinPaleo: 5th Elite Women Team
Lumberyard Crossfit: 17th Elite Men Team
Crossfit Milford: 25th Elite Men Team
Crossfit South Florida: 30th Elite Men Team


Crossfit South Florida hitting some heavy dumbell snatches Photo by: Rodrigo Ortiz III #FUNing


Virus Tent Photo by: Rodrigo Ortiz III #FUNing

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VIRUS ATTENDS HANOHANO HUKI CHALLENGE

The Hanohano race, now in its 19th year, is one of the larger competitions on the racing calendar. This event always draws a big crowd and seems much more about having fun than competing. The race also brings in a strong community presence within the SUP crowd and VIRUS showed support by being one of the sponsors for the event.

Even though everyone is there to have good time, it is still a race and there were some very fast paddlers out there at the event, with world #2 Candice Appleby the quickest of the women on her 12’6. Candice had some company though, as Olympic gold medalist Krisztina Zur crossed only 3 seconds behind, while rising star Shae Foudy was a further 5 seconds adrift at the finish.

On the men’s side it was one of the new names on the scene that put a stamp on his arrival. Tamas Buday Jr, who just got his call up to the Canadian team for the ISA Worlds in Sayulita, took out the battle of the 14 footers ahead of world #13 Chase Koseterlitz, Noa Hopper and Chance Fielder.

It was a great event that VIRUS loves to attend and we will back again next year for it’s 20th running.
Check out some of the photos below from the event.


OVER 500 COMPETITORS SHOWED UP THIS YEAR!


INTENSE COMPETITION ON THE WATER!


ANNABEL ANDERSON PICKING UP HER NEW ENERGY SERIES BIOCERAMIC TECH PANTS.


WOMEN”S STAYWARM AND ENERGY SERIES TECH PANTS AND CAPRIS


GETTING WORK DONE!


AWARDS CEREMONY

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V-Team Takes 6th at The Official OCT


Jason Carroll starting the Shuttle Run Photo by Rodrigo Ortiz III #FUNning

Braving the wind, rain, and cold; athletes and OCT fans convened on the OC Fair and Event Center for The Official OCT functional fitness competition. This year the prize money was stepped up for both individuals and teams alike; 1st – $20,000 ; 2nd – $4,000 ; and 3rd – $2,000; causing athletes from all over the US and Canada attend.

Virus stepped up this year as the official clothing sponsor and put together some amazing competitor, judges, and spectator tees. Soon to be released for the masses in various styles and cuts this February. The Premium Custom Crew Necks and V-Necks are a 60:40 Stay Cool Poly, Cotton blend; that utilizes our Stay Cool fabric, but with the normal feel of a cotton tee. Be sure to check back in for the bulk release.


Jason Carrel post competition with friends Photo by Rodrigo Ortiz III #FUNning


Team Virus and Crew

This year the highlight was the stiff team competition, with several companies sponsoring teams and the prize money at stake spectators got to see some top Crossfit Games athletes battle it out. Reaching out to some friends and local boxes Virus ASP put together an amazing team consisting of Bryan Watkins and Christine William’s (Crossfit RXd), Anders Verner and Lindsey Renteria (San Diego Athletics). Team Virus gave the other teams a run for their money the entire weekend, with the highlight being the Ladies Snatch Ladder. Team Virus Ladies were the only team able to finish the snatch ladder with Christine Williams snatching 155lbs for a double.


Ried Worthington and Jason Carroll
Other V-Team Athletes that competed are as follows:
Individual:
Jason Carroll: 6th
Reid Worthington: 20th
Cassidy Lance: 6th

Team
Team Virus: 6th

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VIRUS MOVES FORWARD AT ROUND 2 OF THE MONSTER ENERGY SUPERCROSS SERIES


DAVI MILLSAPS

After a run away performance by RCH’s Ken Roczen at the first round of the SX series in the 450 class, everyone was wondering if he would have another wire to wire win at Phoenix. Two title hopefuls Eli Tomac and Vteam rider Davi Millsaps had some bad luck last week finishing at the back of the pack and they wanted to make sure that Roczen didn’t get another win. Tomac had the fastest qualifying time and won his heat race, so was looking good for the main event. Vteam riders Davi Millsaps and Jake Weimer had good heats, made the main event and they were looking for better finishes than last week. The 22 man gate dropped and Roczen bolted to front and grabbed the holeshot award. It looked like it was going to be another runaway for Roczen, but not if Eli Tomac had anything to say about it. This week he got the start he wanted and he was on Roczen right away. VIRUS supported JGR rider Weston Pieck battle hard the whole race with KTM’s Ryan Dungy until Pieck cased a triple and lost third place. Vteam riders of Millsaps and Weimer didn’t get the starts they hope for and were looking at hard work to charge to the front. Tomac began pushing Roczen and the two battled back and forth before Tomac gained control of the race on lap seven and never looked back taking the checkered flag at the finish. Roczen finished second with Dungy taking the final podium spot with third. Millsaps worked his way into a lonely fifth place and that is where he would finish the night. Weimer finally found his rhythm, but it was too late and he had to settle for a respectable ninth place finish. Vteam athlete Wil Hahn is recovering well after his bad crash at A1 and is in good spirits. VIRUS looks forward to seeing him back in action this summer for the outdoor series. Check back next week and we will have a recap on A2 and how the Vteam’s weekend went. Below are some photos from Phoenix.


JAKE WEIMER OF TEAM TEDDER


CALM BEFORE THE STORM


VIRUS ON THE BIG SCREEN

MILLSAPS


JGR’s BILLY FELTS


MILLSAPS

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