Led by Rhapsody Fitness Co-Founder and Head Coach Alan Shaw, Team Rhapsody athletes Owen Bernstein, Cristian Mathes, Stephanie Rodriguez, and Jared Shaw – with alternates Gina DiGiacomo and Clay Godfrey – earned 4th place in the CrossFit Games Semifinals at Atlas Games. This finish secured the team an invitation to compete at the 2021 NOBULL CrossFit Games.
Scored from six workout events, Team Rhapsody earned 525 points overall and 1st place for Workout 4 among the 20 teams that competed across the North American division.
“It’s been a privilege helping this incredible team come together,” said Coach Alan Shaw. “With each individual bringing unique skills, strengths and talent to the table, it’s really how they mix that makes the secret sauce. Combine that with their passion for the sport, relentless work ethic and scrappy determination… you have a force.”
Hosted in Madison, WI, the 2021 NOBULL CrossFit Games will take place from July 27th through August 1st, where athletes from across the globe who emerged from the first stages of the season will leave it all on the floor for a chance to earn the title Fittest on Earth.
“As one of the young bucks on the team, I’ve been doing CrossFit for 10 years and this will be my first time going to the Games,” said Mathes. “This is what you do, this is why you work and I wouldn’t want to go at it with anyone else.”
A feat in and of itself, qualifying for the CrossFit Games has special significance for Team Rhapsody as they came together on the last day to register for the CrossFit Open – throwing their names in on a whim.