The Spirit of the OPEN Award is one of the highest honors of the CrossFit Open at Unbroken every year. Mirroring the Spirit of the games award given at the CrossFit games each year our coaches look for and nominate 2 athletes each week that represents the values and principles that we embrace as a gym community.
“The Spirit of the Games is an award that acknowledges not only what an athlete accomplishes but how they accomplish it,” Carroll said at the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games. “In searching for a winner each year, we ask questions like: Who exhibits extraordinary character in a field of already extraordinary human beings? Who inspires and motivates us to live life, even in the face of the most extreme challenges, with a little more grace, a little more kindness, a little more resilience? It’s always an incredibly difficult choice.”
This was such a difficult decision to make this week!! There were so many incredible moments and breakthroughs from this week. The final Spirit of the OPEN award for the 2022 season goes to Adam Franczak & Meg McCreight!
Adam joined Unbroken just over a year ago, whether we are doing a regular workout on a Wednesday morning at 5:30am or competing in the OPEN during Friday night lights, you can always count on Adam to bring the enthusiasm and energy. He cheers louder for his fellow athletes than most people do for their football teams at Superbowl. This is Adam’s second time competing in Open. On Friday night he was able to do Pull-ups and Chest to bar pull-ups for the first time since working through a shoulder injury.
Meg joined Unbroken about 9 months ago. She is a competitive adaptive athlete in the upper extremity division. When Meg showed up to compete on Friday she knew that her standards for pull-ups had been changed for this year. Although she never attempted to do them before with one point of contact, she faced the challenge with a smile and for the full 12 minutes fought for every single rep in her workout.
Congratulations Adam & Meg! Thank you for inspiring us to be better this week and the rest of this year! Thank you for being part of our community! We are grateful for the energy you bring and proud you call Unbroken your home.