CrossFit Invitational: Behind the Scenes

Over the past few months CrossFit HQ has been releasing a number of great ‘Behind the Scenes’ videos of The 2012 Reebok CrossFit Games.

Filmed by Sevan Matossian (Every Second Counts) the videos give us a great feel of what really goes on off the competition floor.

Now, CrossFit has just released a new Behind the Scenes video of the first ever CrossFit Invitational!

The inaugural CrossFit Invitational was held in London on October 14, 2012, and was the first ever international tournament in the sport of CrossFit.

The one day event saw Team USA go head to head with Team Europe. The teams were as follows:

Team USA – CrossFit Invitational

Rich Froning Jr (Captain)
Matt Chan
Jason Kahlipa
Julie Foucher
Rebecca Voigt
Kristan Clever

Team Europe – CrossFit Invitational

Annie Thorisdottir (Captain)
Samantha Briggs
Katrin Tanja Davidsdottir
Frederik Aegidius
Mikko Aronpaa
Numi Snaer Katrinarson

In the end, Team USA won by a convincing margin, but there were plenty of highlights behind the scenes. Check out the video above and let us know what you think in the comment section below!

John Michael Bric
John is a newsreader, freelance writer and Level 1 CrossFit Trainer. In recent times he has been a contributing writer for the CrossFit Games and CrossFit Community websites, and is a 2013 Australia Regional Media Director for CrossFit inc. When he's not CrossFitting, he can often be heard reading the morning news on the radio or trying to convince people that chicken burgers, french fries and beer are all Paleo.
John Michael Bric