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The GameDay Show

The GameDay Show

By Dallas Clarksean
The GameDay Show - GameDay Competitions podcast. We talk about past and upcoming events and spotlight CrossFit athletes and communities.
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Episode 39 - Jeff Toomer | New Ulm CrossFit
Jeff Toomer of New Ulm CrossFit joins this episode of the GameDay Show.  Jeff started his fitness career as an athlete at Kato CrossFit and took the leap to open up his box in New Ulm, MN  He has great perspective following your passion and starting a business as well the competitive side of fitness and what that can do for an athlete and community.  
February 10, 2020
Ben Janike - Kato CrossFit
Kato CrossFit owner Ben Janike jumps on this episode of The GameDay show.  GameDay Mankato 2020 is only a few months away and his community is ready!  Ben covers some of his goals for the new year and what lead him to start his community.
February 7, 2020
Tom Sampson - CrossFIt 235
Owner and coach at CrossFIt 235/Machine Shed Sports Performance, Tom Sampson shares what makes his community unique as well as how he feels functional fitness is evolving.  Machine Shed is located in Menomonie, Wisconsin and offers CrossFit, Olympic lifting, sports performance and fitness conditioning programs.
November 25, 2019
Nick Gifford - CrossFit Red Lion
Nick Gifford of Gifford Fitness and CrossFit Red Lion is on the WodThreads hotline for this episode of The GameDay Show.  He talks with Dallas about the origin of his community and his theories on positivity and fitness.  
November 19, 2019
Super Show - CrossFit Games recap with Vernon Neal and Jeremy Mghenyi
Vernon Neal of Clandestine Strength & Conditioning and Jeremy Mghenyi of CrossFit Progression call in to talk to Joe and Dallas about their experiences at the 2019 CrossFit Games!  
November 14, 2019
CrossFit Chippewa Falls - Allison Short
CrossFit Chippewa Falls owner Allison and Marketing Director Jill Miller call in and chat with Dallas about the CCF community.
November 6, 2019
Jackie Barstad - Momentum Fitness
On this episode of The GameDay Show, Dallas catches up with Jackie Barstad.  Jackie is co-owner and coach at Momentum Fitness in Eau Claire WI.  She shares some unique things about her community, how her teaching background has shaped her as a coach, and how a CrossFit/fitness community is unlike anything else.  
October 9, 2019
Julia Whitney
GameDay athlete Julia Whitney from Beverly Hills, MI calls into The GameDay Show to talk about nutrition, her coaching business, and how she manages training with her schedule.  She also gives some advice for anyone thinking about trying CrossFit and shares her love for napping.    
October 7, 2019
Kyle Geiger - CrossFit UDX
Head CrossFit Coach and CrossFit UDX Kyle Geiger calls in to The GameDay Show to talk about his journey into coaching and how he applies his academic background to coaching for success.  The CrossFit UDX community also has several cool events coming up soon so be sure to check those out!
October 1, 2019
Lindsay Siolka - CrossFit The Firm
On episode 30 of The GameDay Show, Lindsay Siolka of CrossFit The Firm is on the WodThreads hotline.  She talks about how she balances training with her career and the importance of focusing on your individual effort and having fun.  
September 18, 2019
Nick Bock - CrossFit Southpaw
Founder and head coach at CrossFit Southpaw Nick Bock joins Dallas to talk about his background and new community.  Open since May 6th, CrossFit Southpaw welcomes athletes from all walks of life and embraces the fact that we all overcome adversity in life and can be better because of it.  
September 17, 2019
Linnea Wayne - CrossFit Holdfast
On Episode 29 of The GameDay Show, Linnea Wayne calls in to talk about the CrossFit Holdfast community.  The owner and head coach reflects on what makes Holdfast unique and reminisces about her early days getting started in CrossFit.  
September 5, 2019
Michael Vespa - Ruthless in Pursuit
Founder of Ruthless in Pursuit Michael Vespa joins this episode of The GameDay Show.  He and Dallas reminisce about the early days of GameDay Competitions and then get down to business covering the mission and future of Ruthless as well as Michael's growth as a coach and entrepreneur.  
September 4, 2019
Josh Amann - CrossFit UXO
Owner and coach at CrossFit UXO Josh Amann joins this episode of The GameDay Show.  He shares his journey into CrossFit and his community's unique make up of military people and public servants.  
August 27, 2019
Reilly Good - K3 CrossFit
Reilly Good of K3 CrossFit and CrossFit Bloomington-Normal takes a quick break from his hectic schedule to talk about his approach to goal setting and scheduling.  He also shares some candid thoughts on something most people struggle with - how he reacts to setbacks and missed goals.
August 15, 2019
Sheila Kelsey - CrossFit 608
Sheila Kelsey aka Momma Doom of CrossFit 608 talks to Dallas on this episode of The GameDay Show.  She recently competed at GameDay Rochester and at the time of recording was preparing for CF Circus in Des Moines.  She covers her mentality towards coaching, listening to her clients, and how she does functional fitness coaching and training at a Planet Fitness.  
July 29, 2019
Zach Decarlo - High Speed CrossFit
Zach is the Head Coach and Programmer at High Speed CrossFit in Plano, IL.  He knew what he wanted to do early in life and started coaching CrossFit at the ripe old age of 17.  On this episode of The GameDay Show he shares some of his tactics for training and keeping himself motivated and talks about the importance of incremental progress in his community of athletes.  
July 2, 2019
Mitch Harris - CrossFit Glen Ellyn
Mitch is on the WodThreads hotline to talk to Nikki T on her first ever episode ever!  He covers his unique introduction to CrossFit and how that's shaped him as a coach.  Mitch shares his views on intensity vs. consistency and introduces us to our new favorite phrase - "candid, savage celebration".
June 26, 2019
Stephen Hoesley - CrossFit 312
Stephen Hoesley, owner and lead coach at CrossFit 312 in Chicago, joins Dallas on this episode of the podcast.  He shares their cool approach to Thursday Throwdowns, some of his coaching beliefs, and the importance of everyone's favorite part of class - the ice breaker question!
June 24, 2019
Heather Baier - CrossFit Supercell
CrossFit Supercell aims to transform lives through knowledgeable coaching, fun workouts and a supportive community of people.  Coach Heather Baier joins Dallas on this episode of The GameDay Show to talk about that mentality, the importance of consistency over time,  and what makes that community special.  
June 19, 2019
Joe Gaydaychuk - CrossFit 88
Joe Gaydaychuk, Head Coach at CrossFit 88 in Park Ridge, IL joins Dallas on this episode of the podcast.  He talks about what has driven him as an athlete and how he applies that to his role as head coach.  He also talks about how CrossFit 88 has a mission to help like minded people become the best version of themselves.
June 18, 2019
Adrianne Haider - CrossFit Minneapolis
CrossFit Minneapolis manager Adrianne Haider joins Danny and Dallas to share her views on coaching and love for competitive weight lifting.  Their coaching community's clear attention to detail shows through and she warns us about street food in Singapore.  
June 11, 2019
Erik Myran - Ring the Bell Fitness
Founder and head coach of Ring the Bell Fitness joins this episode of the podcast.  He talks about the inception and expansion of Ring the Bell as well as his background in teaching and coaching.  
June 6, 2019
Gavin Martin - CrossFit Nordeast and Linden Hills
Director of Operations at CrossFit Nordeast and CrossFit Linden Hills is on this episode of The GameDay Show.  Topics covered include his background and journey to current role, what drew him to CrossFit, and the diversity and uniqueness of the Nordeast/Linden Hills community.  
June 4, 2019
Scott Edson - Lake County Strength and Conditioning
Scott Edson, owner of Lake County Strength and Conditioning, joins this episode of The GameDay show.  He chats with Dallas about the role that competitions play in motivation, his community and staff, and how to relate to different types of athletes.  
May 29, 2019
Summer Circus - Abi and Luke Reiland
On this special crossover edition of the GameDay Show, Abi and Luke Reiland are on the Wodthreads Hotline to talk about their upcoming Summer Circus event.  They share a few hints about the upcoming comp, talk about some of the growing pains in creating successful competitions, and share their appreciation for competitors and volunteers. 
May 22, 2019
Greg Lane - CrossFit Minnetonka
Greg Lane, co-owner and coach at CrossFit Minnetonka, joins Dallas on this episode of The GameDay Show.  Greg shares what got him into coaching and gym ownership, advice to new athletes, and what sets the CrossFit Minnetonka community apart from the rest.  
May 18, 2019
DJ Hillier - Mi5 Fitness and CrossFit Lakeville
In this episode of The GameDay Show, CrossFit Lakeville program coordinator and former Regional and Games athlete DJ Hillier catches up with Joe and Dallas.  They talk about his start as a fitness athlete at the original Mayhem in Mankato, advice for new athletes, and the Mi5 Fitness approach to coaching and community.  
May 16, 2019
Vernon Neal - CrossFit Subterranean
CrossFit Subterranean and Clandestine Strength and Conditioning co-owner Vernon Neal talks about his love of coaching, his preparation to compete for native Belize at the 2019 CrossFit Games, and the influence that Kelly Starrett has had on his life.   
May 13, 2019
Matt Meyer - CrossFit Sabertooth
Matt Meyer started his gym in November 2011 by remodeling his two-car garage.  He quit his day job and dove headfirst into the world of gym ownership. Over the years Matt has helped steadily grow the gym he co-owns to where it is today.  CrossFit Sabertooth has a diverse group of members of all ages and abilities, along with a passionate team of coaches, who come together every week to challenge, encourage, and stand alongside one another on the journey to better fitness, and ultimately a better life. In this episode of The GameDay Show Matt talks about his philosophy on fitness, the early days, and the development of his community.  
May 11, 2019
Chi-Town CrossFit - Byron Dyce II
Bluprint Fitness and Chi-Town CrossFit is all about creating a community support system for all levels of athletes. At their core, they believe in developing relationships with athletes, teaching the ins-and-outs of health & fitness, and creating a program that breeds results.  Founder Byron Dyce II talks about the success of his athletes and how people create the unique culture of their community.  
May 10, 2019
CrossFit Des Plaines with Cheryl and Carl
CrossFit Des Plaines is passionate about giving people the means to reach their goals through fitness while providing them with a supportive, motivating community.  This is clear as coaches Cheryl and Carl share stories about their backgrounds, community success, and beliefs as coaches.  
May 8, 2019
GameDay Mankato 2019 Postgame Show
One week after GameDay Mankato 2019 Ben and Dallas talk to Women's RX winner Laura Flazer and Women's Intermediate runner up Casey Kortz.  They also break down the team results with Sarah and Jordan of the winning RX team from City of Lakes.  
May 7, 2019
Greg Buck - CrossFit Arioch
Dallas and Ben talk to owner of CrossFit Arioch, Greg Buck!  Greg shares his thoughts on his community, coaches, his focus on new athletes, and the mentality it takes to succeed.  
May 1, 2019
Mike Tenerelli - CrossFit Alphadog
Mike Tenerelli, owner of CrossFit Alphadog, talks about the consistent competitive success of Alphadog, what drew him to CrossFit, and the joy he finds in helping new athletes accomplish things they never thought they could.  
April 20, 2019
GameDay Mankato 2019 Preview - Episode 4
Danny Hype, Joe, and Dallas preview the upcoming GameDay Mankato 2019 at the Verizon Center.  They talk divisions, athletes, team names, and Joe's dream of a new event.... ax throwing?
April 17, 2019
GameDay Mankato 2019 with Franni
GameDay programmer Franni talks about his thought process around creating events for scaled athletes and his thoughts on the changes to competitive CrossFit.  
April 8, 2019
Dave Timm - Owner of CrossFit Credence 3.5.19
In this episode we talk to Dave Timm of CrossFit Credence in Rochester, MN.  He covers his favorite parts about coaching, tips for new athletes, and what makes his community so unique.  
March 26, 2019
Jeremy Mghenyi - CrossFit Progression
In this interview with CrossFit Progression Lead Coach, Jeremy Mghenyi, we talk about the open, competing for Kenya in a bid to make the CrossFit games, and a surprising love for country music.  
March 11, 2019