EUGENE, Ore. — Crossfit is a growing exercise trend around the world and especially here in Lane County.
The high-intensity workout breeds some cut-throat competition, and one local gym is looking to show the best of that off in a regional tournament.
Track Town Crossfit in downtown Eugene is one of eight Crossfit gyms in the Eugene-Springfield area, but they’ll be the first to bring a Crossfit competition to Eugene.
Crossfit is a high-intensity, Olympic-style workout. It’s painful, but popular.
“It has definitely blown up, I’d say worldwide, but definitely in Eugene locally as well,” said Randy Davis, Track Town Crossfit Co-owner.
Track Town Crossfit Owners Randy Davis and John Jenkins have noticed the growing popularity in Lane County and the high callibur athletes who have surfaced locally in the process–a perfect storm that insprired Jenkins and Davis to create a competition right here.
“We’re trying to bring the highest callibur athletes out, and we just feel that being in Eugene, Oregon, you know Track Town, that we have the best athletes in this area, and we just want to showcase them the best we can,” Davis said.
They’re teaming up with the Eugene Emeralds to hold the event at PK Park and titling the tournament the Sasquatch Throwdown, representing the Northwest and the kind of competition that will be on display.
“The sasquatch is a big burly beast, and our champion will kind of be known as the burly beast,” Jenkins said.
Anyone is welcome to compete in the Throwdown, and for those interested, registration starts March 25.