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  • April 16, 2024By Brian

    Image Credit: Athlete’s Eye Photography One of the projects we’ve been exploring at B.Friendly Stats is an alternative way to quantify both strength of field and athlete performance in a more meaningful way than the “levels” system or the current world wide ranking. Those systems are limited and flawed and are place holders waiting for

  • April 15, 2024By Brian

    Image Credit: Kriger Training Over the last three weeks we dove into some of the deepest regions on the individual side (European men, North American East women, and North American West men). This week we shift our focus back to Europe, but in the nature of the team competition.  In turning our attention to the

  • April 11, 2024By Brian

    This is the third week of a three-part series leading up to the Individual Quarterfinals for 2024, a stage of the season which is getting a lot of attention as being one of the most critical stages of competition when it comes to the programming and administration of it in the history of the sport.

  • April 11, 2024By Patrick Clark

    This week’s “Friend of the Week” is a person who didn’t compete in a competition but rather held one. Not just any competition but one that raised awareness of the benefits of fitness to an often overlooked demographic, children and adults that have special needs. Connor McGovern is the founder and organizer of the ABLE

  • April 3, 2024By Brian

    This past week took us to Jacksonville, Florida for out first opportunity to be involved with the REPS AHEAD format. Prior to the competition day we had a chance to catch up with the athletes and the director of Reps Ahead in three separate podcasts, which, if you missed them, were quite good.  James Sprague

  • April 3, 2024By Patrick Clark

    This week we went through a bunch of candidates and decided to once again choose two talented athletes for the “Friend of the Week”, these two athletes also become the youngest recipients for this weekly honor. The future of Iceland are this week’s recipients for the week of March 28-April 1, 2024, Bjarni Leifs and

  • April 2, 2024By Brian

    Image Credit: Athlete’s Eye Photography Last week we featured the European Men as we begin to display how much of a premium there are in certain competitive regions for Semifinal spots. In both North America and Europe this is the lowest number of available spots we have seen for Semis in the Quarterfinals era. In

  • March 29, 2024By Brian

    When: Saturday March 30, 11 am EST – 1 PM EST Where: CrossFit Tailwinds; Jacksonville, Florida How to Watch: BFriendly Fitness YouTube channel Format: Think of this as a “Fight Night”. There will be four head-to-head matchups featuring the same sequence of movements and format. The goal is to get a pre-designated number of Reps

  • March 28, 2024By Patrick Clark

    Image Credit – Athlete’s Eye Photography A light week of competition after the conclusion of the three-week CrossFit Games Open put all eyes on the Spring Beach Brawl in Pensacola, Florida. It’s at this high-level competition that we found this week’s “Friend of the Week”. Brian Huynh is this week’s recipient for the week of

  • March 26, 2024By Brian

    For years it has felt like the depth of the European men’s field has been increasing, and yet their opportunity at Semifinals has always remained about half of that compared to North America. This year, that continues to be the case (Europe get 40 spots to North America’s 80 at Semifinals, with a guaranteed minimum