Spirit of the Open 21.1: RJ Patel

Each year at the CrossFit Games, they honor someone with the Spirit of the Games award. This honor goes to the ‘athlete who embodies the spirit of the sport.’

Each week during the CrossFit Open, No Excuses CrossFit will recognize a member it feels represents the Spirit of the Games. This week’s honor goes to ….

RJ Patel typically stays away from doing double unders during a workout in class. It’s a skill he is still working on to improve. So when 21.1 was released with the Rx version of the workout having double unders, it posed a problem for RJ. That’s the beauty of the Open, it forces us to face our fears. RJ completed 53 double unders in the workout.

“He did the scaled version of the workout on Friday,” said No Excuses CrossFit coach Yessica Rojas. “He’s never done double unders in a workout, so he decided to re-do on Monday as Rx. He was able to do 53 reps. That’s pretty amazing!”

Congrats RJ! We are proud of all your hard work!