Wednesday, July 2, 2014

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One of our own makes it to the Granite Games

I'd like to congratulate Darian Barnett on making it into the Granite Games. Darian competed in the Granite Games Open Qualifier and made into the top 200. He then went on to compete in the sectionals and placed 45th out of 72 which earned him a spot at the Granite Games in Minnesota Sept. 12th - 14th.  At the Granite Games he will compete for 3 days and complete 7 total grueling competition WOD's.

Darian will compete against 71 other world class athletes all fighting for the 1st Place win. The Granite Games is similar to the Reebok CrossFit Games and is also sponsored by Reebok as well. This is going to be a huge event and the hardest competition Darian has done to date.

For those that don't know Darian has been competing since he was 15 years old. He began as a powerlifter. He competed in powerlifting with Raw United Powerlifting, APF, USAPL and APA Federations form 15 years old to 17 years old. During this short time he won 24 Florida State and National Records for the Squat, Bench, Deadlift and Total scores. This was a huge achievement for someone so young and in such a short amount of time.

At age 18 he retired from powerlifting and began training with CrossFit Thoroughbreds to prepare himself for various CrossFit competitions and eventually the CrossFit Games.

Over the past two years Darian has competed in three CrossFit style competitions and placed podium in all three events.

Beast Mode Battle 3rd Place RX Division

Raid Games 2nd Elite Division

Thunderdome 2nd RX Division

Help Darian make it to the Granite Games:

Now his goal is to take 1st Place at The Granite Games in September.  To do this he will need support from our members and community to get there. He will be traveling for 6 days from Sept. 10th to Spet. 15th, 2014. The competition plus travel, food and lodging will cost $3000. We are asking for community donations and corporate sponsorships to help Darian make it to the Granite Games in September.

For businesses wishing to help sponsor Darian we will be making competition shirts and place each businesses logo on the back of the shirts which Darian will be wearing during the competiton. We will also mention the name of each business in all pre and post marketing material, FB posts and blog posts.

All business sponsors will need to email an (eps. or vector) file of their logo to by Aug. 9th, 2014

Our deadline for all donations and sponsorships is August 9th, 2014.

This will give us enough time to book the hotel, flight, rental car and get all competition t-shirts made before the event.

If you would like to help sponsor or donate funds please contact Jeremy Barnett at 239-851-3940 or at

Sponsorship checks will be made payable to: Jeremy Barnett

"Mark check as Granite Games Sponsor"

Please provide a note with your donation listing:

Company name

Company address

Checks can be dropped off at the gym or mailed to: 

CrossFit Thoroughbreds

11495 S. Cleveland Ave

Ft. Myers, Fl. 33907

Darian and CrossFit Thoroughbreds thank you in adavance for your support,

Jeremy Barnett
CrossFit Thoroughbreds

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