After a two year wait, DEKA FIT Denver came to life this past Saturday and the Mile High City celebrated fitness with the largest crowd in DEKA history! All levels of fitness from all over the U.S. came together once again and earned their DEKA FIT Marks! We especially want to say thank you to all the engaged volunteers that helped us make this event so special! Here are some of the event highlights:
He Did It Again!
DEKA FIT and DEKA MILE World Record Holder, Ryan Kent, defended his crown with a DEKA FIT Mark of 31:02 followed by Veejay Jones (32:30) and Mark Gaudet (33:15). It was definitely our deepest men’s elite field to date!
In the women’s elite category, Annie Brunner, the owner of the DEKA Affiliate gym Alpine CrossFit, came in first with a DEKA FIT Mark of 40:10, followed by Talitha Scholtz (40:28) and Sarah Rich (41:32).
You can find all other results on the Denver DEKA FIT leaderboard.
DEKA FIRE – The Bodyweight Fitness Test for All Ages and All Levels of Fitness!
In addition to the big event, competitors, families and guests measured their fitness by participating in the bodyweight DEKA FIRE test. Moving forward, we will offer DEKA FIRE at all upcoming DEKA FIT events – no sign-up required. It’s the perfect opportunity for young athletes to earn their very first DEKA Mark! You can also try DEKA FIRE ???? at home.
DEKA Team Heats
Congratulations to Stephanie Hillman and Erik Frank of the team Frank’s Garage as they placed first in the Co-Ed Division with a DEKA Mark of 32:56, followed by Nicole Martinez and Zach Vogel of the team Stud and A Muffin (35:14) and Alan Manning and Melissa Stotler of the team Peacock Perfection (35:57).
Megan Jaeckel and Emily Reitz of the team The Real and The Core placed first in the Female Division with a DEKA Mark of 33:42, followed by Brooke Bowen and Jill Griffiths of the team Blue Eyes and Muscles (33:58) and Jordan Keller and Allie Chestnut of the team Keller/Chestnutt (39:56).
Mark Gaudet and Nick Ryker of the team TORC placed first in the Male Division with a DEKA Mark of 27:50, followed by Jack Bauer and Preston Burnett of the team Jack and Preston (28:56) and Paul Fitzpatrick and Austin TenElshof of the team Tuebor (29:16).
Qualify for DEKA World Championships 2022!
DEKA FIT Denver was the second of our 7 regional DEKA FIT events. The athletes of the Elite, Competitive, and Team Heats with the top 12 DEKA FIT Marks of the qualifying season will be able to compete in the DEKA World Championships.
This event will be 2 epic days for ALL levels of Fitness, where we will crown the 2022 champions for DEKA FIT, DEKA MILE and DEKA STRONG. Join us November 19 – 20 in Atlantic City, where you can compete, watch, and celebrate Fitness.
DEKA Stories we LOVE:
“I wanted the thank the DEKA Team for giving my son Cameron such an amazing experience. We are all so proud that he was even able to complete this course. My son has Crohn’s disease and 6 months ago he had 33 inches of his small/large intestines removed. But he did not refuse to give up. Thanks for believing in my son.“