Julian Alcarez Declines His 2017 CrossFit Games Qualification

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Julian Alcarez had his rookie year at the 2015 CrossFit Games and barely missed qualifying for the 2016 CrossFit Games. He’s spent time training and putting in the work to qualify and finished in fourth overall at the 2017 California Regionals, earning his second trip to the Games.But life happens and priorities change and Julian Alcarez has a baby on the way to Miranda Oldroyd and Julian Alcarez has declined his qualifying berth in order to be there for the birth of his first child.

As a result, his spot goes to sixth place finisher Wesley “Holden” Rethwill. Here’s the emotional video of the moment it was announced:

Good on Julian for not only having the capacity to make it to the Games but also the maturity to set his priorities and put his family first.

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Daniel Alvarado B.S.E.P trains athletes to become possible champions but as part of his passion, he is aware that his athletes are constantly faced with victories and defeats. Daniel understands that life is full of ups and downs and he shares how important it is for everyone to take the time to focus on the positive aspects of life. PUSH-as-Rx ®™ is leading the field with laser focus supporting our youth sport programs.  The PUSH-as-Rx ®™ System is a sport specific athletic program designed by a strength-agility coach and physiology doctor with a combined 40 years of experience working with extreme athletes. At its core, the program is the multidisciplinary study of reactive agility, body mechanics and extreme motion dynamics. Through continuous and detailed assessments of the athletes in motion and while under direct supervised stress loads, a clear quantitative picture of body dynamics emerges. Exposure to the biomechanical vulnerabilities are presented to our team.  Immediately, we adjust our methods for our athletes in order to optimize performance.  This highly adaptive system with continual dynamic adjustments has helped many of our athletes come back faster, stronger, and ready post injury while safely minimizing recovery times. Results demonstrate clear improved agility, speed, decreased reaction time with greatly improved postural-torque mechanics.  PUSH-as-Rx ®™ offers specialized extreme performance enhancements to our athletes no matter the age.

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