Carrying On The Legacy

This year’s Giosi Memorial WOD will take place on the weekend of the one year anniversary of Jeff’s passing. The Giosi WOD is a fundraiser that carries on the legacy of Jeff Giosi. A legacy of unshakeable faith, enthusiasm, compassion and hope for a better world. Using fitness as a catalyst to create positive change, the goal is to use the WOD to continue the work of forging beauty from ashes to build and uplift our community.

Giosi WOD

Fundraising

This year, the WOD will serve as a fundraiser for the Forgiven Warrior Startup Fund. Forgiven Warrior is an organization that is being formed into a 501(c)3 to carry on the mission of using fitness as a catalyst to create positive change. Specifically, it will fund outreach wellness programs that are designed to support individuals and communities with functional fitness and holistic health initiatives.

CrossFit Morgantown Event

Doors open 8:30 a.m. 

Small Welcome/Presentation 9:15 a.m. 

First heat 10 AM

WOD Meaning

10, 20, 30, 20, 10 is a repetition scheme that represents Jeff’s date of passing, January 23, 2021. (1.23.21)

The repetitions are broken up by 1 Power Clean and 3 Front Squats, which represent the ages of Jeff’s sons, Mackie (1-year-old) and Arlen (3-years-old) at the time of his passing.

The time cap is listed at 29 minutes to honor the wedding anniversary of Jeff and Sarah, which took place on August 29th.

Registration

All are invited to participate in the Giosi WOD the weekend of January 21-23, 2022.

Divisions

Elite Men/Women

RX Men/Women

Scaled Men/Women

Novice Men/Women

29 Minute Time Cap

Jeff (Elite) 

10 Deadlifts (315/205)
10 Bar Muscle-Ups

1 Power Clean (245/155)
3 Front Squats (245/155)

20 Deficit Handstand Push-Ups, 4”/2”
20 Bar Facing Burpees

1 Power Clean (245/155)
3 Front Squats (245/155)

30 Alternating Dumbbell Snatches (70lb/50lb)
30 Toes-To-Bar

1 Power Clean (245/155)
3 Front Squats (245/155)

20 Deficit Handstand Push-Ups, 4”/2”
20 Bar Facing Burpees

1 Power Clean (245/155)
3 Front Squats (245/155)

10 Deadlifts (315/205)
10 Bar Muscle-Ups

**Athletes may have two barbells or choose to change weights. They may also have someone else change weights for them. This is the only division that will require this. 

 

Sarah (RX) 

10 Deadlifts (185/125)
10 Chest-To-Bar Pull-Ups

1 Power Clean (185/125)
3 Front Squats (185/125)

20 Handstand Push-Ups
20 Bar Facing Burpees

1 Power Clean (185/125)
3 Front Squats (185/125)

30 Alternating Dumbbell Snatches (50lb/35lb)
30 Toes-To-Bar

1 Power Clean (185/125)
3 Front Squats (185/125)

20 Handstand Push-Ups
20 Bar Facing Burpees

1 Power Clean (185/125)
3 Front Squats (185/125)

10 Deadlifts (185/125)
10 Chest-To-Bars

 

Arlen (Scaled) 

10 Deadlifts (135/95)
10 Pull-Ups

1 Power Clean (135/95)
3 Front Squats (135/95)

20 Double Dumbell Strict Presses (25/15)
20 Lateral Barbell Burpees

1 Power Clean (135/95)
3 Front Squats (135/95)

30 Alternating Dumbbell Snatches (25/15)
30 Hanging Knee Raises

1 Power Clean (135/95)
3 Front Squats (135/95)

20 Double Dumbell Strict Presses (25/15)
20 Lateral Barbell Burpees

1 Power Clean (135/95)
3 Front Squats (135/95)

10 Deadlifts (135/95)
10 Pull-Ups

 

Mackie (Novice) 

10 Deadlifts (95/75)
10 Ring Rows

1 Power Clean (95/75)
3 Front Squats (95/75)

20 Double Dumbell Strict Presses (15/10)
20 Burpees (You may also opt to do Burpees To Box)

1 Power Clean (95/75)
3 Front Squats (95/75)

30 Alternating Dumbbell Snatches (15/10)
30 Sit Ups

1 Power Clean (95/75)
3 Front Squats (95/75)

20 Double Dumbell Strict Presses (15/10)
20 Burpees (You may also opt to do Burpees To Box)

1 Power Clean (95/75)
3 Front Squats (95/75)

10 Deadlifts (95/75)
10 Ring Rows

GIOSI TEE

Keep your eyes peeled! We will be releasing the design for our 2022 Giosi WOD very soon. You may choose to purchase these shirts to commemorate this year’s WOD and the 1 year anniversary of Jeff’s passing. All tee proceeds will go toward fundraising! 

Remembering Jeff Giosi

On Saturday, January 23rd, 2021, Jeffrey Michael Giosi was victoriously received into the mighty arms of his Everlasting Father.

Jeff cherished life and pursued it to the fullest. He loved his bride, Sarah Giosi, and their two boys, Arlen and Mackie, with his whole heart and claimed them as his greatest blessing, joy and legacy. Driven by the pursuit of deep connections, ultimate truth and authentic relationships, Jeff is revered by all who knew him as a man of God, a faithful husband, devoted father, friend, hero, mentor and “brother.”

Jeff entered the world on April 12th, 1980, in Port Jefferson, Long Island, New York. In his short, but full, 40 years he called several states home, but was a Mountaineer through and through. Jeff attended West Virginia University earning a B.S. in Physical Education/Teacher Education and an M.S. in Strength and Conditioning. He was an integral part of the WVU athletic department as a strength and conditioning coach from 2002 to 2008. For a short time, Jeff followed the call to North Carolina where he proudly served as a firefighter for the Greenville Fire-Rescue Department and a Fire Academy educator.

After North Carolina, Jeff went to Michigan to work with his mentor, world-renowned strength coach, Mike Barwis. Jeff trained all levels of athletes-from amateur and college to Olympic and professional-but before long, those country roads led Jeff back home to West Virginia, where he belonged.

In 2014, Jeff became the proud owner of Crossfit Morgantown and adopted the slogan, “Friendship, Love, Loyalty.” He devoted himself to this community, coaching each member, not only in wellness, but in life. He encouraged everyone he met to believe they could become the best version of themselves-the person he believed them to be. Jeff would often say, “My goal when I wake up is to encourage and inspire everyone I come in contact with.”

Jeff believed that what we do, say and think in any instant is the essence of life- “Because we aren’t guaranteed anything else.” Jeff embraced the ideal memento mori, which means “Remember You Must Die,” and he urged others to, “Love like you are going to die tomorrow; dream like you are going to live forever.”

Jeff loved fully, and his relationship with Christ empowered him to be unabashedly authentic and to love recklessly. He trusted that God’s plan is sovereign and that He shapes us in every circumstance, good or bad. Without a doubt, Jeff wanted everyone he met to seize God’s trajectory for their own life, and to be a beacon of all that is good in the world.

Love like you’re going to die tomorrow. Dream like you’re going to live forever.

News & Media

Honoring Jeff

MEMORIAL GOFUNDME
FRIENDS & FAMILY SUPPORT PAGE
WAJR ARTICLE
MORNING CHALK UP ARTICLE
DOMINION POST ARTICLE
5WDTV ARTICLE
“THE IMPACT OF JEFF GIOSI” ARTICLE
THE DA ONLINE ARTICLE
12WBOY ARTICLE