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Barbell Shrugged  — Earned Not Given: The Story of The Granite Games w/ John Swanson  — 338

John Swanson is the founder and CEO of The Granite Games, owner of Fast Factory Fitness, and owner of Factory Forged.

The goal of The Granite Games is to create a platform that allows all levels and ages to chase their athletic dreams. Our event gives athletes of every skill level the opportunity to compete and have their own professional athlete experience. Each element of this experience is carefully crafted to create a lasting impression. Everything from the athlete’s personalized name tag to the design of the competition floor all play a critical role in this experience.

In this episode, we talk about why we are all athletes, how to go from a small gym to a national competition, reaching over 2,500 athletes in one weekend, the future of The CrossFit Games, the future of The Granite Games, and more.


– Doug and Anders

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