CrossFit sacked games director Dave Castro ahead of 2022 season

Former Director of CrossFit Games and General Manager of Sport Dave Castro was fired from his job at CrossFit LLC by CEO Eric Roza, according to a leaked internal email sent to CrossFit employees.

Sent Jan. 4, 2022, the internal email sent to CrossFit LLC staff by Roza details: “I made the difficult decision to change the leadership of the Sport team to best support CrossFit’s future plans. , and Dave Castro will be leaving the company. . “

Continuing, Roza wrote that “Castro’s vision, creativity and drive have made the CrossFit Games from an informal competition on his family’s ranch into a global phenomenon with hundreds of thousands of participants and millions of viewers around the world. “.

Dave has also been a central figure in the growth of CrossFit’s training business, helping to evolve the seminars department to reach tens of thousands of trainers. All of us in the CrossFit world owe Dave a great credit. Debt of gratitude for his contributions, and we wish him well as he brings his talents to his next chapter, ”Roza continued in the email.

“Dave has assembled a world class team, which will now be led by Justin Bergh, and we are delighted to see this new generation of leaders build on his heritage as we work together to take our sport to the next level of success. “

The CrossFit HQ reshuffle comes just seven weeks before the start of the 2022 CrossFit Games season. Castro, who has scheduled 15 CrossFit Games competitions, will be replaced by CrossFit employee Justin Bergh, who will be promoted from his role as vice president of sports and partnerships.

Speaking about the announcement on his Instagram, Castro posted, “I spoke to Roza once in the past 3 months or so while he was away. He called me tonight to fire me. He told me that” they had prepared a message saying it was reciprocal. I asked him not to use it because it couldn’t be further from the truth. “

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In the comments, many of Castro’s Instagram followers shared their support. “The CrossFit community is behind you Dave. Without you CrossFit wouldn’t be here today. It is extremely heartbreaking to hear this news,” wrote one user.

“CrossFit [sic] soften, “posted another.

“Wrong decision, what a huge mistake they made,” wrote another article, loved hundreds of times by other users.

(h / t: Morning Chalk Up)

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