National CrossFit Competition Returns to Missouri Southern State University

(Joplin, MO) – The 1st Phorm Monster Games will bring 600+ athletes and 1,500+ spectators from 39 states to the Joplin area for a national CrossFit competition on July 15, 16, and 17, 2022, at Missouri Southern State University (MSSU).

The event took on a title sponsorship from 1st Phorm, a well-known health and wellness brand in the fitness industry, allowing the competition to return MSSU with double 2021’s athlete count.

Like most CrossFit competitions, The 1st Phorm Monster Games will have events for endurance, strength, and gymnastics movements such as handstand walks and bar-and-ring msucle-ups, a swim event, a running event, and so much more. This competition will be for both teams and individuals, from co-ed to same-sex teams at different levels of athleticism. Scales include the lowest, intermediate, and Rx (meaning “as prescribed”). There is also a masters’ division with five-year spans starting with 35- to 39-year-old athletes going all the way to the 55+ category. 1st Phorm Monster Games is also a qualifying event for Legends Master Competition, a global event in December.

The showmanship and athleticism involved bring athletes an spectators together. It’s a nationwide community, and this event supports a unique non-profit organization, Go Ministries. The event has gotten bigger and better each year. This year, each event honors a fallen officer, including regional officers.

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Veronica Smith, Content Creator and Copywriter
Midwestern Interactive

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