On the morning of June 21, 2019 the Arcanum Mile High Games kicked off its inaugural event at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado. Colorado is a hub for the fitness and community that CrossFit cultivates we were trilled excited to get back to the style of competition that made it this way in the first place.
This three day competition included 144 athletes from 12 states including CrossFit Games athletes from the Teenage, Individual, Team and Masters divisions. This Regional style competition was the first in Colorado since the 2012 Southwest Regionals in Castle Rock.
All athletes from the Team, Individual, Masters and Teenage divisions competed in 8 events over a rain-soaked three days. While it was not enjoyable at the time, the non-stop rain, cold and wind brought together the community, volunteers and athletes. Everything out of our control created some unique challenges that we can look back on now with a smile.
Nowhere else in the World can people say they PR'd their snatch in a firehouse while Dave Lipson was pumping them up. Starting a workout at 10:30pm in the rain just after three gun shots echoed from a nearby street builds character. Remembering Becky Conzelman with "Champion" on Sunday morning is something we will never forget.
We were privileged to work with 5 different non-profits: Steve's Club, OUTWOD, FaithRXD, The Phoenix and The Reveille Project who are all doing amazing things in the CrossFit space.
Athletes and volunteers were hooked up with more free gear than any competition we have heard of thanks to companies like Arcanum, NOBULL, FLEO, Ten Thousand Gear, Wilde Chips, Nuun, Jimmy Bar, Red Bull, My Fit Foods, Nuun, Nooma, Vital Proteins, Power Crunch, Ascent Protein, Kill Cliff and Crossover Symmetry.
We are beyond excited about the 2020 Arcanum Mile High Games and look forward to seeing old faces and meeting new faces!
Director of Events
With over 6 years of event planning and directing, Ryan brings the wealth of knowledge and experience needed to execute a successful competition of this size.
Director of Competition
Being involved in the fitness industry for over 15 years after serving in the US Navy has given Don the skills and mindset necessary to guarantee a fair, on-time and safe competition.
Rj Smith IV
Director of Operations
With 3 years of CrossFit Games experience, Rj raises the MiHi Games to the highest standard to provide all athletes, volunteers and spectators with a world-class experience.
Director of Judging
Bringing judging and leadership experience from the CrossFit Games, WZA and the Rogue Invitational Lacey legitimizes judging standards and execution.
A staple in the Colorado CrossFit community Scott specializes in photos, graphics and creativity.
Lisa Haefner Photo
New to the Denver area but not new to fitness photography Lisa comes from Lululemon HQ.
M Squared Fitness
New to Colorado and a year into his new career he takes the best fitness photos according to his mom.
Bri Poehler Videography
Bri takes, edits and publishes post workout video recaps within minutes of the last heat.
Anything having to do with music or sound is a direct result of Will's experience working with corporate events.
Justin founded Cascade Sports Physical Therapy in 2011 and has traveled to WZA and the CrossFit Games. His background with large events ensures quality and consistent care for all athletes throughout the weekend.
Director of Social Media
Leah brings years of experience working for the National Western Stock show and as an entrepreneur. It doesn't hurt that she as a Master's degree in Marketing.