About

Challenge Rx takes competition to a new level with the introduction of skill based competition by limiting the size of competition groups, offering paid judging positions, and Free WOD management and athlete performance tracking for boxes. All this with high charitable integration! With Challenge Rx everyone can feel like they have a chance to win!

WOD Tracking

Boxes can use our WOD tracking system simply by registering their box and athletes. Athletes will enjoy premium WOD management, athlete performance tracking, and built in WOD programming, With enhanced performance metrics and our proprietary wattage output calculation. Now athletes will be more informed than ever on their strengths and weaknesses.

Challenges

Challenge Rx was designed to level the playing field between athletes by giving athletes with different skill levels the ability to compete against only athletes like themselves. Now everyone will feel like they have a good chance to win cash! We use a proprietary power output formula that takes into consideration an athlete’s WOD history to determine ability level of the athlete. Then that athlete is grouped against other athletes that have near the same ability level. With Challenge Rx, the athletes that Push Harder win!

Judge

Every time a Challenge is completed we will review scores and the top scoring athletes will be notified that they have been invited to submit the video of their Challenge workout to our system for review. We will have judges standing by to critique movement and verify that the video is done according to video submission standards. The key to successfully handle all video submissions in a timely manner is to let the masses of the community judge them. In order to have a high level of quality in our judging we have limited judging positions to ONLY athletes that are a Level 1 trainers and have ALSO passed the yearly Judging Course offered on CrossFit.com.

Charity

One incredible thing about the community which we are surrounded by is the overwhelming encouragement and willingness to help as new members join and as old members struggle. One of the chief goals of Challenge Rx is to create an interface and an opportunity for users to give back to the community that has given us all so much. For this reason, we have integrated a number of popular charities to compete for or to donate winnings from a challenge.

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Our Team

Simeon & Eli Jones

Simeon & Eli Jones

Founders

Our Story

Challenge Rx originated because my brother and I have been CrossFitting for a number of years and CrossFit has become a passion of ours. True to brotherly form, we are extremely competitive with each other. Every time one of us gets a personal record (PR) we send it to the other and have to accept, for a moment, that my brother is better than me at something. This does not sit well with us, it drives us to work harder. This sibling rivalry is very apparent in the Open workouts.

We quickly realized that we were not yet competitive with elite level athletes, however, doing the Open workouts knowing my brother was trying to beat my score kept both of us working hard. That’s how Challenge Rx was born. Challenge Rx provides the athlete an opportunity to test their limits and know that if they don’t keep pushing, their brother, sister, best friend, or worst enemy is going to win. Whether it’s made obvious or not, true CrossFitters, like any great athlete, key in with someone each WOD that is near their fitness level to chase, beat and compete against. This mentality helps to make people stronger competitors and athletes. We’ve created Challenge Rx to closely rank and group users based on skill level, determined by average power output established by WOD history, so when athletes compete using Challenge Rx they can perform the workouts with the mentality of the person that pushes hardest will win.

Simeon Jones

Simeon Jones

Founder

Eli Jones

Eli Jones

Co-Founder

Kara Jones

Kara Jones

Director of Media Relations

Our Partners

Andrew

Andrew Killion

Andrew currently programs and coaches both teams and individuals across the country with both Games aspirations and regular health and fitness aims. Since making MWOD the foundation of his coaching, no athlete he coaches has failed to improve their standings in Games qualification process. Andrew will be providing Challenge RX with video coaching of each movement in our daily provided WODs and will detail key points about each movement that will help athletes to perform the movements in a more efficient and effective manner.

Dustin Shaffer

Dustin Shaffer

Masters of Science in Education (Sports Science/Coaching), BA Interdisciplinary Studies

His credentials include; C.S.C.S, USAW Lv1, CrossFit Lv1 and CrossFit Strongman.

Dustin participated in sports year-round since the age of 5. Once he reached college, he earned a scholarship on the University of Akron Track and Field team where he competed for four years. He was a discus, hammer, and weight thrower and had success in becoming a national qualifier, MAC champion, All Ohio champion, and school record holder. He also earned awards as strength and conditioning athlete of the year, and MAC athlete of the week. After his eligibility was completed, he continued as an assistant coach for a year. This experience helped him to decide that working with athletes was a passion he wanted to pursue.

He became a personal trainer for a few years and worked as a strength and conditioning coach for varsity sports. He also had the opportunity to work with all of the sports teams at Akron, most notably the National Champion soccer team and the MAC champion and NCAA tournament men’s Basketball team.

Sponsored Athletes / Brand Ambassadors

Danielle Sidell

Danielle Sidell

Rubber City

Kara Jones

Jenn Jones

EaDo

Lauren Rutan

Lauren Rutan

Utility

Nick Urankar

Nick Urankar

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Team SPC

Team SPC

SPC

Team EADO

Team EaDo

EaDo

Challenge Rx
1668 Merriman Rd
PMB 4
Akron, OH 44313