CrossFit KIP—Long Island Gym Makes it to the CrossFit Games

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CrossFit King of Island Park (KIP) has had its fair share of troubles from the start, so it is only natural to route for them. After initially opening in Long Beach and facing noise complaints, owners Mike and Molly Abgarian and Sean Pastuch decided to move to a location in Island Park. Around the time of the opening of the Island Park location, Hurricane Sandy devastated both towns and the owners’ home, but it could not destroy their spirit.

Last year, CrossFit KIP was not to be stopped; it completed the year finishing third in the regionals and headed to California to compete in the CrossFit Games. “It was our first time at the games,” says two-time team member Kaitlyn Fitzgerald. “It was so awesome, but this year we are heading there more focused and stronger than ever.” This year, CrossFit KIP will head to regionals after placing second place in the Regional Games. The CrossFit Games will be broadcast live on ESPN and streaming on Tune in and route for your Island representatives, CrossFit KIP, at the CrossFit Games!

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