CrossFit HighGear and Refreshinq Co. Partner Together for The Buckeye Games!


CrossFit HighGear (CFHG) is partnering with The Refreshinq Co. to bring a new functional fitness competition, The Buckeye Games, to elite competitors across Northeast Ohio and neighboring states, July 2 - 3, 2016. The two-day competition will allow teams (comprised of three men and three women), individual men, and individual women to compete in events that include movements such as rowing, running, Olympic lifts, powerlifts, pull-ups, and wall-balls. These movements are combined in unique and varying rep schemes to challenge participants to be the fastest, lift the heaviest, and complete each event with the best score.

CFHG owners Tom Karos and Heidi Bogue anticipate close to 300 athletes. Athletes received invitations to compete at The Buckeye Games based on their ranking during the CrossFit Games Open season. The top 5% of individual men and top 5% of individual women from Ohio comprised the first round of invites. Teams follow similar criteria although team members need not reside in Ohio.

The top individuals will each walk away with a $1,000 cash prize, the top team will walk away with $4,000 cash. A number of local and national brands have signed on as partners for the event. CrossFit HighGear is especially excited about the partnership with The Refreshinq Co. “With such a large group of competitive athletes, we knew that partnering with The Refreshinq Co. as our event sponsor would be a great fit,” says Bogue. The Refreshinq Co. is officially launching a brand movement July 2016 inspired by simplicity. Intended to help athletes and non-athletes alike improve and optimize health, enhance fitness, boost energy levels and replenish essential nutrients. From time-released patches that help give your body what you need--when you need it, to convenient supplement packs that take the guesswork out of supplement management.

“Our brand is based on simplicity. Refreshinq Co. products and services help take the guesswork out of wellness decision-making. Launching our brand at this event for elite athletes and their fans made perfect sense. Coming this fall, in addition to patches and pre-packaged supplements, we will help determine their Refreshinq Quotient or their “RQ” which will help them regain their energy through tools that will optimize wellness. We hope that with our clean, innovative, healthful products and services the participants and fans at The Buckeye Games will find a refreshing new approach to wellness” said Christina Cyrus of The Refreshinq Co.

The Refreshinq Co. will be on-site throughout the weekend with giveaways, product samples, and a Hydration Station where participants and spectators can fuel their day with water infused with refreshing fruit and herb ingredients, learn more about Refreshinq Co., and try the product line. Fun activities such as the “Fittest Fan” allow fans to show their support for their favorite athlete participant or team.

The Buckeye Games will be held at Copley High School’s stadium, 3807 Ridgewood Rd, Copley, Ohio, 44321. Partnership opportunities with CrossFit HighGear for The Buckeye Games are still available and volunteer applications are currently being accepted as well. More information about all aspects of The Buckeye Games is available at


About CrossFit HighGear:

CrossFit HighGear was founded by Heidi Bogue and Thomas Karos for the purpose of changing lives, one rep at a time. CFHG is fully equipped to present pure, straightforward, proven CrossFit programming, excellent coaching, and personal attention in an environment that many have remarked as challenging yet fun and, the best compliment ever: life-changing. Our goal is to grow a healthy, outward centered, intentional community that extends beyond physical walls and impacts people of all walks of life not only physically but also mentally, emotionally, socially, and spiritually.


Diane LaVoie, Communications Coordinator, 330-568-5680

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About The Refreshinq Co.:

Wellness + You. Refreshinqly Simple.

At Refreshinq, we exist to inspire your wellness. Our natural products and meaningful services are built in simplicity to seamlessly fit into your life to bring you closer to your health, fitness and competitive goals. Our energy-boosting, nutrient-enriching supplement patches deliver what you need--when you need it. Your personalized nutritional supplement packs simplify wellness decision-making, saving time and removing the guesswork in your pursuit of a more healthy life. We guide your wellness journey with your biomarkers that create custom nutritional programs and leverage the latest technology for measured insights. We give you access to experts, knowledge and resources that we would want for our own selves, families and friends. We’re in this together. We’re here to make wellness easier. Join us. It’s Refreshinq.

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Christina Cyrus, Marketing and Brand Development, 1-888-511-5302



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