Julian Alcarez had his rookie year at the 2015 CrossFit Games and barely missed qualifying for the 2016 CrossFit Games. He’s spent time training and putting in the work to qualify and finished in fourth overall at the 2017 California Regionals, earning his second trip to the Games.But life happens and priorities change and Julian Alcarez has a baby on the way to Miranda Oldroyd and Julian Alcarez has declined his qualifying berth in order to be there for the birth of his first child.
As a result, his spot goes to sixth place finisher Wesley “Holden” Rethwill. Here’s the emotional video of the moment it was announced:
Good on Julian for not only having the capacity to make it to the Games but also the maturity to set his priorities and put his family first.