063 RORY MCKERNAN | Kicking the Booze Habit, Faith in Times of Transition, Surviving Testicular Cancer, and 75 Hard for Dads

Dad the Man

01-11-2022 • 55 mins

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Rory is the Director of Business Development and Athlete representative at Mayhem Nation, where he works alongside the CrossFit goat himself, Rich Froning. Before working with Mayhem, Rory was well known publicly through his role as Media Director and on-camera personality for CrossFit and the Host of the CrossFit Games from 2010-2017. Rory was instrumental in the viral growth that CrossFit experienced, and he accumulated a wealth of industry knowledge and experience during those years, before ultimately being let go by the organization. During our conversation we talk about the impact of this life transition, the importance of faith during that time, and the identity struggle of rediscovering himself away from CrossFit. Simply put, Rory is a stud. He has a really approachable charisma that makes you feel like you've known him forever the first time you speak. Above it all, he is an incredible man, husband, and father, and it was an honor to host him on the show.


  • Rory reflects on his childhood
  • Staying close with your siblings
  • First generation American
  • Kicking booze
  • 75 Hard as a husband and dad
  • Saying no
  • Translating 75 Hard with your kids
  • Battling testicular cancer
  • Strength in faith
  • Raising a family of faith
  • Rebranding yourself
  • Time spent is more critical than anything else
  • Advice to my younger self
  • What do you stand for?
  • Wild at Heart by John Eldredge
  • What Rory struggles with
  • What Rory is the most proud of so far in his life