GameDay Competitions was founded in 2014 with the mission to make arena style competitions available to CrossFit athletes in our community and yours.  Today we host 4-6 events (and counting) each year in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Illinois.  From the original Mayhem in Mankato in a basketball gym to this year’s GameDay Mankato at the Verizon Wireless Center, our goal is to host world class events and create memories.

We believe that everyone deserves to feel like an elite athlete regardless of division or experience. GameDay Competitions strives to host competitions that are not only well planned, programmed and exciting for both athletes and spectators but also leave athletes feeling inspired, excited and rewarded for their hard work all weekend long.


These are only a few of the friendly faces you’ll see on GameDay.
If you recognize us, say hi! Don’t be shy…. (how poetic)

Joe Krause

Co-Founder | General Manager

Dallas Clarksean


Ben Janike


Elizabeth Janike

Assistant Director

Katie Ley Needham

Scoring Specialist

Ian ``Oak`` Smith

Operations | Lead Judge

Chris ``Franni`` Ellison

Workout Guy

Jess Stensland

Merchandise Specialist

Andy ``Dre`` Braulick

Vendor Relations | Customer Service

Danny ``Hype`` Heath


Terry Peters

Head Judge