When long-time friends and Jersey Shore locals Ashley DeBello, Grant Golin and Jay Vigilante started planning for the first ever Asbury Park Summer Games fitness competition, they sought to expand on the successes seen running local competitions. Having run several out of their own CrossFit box and competed as athletes in others, they aimed to take the inaugural Games to another level: make it the premiere Fitness competition in the Northeast without sacrificing the community-based feel and passion of smaller events.


The first annual competition held in 2017 did exactly that and more with challenging workouts and a boisterous crowd.

The roster included several top CrossFit Regionals athletes, while also making the competition accessible to the local athletes that have made the burgeoning Jersey Shore CrossFit community one to behold.

Learn more about some of the many faces behind
the Asbury Park Summer Games


When looking for a location, Asbury Park, NJ was immediately the top contender with no better venue than the town’s historic Convention Hall, found right in the heart of the landmark Asbury Park boardwalk.

Once serenaded by Bruce Springsteen as “My City of Ruins,” Asbury Park has experienced a remarkable renaissance over the last decade and now boasts top beaches, highly rated restaurants and a big city nightlife that still maintains a smaller town feel. Athletes and spectators coming to the Asbury Park Summer Games will not only be treated to a top quality fitness competition, but endless opportunities for entertainment await after the winners have been crowned.

Looking Ahead

While humbled by the success of the first annual games, Jay, Ashley and Grant promise to make the 2018 Games even more memorable as they look to bring nationwide attention to the Games, starting with $30,000 in cash & prizes — one of the largest for a regional Fitness competition — and an unforgettable after-party to be announced soon!

Don’t miss out on being a part of the continuing Asbury Park Summer Games tradition – the 2nd Annual Games is coming June 23 & 24th 2018!!

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