TELL A LITTLE US ABOUT YOURSELF
WHATS YOUR FITNESS BACKGROUND, SPORTS PLAYED
I’ve played organized and individual sports my entire life. My father is a high school football coach, so I grew up in the locker room and coaches’ office. I began playing football, basketball, baseball, and practicing Kenpo Karate at a young age. During school, I was a 4-sport athlete: football, basketball, baseball, and track. In college, I played lacrosse for a short time, and continued playing collegiate football. After college, I began competing in CrossFit competitions and eventually joined our local rugby club, Dallas RFC.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MOVEMENT AND DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE WOD?
My favorite movement is the Wall-Ball (basically thrusters). My favorite WOD, fittingly, is Karen.
WHAT ABOUT A LEAST FAVORITE WOD?
My least favorite WOD is Fran. When you think about it, there’s no excuse for you not to do this benchmark on a regular basis. Plus, it really sucks… so there’s that.
HOW DO YOU SEE CROSSFIT BEING DIFFERENT THAN OTHER FITNESS PROGRAMS?
Taking a page from Ben Bergeron, CrossFit as a sport is unique in that it’s an individual effort surrounded by a group. CrossFit only works if the individual understands how their performance fits into the community. The way I see it, we have 3 primary responsibilities as CrossFit athletes when we walk into a box:
LASTLY, TELL US SOMETHING OTHERS MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT YOU…
I am a PhD candidate in the field of Educational Administration. I am also a Justin Bieber fan, so basically my classes are lit.