Occupation: Recruiting (Headhunter)
Classes per week: 3-5
Family: Married 3 kids – 28, 24, 22 and a Savannah cat named Nala
How long have you been CrossFitting? It will be 2 years this May.
How many times have you competed in the Open? This is my first year doing the Open.
Why did you choose to compete in the Open this year? Heard it was fun and challenging so thought I’d give it a go.
What is your favorite part about the Open? I love how the CrossFit Games website tracks everyone participating worldwide. The database can track scores based on each workout and age division. This allows me to see how I stack up globally against others the same age. I also like the high energy “game day” environment on Saturday when we all go through the work out together. I also get nervous anticipating what the workout will be every Thursday when they announce it online.
Anything you would like to add? The Open has really “opened” my eyes to how far off I am and where I would like to be in my personal fitness. Going to class you can always choose the lower weight or the scaled movement. In the Open, you are forced to do a higher weight or the RX movement. I’ve decided to work on the harder movements this year and try to master exercises like the double-under while pushing myself to use heavier weights used in RX workouts. Isn’t that the whole point? Otherwise, I might as well be going to Planet Fitness.
P.S. I’m gonna smoke Mario in the Open… NEXT YEAR.