Where did you grow up?
The bustling metropolis known as Devils Lake, ND. By bustling I mean lazy and peaceful; by metropolis I mean simple and rural. I moved to AZ right after high school to go to ASU. The rest, as they say, is history.
What are your hobbies (besides CrossFit)?
Anything that allows me to consume the delicious adult beverage Kirkland Light beer…tailgating, pool parties, camping, hunting, etc.
What is your occupation?
Avionics engineer at Honeywell. But that isn’t my true passion…my true passion is whittling.
How were you first introduced to CrossFit?
Thao mentioned Crossfit to me a few times…and by mentioned, I mean she harassed me about it. Honestly, I went the first time so she would stop talking (harassing me) about it. 17 days after that first WOD…when the soreness had subsided and I could walk normal again, I knew I had to come back for more.
What is your favorite WOD/movement?
Every WOD/movement approximately 94 seconds after I have finished it. Except the assault bike…that one usually takes me 8 minutes and 27 seconds after finishing, before I can truly appreciate it.
What is your least favorite WOD/movement?
The assault bike.
What CrossFit accomplishment are you most proud of?
That none of the coaches or athletes have had to administer CPR on me yet. Timm tried giving me mouth-to-mouth during a partner WOD once. Luckily I turned my head and quickly explained I was merely catching my breath and it wasn’t necessary. He was already committed, so he gave CPR to my ear and neck area…which was unusually pleasant. We haven’t talked about it since.
What is your favorite song to WOD to?
Anything Britney Spears and/or Justin Timberlake.
What would you like to accomplish next through CrossFit?
Stringing together a few double-unders would be kind of cool. Oh and I would also like to accomplish Timm not trying to give me the mouth-to-mouth thing again…unless it really is necessary.
Fill in the blank: I love…. I eat…. I will… I am…
I love…the Friday partner WODs, especially the WODs that Timm and I edge out a win over Corey and Jason.
I eat…whatever delicious meal Thao makes for me
I will…never be friends with the assault bike
I am…thankful for autumn, football and Kirkland Light beer