Anthony "Difran" Difrancesco

Athlete Of The Week - August 10, 2015

Brazen Athletics - CrossFit Willow

Hoboken, NJ

Why we chose Anthony:

When you think of Hoboken NJ, you probably think of Sinatra, yuppie bars and fake St. Patrick's day.  Well, you can add hardcore weightlifting to that list when Anthony is in town.  He's got a 370 lb Clean & Jerk and a 315 lb Snatch.   Who does this guy think he is?  A Jersey Matt Fraser? Scroll down to learn more about Hoboken's second favorite son...

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What is the name of your gym?

Brazen Athletics CrossFit Willow - Hoboken, NJ

How long have you been doing crossfit and how did you get started?

It has been a little over two and half years doing CrossFit. I started CrossFit with a few of my close friends from back home in Landenberg, Pennsylvania. We started in a big shed at my family's Mushroom growing business; throwing around weights, flipping tires, pulling chains, and just working hard. 

What is your biggest athletic accomplishment?

Recently I hit a 315 pound full snatch, and that has been my dream since I began CrossFit!

What is your biggest athletic goal?

My biggest goal right now is to make it the CrossFit Regionals in 2016 any way I can!

What is your favorite lift or WOD?

My favorite lift is the Clean and Jerk. My favorite wod would be "Heavy Grace" or "Heavy Isabel" 

What is your least favorite lift or WOD?

Least favorite lift would be the strict press. My least favorite wod would be anything with a combination of deadlifts and burpees.