Athlete Of The Week - August 25, 2015
Why we chose Laurel:
Whether it's on the soccer field or in the weight room Laurel always gives it her all. She can pull a 335 lb deadlift and is very quietly becoming one of the best athletes in the Northeast. You've got to love a woman who puts her head down and gets after it even when no one else is looking. Scroll down to read more about her!
More About Laurel:
Where do you train?
I train mainly at Crossfit Bison and coach/train part-time at Crossfit Englewood
I actually have 3 favorite quotes
"Be a light in the darkness"
"Do what you love, love what you do"
"We're all mad here" (stole it from Alice and Wonderland in case you didn't notice)
Favorite exercise & lift:
My favorite lift is the clean
My favorite workout - any hero WOD. I love honoring fallen soldiers
Least favorite exercise & lift:
My least favorite lift...hmm..I don't think I have a least favorite. I love lifting stuff. My least favorite workout would be anything involving burpees or thrusters. So essentially the open workout 14.5.
Biggest athletic accomplishment:
My biggest overall athletic accomplishment is being honored as a Scholar All-American in college soccer and playing semi-pro for 2 seasons.
My biggest CrossFit accomplishment so far is this past open. I was top 3.5% in my region and in the world.
Biggest athletic goal:
I would have to say making it to the CrossFit Games. I know that's a hefty and incredibly difficult goal to reach, but with time, dedication, and training it may be feasible in a few years. First! To make it to regionals by, hopefully, 2017/18.