CrossFit Sixth City
Sweatiest Angel Award – September 2017
The Sweatiest Angel award is given each month to the Sixth City athlete who displays significant work ethic, a willingness to support others, and a true sense of team camaraderie inside the gym.
Chris has been a CSC member since day one, and is a big part of why CSC exists in the first place. But that is by no means why we chose to honor him this month. There may be no CrossFitter alive who enjoys working out with other people more than Chris. The enjoyment he gets out of class is amazing. Especially when he’s playing his favorite Disney tunes. He’s also tireless worker. A lot of our athletes probably don’t know that Chris has run a number of marathons both by himself and as a pacer for other completing 100 mile races. He’s a great example of how an athlete can utilize our style of training to improve his results as a runner. And an even greater example of an excellent community member.
Congratulations Cristobel, we raise this Schnapps to you!
How long have you been doing CrossFit?
Chris: I started when I was 32 so I’ve been doing CrossFit for 6 years… which would make me and old 38 but not nearly as old as Old Man Paul who I believe might be 96 or 97.
What do you do when you are not at CSC?
Chris: I like to nap a lot, watch a lot of Hulu, eat pizza and I also do some trail running between all of that stuff.
What is your favorite WOD/movement?
Chris: Snatch (or “squat snatch” if I am talking to JB and want to annoy him)
What is your LEAST favorite WOD/movement?
Chris: It always has been and always will be deadlift. I’ve realized after 6 years of trying I will never perform a deadlift correctly. Ever.
When did you come to find CrossFit and realize it was for you?
Chris: My brother, who is the least competitive person I know and hated working out, kept telling me I need to try it out. My first WOD I believe was Filthy-Fifty (scaled and I did half reps) and I was hooked. Six years later you are all stuck with me!
What were your expectations when you started CrossFit?
Chris: I expected a lot of stuck up, douchey, has-been athletes throwing weights around a gym trying to prove they “still got it”. What I got was a supportive, fun atmosphere full of lawyers, nurses, doctors, accountants, and college students… people way smarter than me, who all like to work hard and have a fun time doing it.
What are your goals for CrossFit?
Chris: To eat whatever I want all the time and to look good naked. Both can be achieved with CrossFit (still working on the naked thing).
What has your experience been with CrossFit?
Chris: Overall very a positive, and uplifting experience. Starting CrossFit is one of the best life choices I have made. I have met some really great people and have learned a lot about myself and my overall fitness.
One thing you’ve done at CSC you never thought you would do?
Chris: String multiple bar muscle-ups together. Oh and drink 40’s while everyone else is working out during the CrossFit Open Friday Night Lights workouts.
What advice would you give someone just starting CrossFit?
Chris: Anyone can do it, you just need to commit to showing up to the gym and your coaches and peers will push you through every workout and get you the results you want.