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Vincent Oliver

Background:

Army Airborne Paratrooper during OIF/OEF. Taught CrossFit to 82nd Airborne Division in 2008-2009. Medically retired from Army in 2009. Received bachelors degree in business & IT. Started LETS CrossFit in 2010.

Training:

Level 1 2007

Endurance Cert 2008

Olympic Lifting 2010

Goal:

Gymnastic Cert

Iron Cross

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Thad Benton

1. How did you learn about CrossFit?

I learned about CrossFit from my Physical Therapist in 2005 who was rehabbing my shoulder after a dislocation. At that time it was basically just an HTML style website so learning to do the WODS was an adventure..you kids don’t know how good you have it ;-)

2. How long have you been CrossFitting?

Since 2005…started after I could dead hang from a pull-up bar after PT and never looked back!

3. What’s your favorite Nasty Girl? (and your best time)

Fran..evil Bi@#h…I love her and she hates me..3:23 rx’d

4. If you have a military background, what service were you in and how many tours have you had?

Army, 20 years total combined Active and Reserve time. Combat in 2x in Iraq 2008-2010, 1x in AFG 2013…third strike and I am out!

5. What certifications do you have and what certifications are on your wish list?

CF level 1, AZPOST physical Fitness Instructor…USAW Level 1 is next. Looking to branch out into mobility/rehab/preventative type certifications next.

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Kelsey Oliver

1. How did you learn about CrossFit?

I learned about CrossFit from the sexiest man I know. I remember him telling me that I would love it because I’m very competitive. It took some time for him to convince me to try it. I was one of those girls that we all hate that said “I don’t want to get bulky”. Now I laugh about it and absolutely love CrossFit! I can’t imagine doing anything else and I feel sorry for people running on a treadmill to get “fit”.

2. How long have you been CrossFitting?

I’ve been CrossFitting for almost 5 years now.

3. What’s your favorite Nasty Girl? (and your best time)

My favorite Nasty girl is Annie and my PR for Annie was 6:04.

4. If you have a military background, what service were you in and how many tours have you had?

I was in the Air Force and was lucky enough not to be deployed.

5. What certifications do you have and what certifications are on your wish list?

I have a Level 1 certification and would love to get my USAW cert and focus more on olympic lifting.

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Majera Majidi, DC – Chiropractic Physician

1. How did you learn about CrossFit?

I was already cross-training and using kettlebells to improve in racquet sports. One of the guys I train with saw me and said, “you know there are places that do all this stuff you do, but in a group for time and reps.” Once I heard that, I started looking for a box.

2. How long have you been CrossFitting?

Off and on since 2009. Consistently and competitively for a year now.

3. What’s your favorite Nasty Girl? (and your best time)

Nicole – Run 400 and max reps pull ups. 20 min AMRAP (93 pull ups)

4. If you have a military background, what service were you in and how many tours have you had?
N/A

5. What certifications do you have and what certifications are on your wish list?
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
Rocktape FMT 1 Certified
Doctor of Chiropractic

On my wish list: CrossFit Kids and CrossFit Gymnastics

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Alex Hebert

1. How did you learn about CrossFit?
By watching the ESPN CROSSFIT games.

2. How long have you been CrossFitting?
Two years now.

3. What’s your favorite Nasty Girl? (and your best time)
Jackie and Diane. I like to do two girls at a time;)

4. If you have a military background, what service were you in and how many tours have you had?
N/A

5. What certifications do you have and what certifications are on your wish list?
Level 1 CrossFit Trainer
ACE PT
USAW 1
I want to be certified in Mobility and Football.

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Brandon Sunny

  1. How did you learn about CrossFit?

I think my journey is the same as everybody else’s. We all start by someone challenging us to crossfit, or at least trying to get us to do it with them.  After playing hockey my whole life and rugby in high school for division 1 schools I knew when I finished my fitness was going to lack. I started training the same I was in high school most of the basic lifts squats, presses, and bench. Although my training volume hadn’t changed much I missed training with individuals that were like minded and could really understand the hard work I had put in. I grew up with other professional athletes in my family and watching them always working on their weaknesses at all different times of the day, it sort of built that mindset that at one point I thought they were just superhuman. When I found out that one of my teammates, one who I have always tried competing with in the weight room had been doing it he hounded me to do it with him. From there I haven’t looked back. Especially as an athlete, the tranisition was very easy, and most of all you can’t beat the comradery associated with crossfit. Being an athletic trainer/physical therapy student it’s great to share what I learn in school and bring it to these wonderful athletes. What keeps me doing crossfit is the fact you will always find weaknesses in crossfit with so many varied workouts. And no girls you won’t get “big” doing crossfit.

How long have you been CrossFitting?

I started crossfit in 2008 at Crossfit Revelation out of Enfield, CT. My first day I thought to myself “they must be remodeling” all I saw was barbells on the wall, ropes hanging from the ceiling, and some sledge hammers. As I walk outside to check out what everybody was doing I saw everybody doing a team wod. Sled pulls and sand bag runs up hills followed by air squats at the top. At that moment I knew everyone was as crazy as me.

  1. What’s your favorite Nasty Girl? (and your best time)

Isabell (3:23)

What certifications do you have and what certifications are on your wish list?

Currently hold:

CFL1

Movement & Mobility

Plan on obtaining gymnastics, strongman and USAW