Athlete of the Month, August 2014

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Name, age, occupation, city? Carl, 27, Engineer, Rochester Hills.

Start date at CrossFit Reviver? March 2013.

Athletic background? Snowshoeing, Cross-country Skiing, Beaver Trapping, Curling, Igloo Building…(seriously: absolutely nothing!)

Favorite and least favorite WOD / movement? Favorite: Deadlift…it’s like pushing the Earth down. Least Favorite: Burpees.

Greatest accomplishment? Personal, professional and fitness related? Dropping everything and moving to ‘Murica to pursue my career. Helping to strengthen international relations.

Has CFR made you better? If so, how? When I started I was able to reliably fall down doing a Snatch with a PVC, and I was unable to complete a Pull Up. Those have both improved dramatically. Not to mention the welcoming CFR community which I look forward to seeing everyday.

What are your hobbies? Building stuff, anything from electronic, to clocks, to cars. Also this new thing where I pick up heavy objects just so I can set them back down in the exact same spot.

Top 5 favorite TV movies? The Adventures of Bob & Doug McKenzie: Strange Brew, Canadian Bacon, Trailer Park Boys, anything with Michael J. Fox, Jim Carrey or Mike Meyers…they are national heroes.

What is one thing we don’t know about you? I once had a mohawk..it was bad ass and 100% the result of a drunken bet.

What are your goals in life? Personal, professional and fitness related? Personal, professional and fitness related are all essentially the same. Keep showing up, work through the good and the bad, keep improving every day, and become Prime Minister of America.