Athlete of the Month

AUGUST ATHLETE OF THE MONTH: JANN KINDEL

AUGUST ATHLETE OF THE MONTH: JANN KINDEL

1. How were you first introduced to CrossFit:  I came to CrossFit because I had started doing Spartan races, and was sick and tired of taking stupid burpee penalties on the rope climb!  I started at Big Barn...and THEN I met Carly at (another gym) and she recruited me...

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JULY ATHLETE OF THE MONTH: ANGELICA LOPEZ

JULY ATHLETE OF THE MONTH: ANGELICA LOPEZ

1. How were you first introduced to CrossFit?   I was first introduced to CrossFit from my sister who did it for bit and I thought it was mostly about bodybuliding. I had no idea what it was, then my friend Amy would mention it to us at girls night and...

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JUNE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH: SARAH FELLOWS

JUNE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH: SARAH FELLOWS

How were you first introduced to CrossFit? My BFF Kellie Lewis invited me to a SWEAT class and I went. I had just had a baby so I needed the extra encouragement! However, it wasn't until 6 months later that Kellie's sister, Jessie Hunt encouraged me to go back!! After...

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May Athlete of the Month:

May Athlete of the Month:

Sharif Gray How was I introduced to CrossFit: I did CrossFit on and off for a year or so while in law school. Didn’t do any CrossFit the four and a half years I was in the Army. This past summer, I wasn’t making any meaningful progress working out alone, so I joined...

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April Athlete of the Month: Zach Smith

April Athlete of the Month: Zach Smith

How I was introduced to CrossFit: I started Crossfit around 4 years ago when we were living in Denver. A climbing/adventuring/guiding buddy of mine was opening a hybrid Crossfit and climbing gym. He convinced me to come give it a go to help me cross-train for climbing...

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March 2020:Kristina Metge

March 2020:Kristina Metge

How I was introduced to CrossFit:  How I was introduced to CrossFit: My Bestie Kellie Lewis & Her sister Jessie Hunt encouraged me to come check out BCCF! I went to one SWEAT class and was hooked! At the time I was working out at another large local gym. I...

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February 2020: Marcus Ardiel

February 2020: Marcus Ardiel

How I was introduced to CrossFit:  I was introduced to Crossfit back when I lived in Harrisburg, PA. A buddy and I had been working out at LA fitness and discussed trying a Crossfit. We both signed up for a class and from that we both got hooked! If I never had...

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Christian Schramm

Christian Schramm

About two years ago I was doing f45 training and was looking for something with a little heavier weights and a little competition. There is only one Crossfit box around our hometown so I decided to give it a try and was immediately hooked!  If I never had to do...

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December Athlete of the Month: Mark Smith

December Athlete of the Month: Mark Smith

How I was introduced to CrossFit:  I was first introduced to CrossFit by a friend of mine’s wife who is a CrossFit coach, and after watching the CrossFit Games I thought it looked like something I’d really enjoy.  If I never had to do this one exercise ever...

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Don “Quatro” Baker

Don “Quatro” Baker

How I was introduced to CrossFit:  Rueben Bravo introduced me to Bear Canyon Crossfit when we competed in the 2018 Samson Truck Pull. If I never had to do this one exercise ever again, I would be awesome: Overhead Squats If I had to makeup my own WOD, it would...

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Tim Gillum is the AOTM

Tim Gillum is the AOTM

How I was introduced to CrossFit:   Tell us a little about yourself (family, job, hobbies, etc) : If I never had to do this one exercise ever again, It would be awesome:   If I had to makeup my own WOD, it would be:  My favorite cheat meal/food...

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Audra Rees

Audra Rees

I was first introduced to CrossFit while part of a fitness group in college. I was a fan of the variety of workouts and the balance between movements that made me want to crawl in a hole and cry and others that only warrant shedding a tear or two. I had to take a...

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Sydney McCallister

Sydney McCallister

How I was introduced to CrossFit: My brother Kyle knew Mark Travis and when I saw Mark at a baseball game he asked if I wanted to come check it out. I am the second oldest of four. I have two brothers, Kyle and Tyler and one sister Halli who married her husband Mikey....

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Sean Bell

Sean Bell

How I was introduced to CrossFit: A friend showed me a picture of one of his crossfit workouts and he was doing a Farmer’s Carry and looked yoked…I thought: I want to look like that.  I still don’t look like that, but I aspire.   If I never had to do this one exercise...

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October 2018 AOTM: Samantha Jaramillo

October 2018 AOTM: Samantha Jaramillo

I am new to living in Albuquerque, I’ve been here just a little over a year. I moved here from little old Las Cruces. I am a wife to Matthew Jaramillo and mother to three pretty little ladies...ZyAnna, Maddison and Sammie! I worked with Dona Ana County before moving...

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September 2018 Athlete of the Month: Shanda

September 2018 Athlete of the Month: Shanda

How I was introduced to CrossFit: A friend that I do personal training with said that I’d love it because of my love for lifting weights.  If I never had to do this one exercise ever again, It would be awesome: Running! I hate running more than anything...

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August 2018: Terra Mcdermott

August 2018: Terra Mcdermott

I'm a 'non-working' dental hygienist with with a fabulous husband and two wild boys who are by far my greatest joy and accomplishment.  Staying at home with them and being a homemaker has always been my ideal life...with some traveling, baking, friends, and...

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Athlete of the Month June 2018: Edward Baswell

Athlete of the Month June 2018: Edward Baswell

Intro to CrossFit: Around 2006, after I retired from the USAF, I started doing contract work in Iraq and Afghanistan. We were just starting to learn about CrossFit. We would go to the CrossFit website, watch the videos, and try and replicate the WODs. The...

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AUGUST ATHLETE OF THE MONTH: JANN KINDEL

AUGUST ATHLETE OF THE MONTH: JANN KINDEL

1. How were you first introduced to CrossFit:  I came to CrossFit because I had started doing Spartan races, and was sick and tired of taking stupid burpee penalties on the rope climb!  I started at Big Barn...and THEN I met Carly at (another gym) and she recruited me...

read more
JULY ATHLETE OF THE MONTH: ANGELICA LOPEZ

JULY ATHLETE OF THE MONTH: ANGELICA LOPEZ

1. How were you first introduced to CrossFit?   I was first introduced to CrossFit from my sister who did it for bit and I thought it was mostly about bodybuliding. I had no idea what it was, then my friend Amy would mention it to us at girls night and...

read more
JUNE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH: SARAH FELLOWS

JUNE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH: SARAH FELLOWS

How were you first introduced to CrossFit? My BFF Kellie Lewis invited me to a SWEAT class and I went. I had just had a baby so I needed the extra encouragement! However, it wasn't until 6 months later that Kellie's sister, Jessie Hunt encouraged me to go back!! After...

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May Athlete of the Month:

May Athlete of the Month:

Sharif Gray How was I introduced to CrossFit: I did CrossFit on and off for a year or so while in law school. Didn’t do any CrossFit the four and a half years I was in the Army. This past summer, I wasn’t making any meaningful progress working out alone, so I joined...

read more
April Athlete of the Month: Zach Smith

April Athlete of the Month: Zach Smith

How I was introduced to CrossFit: I started Crossfit around 4 years ago when we were living in Denver. A climbing/adventuring/guiding buddy of mine was opening a hybrid Crossfit and climbing gym. He convinced me to come give it a go to help me cross-train for climbing...

read more
March 2020:Kristina Metge

March 2020:Kristina Metge

How I was introduced to CrossFit:  How I was introduced to CrossFit: My Bestie Kellie Lewis & Her sister Jessie Hunt encouraged me to come check out BCCF! I went to one SWEAT class and was hooked! At the time I was working out at another large local gym. I...

read more
February 2020: Marcus Ardiel

February 2020: Marcus Ardiel

How I was introduced to CrossFit:  I was introduced to Crossfit back when I lived in Harrisburg, PA. A buddy and I had been working out at LA fitness and discussed trying a Crossfit. We both signed up for a class and from that we both got hooked! If I never had...

read more
Christian Schramm

Christian Schramm

About two years ago I was doing f45 training and was looking for something with a little heavier weights and a little competition. There is only one Crossfit box around our hometown so I decided to give it a try and was immediately hooked!  If I never had to do...

read more
December Athlete of the Month: Mark Smith

December Athlete of the Month: Mark Smith

How I was introduced to CrossFit:  I was first introduced to CrossFit by a friend of mine’s wife who is a CrossFit coach, and after watching the CrossFit Games I thought it looked like something I’d really enjoy.  If I never had to do this one exercise ever...

read more
Don “Quatro” Baker

Don “Quatro” Baker

How I was introduced to CrossFit:  Rueben Bravo introduced me to Bear Canyon Crossfit when we competed in the 2018 Samson Truck Pull. If I never had to do this one exercise ever again, I would be awesome: Overhead Squats If I had to makeup my own WOD, it would...

read more
Tim Gillum is the AOTM

Tim Gillum is the AOTM

How I was introduced to CrossFit:   Tell us a little about yourself (family, job, hobbies, etc) : If I never had to do this one exercise ever again, It would be awesome:   If I had to makeup my own WOD, it would be:  My favorite cheat meal/food...

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Audra Rees

Audra Rees

I was first introduced to CrossFit while part of a fitness group in college. I was a fan of the variety of workouts and the balance between movements that made me want to crawl in a hole and cry and others that only warrant shedding a tear or two. I had to take a...

read more
Sydney McCallister

Sydney McCallister

How I was introduced to CrossFit: My brother Kyle knew Mark Travis and when I saw Mark at a baseball game he asked if I wanted to come check it out. I am the second oldest of four. I have two brothers, Kyle and Tyler and one sister Halli who married her husband Mikey....

read more
Sean Bell

Sean Bell

How I was introduced to CrossFit: A friend showed me a picture of one of his crossfit workouts and he was doing a Farmer’s Carry and looked yoked…I thought: I want to look like that.  I still don’t look like that, but I aspire.   If I never had to do this one exercise...

read more