Athlete of the Month

Athlete of the Month: Devan Patel

Athlete of the Month: Devan Patel

How I was introduced to CrossFit: In 2009 wanted to get fit so I decided to try a class at Crossfit Rio. I couldn’t finish warmup on 1st day. Failure was not an option for me so I kept going back to workout and eventually it became a habit. Here I’m 12 years later and...

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Lily Johnson

Lily Johnson

How I was introduced to CrossFit: I tried a few months at a regular gym to get in shape for my Army tests, but it made me hate working out and I didn’t see any results. I was told to check out Crossfit, so I did some research, decided to try Bear Canyon out March...

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Athlete of the Month:  Devon Hyde

Athlete of the Month: Devon Hyde

How I was introduced to CrossFit:  KODA Crossfit in Oklahoma City, great box. If you are ever in OKC,  drop in. If I never had to do this one exercise ever again, It would be awesome: Thrusters If I had to makeup my own WOD, it would be: Back squats, KB...

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ATHLETE OF THE MONTH: CRYSTAL HIMEUR

ATHLETE OF THE MONTH: CRYSTAL HIMEUR

How I was introduced to CrossFit:  I was invited to come try out a class by Mark Travis, whom later would do my foundations, and thus started my love for the sport!  Addicted from the get-go! If I never had to do this one exercise ever again, I would be...

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September Athlete of the Month: Mauricio Sombarribas

September Athlete of the Month: Mauricio Sombarribas

How were you first introduced to CrossFit:  YouTube,heard about it for years thought I would try it out and BCCF was the 1st gym I visited and signed up right away. If you never had to do this exercise again, it would be awesome.   Box jumps really...

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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...

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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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Athlete of the Month: Devan Patel

Athlete of the Month: Devan Patel

How I was introduced to CrossFit: In 2009 wanted to get fit so I decided to try a class at Crossfit Rio. I couldn’t finish warmup on 1st day. Failure was not an option for me so I kept going back to workout and eventually it became a habit. Here I’m 12 years later and...

read more
Lily Johnson

Lily Johnson

How I was introduced to CrossFit: I tried a few months at a regular gym to get in shape for my Army tests, but it made me hate working out and I didn’t see any results. I was told to check out Crossfit, so I did some research, decided to try Bear Canyon out March...

read more
Athlete of the Month:  Devon Hyde

Athlete of the Month: Devon Hyde

How I was introduced to CrossFit:  KODA Crossfit in Oklahoma City, great box. If you are ever in OKC,  drop in. If I never had to do this one exercise ever again, It would be awesome: Thrusters If I had to makeup my own WOD, it would be: Back squats, KB...

read more
ATHLETE OF THE MONTH: CRYSTAL HIMEUR

ATHLETE OF THE MONTH: CRYSTAL HIMEUR

How I was introduced to CrossFit:  I was invited to come try out a class by Mark Travis, whom later would do my foundations, and thus started my love for the sport!  Addicted from the get-go! If I never had to do this one exercise ever again, I would be...

read more
September Athlete of the Month: Mauricio Sombarribas

September Athlete of the Month: Mauricio Sombarribas

How were you first introduced to CrossFit:  YouTube,heard about it for years thought I would try it out and BCCF was the 1st gym I visited and signed up right away. If you never had to do this exercise again, it would be awesome.   Box jumps really...

read more
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...

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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...

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...

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