Athlete of the Month

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

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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Travis Rawlins

How I was introduced to CrossFit: A coworker trained at Bear Canyon and told me to check it out. Dylan told me about the classes and Dom ran my first class. So I blame all three of them. If I never had to do this one exercise ever again, I would be awesome: Either...

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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

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

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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November Athletes of the Month: Matt and Kelli

Kelli:  Matt and I are both Paramedics, for a time I worked at Albuquerque while Matt worked (and still does) for Albuquerque Fire Dept. When we got lucky he and I would respond to the same 911 calls. This must have been the fast track, because just a few years...

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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

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

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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July 2018: Stewart and Brittany Anderson

Britt:  I started CrossFit 6 years ago after watching my hubby do it for a year.  I was pregnant during that time and was watching him getting fit while I was getting fat ( ; I was always a runner and didn’t think I needed anything else (let’s all laugh...

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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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May 2018 Athlete of the Month: Vanessa Lacardie

How I was introduced to CrossFit:  Some old friends got me into it and I’m super grateful that they pushed me past the first couple of horrible months where I hated CrossFit, because now I’m in love with it. If I never had to do this one exercise ever again,...

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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...

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...

Travis Rawlins

How I was introduced to CrossFit: A coworker trained at Bear Canyon and told me to check it out. Dylan told me about the classes and Dom ran my first class. So I blame all three of them. If I never had to do this one exercise ever again, I would be awesome: Either...

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...

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....

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...