Athlete of the Month

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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May 2018 Athlete of the Month: Vanessa Lacardie

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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April 2018 Athlete of the Month: Stephanie Pier

April 2018 Athlete of the Month: Stephanie Pier

How I was introduced to CrossFit: I’ve always been involved in athletics and fitness. I watched some of the 2015 Crossfit Games on TV and was really intrigued. In the fall of 2015 they opened a crossfit facility at my place of work so I took a class and was...

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April Hawkes: September Athlete of the Month

April Hawkes: September Athlete of the Month

How I was introduced to CrossFit:   I was competing as a powerlifter and met some crossfit athletes who introduced me to crossfit.  If I never had to do this one exercise ever again, I would be stoked: Snatch is my least favorite move If I had to makeup...

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August:Athlete of the Month, Yesenia “Yese” Mendoza

August:Athlete of the Month, Yesenia “Yese” Mendoza

Tell is a little about yourself:  I love any outdoors activities ( hiking, camping, bike riding, etc)Also, I like to go to the movies and travel.  My proudest accomplishment is:  Finally Double under. I can now string together a few double under in row....

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July: Holly Dockstader

July: Holly Dockstader

How I was introduced to Bear Canyon CrossFit- HIIT Class: The lovely Christy Roukema introduced me to the HIIT Class at Bear Canyon CrossFit If I never had to do this one exercise ever again, I would be stoked: If I never had to ride the Airdyne (with Amy watching my...

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Jon and Megan Bender

Jon and Megan Bender

Jon: How I was introduced to CrossFit: I first tried Crossfit in Afghanistan. My XO and I would find crossfit workouts online, replace the movements we were terrible at (Snatches/Overhead Squats), and do the workouts in the 100+ degree heat.  After I got...

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May Athlete of the Month: Trent Johnston

May Athlete of the Month: Trent Johnston

How I was introduced to CrossFit: My wife, Samantha JohnstonIf I never had to do this one exercise ever again, I would be stoked: Double Unders If I had to makeup my own WOD, it would be: Anything with Kettlebells and Toes to Bar Tell us a little...

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April 2017 Athlete of the Month: Ryan Sanders

April 2017 Athlete of the Month: Ryan Sanders

How I was introduced to Crossfit: I started cross training 17 years ago at UNM before Crossfit was trademarked. At that time, there were no open-to-the-public gyms with the equipment and the trainers needed to allow an olympic lifting/HIIT/gymnastics/calisthenics...

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MARCH ATHLETE OF THE MONTH- MARK EYTCHESON

MARCH ATHLETE OF THE MONTH- MARK EYTCHESON

How I was introduced to CrossFit: My wife saw how much I disliked going to the regular gym and got me a groupon for a crosfit gym because she thought I'd really like it.  She was right (as always)!If I never had to do this one exercise ever again, I would be...

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Madyson Ramkowsky: February Athlete of the Month

Madyson Ramkowsky: February Athlete of the Month

How I was introduced to CrossFit: I was introduced to crossfire through a softball coach who did crossfit. If I never had to do this one exercise ever again, I would be stoked: burpees If I had to makeup my own WOD, it would be: AMRAP consisting of...

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Sarah Hoverson- January Athlete of the Month

Sarah Hoverson- January Athlete of the Month

When did you start at BCCF ? November 2015 Why did you choose BCCF ? I knew Mark through a friend; I came to check it out one day and loved how big and clean it was, and everyone was so nice and inviting, which was so different from traditional gyms. What do...

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March 2018 Athlete of the Month: Kayla Minser

March 2018 Athlete of the Month: Kayla Minser

How I was introduced to CrossFit:  I started CrossFit when I was living in Indiana attending grad school. I realized that I needed a change in my routine and needed to get healthier. I had a friend back home who had suggested I try CrossFit, so I went to the...

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February 2018 Athletes of the Month: Peter and Christy

February 2018 Athletes of the Month: Peter and Christy

CHRISTY: How I was introduced to HIIT/Crossfit: Pete had been crossfitting for a few years and I had zero interest in it.  One day he told me about a new class, XY, and they were offering a free trial week.  I decided to try it.  That was my first time...

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January 2018 Athlete of the Month: Andrew Robinson

January 2018 Athlete of the Month: Andrew Robinson

How I was introduced to CrossFit: My wife and I tried Cantina CrossFit many years ago (back when they were next to Papa Murphy’s) to see what it was all about. Didn’t click with us and we threw in the towel after a week or two. Fast forward to this past summer, I was...

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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...

read more
May 2018 Athlete of the Month: Vanessa Lacardie

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,...

read more
April 2018 Athlete of the Month: Stephanie Pier

April 2018 Athlete of the Month: Stephanie Pier

How I was introduced to CrossFit: I’ve always been involved in athletics and fitness. I watched some of the 2015 Crossfit Games on TV and was really intrigued. In the fall of 2015 they opened a crossfit facility at my place of work so I took a class and was...

read more
April Hawkes: September Athlete of the Month

April Hawkes: September Athlete of the Month

How I was introduced to CrossFit:   I was competing as a powerlifter and met some crossfit athletes who introduced me to crossfit.  If I never had to do this one exercise ever again, I would be stoked: Snatch is my least favorite move If I had to makeup...

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August:Athlete of the Month, Yesenia “Yese” Mendoza

August:Athlete of the Month, Yesenia “Yese” Mendoza

Tell is a little about yourself:  I love any outdoors activities ( hiking, camping, bike riding, etc)Also, I like to go to the movies and travel.  My proudest accomplishment is:  Finally Double under. I can now string together a few double under in row....

read more
July: Holly Dockstader

July: Holly Dockstader

How I was introduced to Bear Canyon CrossFit- HIIT Class: The lovely Christy Roukema introduced me to the HIIT Class at Bear Canyon CrossFit If I never had to do this one exercise ever again, I would be stoked: If I never had to ride the Airdyne (with Amy watching my...

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Jon and Megan Bender

Jon and Megan Bender

Jon: How I was introduced to CrossFit: I first tried Crossfit in Afghanistan. My XO and I would find crossfit workouts online, replace the movements we were terrible at (Snatches/Overhead Squats), and do the workouts in the 100+ degree heat.  After I got...

read more
May Athlete of the Month: Trent Johnston

May Athlete of the Month: Trent Johnston

How I was introduced to CrossFit: My wife, Samantha JohnstonIf I never had to do this one exercise ever again, I would be stoked: Double Unders If I had to makeup my own WOD, it would be: Anything with Kettlebells and Toes to Bar Tell us a little...

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April 2017 Athlete of the Month: Ryan Sanders

April 2017 Athlete of the Month: Ryan Sanders

How I was introduced to Crossfit: I started cross training 17 years ago at UNM before Crossfit was trademarked. At that time, there were no open-to-the-public gyms with the equipment and the trainers needed to allow an olympic lifting/HIIT/gymnastics/calisthenics...

read more