I started CrossFit back in 2008 in my parent’s garage. I was attending college at the time at a local University. It was one of those self taught stories. We would follow main site and watch videos to learn how to do the movements. We moved terribly! We didn’t really have any idea what we were doing but we had a lot of fun doing it. After a couple years of figuring it out on our own, our friends and family joined in. We opened up CrossFit Apollo in 2011 after the garage became too crowded. Competing wasn’t the goal from the beginning, at least not at an international level. I just wanted to be better than my dad at first. Once I started beating him consistently I looked out toward the local CrossFit community. The top dogs in Vegas at the time were Zach Forrest and Jared Glover. I couldn’t hold a torch to them but I used them as motivation. Eventually I started hitting PRs close to some top competitors and I realized that going to The CrossFit Games was something I could achieve. Even after I realized this it took me 3 years to get there.
Mid Atlantic Regional64th