Category: athlete-stories

Small Fish Thrive in Large Ponds: Rachael D'Angelo

Dec 02

It’s better to be a small fish in a large pond, than a big fish in a small pond. Big Dawgs Athlete, Rachael D’Angelo competed at Beetle Extravaganza in November 2019. Like many competitions, ...

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I Cancelled my Ticket for the Hype Train: Fernanda Sazo

Nov 20

I worked with another well known company who assigned me a coach. I was with them for a year, but there were a few things that were not working for me. I felt that I was being put on the back burner because I am not "elite" or "competitive" yet. When I had the opportunity to attend an in person seminar and their attention was on the athletes that already had big numbers.  I actually didn’t even go back the second day, I felt like I was wasting my time and like I didn’t belong there. 

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Missing the 2020 Season is Part of the Bigger Picture: Dennis Cheatham

Oct 17

After the 2019 CF Open and Masters Qualifier, I was mentally and physically exhausted due in part to the inability to recover. My Coach and I agreed that it was too short of time required to allow the body the time it needed to heal. Therefore, we decided to forgo the 2020 CF Open and focus on the physical opportunities that were present and numerous other goals. 

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Six Lessons, Six Months: Jesse Crespo

Oct 08

  I GOT A REALLY BIG TEAM Man am I lucky. When I had three strokes in March during a routine surgery, my life was literally on the line. Support came from everyone, everywhere and it was overwhel...

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I Went to Sleep in Japan and Woke Up in Texas: Ryan Schmehr

Sep 03

Athletics, winning titles, and D1 sports were the first half of my life up until 25 years of age. I tell you all this not to boast, but so you can hear I came out on the other side & this is ...

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From Cocaine to the CrossFit Open: Dominic Scalzo

Jul 29

Dominic Scalzo, has overcome some major triumphs in his life - drugs, overdoses and rehab. Now he is taking on the October 2019 CrossFit Open with his sights set on the 2020 CrossFit Games after a 66th finish world wide in the 2019 CrossFit Open back in March.

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A Sneak Peek At What Our Best CrossFit Athletes Eat

Jul 26

In this sneak peek at what our best CrossFit athletes eat we ask a few questions about nutrition to athletes Tennil Reed-Beuerlein and Marcus Filly.

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