Athlete Profile

Athlete: Brent Fikowski

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Canada West
Kelowna Wildfire
Kelowna CrossFit
212 lb


Filthy 500:00
Fight Gone Bad0
Sprint 400m0:59
Run 5k0:00
Clean & Jerk0 kg
Snatch290 lb
Deadlift0 kg
Back Squat405 lb
Max Pull-ups0


By day I am the financial controller at a tech startup company. Earlier in the day I am a professional CrossFit athlete. After two years of missing out on the CrossFit Games by the narrowest of margins I won the West Regionals by 70 points. At the 2016 Reebok CrossFit Games I finished fourth in the world with the help of four event wins, tying the most wins ever for a rookie competitor since the sport's inception. Follow the tallest CrossFit Games athlete online if you're into that sort of thing - Instagram @fikowski


How I Eat

I have eaten a Paleo-ish diet for many years.

How I Train

I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate

I have a coach who determines my programming

RAW STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING provides me with my coaching and programming. Can't say enough great things about RAW and how much I have improved with his guidance. Get amongst it!

My Athletic Background

I played youth or high school level sports

I played college sports

I cannot remember a time in my life when I haven't been involved in competitive sports. Most notably I swam from the age of 6 to 18 and I competed in indoor and beach volleyball which I started at the age of 12. I played for the Lethbridge College Kodiaks men's indoor volleyball program. In Australia I played for the Griffith University men's indoor team and I competed on the QLD AA Beach Volleyball tour in 2012. I have been very lucky to have many amazing coaches throughout the years.

My Experience With CrossFit

I began CrossFit by trying it alone (without a coach)

I was first introduced to CrossFit by my volleyball coach Ian Bennett and by watching videos of Olympic beach volleyball player Martin Reader. When I moved from Canada to Australia to finish my University degree in 2012 I joined CrossFit Broadbeach. After surprising myself with a top 5 placing at my first individual competition I decided to change my competitive athletic focus to CrossFit. I qualified to the 2013 Regionals in Australia and placed 6th. In 2014 and 2015 I competed in Canada West and missed the CrossFit Games by the smallest of margins. 2016 I won regionals and then finished 4th at the Games.

My Work/Rest Schedule

I usually train very early in the morning before work. I have scheduled rest days and spend lots of time on a foam roller.

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

Proud member of CrossFit BroadBeach Australia from April 2012 until July 2013. I miss my CFBB family and all the amazing times I had with Coach Drew. Lucky to now call the amazing Kelowna CrossFit my new home


Athlete Coverage

The Canada Team has been announced for this year's Reebok CrossFit Invitational! With the home-field advantage, the team consists of 2016’s third- and fourth-place finishers, Patrick Vellner and...
Video, Posted Tue, 09.27.16
  Simple. Painful. With a twist. It’s quintessential CrossFit Games programming. In the second-to-last event of their 2016 Reebok CrossFit Games, individual athletes tackled Rope Chipper,...
Article, Posted Sun, 07.24.16
  Editor’s note: This article has been updated to reflect scoring adjustments. Fast. “If you blink, you’re gonna miss it,” noted CrossFit Games commentator Sean Woodland as the top...
Article, Posted Sat, 07.23.16
  “Yes.” That was Sam Briggs’ strategy when asked how she’d prepare to deal with the Snail, a new piece of gear the athletes had never used. In the warm-up area before the event, athletes...
Article, Posted Sat, 07.23.16
Read on Medium.   Murph is a special test. Named for Lt. Michael P. Murphy, a Navy SEAL killed in Afghanistan in 2005, Murph is a gritty tribute to the Medal of Honor recipient. The Hero...
Article, Posted Fri, 07.22.16
  Fish is back on the CrossFit Games menu—but not as the appetizer. For the past five years, individual athletes have opened the CrossFit Games in the Pacific at ocean locations such as...
Article, Posted Thu, 07.21.16
  The worst ones can always get worse. Recall that the Sandbag Sprint, Event 3 at the 2009 CrossFit Games, sent heat after heat of athletes sprinting up the hill with faces twisted in agony...
Article, Posted Wed, 07.20.16
Read on Medium.   It’s not about how you start a trail run at The Ranch. It’s not even about how you finish it. It’s how you navigate the sections where the “run” is more accurately a...
Article, Posted Wed, 07.20.16
  CrossFit Games athletes span the full spectrum, but they've got a few things in common: they're all insanely fit, young and on Instagram. In case you weren't following the athletes already...
Article, Posted Wed, 06.15.16
After faltering on the strict deficit handstand push-ups and falling out of a qualifying position at last year’s West Regional, Brent Fikowski wasn’t sure he wanted to come back. Instead of quitting...
Video, Posted Tue, 06.07.16