Athlete Profile

Athlete: Alyssa Ritchey

Alyssa Ritchey's Profile Picture
Central East
8th Day Gym
8th Day CrossFit
115 lb


Filthy 50--
Fight Gone Bad396
Sprint 400m--
Run 5k--
Clean & Jerk200 lb
Snatch155 lb
Deadlift325 lb
Back Squat230 lb
Max Pull-ups--



How I Eat

I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount

The only food I measure is the amount of oreos I eat and I measure them by the row.

How I Train

I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate

I have a coach who determines my programming

I record my workouts

My Athletic Background

I played college sports

-3 years of gymnastics -2.5 years of olympic style weightlifting -6 years of track and field -4 years of skateboarding

My Experience With CrossFit

I began CrossFit with a coach (e.g. at an affiliate)

I wanted something new and this is something that I always wanted to be apart of! Its tough and it pushes my body to a new level everyday.

My Work/Rest Schedule

I typically rest fewer than 4 days per month

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

1-2 years


Athlete Coverage

"I can see where I can go with weightlifting but I can't see where I might go with CrossFit, and I absolutely love CrossFit. It challenges you, and you're never good at everything."...
Article, Posted Thu, 03.06.14
"My goal was to go out and make them chase me." ~Gerald Sasser For Central East competitors, defeat is rarely measured by leaps and bounds … more like fractions and...
Article, Posted Fri, 06.07.13
“I’ve never been the one to look at something and be defeated. I’ve always been the one to say, ‘I will defeat you.’” Photos by: Laura Cebulski Before the season began, Alyssa Ritchey'...
Article, Posted Tue, 06.04.13
Arguably, the women of the Central East have the hardest job in CrossFit — they have to keep up with the men of the Central East. And if history has taught us anything, it’s that this doesn’t...
Article, Posted Fri, 04.05.13
With three athletes sitting top 10 in the worldwide standings, more than any other region, the Central East men prove once again that they came to play.   Moments after Dave Castro...
Article, Posted Fri, 03.29.13
"If I can’t do a skill, I will come in every day before class until it’s perfected.”   Alyssa Ritchey got two muscle-ups in a row in her first week of CrossFit. Three weeks later...
Article, Posted Mon, 03.04.13