Athlete Profile

Athlete: Alyssa Ritchey

Alyssa Ritchey's Profile Picture
South West
Wild Horizons CrossFit
Wild Horizons CrossFit
115 lb


Filthy 50--
Fight Gone Bad396
Sprint 400m--
Run 5k--
Clean & Jerk216 lb
Snatch175 lb
Deadlift345 lb
Back Squat270 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 youth or high school level sports

I played college sports

-3 years of gymnastics -2.5 years weightlifting -6 years of track and field -4 years of skateboarding -1 season with GRID (DC BRAWLERS)

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 do multiple workouts in a day 3+ times a week

I typically rest 4 or more days per month

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

2-4 years

Started CF last week in September 2012.


Athlete Coverage

A rookie and a veteran stood atop the podium at the Central Regional. A veteran and a rookie stood atop the men’s and women’s podiums at the end of...
Article, Posted Sun, 05.31.15
Brooke Wells and Jacob Heppner top the leaderboard with one day to go.   In her four appearances at the Games, Julie Foucher has never finished outside of the top five. This year...
Article, Posted Sat, 05.30.15
Although it shared its weekend with four other events, the Central East Regional was the show-stopper. The competitors’ names alone were enough to pique the interest of even the casual CrossFit Games...
Video, Posted Wed, 06.11.14
It's 2012 all over again as Rich Froning and Julie Foucher take the Central East.   Two years ago, Rich Froning and Julie Foucher claimed the top...
Article, Posted Sun, 05.18.14
The welcome party is over and it's time to get serious. Though Fifth Third Arena was packed with more than 4,100 bodies for the day’s events, a chill swept...
Article, Posted Sat, 05.17.14
There’s still time for the big guns to pull out the heavy weapons.  Fifth Third Arena is big. But not big enough to hide the elephant in the room: For the first...
Article, Posted Fri, 05.16.14
"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