Athlete Profile

Athlete: Ronald Thomas

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Central East
CrossFit New Albany
CrossFit New Albany
199 lb


Filthy 500:00
Fight Gone Bad0
Sprint 400m1:07
Run 5k22:00
Clean & Jerk275 lb
Snatch195 lb
Deadlift525 lb
Back Squat385 lb
Max Pull-ups0


I'm a 48 year old anesthesiologist living in Dublin, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus. I've been married to my wonderful wife, Heather, for nearly 25 years and we have four great children: Mitchell(14), Sam(13), Coleman(10), and Natalie(8). We are very active in our church, and our faith in God unifies us as a family. I was fortunate enough to qualify for and compete at the Games in 2012 and 2013. I narrowly missed qualifying in 2014 but I was able to be there and cheer on the qualifiers. There's nothing quite like being at the Games. It's an incredible experience and I hope to return in 2015.


How I Eat

I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount

In general, I try to watch both the quality and quantity of my diet. I've found that by eliminating sweets and junk food from my diet, I'm able to eat more of the good stuff. As a consequence, I'm full most of the time and don't feel like I'm dieting.

How I Train

I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate

I try to hit my crossfit affiliate (CrossFit New Albany) 5-6 times a week, usually in the early morning. If I have anything left later in the day, I might do some lifting or work on skills in my garage.

My Athletic Background

I played youth or high school level sports

I participated in football, wrestling and track all four years in high school. I had the most success in wrestling, being a two-time state champion (Missouri, div. 1A-2A). I've always tried to keep myself in reasonable shape, but by the time I was 39 I had ballooned up to 220#. For my 40th birthday I prepared for and competed in an olympic distance triathlon. Over the last four years I have participated in several running, biking, and triathlon events. But nothing could have prepared me for CrossFit. I joined about two years ago. I now weigh about 190-195# and I'm more lean, flexible, and capable than I've ever been.

My Experience With CrossFit

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

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


Athlete Coverage

Had he been under the lights in St. Charles, Mo., for the live announcement of Open Workout 13.4, he would have finished in a dead tie with 2010 CrossFit Games champion Graham Holmberg....
Article, Posted Wed, 04.03.13
Just like last year when we called it 12.4, 13.3 became the season's first separator. A gift to many, a curse for some, a trial for all.   On Wednesday night, Dave Castro held out on the...
Article, Posted Sun, 03.24.13
Veteran Games athletes Rich Froning and Julie Foucher take the top spots at the end of the Open in the Central East Region.    All good things come to an end, even in CrossFit. While...
Article, Posted Fri, 03.30.12