Athlete Profile

Athlete: Michelle Crawford

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Mid Atlantic
Rising Orange
Rising CrossFit Ballantyne
128 lb


Filthy 5018:12
Fight Gone Bad437
Sprint 400m0:59
Run 5k18:47
Clean & Jerk210 lb
Snatch165 lb
Deadlift350 lb
Back Squat280 lb
Max Pull-ups55


Wife, mother of two, owner of Rising CrossFit Ballantyne in Charlotte, NC...had a great experience at my first CrossFit Games as an individual competitor in 2013 and then again in 2014 and 2015 with my team. Would love to make it out to Carson with Rising Orange again in 2016!


How I Eat

I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount

I eat 1-3 full cheat meals per week

My dog eats strict paleo....does that count for something? ;)

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

I played professional sports

I was a 4-time All-American field hockey player at the University of Virginia and played on the US National field hockey team for four years

My Experience With CrossFit

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

I have completed the CrossFit Level 1 certificate course

I train other people

My Work/Rest Schedule

I do multiple workouts in a day 2x a week

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

2-4 years


Athlete Coverage

The second day's events shuffled the overall leaderboard.   At the end of Day 1, four of the top five teams were from the Mid Atlantic, including top...
Article, Posted Sat, 05.16.15
“We would love to shoot for the top 10 or top 15, especially if the workouts are in our favor ... . Ultimately, we truly hope to just stay in the moment and really enjoy the opportunity.” ~...
Article, Posted Sun, 07.20.14
Team is the name of the game for the first three events of the day. The Mid Atlantic Regional has returned to the campus of George Mason University in Fairfax,...
Article, Posted Fri, 05.23.14
“CrossFit is unlike any other sport ... It’s all within your head or how you push yourself.” Landscape photo courtesy of Wendy White Photo courtesy of Josh Mirone In 2013, Michelle...
Article, Posted Tue, 04.22.14
As individuals accept invitations to regionals, the team Leaderboard is shifting. Hosts Miranda Oldroyd, Pat Sherwood and Sean Woodland talk team in this edition of the CrossFit Games Update. 
Video, Posted Tue, 04.15.14
It’s tournament time at the CrossFit Games. March Madness might be long in the past, but CrossFit fans had their brackets in order for the ZigZag Sprint, a four-...
Article, Posted Fri, 07.26.13
  “My ultimate goal is to go out there and perform up to my standards,” she says. “I am a competitor and I believe I should be there." Video by Mike Koslap. Article by...
Video, Posted Sat, 07.20.13
Here are your 2013 Reebok CrossFit  Games qualifiers.   Here are your 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games qualifiers.  Africa Man David Levey Woman Carla Nunes Da Costa Team...
Article, Posted Mon, 06.10.13
Ben Hollingshaus catches up with the CrossFit Games individual qualifiers from the Mid Atlantic Region. 
Video, Posted Sun, 06.09.13
"To be able to have the opportunity to prove myself again at the big stage is awesome." ~Christy Phillips   After three grueling days of Regional competition...
Article, Posted Sun, 06.09.13