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
Snatch160 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 last summer with my team. Excited for this crazy process to begin all over again!


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 Mid Atlantic Region continues to post impressive scores in Open Workout 13.2.   The Mid Atlantic Region continues to post impressive scores in Open Workout 13.2 On the men’s side,...
Article, Posted Mon, 03.18.13
"After getting my Level 1 (certificate), I knew this was something I wanted to bring to my community at the Y ... When I pitched the idea of an internal CrossFit ... they liked it the idea...
Article, Posted Tue, 01.22.13
Ben Smith set a new world record on Event 6 by more than a minute-and-a-half. The Mid Atlantic Regional is over and three men, three women and three teams are going to...
Article, Posted Sun, 05.06.12
Michelle Crawford ended the weekend with a bang, finishing in 17:03. Jenn Jones and Christy Phillips followed by one rep in 17:04.  Games Qualifiers: Jenn Jones, Christy Phillips, Gretchen...
Video, Posted Sun, 05.06.12
Christy Phillips, Jenn Jones and Michelle Crawford finished the brutal Event 4 within a minute of each other, leaving the other women athletes in the dust. This keeps Jenn Jones in 1st with Phillips...
Video, Posted Sat, 05.05.12
The women of the Mid Atlantic tackle Event 2. Jenn Jones emerges with a time of 12:54, Tanya Wagner clocks 13:28, and Christy Phillips finishes at 13:45. See all Event Summary Videos.
Video, Posted Fri, 05.04.12
Ben Smith and Jenn Jones took 1st in both events on Day 1.    Ben Smith finished 1st in Event 2 with a time of 12:35 helping him complete a clean sweep of the events on Day 1....
Article, Posted Fri, 05.04.12
Find out who is competing at the 2012 Mid Atlantic Regional. The Africa, Asia, Mid Atlantic and South West regions will take on the brutal 2012 Regional workouts May 4-6 for Week 2 of...
Article, Posted Thu, 04.26.12
Week 2 of the CrossFit Games Regionals kick off May 4 in the Africa, Asia, Mid Atlantic and South West Regions. 
Video, Posted Wed, 04.25.12
Within the pool of CrossFit Games Open athletes, we have seen amazing performances from relative unknowns who are brand new to CrossFit. Some have been flashes in the pan, others have come on strong...
Article, Posted Tue, 04.03.12