Athlete Profile

Athlete: Mary Beth Litsheim

Mary Beth Litsheim's Profile Picture
South West
Vex Nation
CrossFit Vex
130 lb


Filthy 5023:55
Fight Gone Bad311
Sprint 400m1:22
Run 5k27:33
Clean & Jerk175 lb
Snatch140 lb
Deadlift325 lb
Back Squat265 lb
Max Pull-ups31


3x Masters Crossfit Champion 1x Runner Up, and 7th place. Proud mother of 4 grown children and super proud grandma of 4! I have 3 great brothers. The best parents in the whole wide world are mine, Steve and Virginia Prodromides.


How I Eat

I have been eating Paleo/Zone the last 5 years. I use Advocare Products. I am an Advisor in their company and an Endorser. I love their products. Give me a shout if you want to know more.

How I Train

I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate

I incorporate workouts

I record my workouts

Coaches are such a blessing. My team of coaches are Brute Strength Training and Nick Fowler is my direct coach and programmer. I am very pleased with their professionalism and how personable they all are. Cody Burkhardt and Brian Mckenzie with Unscared brought me through injuries and my CF 2014 win, and I appreciate them as well. Honestly, every coach I have ever had has influenced me to become the athlete and coach that I am. I am thankful. My home gym is Crossfit Vex. The owner and head Coach Angelo Archuleta helps me tons. There are a community of Coaches in Grand Junction who help me: Jemmi D'Amico from CF Flipside, Cody Flemming and Amber Peck from CrossFit Junction, and Jake Knighton helps me with my Oly. The community support from all the members of the following boxesin the Grand Junction: CF Vex, CF Flipside, CF Junction, CF Purivida, CF Fruita) bring me much joy! My family continues to give me tons of support to pursue my CF dreams. My training partners of present and past, Kevin Miller, Scott Queen, JJ Smith are invaluable to me. A shout out to all the people who help me get and keep my body healthy: Dr. Bryce Christianson, Dr. Adam Trager, Physical Therapists Brit Smith, and Suzi Portratz. I wouldn't be able to do it without ALL their expertise and input. They are the best. My dad says, "it takes a village to raise a child," well - I firmly believe that it takes a village to raise a CrossFit athlete! Thank you to everyone! I am competing under my family's name this year in hopes that my vision impaired father could hear his family name. Thanks be to God for continuing to bless my life and movement!

My Athletic Background

I played youth or high school level sports

I regularly play recreational sports

Bottom line, "Moving makes me feel great!"

My Experience With CrossFit

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

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

I have completed the CrossFit Level 1 certificate course

I have attended one or more specialty courses

I have had a life changing experience due to CrossFit

I train other people

I started my CrossFit Kids/Teens Program four years ago. It has been a blast.

My Work/Rest Schedule

I train smart and rest when needed.

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

4+ years


Athlete Coverage

Part 1 of this four-part series follows the Masters athletes throughout their first day of competition at the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games. Watch the rest of the 2015 Masters Competition here: Part...
Video, Posted Sat, 02.13.16
On this edition of Inside the Leaderboard, Sean Woodland and Tommy Marquez compare this year's Masters Qualifer Event 2—1-rep-max snatch—with the Snatch Ladder from the 2012 masters competition and...
Video, Posted Fri, 05.01.15
On this edition of the CrossFit Games Update, host Sean Woodland, along with analysts Pat Sherwood and Miranda Oldroyd break down the women's side of each of the four masters divisions. They'll let...
Video, Posted Tue, 04.21.15
Rich Froning overcomes poor start to win CrossFit Games for the fourth time.       Carson, California—Rich Froning is the CrossFit Games champion...
Article, Posted Sun, 07.27.14
In this special edition of the CrossFit Games Update, hosts Tommy Marquez and Sean Woodland take a look inside the Leaderboard of the first-ever Masters Qualifier.
Video, Posted Mon, 05.05.14
Eight of the 10 Masters Qualifier champs have competed at the CrossFit Games, and six of the eight have finished on the podium. Last weekend, the world’s fittest masters competitors...
Article, Posted Thu, 04.24.14
The Masters Qualifier is over and now it's time to take a look at how the Masters Women Leaderboard shook out, with hosts Miranda Oldroyd, Pat Sherwood and Sean Woodland. 
Video, Posted Wed, 04.23.14
The masters field is cut down to 12 athletes in each group. The women in the 50-54 Masters Division were done with the event, but they weren’t ready to leave the track....
Article, Posted Wed, 07.24.13
Some athletes were happy to see the repeat workout, while others cringed at the idea of wall balls, double-unders and muscle-ups. Some athletes were happy to see CrossFit Games Open Workout...
Article, Posted Mon, 03.25.13
Whereas 13.1 proved to be an exercise in endurance, 13.2’s trio of shoulder-to-overheads, deadlifts and box jumps illustrated the importance of approach and tactic ...     "As...
Article, Posted Sun, 03.17.13