Athlete Profile

Athlete: Mary Beth Litsheim

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130 lb


Filthy 5023:55
Fight Gone Bad311
Sprint 400m1:22
Run 5k27:33
Clean & Jerk168 lb
Snatch140 lb
Deadlift325 lb
Back Squat265 lb
Max Pull-ups31



How I Eat

I have been eating Paleo/Zone the last 24 months. 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 write my own programming

I record my workouts

Athlete Cell (Brian McKenzie & Cody Burkhardt) are my coaches this year. They are truly helping me to get stronger and faster! My home gym is Crossfit Vex, but there are a community of Coaches in Grand Junction who help me. Crossfit Westco they are David Weaver and Kristen Smith. Their support is greatly appreciated. They are just wonderful. Cody Flemming and Amber Peck from CrossFit Junction have given me tons of input to pursue my dreams. The continued support over the past 4 years of Jake Knighton in my Olympic Lifting. Thank you to all the the people who have ever coached me. My training partners, Kevin Miller and Scott Queen are invaluable to me. My support from my children and parents have and do push me though the rough times that arise in life to make me a better person. I am truly thankful. I appreciate EVERYBODY'S help in preparing me for the 2014 Open. 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! The support from all the CrossFit communities in the Grand Junction (CF Westco, CFJ, CF Vex, CF Purivida, CF Fruita) bring me much joy! 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 Program two years ago. It has been a blast.

My Work/Rest Schedule

I train hard and rest when needed.

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

2-4 years


Athlete Coverage

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
As we have learned time and time again, there is more to CrossFit than just preparation.   The kickoff to the 2013 season looked similar to 2012. Open Workout 13.1 proved to be just as...
Article, Posted Mon, 03.11.13
Masters champions are crowned at the 2012 Reebok CrossFit Games. Proving that age is nothing but a number, the Masters athletes took to the stadium on Sunday to showcase...
Article, Posted Sun, 07.15.12
Only the top 12 Masters competitors will advance to Sunday.   Masters women ended their day with the longest workout of the weekend: a chipper that included deadlifts...
Article, Posted Sat, 07.14.12