Athlete Profile

Athlete: Mary Beth Litsheim

Mary Beth Litsheim's Profile Picture
South West
Bullet Proof Tiger
CrossFit WestCo
130 lb


Filthy 5023:55
Fight Gone Bad311
Sprint 400m1:22
Run 5k27:33
Clean & Jerk168 lb
Snatch130 lb
Deadlift325 lb
Back Squat259 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 a non-paid 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 Coaches at Crossfit Westco 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. 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) bring me much joy! Thank you!

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

Jasmine Dever won the second Event at the South West Regional, with a time of 13:11. Seventeen year old Colleen Maher finished 4th with a respectable time of 14:28.
Video, Posted Fri, 05.04.12
Mary Beth Litsheim is a 51-year-old Masters competitor whose score in the Open was good enough for an invitation to compete as an individual in the South West Regional. In Event 1, Litsheim won her...
Video, Posted Fri, 05.04.12
If Workout 1 is to offer any indication of what's to come, we're in for one hell of a show. You could not ask for a better start to the 2012 Reebok CrossFit Games South West...
Article, Posted Fri, 05.04.12
"CrossFit is like simple math. If you put in the work you get the results. It's as certain as 2+2=4."   What do you do when you have a 51-year-old powerhouse who took 1st place in the...
Article, Posted Tue, 05.01.12
Find out who's competing at the 2012 South West 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 Tue, 04.24.12
Mary Beth Litsheim found CrossFit after years of body building and other fitness ventures. After just 13 months of CrossFit training, as well as some convincing to compete from her coach, Litsheim...
Video, Posted Fri, 01.13.12
The Fittest on Earth have been crowned: Rich Froning Jr. and Annie Thorisdottir are the 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games champions. Both finished second last year and went into the final three-part event...
Article, Posted Tue, 01.10.12