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

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
After two Events, Masters women are calling it a day. Masters Women kicked off the afternoon with rowing, cleaning and burpees. The workout started with a 1,000-meter row, followed...
Article, Posted Fri, 07.13.12
Fittest over 45 begin competition at the Reebok CrossFit Games.   The Masters competition kicked off Friday at the CrossFit Games, showcasing the fittest CrossFitters over...
Article, Posted Fri, 07.13.12
Masters competitors representing the South West. "Life is a WOD,” Masters competitor Mary Beth Litsheim says. “Sometimes grueling, sometimes quick, sometimes heavy, sometimes light...
Article, Posted Fri, 06.29.12
"I got really winded, but you just want to keep focused ... keep with your fundamentals." After a morning filled with Front Range CrossFit continuing its run in the team competition,...
Article, Posted Fri, 05.04.12
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