Athlete Profile

Athlete: Ingrid Kantola

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South Central
CrossFit Jääkarhu
CrossFit Jaakarhu
137 lb


Filthy 5024:21
Fight Gone Bad316
Sprint 400m1:04
Run 5k21:21
Clean & Jerk208 lb
Snatch168 lb
Deadlift303 lb
Back Squat255 lb
Max Pull-ups41


I started CrossFit in late 2008 on my own in the weight room at UCLA. I found the site thanks to PK McDonald who grew up in Santa Cruz. I did my first WOD at an affiliate over Thanksgiving of 2008 at CrossFit East Sacramento. I attended the 2009 SoCal Regionals (placing 9th) unattached and joined CrossFit Los Angeles in April of 2009. I competed at the 2010 SoCal Sectionals and won, only to be diagnosed with endocarditis and a heart murmur in April 2010. I under went open heart surgery in May 2010 and moved to Austin, TX for grad school in August 2010. I competed at the 2011 South Central Regional taking 7th place. I took 5th at the 2012 and 2013 South Central Regionals and I continue to enjoy competing! I completed the Level 1 Certification Course in the spring of 2011 and have attended the CrossFit Strongman, Striking, Self Defense, and Olympic Lifting Specialty Courses. I am a co-owner of CrossFit Jaakarhu (ya-car-who) in Austin. I was the co-chair of the Staff Services Volunteer Committee at the CrossFit Games in 2013.


How I Eat

I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount

I eat 1-3 full cheat meals per week

I supplement with: Stronger Faster Healthier Recovery Whey Protein and Fish Oil

How I Train

I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate

I have a coach who determines my programming

I record my workouts

I train and co-own CrossFit Jaakarhu. Programming by David Charbonneau.

My Athletic Background

I played youth or high school level sports

I played college sports

I was a collegiate heptathlete and pole vaulter at UCLA. I was also a swimmer and water polo player in high school. I dabbled in rugby post-collegiately.

My Experience With CrossFit

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

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

My Work/Rest Schedule

I do multiple workouts in a day 2x a week

I typically rest 4 or more days per month

I typically train Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday-Friday- Saturday with rest on Thursdays and Sundays.

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

4+ years


Athlete Coverage

CrossFit Central Downtown Black's team members have a motto: "Believe." Team CrossFit Central Downtown Black knows what disappointment looks like. In 2013, its sister...
Article, Posted Sun, 07.20.14
It's a wrap for teams in South Central.   Leading by 14 points at the beginning of the last day, CrossFit Central Downtown Black entered the Freeman...
Article, Posted Sun, 05.25.14
After a day spent testing skill and technique, teams arrived to the Freeman Coliseum ready to prove strength and endurance on Day 2.       After a day spent testing skill and...
Article, Posted Sat, 05.24.14
CrossFit Central Downrown Black sits in first after Day 1. Athletes of the South Central Regional arrived at the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio Friday morning eager to...
Article, Posted Fri, 05.23.14
D.J. Forsyth had two heart valves replaced in December. But that has not stopped him from registering for the 2014 Open.   D.J. Forsyth had two heart valves replaced in December 2013....
Article, Posted Fri, 02.28.14
"As sore and horrible as I felt, and miserably in pain, I feel like it was all worth it. I watch (the Games) every year so I'm excited to see where I stand amongst those girls," Holly Mata  ...
Article, Posted Sun, 05.26.13
South Central veteran competitor Ingrid Kantola talks about her strategy on Events 2 and 3 -- the Overhead Squat Complex and 30 Burpee Muscle-ups.   
Video, Posted Sat, 05.25.13
Athletes go heavy, recover, and then go fast. View more photos here. After Jackie, South Central athletes regrouped for seven minutes of overhead squats followed two minutes later by...
Article, Posted Fri, 05.24.13
Raw footage from Women's Event 6 in the South Central Region.
Video, Posted Thu, 05.03.12
South Central Women's Event 3 raw footage.    
Video, Posted Thu, 05.03.12