Athlete Profile

Athlete: Kurt Stein

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170 lb


Filthy 500:00
Fight Gone Bad--
Sprint 400m1:09
Run 5k21:36
Clean & Jerk217 lb
Snatch172 lb
Deadlift355 lb
Back Squat325 lb
Max Pull-ups39


Growing up as a farm boy and wrestling in Iowa, hard work was taught at a young age. After 4 years of college wrestling, I thought I had experienced the hardest of workouts until I started CrossFit in 2009 @ CrossFit Apex (2009 CrossFit Champion – Tanya Wagner) with my then 13 year-old son, Kolby. I had been running marathons & coaching wrestling, so I thought I was ready for my first WOD - Filthy Fifty. Was I wrong! I had to use a band for pull-ups and the WOD hurt me bad for days, but I wanted more. I then started going 3 days a week, then after a couple of years I was going 5 days a week. In 2013, my son, Kolby, competed in the CrossFit Kids Games in Carson where he finished in 4th place. That same year, I started training @ CrossFit Rage under Jordan Troyan (2x CrossFit Games competitor). With his coaching & encouragement, I entered my first Masters competition and that was where the passion for CrossFit took hold. In 2014, I finished the Open in 185th place after having a disastrous first event where I placed 1370th. In the 2014 Masters Qualifier, I was able to climb to 53rd. With Jordan’s guidance, I realized my glaring weakness was skills & strength. We focused on these movements from August 2014 until the 2015 Open to see if I could improve my performance and hopefully qualify for the Games. Without the unconditional love & support from my wife, Bethany and the amazing community @ CrossFit Rage, none of this would be possible.


How I Eat

I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount

How I Train

I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate

I have a coach who determines my programming

I record my workouts

My Athletic Background

I played youth or high school level sports

I played college sports

My Experience With CrossFit

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

I have had a life changing experience due to CrossFit

My Work/Rest Schedule

I do multiple workouts in a day 3+ times a week

I strictly schedule my rest days

I typically rest 4 or more days per month

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

4+ years


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