Athlete Profile

Athlete: Samantha Petersen

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North West
CrossFit Anacortes
CrossFit Anacortes
165 lb


Filthy 5023:18
Fight Gone Bad374
Sprint 400m0:00
Run 5k20:26
Clean & Jerk200 lb
Snatch165 lb
Deadlift360 lb
Back Squat245 lb
Max Pull-ups27


5 time regional athlete 2 time game athlete


How I Eat

I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount

i try and eat paleo, but you only live once so if i can eat paleo i do but if its not there then i eat what is. but i don't cheat all the time. most times its paleo and slim to few is a cheat ! i try and cheat 2-3 times a month .

How I Train

I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate

I incorporate workouts

with the job i have now it allows me to have 4 days off. so Mondays, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday i work out 2-4 times a day. i try to go in at lunch time to get my lifts in, and then later ill go in and get a wod or 2 in. depending on my little girl and her naps i might not be able to lift so i go in at night and get it all done at once. some days i get 2 wods in and some days i get 3 wods in all depends on the schedule of my daughter she has tumble and dance classes. so we are always busy! its fun!

My Athletic Background

I played youth or high school level sports

volleyball !

My Experience With CrossFit

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

crossfit Gymnastics, crossfit Oly lifting, crossfit football level 1 cert.

My Work/Rest Schedule

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

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

4+ years

started crossfit in 2008, a month after my daughter was born i was heavy about 230# and was tiered of being big so me and a friend joined crossfit together. i started to become addicted to it. Now i am in the best shape of my life and i love every minute of it. the other day i was walking in to my apt. with my daughter and had about 6 bags of groceries and my work out bag and Gracies dance bag so she was helping me carry stuff and she dropped her blanket. she had so much in her hands she couldn't pick it up. so with my bag over my shoulder bags in my hands i did a squat reached down and grabbed it. and that's why i crossfit i said to myself everyday life i love it.


Athlete Coverage

Athletes began the day with a strategic decision: Snatch for an achievable weight or go for a personal max? Spectators filed into the ShoWare Center in Kent,...
Article, Posted Fri, 05.16.14
The competition is tight in the North West with numerous ties in Events 2 and 3. The races for the podium got tighter on Friday afternoon, as the athletes tackled the strength...
Article, Posted Fri, 05.31.13
Central East's Julie Foucher opens overall lead with Track Triplet win.   After beginning their 2012 Reebok CrossFit Games two days earlier than expected at Camp...
Article, Posted Fri, 07.13.12
Catch up with Games competitors Cheryl Brost, Kevin Simons and Samantha Petersen of the North West. Watch as they discuss training, competition and the anticipation of the big show.
Video, Posted Tue, 07.10.12
"My goal always is to have fun, but I still have a competitive heart." Samantha Petersen is returning to the CrossFit Games this summer with a spirited attitude. “My goal always is to...
Article, Posted Fri, 06.22.12
After a brutal weekend full of snatches, squats and strength, the athletes had to prove their worth with a series of deadlifts, muscle-ups, toes-to-bars, wall balls, farmer carries and burpee...
Article, Posted Sun, 05.27.12
The Snatch Ladder was disappoint for some and PRs for others in the North West. The blue skies were shrouded by typical Pacific Northwest cloud cover on this final day of...
Article, Posted Sun, 05.27.12
Games Qualifying Women: Cheryl Brost, Samantha Peterson and Allison King See all Event Summary Videos.
Video, Posted Sun, 05.27.12
Cheryl Brost and Samantha Petersen were neck and neck in Event 6, tying for 1st place. Emily Carothers and Andrea Roozen tied for 3rd.  Games Qualifying Women: Cheryl Brost, Samantha Petersen and...
Video, Posted Sun, 05.27.12
Allison King edged out Samantha Petersen for 1st place in Event 5 by adding 6 double-unders to her 145-pound snatch. Petersen finished 2nd with 145 pounds. Molly Hunsinger was 3rd with 140 and 5...
Video, Posted Sun, 05.27.12