Athlete Profile

Athlete: Samantha Petersen

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North West
CrossFit Anacortes
CrossFit Anacortes
165 lb


Filthy 5023:18
Fight Gone Bad374
Sprint 400m1:35
Run 5k20:26
Clean & Jerk200 lb
Snatch165 lb
Deadlift360 lb
Back Squat270 lb
Max Pull-ups27



How I Eat

I weigh and measure my food

I eat strict Paleo

I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount

I try and eat paleo, but you only live once. If I can eat paleo I do but if its not there then I eat what is. Right now I'm giving the flexible dieting(macro nutritional) .

How I Train

I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate

I incorporate workouts

Being a trainer at CrossFit Anacortes allows me to train through out the day, so I incorporate 3-5 work outs a day.

My Athletic Background

I played youth or high school level sports

I played club volleyball though out high school.

My Experience With CrossFit

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

Level 1., Level 2., CrossFit Gymnastics, CrossFit Oly Lifting, CrossFit Football, CrossFit Kids

My Work/Rest Schedule

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

I typically rest 4 or more days per month

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

4+ years

Started CrossFit in 2008, a month after my daughter was born I was over weight about 230#'s. I was tiered of being over weight so a friend and I 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. This has become a way of life, I have had the opportunity to experience things that maybe otherwise I may have not been able to.


Athlete Coverage

Emily Abbott and Brent Fikowski keep Canada on top after Day 2.   Brent Fikowski’s win on Event 3 bumped him into first place—where he stayed until the end of Day 2. “Every event...
Article, Posted Sat, 05.30.15
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