Athlete Profile

Athlete: David Levey

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CrossFit Algoa
CrossFit Algoa
178 cm
202 lb


Filthy 500:00
Fight Gone Bad456
Sprint 400m0:50
Run 5k0:00
Clean & Jerk145 kg
Snatch120 kg
Deadlift215 kg
Back Squat200 kg
Max Pull-ups60


I discovered CrossFit in June/July of 2011 and knew that I wanted to open an affiliate. I am a Biokineticist (since 2001) and I have always had a massive interest in health, functional fitness and sport. I am a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and the founder of Carlson Gracie Africa, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. With my history, I was drawn to the CrossFit lifestyle and way of “doing things”. I attended the September 2011 CrossFit Level 1 Certification and started CrossFit training in November 2011, when my Affiliation for my 1st Box, CrossFit East London, came through. I opened my 2nd Box, Algoa CrossFit in May 2013 and have recently merged with TRF to form CrossFit TRF Algoa. I am currently the head strength & conditioning coach for the EP/Southern Kings rugby. I love seeing how CrossFit changes peoples lives for the better! Luke 1:37 "For with God nothing will be impossible". Major Events: (2012) The Open – Reebok CrossFit Games 2012 - 1st place; Africa Regionals - Reebok CrossFit Games - 1st place; 36th at the Reebok CrossFit Games 2012; (2013) The Open – Reebok CrossFit Games 2013 - 1st place; Africa Regionals - Reebok CrossFit Games - 1st place; 32nd at the Reebok CrossFit Games 2013; (2014) The Open – Reebok CrossFit Games 2014 - 7th place


How I Eat

I weigh and measure my food

I eat 1-3 full cheat meals per week

How I Train

I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate

I incorporate workouts

I write my own programming

I record my workouts

My Athletic Background

I played youth or high school level sports

I played college sports

I played professional sports

I regularly play recreational sports

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 had a life changing experience due to CrossFit

I train other people

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?

2-4 years


Athlete Coverage

Andre Gadney and Celestie Engelbrecht lead after the second day of the regional. Handstand push-ups have been programmed in every regional and CrossFit Games...
Article, Posted Sat, 05.31.14
Celestie Engelbrecht and Jason Smith lead after the first day of the regional. The individual competition in Africa kicked off with some big news: Several top...
Article, Posted Fri, 05.30.14
Johannesburg, the site of the Africa Regional is deep in history and culture. Johannesburg, South Africa, is the economic—and by many accounts cultural—center of South Africa. The...
Article, Posted Wed, 05.28.14
"I believe that Jason (Smith) is in the right position to challenge Dave (Levey) for the title this year," Neil Scholtz said. Photos courtesy of Stuart Alexander Three of the top five...
Article, Posted Wed, 05.07.14
"Just being surrounded by the best that CrossFit has to offer for a few weeks is just an amazing and unforgettable experience!” David Levey has had a challenging time since the...
Article, Posted Sun, 07.14.13
"We come from a war country, and we never give up." ~Carla Nunes da Costa View more photos here. Johannesburg is a City of Gold. At least that’s what we...
Article, Posted Sun, 05.26.13
"I knew I had to win. If I didn't, there would be no coming back." It’s a time of change. The 2013 Africa Regional shifted from its traditional home on the Cape...
Article, Posted Sun, 05.26.13
A look into Day 2 of Regional competition in Africa, Australia, Canada East, NorCal and South Central. Nicole Christensen, Pat Sherwood and Rory McKernan have all the big stories here. 
Video, Posted Sun, 05.26.13
"I was looking forward to this event. I was confident ..." ~Beatrix Snyman         View more photos here. It was early afternoon and the crowd was eager for some high-speed action...
Article, Posted Sat, 05.25.13
"Long workouts are actually a mental thing."   A harvest moon waited patiently in the autumn air for the first athletes to arrive at the stadium, before making a...
Article, Posted Sat, 05.25.13