Athlete Profile

Athlete: David Levey

David Levey's Profile Picture
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

"Training as a CrossFitter reminds me about searching for that balance between my faith, family, friends, training, work, play, etc." After taking first at the 2012 Africa Regional,...
Article, Posted Thu, 07.05.12
Games Qualifying Team: Platinum CrossFit Games Qualifying Woman: Rika Diedericks Games Qualifying Man: David Levey See all Event Summary Videos.
Video, Posted Sun, 05.06.12
Rika Diedericks, David Levey and CrossFit Platinum are packing their bags for California. The fourth CrossFit Games Africa Regional highlighted the significant growth in...
Article, Posted Sun, 05.06.12
Danie du Preez and David Levey finished one second apart in Event 6 with Christian Oman just 7 seconds behind.  Games Qualifying Man: David Levey See all Event Summary Videos.
Video, Posted Sun, 05.06.12
Neil Scholtz, Jason Smith and David Levey take the top three spots in the Snatch Ladder Event at the Africa Regional.  See all Event Summary Videos.
Video, Posted Sun, 05.06.12
CrossFit Platinum establishes a solid lead going into the last workout. Day 3 is under way in Africa. With just two workouts left to go, men, women and teams have two more...
Article, Posted Sun, 05.06.12
Games competitor Danie du Preez gets his second 1st place finish in Event 4. A day full of surprises for Day 2 of the Africa Regional brought its share of heartbreak and...
Article, Posted Sat, 05.05.12
Forty-three-year-old Danie du Preez is not going down without a fight. He finished Event 4 in 1st place. David Levey and Jason Smith followed in 2nd and 3rd.  See all Event Summary Videos.
Video, Posted Sat, 05.05.12
Christian Oman returned on Day 2 to take the first workout by storm. He dominated from start to finish and ended with a 4:31 time David Levey finished 2nd with 436 and newer athlete Nico van der Walt...
Video, Posted Sat, 05.05.12
CrossFit Platinum finished Event 3 in 7:13 -- a performance comparable to top times in other regions. Day 2 in Africa begins with four teams, 13 men and three women at Camps...
Article, Posted Sat, 05.05.12