Ben Smith, from Chesapeake, Va., started CrossFit when his dad introduced him to Cindy. From there, Smith trained out of his garage gym with high aspirations to get to the Games.
This year, Smith placed first at the Mid Atlantic Regional and 11th at the Games. 2012 was Smith's fourth visit to the Games. The 22-year-old recently graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering and continues to train in hopes of winning the Games.
The 2012 Reebok CrossFit Games will re-air on ESPN2 starting Dec. 16.