Twenty-four-year-old competitor Spencer Hendel placed 13th at the CrossFit Games this year. His first CrossFit workout was Grace, which he completed in around 10 minutes. After some hesitation, he came back for more and CrossFit became a huge part of his life. His father, Andy, saw the Games in 2008 and encouraged his son to train for competition. Today, Andy coaches and trains with his son.
"Having my dad there for support, and in the crowd and being my coach is what keeps me going," Spencer says.
The 2012 Reebok CrossFit Games will re-air on ESPN2 starting Dec. 16.