Remembering Jacob Morris
December 17, 2019
We are deeply saddened by the death of teenage CrossFit Games athlete Jacob Morris. Our deepest condolences go out to the Morris family and the CrossFit Waterside community.
The words and reflections of those who knew him are much better than ours:
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Dear Jacob, I still remember the 1st day you showed up at CrossFit WaterSide to take your athletic career to the next level. You were one of the smallest teenagers I had ever seen. I had to put you on a 5,000 calorie diet just to try and get some meat on those bones lol. We spent almost every day for the next 3 years training together from 9am-3pm. We laughed a lot, cried a lot and pushed each other to our limits but we made one hell of a great team. I watched you develop and grow into a young man. You turned into one of the world’s fittest young men right before our eyes. You were the best big brother your sister and 2 younger brothers that they could have asked for. Who doesn’t love a pizza night when Jacob is babysitting and Mom and Dad are out of town right?! Traveling to those local competitions were the most fun. One time you slept on the floor of my hotel room for 4 days just to be a part of Wodapalooza. You traveled to Bacon Beatdown with us and performed better than most of the Elite Men that weekend. You were the best mermaid man tiger Daytona had ever seen. When we finally achieved your Goal – The CrossFit Games, I think you and I had the most fun ever that week. You showed nothing but grit and determination. You had the greatest spirit of any competitor on the floor. You worked your tail off and then stayed on the floor and cheered for the final competitor to finish. That day you made me the most proud. I still remember crying because of the person you had become on that competition floor. I wish I could have hugged you longer that day. You were unbelievable and I wish everyone saw what I saw. You were a loyal and kind friend to everyone. You are one of the greatest additions to our CrossFit WaterSide family and we wouldn’t be who we are today without having known you. My spirit is broken and I miss you but, there will always be a special place in my heart for you. Thank you for showing me the infinite acts of selfless love you displayed every day. I love you. Please go onto his gofund me account – link is in bio – to help one of the fittest teens family! Thank you all