"I loved getting to judge her and strategize with her throughout the Open and final four workouts. I am so thankful just how supportive she is of me," Ron Ortiz said about his wife, Shari.
Masters athletes, Ron Ortiz, 48, and Tom Bourdon, 56, are veterans in their respective age divisions at the CrossFit Games. Ortiz competed at the Games in 2011, 2012 and 2013, finishing in third, 11th and first, respectively. Bourdon competed in his first Games last year where he finished 12th.
This year, the men will be making a return trip to California after finishing within the top 20 athletes in the world after the completion of the Masters Qualifier. Ortiz finished eighth in the 45-49 Division, while Bourdon finished 14th in the 55-59 Division.
Unlike years past, however, both men had a secret weapon fighting alongside them throughout the Open and the Qualifier: their wives.