After experiencing severe stomach pain, Pat Barber went to the hospital to discover he needed an appendectomy. Even though he's out of the competition this year, he's planning to come back strong in 2013.
NorCal badass Pat Barber woke up Monday morning with stomach pains. Many athletes get some stomach jitters before a big competition, and Barber would be facing some of CrossFit’s fiercest competitors this weekend at the NorCal Regional. But these stomach pains did not go away. They got worse. Finally Barber knew he had to go to the hospital.