Karla Wolford

  • CrossFit
  • CrossFit
    Online Qualifier
  • CrossFit
  • CrossFit
  • CrossFit
  • United States
  • CFID
  • Division
    Women (35-39)
  • Age
  • Height
  • Weight
    159 lb
  • Affiliate

I enjoy helping and encouraging people find their potential. In my life, I am always striving to be “Better than Yesterday” and I encourage others to do the same. In a society where upwards towards 90% of people sit all day at work, teaching people how to move properly is one of the best gifts a doctor can give. I appreciate working with people who may be overcoming an old injury and finding ways to teach them how to move differently and more effectively to avoid future injuries. For these reasons, I choose to be a Strength and Conditioning and CrossFit Coach. I have the ability to instill functional movements into the young and old alike. I was born and raised in Barnesville, Minnesota. I pursued a pre-medicine undergraduate degree at Concordia College, Moorhead, MN and majored in Biology and Exercise Physiology. I went on to graduate with honors from Palmer College of Chiropractic West and Suma Cume Laude from Logan University with a Master’s Degree in Sports Science and Rehabilitation. Since then, I have become a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP®), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), obtained my International Chiropractic Sports Science Diploma (ICSSD), and Level 1 CrossFit trainer Certification. I have always been a very active person and I love playing almost all sports. I grew up playing Volleyball, Basketball, Track, and Softball at my high school. You can only play four sports at a small school. I was also privileged enough to play Volleyball and Basketball, and run Track at Concordia College. My parents allowed me to pursue any sport that I wanted and I did just that. I was fortunate enough to grow up on a lake so swimming, water skiing, tubing, and wake boarding came easily to me. I also enjoy snow skiing and snowboarding. I am relatively fearless when it comes to snowboarding and that came back to bite me in 2007 when I broke my low back and ruptured a disc in a snowboarding crash. I laid on the slope for about 35 minutes unable to feel or move my legs and promised myself that I would never take another day in life for granted. I must admit that I was nervous when I started CrossFit in December of 2012. It was a sport that intimidated me, but I decided to give it a try anyway. I wanted to have a reason for my fitness and this seemed like the perfect lifestyle for me. After playing collegiate sports, I spent years competing in triathlon but wanted a different goal for my fitness, so CrossFit it was! One week into CrossFit I was hooked and going at 6:00AM 4-5 days a week. Fast forward a year and I had my Level 1 Certificate, a year and a half, I qualified for Regionals. I strive to inspire others the way I was inspired. I am a Sports Chiropractor by profession and spent some time as a Strength and Conditioning Coach at Colorado before moving to Seattle and finally Moorhead, Minnesota. Although I love being a Chiropractor, I would prefer to help people move better while getting injured less, focusing on performance care.

Year Division Rank Worldwide Rank by Region Rank By Country
2022 Women (35-39) 13th 117th North America 103rd United States
2021 Women (35-39) 73rd 381st North America 322nd United States
2020 Women (35-39) 2326th -- 6013th United States
2019 Women (35-39) 58th -- 257th United States
2018 Women 255th 13th North Central 169th United States
2017 Women 164th 17th North Central 117th United States
2016 Women 161st 20th North Central --
2015 Women 942nd 84th North Central --
2014 Women 447th 26th North West --
Online Qualifier
Year Division Rank
2022 Women (35-39) 2nd
2021 Women (35-39) 124th
Individual Quarterfinals
Year Division Rank Continent
2022 Women 205th North America
2021 Women 607th North America
Occupational Games
Year Division Rank Hashtag
2022 Women 1st #medicalprofessional
2021 Women 10th #healthcare
Year Division Rank Regional Team
2018 Women 13th Central --
2017 Women 12th Central --
2016 Women (35-39) 7th Central Regional --
2014 Women (35-39) 8th North West StoneWay CrossFit
Benchmark Stats
  • Back Squat 275 lb
    Clean and Jerk 215 lb
    Snatch 175 lb
    Deadlift 335 lb
    Fight Gone Bad 402
    Max Pull-ups --
  • Fran 4:15
    Grace 1:28
    Helen 9:48
    Filthy 50 --
    Sprint 400m 1:12
    Run 5k --
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