In high school I was a 4 sport athlete. I some how managed to be a "walk on" basketball player for 2 years at the University California at Irvine which was a school that was trying to hang with the D1 teams......I still loved every second of it despite seeing little to no playing time. I loved being a part of a team! My fitness journey after college was intermittent workouts with no specific goal in mind - mainly just staying active. After my first pregnancy in 1998, I recovered pretty good physically - GOTTA LOVE GIVING BIRTH BEFORE 30! Then, two pregnancies later (Dec 2003 & Jan 2005), the weight didn't come off so easy so I started running - mainly 5k's and half marathons and the weight started to drop off......then in July 2008 baby number 4 came along. Time for fitness was not on my list of things to do. It didn't take long before I realized I was middle aged, overweight, and out of shape. I figured I held on to about 30 extra pounds after my (4) pregnancies and I would tell myself it could have been worse - justifying my lack of exercise. Ten years later, in June of 2018, we move to Nebraska and I was able to work less and really focus on my health. In August of 2018 I found Crossfit Elkhorn via a Google search! The first year was tough to say the least. I knew I needed the accountability and structure of a coach and classes. I also knew I needed a challenge and workouts that would not test my ADD so Crossfit was the perfect place for me. For 6 months I was able to focus on my fitness and it felt like a fulltime job between learning proper technique, WODS, fatigue, and major meltdowns. After a year and millions of tears I told myself "I'm too old for this and maybe I just need to do pilates or yoga (which by the way are just as hard!) For the first time in my life I realized that my mental toughness was failing me not my age or my body. During the middle of a WOD I fell to the floor. Between tears running down my face and seeing our coach Trevor Baxter walking towards me in the corner of my eye during that workout, I knew I had to get up .....and have been going ever since. I am proud of myself and I am grateful for the community and the coaches who have built this body of mine - I could not have done it without all of them. Huge shout out to the athletes in the 4:30pm, 5:30pm, and 6:30pm classes who push me everyday and make me laugh and push me to be my very best our pets when we are gone on trips!


Year Rank Worldwide Rank by Region Rank By Country Rank By Affiliate
2023 37581st Women 764th Women (50-54) 8527th Women North America West 237th Women (50-54) North America West 17281st Women United States 445th Women (50-54) United States 23rd Women CrossFit Kinesis 1st Women (50-54) CrossFit Kinesis
2022 30739th Women 702nd Women (50-54) 16414th Women North America 460th Women (50-54) North America 14323rd Women United States 410th Women (50-54) United States 14th Women CrossFit Elkhorn 1st Women (50-54) CrossFit Elkhorn

Benchmark Stats

  • Back Squat 145 lb
    Clean and Jerk 145 lb
    Snatch 55 lb
  • Deadlift 255 lb
    Fran 7:21
    Grace 4:09
  • Helen 13:04
    Filthy 50 --
    Sprint 400m --
  • Run 5k 25:30
    Fight Gone Bad 257
    Max Pull-ups 1