Angie Bender

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    131 lb
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I’ve trained at several boxes- currently Crossfit 7. I started out at YMCA Crossfit, Brandt Fitness & Self Defense, and GSX. I started crossfit about 4 years ago. At the age of 36, I had a brain hemorrhage, which effected the left side of my body. My doctor told me I would only get about 75% of my mobility back. I had to learn to walk & use my left arm all over again. Up until about 5 years ago, I used to go to the Y & do the normal lifting and light weight with dumbbells and do the workout classes. Well, this was not making my handicap side any better. It was not until I found a Crossfit Box, at the time was Downtown YMCA Crossfit, Instructed by Kyle Brandt, that I learned that my workout, was actually a Crossfit warm-up! “Your Workout is My Warm-up!” Sound familiar??? Every workout was different, and I was sore every day I went home. Since I have been doing crossfit, I have improved tremendously in all areas! I’m addicted! There is only a slight difference in my left side. My first competition was in 2010. I knew I would not place, but wanted to compete for the experience. At the time, there was only one masters class. (Over 50). I wasn’t quite there yet, so competed with the younger gals. My first masters competition was at Oktoberfest Obliteration! I got a respectable 2nd place! This was not enough for me, so I competed in the 2011 Crossfit Open for Masters. I was old enough for 50 & older group! In the 2011 Open I came in number 21. Needed to be top 20 to go to “The Games” in CA, but this didn’t stop me. I feel better now than when I was in my 20′s & 30′s. My faith in God has gotten me through this difficult time, and and I know He will see me through again! I am so excited to be able to compete again this year! A True Crossfitter will overcome their weaknesses and prevail!! I really like this quote! “Your biggest challenge isn’t someone else. Its the ache in your lungs, the burning in your legs and the voice inside you that yells, “I CAN’T” But you do not listen. You just push harder. Then you hear that voice fade away and start to whisper, “I CAN”. That’s the moment you discover that the person you thought you were is not match for the one you really are.”

Year Overall Rank (Worldwide) Overall Rank (By Region) Overall Rank (By State)
2016 130th 5th South Central 5th Texas
2015 -- -- South Central 119th Texas
2014 148th 9th South Central --
2013 129th 9th South Central --
2012 82nd 4th South Central --
Team Series
Year Overall Rank Team Name Members
2014 94th West Plano CrossFit - West Plano Crossfit - Stronger, Faster, Wi Lisa DeFord, Chris Spicer, Brett Berridge
Benchmark Stats
  • Back Squat 175 lb
    Clean and Jerk 130 lb
    Snatch 85 lb
    Deadlift 290 lb
    Fight Gone Bad 314
    Max Pull-ups 15
  • Fran --
    Grace --
    Helen --
    Filthy 50 --
    Sprint 400m --
    Run 5k --