Kurt Stein

  • CrossFit
    OPEN
    4
  • CrossFit
    Games
    1

Growing up as a farm boy and wrestling in Iowa, hard work was taught at a young age. After 4 years of college wrestling, I thought I had experienced the hardest of workouts until I started CrossFit in 2009 @ CrossFit Apex (2009 CrossFit Champion – Tanya Wagner) with my then 13 year-old son, Kolby. I had been running marathons & coaching wrestling, so I thought I was ready for my first WOD - Filthy Fifty. Was I wrong! I had to use a band for pull-ups and the WOD hurt me bad for days, but I wanted more. I then started going 3 days a week, then after a couple of years I was going 5 days a week. In 2013, my son, Kolby, competed in the CrossFit Kids Games in Carson where he finished in 4th place. That same year, I started training @ CrossFit Rage under Jordan Troyan (2x CrossFit Games competitor). With his coaching & encouragement, I entered my first Masters competition and that was where the passion for CrossFit took hold. In 2014, I finished the Open in 185th place after having a disastrous first event where I placed 1370th. In the 2014 Masters Qualifier, I was able to climb to 53rd. With Jordan’s guidance, I realized my glaring weakness was skills & strength. We focused on these movements from August 2014 until the 2015 Open to see if I could improve my performance and hopefully qualify for the Games. Without the unconditional love & support from my wife, Bethany and the amazing community @ CrossFit Rage, none of this would be possible.

Leaderboard

Stats
Open
Year Overall Rank (Worldwide) Overall Rank (By Region) Overall Rank (By State)
2015 7th 1st Mid Atlantic 1st Pennsylvania
2014 185th 17th Mid Atlantic No results to show yet
2013 -- -- Mid Atlantic No results to show yet
2012 383rd 36th Mid Atlantic No results to show yet
Games
Year Overall Rank Division Team Name
2015 12th Masters Men (50-54)
Benchmark Stats
  • Back Squat 325 lb
    Clean and Jerk 217 lb
    Snatch 172 lb
    Deadlift 355 lb
    Fight Gone Bad --
    Max Pull-ups 39
  • Fran 4:14
    Grace 4:41
    Helen 8:17
    Filthy 50 --
    Sprint 400m 1:09
    Run 5k 21:36