“No regrets. I think (2019) was an awesome year. … I could reflect on that and be like, ‘Man, that was the year that I almost won’ and be disappointed and have it always be bittersweet, but I like to look back on that as the year that I took second and the year that I got on the podium for the first time and just celebrate that because that was a huge goal of mine to begin with.”
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Ohlsen started CrossFit in 2010 after seeing a poster of a “shredded” Guido Trinidad and thought, “I want to look like that guy.”
He made his Games debut in 2014 while pursuing his master's degree at the University of Miami, and placed eighth that year. Ohlsen has qualified for the Games every year since and had his best placement in 2019 — second Fittest Man on Earth.
In today’s episode, Ohlsen shares some of his favorite moments from his career and reflects on the lessons he’s learned, the relationships he’s made, and the kind of athlete he’s become and wants to be remembered as. He gets candid about pressures, expectations, and insecurities as an athlete and the demands of training competitively on the body and the mind.
Ohlsen also explains why this season will likely be his last as an individual and teases the possibility of becoming a team competitor in the future with friend Chandler Smith.
Tune in to learn about Ohlsen’s evolution in the CrossFit space, why he’s ready for a change, and what the future holds.