cham·pi·on

drrule Brooke Wells

  cham·pi·on ˈCHampēən/ noun 1. a person who has defeated or surpassed all rivals in a competition, especially in sports. “a champion hurdler” synonyms: winner, titleholder, defending champion, gold medalist, titlist, record holder; More     I write this shortly after watching Brooke Wells do something completely unimaginable.  After ending day 1 with a 32nd placing in workout 2 of Central Regionals 2016.  Entering day two she was at an incredible disadvantage sitting 11th, what that meant was that she was not going to be in the fastest heat where …

04-27-2016

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This is post 51 of 79 in the series “Mallory Lawson” I had another doctor appointment. I am now 26 weeks and 1 day. Everything is going smooth, my blood pressure is great so is Luke’s. I have my gestational diabetes test in 4 weeks. I asked for the lemon-lime flavor I hope I chose well. I talked a lot with the doctor about my round ligament pain and she helped out a lot. She told me my pain is coming from toes to bar and if I stop doing …

Brooke Wells talks about her injury during the first workout during the 2015 Games

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    We recently sat down and talked to Brooke about her injury during the 1st workout of the 2015 Crossfit Games. She dealt with that through it all:   * Sandbags over and stairs in the stadium. * Murph * Snatch Ladder * Heavy DT * Sprint Course * Soccer Chipper * Max Clean and Jerk * Triangle Couplet Thrusters / Bar MU   At 20 she was a rookie at the Games, going head to head with the worlds best athletes.   Can you imagine the mental toughness …

03-01-2016

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This is post 28 of 79 in the series “Mallory Lawson”   18 week check-up at the doctor’s went fine. The baby’s heartbeat was 143. Every time I have been to the doctor the heart rate gets lower and lower. The first time it was 167, second time 148, and today 143. I don’t know if that is worry some. The Nurse Practitioner didn’t think anything of the heart beat so I guess that’s good. So over all it is always fun to hear the heartbeat. We find out the …

Brooke Wells #therookie

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The rookie. Coming out of now where. Under the radar.       I heard all of these thing when they started mentioning Brooke after she broke the event record in WOD 1 of regionals.  I thought to myself, mmmm these guys must have been living under a rock. Lets recap what this 19 year old has done over the past 13 months.  Forgive me here, cause I know I am missing accomplishments / competitions. 1.  May 2014 —  Was ranked 9th in regionals 2014 and elected to go on a …

Accept NO Weaknesses – Only Progress

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The concept of training your weaknesses can be applied to any type of fitness.  The story I am going to tell is about CrossFit.  My name is Jared Stevens my background is in Football, but my passion for exercise parallels it. During my playing career our coaches never had us do anything overhead, which I did not have a problem with due to it being awkward and uncomfortable.  Now, being the hypocrite that I am; I loved making fun of the local gym rats that had huge upper bodies and coffee straws for …

Jared Stevens

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Jared Stevens Height: 6′ Off season Weight: 220 Contest Weight: 210 Training Facility: CrossFit417 Current City: Ozark, MO Home Town: Fruitland, Idaho Jared is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer.  He grew up in Fruitland, Idaho but moved to Springfield to attend college. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education and Health from Evangel University. He was a nationally ranked receiver and kick returner at Evangel.  Jared also played football in Germany …

Christina Merlo

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Height: 5’6 Weight: 128 Training Facility: Crossfit Gambit Current City: Tulsa, OK Hometown: St. Louis, MO   Christina Merlo is an athlete, fitness model and CrossFit Affiliate owner in Tulsa, OK. Christina grew up in Saint Louis, MO and began dancing at the age of two. Dancing quickly turned from a hobby to a competitive sport for her in high school when she began competing with her high school dance team at various national level competitions. After high school, Christina went on to dance at the University of Tulsa where she received …

Mallory Lawson

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Height: 5’7 Weight: 142 Training Facility: Crossfit 417 Current City: Springfield, MO Hometown: Norfolk, NE   Mallory Lawson is a coach and athlete at Crossfit 417 in Ozark Missouri. She is also the Wellness Director, Student Wellness Coordinator and Assistant Volleyball Coach at Evangel University in Springfield Missouri. Mallory attained her Bachelors of Science in Dietetics from Missouri State University and a Masters of Organizational Leadership from Evangel University. She grew up in Norfolk, Nebraska with a brief two year move to Carl Junction, MO in 1999-2001. For the majority …

Brooke Wells Drafted Into the NPGL!

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We are very excited to announce that our very own Brooke Wells was drafted in the 1st round of the 2015 National Pro Grid League Draft to the Miami Surge on Tuesday! Brooke was invited to the Miami Surge Pro-Day last fall, and since then has kept in contact with Surge Coach, Doug Chapman. As we all know, Brooke is an amazing athlete with incredible potential and it seems the Surge thought so too. “The first trade of the draft came with the fourth pick as the Miami Surge worked …