The 2010 CrossFit Games
The ultimate proving grounds of the world’s fittest athletes.
July 16-18, 2010 • Carson, CA
The Home Depot Center Sports Complex
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United States Qualifiers
Athlete Profile: Louise Hodge - Canada Regional
2nd at the Canada East Sectional.
Louise Hodge spent a number of years training in gymnastics and track and field before finding her real passion, snowboarding. After a short stint as a professional snowboarder, she was introduced to CrossFit by her boyfriend, the rest is history.
Name: Louise Hodge
Height: 5' 2"
Affiliate: Crossfit Montreal
Sectional Result: 2nd Place
Cindy: 24 Rounds
Clean & Jerk: 125lbs
Back Squat: 185lbs
What is your athletic background?
I’ve participated in sports at a high level since I was 7. I was a Provincial level gymnast for 7 years and then ran track at a Provincial level from age 15-19 years. I credit my track coach, Marcello Campinaro with much of my athletic ability that I have today. Gymnastics was a great base sport but training with Mr. Campinaro for track helped mold who I am as an athlete. He worked tirelessly on perfecting my running stride, strength training and my mental focus. He also helped me find my race, which turned out to be the 400m run, my fastest time was 59 sec. Mr. Campinaro has produced countless National level and Provincial level athletes because he gives his heart and soul into what he does. I was also very lucky that he was an exceptional strength and conditioning coach. I worked out very hard in the weight room with him and he gave me the foundation that has aided me in my CrossFit training. I did not go near a gym for at least 12 years after I left high school and track.
What is your history with CrossFit?
I moved to Montreal when I was 28 after I met my boyfriend, Roch. We were both living in BC and decided that Montreal would be a good place for us to start out together. Roch found out about CrossFit on the Internet. I remember him telling me, "I have to do this, I want to train people to do this." So, Roch went and got his Level One certification done and started coaching at Crossfit Montreal. He tried to convince me for over a year to try it but I was a snob and thought I was already in great shape. I finally gave in and after my first training I almost threw up. I had a difficult time adjusting to the fact that I really sucked at some of the movements and had lost a lot of my strength form my track days. It was also different to be trained by a loved one. Roch and I have had a few good disagreements and I have been pretty frustrated but I have learned to listen, most of the time. Roch qualified for the Games last year in Aromas. It was an inspiration to go there to watch him and all of the amazing athletes pouring their hearts into the workouts and remaining humble while doing it. It also put a lot into perspective for me as I realized that I had a lot of work to do if I ever wanted to reach the level that they perform at. Being in Aromas also made me understand that CrossFit is far more than just a competition, it is an outstanding community that is actively involved in changing many unfortunate aspects of our society. I am very proud to be involved in this movement and I plan to keep getting STRONGER, FITTER and FASTER.
What is unique and/or interesting about you as an individual or athlete?
I left home at 19 and moved to BC to pursue my dream of snowboarding every single day. In a few short years out in BC I became a sponsored snowboarder, living and breathing for the mountains. I competed in a few professional races and events but mostly focused on big mountain riding which was my passion.