South Central Regional

Athlete Profile: Candice Ruiz - South Central Regional

NorTX Winner has her eye on the prize.

Candice Ruiz put on quite the show at the Northern Texas Sectional, finishing first overall with a 1st, 2nd and 2nd on the workouts, respectively. While she’s currently a full time student, it was her time as a soccer player and Marine that shaped the foundation of her fitness package. When asked about why she loves CrossFit, Ruiz explains “"I love the camaraderie, passion, pride, and the enthusiasm that is experienced throughout the CrossFit community. CrossFit can bring out the best in anyone and I am absolutely addicted to it."

Name: Candice Ruiz
Age: 25
Height: 5’ 3”
Weight: 129
Affiliate: GSX Athletics
Regional: Southcentral
Sectional: Oklahoma (inc. N. TX, NM, AR)
Fran: 4:21
Cindy: 19 Rounds
Helen: 8:46
Grace: 2:46
Deadlift: 320lbs
Snatch: 110lbs
Overhead Squat: 145lbs
Clean & Jerk: 155lbs
Press: 90lbs
Back Squat: 205lbs
Mile Run: 6:02
Fight Gone Bad: 357

What is your athletic background?
I played varsity soccer at Pennridge HS in Perkasie, PA (Tanya Wagner was our goal keeper when I was a freshman). I usually played at right or left mid and forward.  My training consisted of traditional workouts that are found in most globo gyms and the occasional 80's aerobics flick (but you wouldn't have caught me wearing the ruffled socks and the revealing tights). My husband introduced me to CrossFit when he showed me the video of Eva doing "Nate" on the mainsite. I found an interest in CrossFit because of that video and attended a Level 1 Certification in August 2008 at GSX Athletics.  It took me some time to finally ‘get it’ and when I did, I started classes at GSX in July of 2009.     
What is your history with CrossFit?
I am currently a full-time student and a part-time CrossFit coach.

What is interesting about you as an individual or athlete?
I did 5 years of active duty service in the United States Marine Corps (January 2005-2010) and athletically, I scored a maximum of 300 possible points on all physical fitness tests I performed for score during my enlistment.

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7 comments on this entry

1. Candice wrote...

I have to say that my OHS is now 160#, Back Squat is now 220#, and Squat Snatch is now 120#. Press only went up to 92.5# haha...Wahn, wahn! Looking forward to Regionals!! Tired of having dreams about it!

2. ken c wrote...

beast! pr's everytime she hits the gym these days. hurricane candice is coming.

3. Ali wrote...

Candice- I can't wait to see you tear it up at Regionals! I love having such a strong athlete at our gym. You work hard and it's fun to see your times and pr's. Now when Raif tells me his times, we compare it to how you did!

4. Jessica wrote...

You're gonna kill it Candice! Gosh, I get motivated reading your profile....

5. ava wrote...

I've said it before, give you a number to beat and you will! I love your determination and strength. You are truly an inspiration!

6. Ryan wrote...

Candice is gonna crush it! She impresses me time and time again...keep an eye on her trust me. So proud of you keep it up girl!

7. Jo5e wrote...

Strong work Marine, Good luck and Godspeed.


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