The 2010 CrossFit Games
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July 16-18, 2010 • Carson, CA
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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
Height: 5’ 3”
Affiliate: GSX Athletics
Sectional: Oklahoma (inc. N. TX, NM, AR)
Cindy: 19 Rounds
Overhead Squat: 145lbs
Clean & Jerk: 155lbs
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.