South Central Regional

Athlete Profile: Ginny King - South Central Texas Regional

Representing North Texas with a 3rd at Sectionals.

Ginny King comes to us by way of Central Texas. Her competitive background comes from collegiate athletics but has the unusual experience of training for an extend period of time with one arm (more on that later).

Name: Ginny King
Height: 5’ 3”
Weight: 130lbs
Affiliate: CrossFit Jenks
Regional: South Central
Cindy: 21 Rounds
Fight Gone Bad: 324
Helen: 9:25
Fran: 4:05
Grace: 2:55
Clean & Jerk: 125lbs
Snatch: 90lbs
Deadlift: 245lbs
Back Squat: 185lbs
Pull-ups: 35
400m Run: 1:24

What is your athletic background?
I grew up playing every sport I could. I played competitive soccer, softball and swam competitively from a young age through high school. My high school swim team won the Oklahoma State High School Championship my junior and senior year. I played four years of college softball as an outfielder and went to the NAIA National Tournament twice. I grew up with a sister who was a great athlete and we were always trying to out do the other. We really pushed each other to get better at our sport. After college, I got into running. I needed a competitive outlet. I started running in 5K's and 10K's and ran in three half marathons. I still want to get into triathlons because of my swimming background, but haven't done one yet.

What is your history with CrossFit?
I started CrossFit in July 2008. My first WOD was basically Helen with 800m runs. I remember lying on the floor after the WOD thinking "That was horribly awesome" even though I was hurting like I hadn't hurt in years. After that, I was hooked. I am a Level 1 Certified trainer. I teach the On-Ramp courses at CrossFit Jenks.  I competed at the Regional last year and finished 10th.

What is unique and/or interesting about you as an individual or athlete?
I injured my shoulder in late October of 2009. I did all of our WOD's one armed until February 2010 which gave me just about a month to prepare for sectionals being relatively healthy. It was extremely frustrating to not be able to do things at 100% and seeing the gains I had made weaken because I couldn't use my arm. Being injured forced me to think of creative ways to stay strong and really made me focus on my nutrition. It improved my mental game more than anything. I came back knowing I had to work twice as everyone else to get ready for competition. My husband is my biggest fan and supporter. In videos or pictures of me competing you can almost always hear or see him yelling at me. If it wasn't for him I know I wouldn't be as successful as I have been. He helps me put a game plan together to achieve my goals. He is amazing.

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12 comments on this entry

1. Paige wrote...

WooHoo Ginny! You are so deserving and are going to kill it at Regionals.
It is so awesome to get to train with such an amazing athlete and you are an inspiration to all of us at Crossfit Jenks!!!

2. George wrote...

Great and nice to see Ginny on here, she is hell of a beast and she will kill it at the games but she is much more of a nice person and kind hearted than you will ever think! And it doesn't hurt that she is too good looking, Good luck to you.

3. Nicole wrote...

Yay Ginny!! Miss B and I can't wait to watch you kick some serious butt at Regionals!! Go CFJ!

4. Christina wrote...

Ginny! This is awesome! You are such a stud and will do so great at Regionals!! You definitely push me at Crossfit Jenks to be better every day, and I agree with Paige, it is awesome to train with such a great athlete! Go out there and kick some butt!

5. Allison wrote...

I've seen this girl in action. Do NOT mess with her!

6. Liz wrote...

We will be cheering you on the whole way!!! You are awesome!

7. Kody King wrote...

I am proud to say that I wish I could crossfit like my wife. She is a force to be reckoned with. Thanks to George for pointing out that she is the trifecta: beautiful, kind hearted, and a stone cold cut throat crossfitter.

You are such a stud, sweetheart. I was so pumped to see you on here this morning. Too bad your profile doesn't have your new FRAN time on it. I am so proud of you. You are gonna tear it up in Fort Worth. You are a beautiful little beast and I love you. See you at CFJ tonight.

P.S. I am not just yelling "at" you, part of the time I am also yelling "for" you. . . part of the time. :)

You are my Hero. You inspire me everyday. I Love You.

8. Candice wrote...

You are an amazing athlete and I wish you luck at Regionals! I hope to compete with you at the Games this year as well!

9. Angela wrote...

GINNY! You are amazing! I wish I got to workout with you but I believe you have helped train me digitally! :) You are going to do AMAZING and I will be cheering you on in spirit! ROAR!

10. brooke wrote...

I am now into CF thanks to you and Nicole. I am so proud of you and how strong you are...of heart, mind and BODY! Go girl.

11. Erin wrote...

GInny, I want to be like you when I grow up! You are amazing, and as my first introduction to Crossfit, you have totally inspired me. I wish you the best at Regionals!

12. Jennifer wrote...

Ginny, you are one bad A$$! Kick butt this weekend...wish I was there to cheer you on. Kill it girl, KILL IT!


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