Southwest Regional

Athlete Profile: Laurie Galassi - Southwest Regional

A preview of NorCal's number one female athlete.

Laurie Galassi trains out of CrossFit Santa Cruz. While her background in gymnastics gives her some impressive bodyweight capacities, she proved to be the most well rounded athlete at the NorCal Sectional, besting 110 female athletes for a first place finish.

Name: Laurie Galassi
Height: 5’2”
Weight: 126lbs
Affiliate: CrossFit Santa Cruz
Sectional: NorCal - 1st place
Regional: Southwest
Cindy: 20.5 Rounds
Fight Gone Bad: 353
Clean & Jerk: 153lbs
Snatch: 98lbs
Deadlift: 233lbs
Back Squat:190lbs
Pull-ups: 36

What is your athletic background?
I was involved in competitive gymnastics from age 3-13. I competed through level 9.  After gymnastics I began training in circus arts and power tumbling. I competed in power tumbling at the junior elite level. The most difficult pass I ever performed in competition was a full twisting double back salto.  I also performed with a San Jose, CA based non-profit circus troupe in the Russian pole, and swing, teeter board, high wire and static trapeze.

While performing in the circus I got my start in coaching during summer circus camps.  I have been coaching artistic gymnastics (vault, bars beam, floor) for the past 12 years.  I currently coach a competitive team, level 1-10.  

What is your history with CrossFit?
Started CrossFit in March of 2009.  Walked in the door with a strict muscle-up, but I couldn’t deadlift to save my life.

Video 1: Laurie vs. Cold, Hard Mary - In this video, Laurie and CrossFit legend Dave Leys take on a difficult combination of rope climbs, parallette handstand push-ups and overhead squats.

Video 2: Laurie's Circus Days - You won't mind the postage stamp-sized video when you see what she can do off of a spring board.

Video 3 : Handstand WOD - Here's another WOD in Laurie's wheelhouse, handstand walks and handstand push-ups.

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8 comments on this entry

1. Joe wrote...

videos don't work. this girl is hot looking. more videos and pictures please

2. Kelly Davis Martin wrote...

Well done! I am related to Laurie, but she got all the good genes. :) She is a power house.

3. Sarah wrote...

You are truly an amazing women... the videos were awesome! Kick butt girl... Yeah!

4. Austin wrote...

I was very impressed with Laurie's performance at sectionals. Actually I was very impressed with all the CrossFit Santa Cruz athletes. That affiliate is S-T-R-O-N-G!

5. James Cebedo wrote...

I remember watching your heat on day 2 the clean and jerk and chipper. Im very impressed!

6. Michele wrote...

From one 5' 2" girl to another - you ROCK! I only wish I had your gymnastics background. You are an absolute inspiration.

7. Eric L wrote...

Cool video off the springboard! Sign this girl up for some Solid Potato Salad

8. Joe wrote...

Thanks for the video on the main site! She's amazing.


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