The 2010 CrossFit Games
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July 16-18, 2010 • Carson, CA
The Home Depot Center Sports Complex
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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
Affiliate: CrossFit Santa Cruz
Sectional: NorCal - 1st place
Cindy: 20.5 Rounds
Fight Gone Bad: 353
Clean & Jerk: 153lbs
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.