The 2010 CrossFit Games
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July 16-18, 2010 • Carson, CA
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Athlete Profile: Sarah Scholl - Northeast Regional
2nd place finisher at the New England Sectional.
Sarah Scholl is the owner and head trainer at POWERx TRAINING in Darien, CT. Her background in competitive running lent well to her results at the New England sectional, finishing second overall behind the pre-qualified Heather Bergeron.
Name: Sarah Scholl
Regional: Northeast Regional
Sectional: New England - 2nd Place
Cindy: 31 Rounds
Fight Gone Bad: 368
Clean & Jerk: 145lbs
Back Squat: 220lbs
Filthy Fifty: 18:50
Mile Run: 5:03
Double-unders (continuous): 224
What is your athletic background?
- 4x All American in track and field
- State Champ in the mile (Connecticut)
- Soccer: Starting forward for the #1 team in the country (we won Nationals in 1998)
College - Georgetown University
- NCAA Division 1 All American in track and field
- Set the school record in the Steeple Chase
- Ran Professionally for 3 years
What is your history with CrossFit?
I have been training my entire life, I just wasn’t calling it crossfit until 2008, when I discovered it. I come from a long line of athletes in my family, and I used to drag my dad every single night to the playground when he got home from work. After gymnastics practice, and soccer practice, I still had the desire to go crush the playground obstacle course that my dad would set up for my brother and I. He played football and lacrosse in college, so he would have us sprint through tires, climb poles, tackle football dummies and I would always end with 15 pull-ups. I ended up a starting forward on a soccer team that won the National Championship in High school, and I was the first freshman to ever make the Varsity lacrosse team (before I showed up, freshman werent even allowed to try out). I was a four time All-American in track and won the State Championship in the mile. I went on to run track at Georgetown, where I set the school record in the Steeple Chase. I placed top 20 in the nation in cross country, earning All American honors, and helped my team to place 3rd in the country. With the background of gymnastics and soccer, I have always been strong and felt like I needed more out of running. I would stand next to my competitors in the 5k, and think to myself, that I could probably stack them all on top of one another and squat them. When I discovered CrossFit, it was like heaven sent, and I cherish every single second of every grueling workout I put myself through, nothing makes me happier.
What is unique about you as an individual or athlete?
I found CrossFit 2 years ago, but last year, I was out for 10 months with a broken ankle. They wanted to do surgery, but I knew I could get it back to where it needed to be without it. I trained for 4 months on one leg, flipping tires and re-learning how to do double-unders. As soon as I could put both feet down, I busted out 224 unbroken.