The 2010 CrossFit Games
The ultimate proving grounds of the world’s fittest athletes.
July 16-18, 2010 • Carson, CA
The Home Depot Center Sports Complex
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Athlete Profile: Benjamin B. Taylor - Northeast Regional
Former football player was a perfect fit for CrossFit
Name: Benjamin B. Taylor
Height: 69" or 5'9"
Affiliate: Guerrilla Fitness Crossfit Montclair
Sectional: NJ/NY - 32nd
Fight Gone Bad: 302
Clean & Jerk: 245
Back Squat: 405
What is your athletic background?
I grew up playing all kinds of sports, including, baseball, tennis, and bowling. I particularly took to football and track, and played both throughout high school and college. As a Division I college athlete, I was introduced to alot of the concepts that make up CrossFit (i.e. Olympic lifts, interval training). I had a brief stint with an NFL franchise but an ankle injury prevented any real chance of making it a career. Since that time I had been an off and on globo gym weekend warrior. That is, until I was introduced to CrossFit.
What is your history with CrossFit?
When I was introduced to CrossFit by my girlfriend, I was less than impressed. But after seeing the changes in her body and attitude I became more intrigued. I found myself visiting the Main site more and more to watch the videos. I became hooked before I ever tried a wod. I joined Guerrilla Fitness in August of 2009 and haven't looked back. Next, I'd like to become Level I certified and continue to improve in the sport of CrossFit.