Mason front squats at the Washington Sectionals

Northwest Regional

Athlete Profile: Mason Ostrom - Northwest Regional

Active duty Medic in the US Army looking for a spot at the Games.

Mason Ostrom is an active duty Medic in the United States Army as well as a trainer at CrossFit No Limits in Lakewood, Washington. This weekend he hopes to secure one of the three qualifying spots in the Northwest Regional competition.

Name: Mason Ostrom
Affiliate: CrossFit No Limits
Sectional: Washington, 16th
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 155lbs
Deadlift: 425lbs
Clean & Jerk: 230lbs
Snatch: 185lbs
Back squat: 300lbs
Fran: 2:50
30 Muscle ups: 3:00
Helen: 9:07
Grace: 4:30
Cindy: 27 rounds
Filthy Fifty: 18:54
Nate: 18 Rounds
Fight Gone Bad: 324
Murph: 33:45
Eva: 37:28
Favorite WOD: Nate
Least favorite WOD: Eva
Favorite Lift: Snatch
Least favorite Lift: Overhead squat (Odd I know considering my favorite lift is the snatch!)

What is your history with CrossFit?
I started doing CrossFit on my own at Ft. Lewis just over 2 years ago, following the main page WODs. I quickly grew tired of having to run from here to there for the equipment I needed, so I found the closest CrossFit gym to post. That is when things changed.

With the great coaching of Amy Desmond at CrossFit No Limits and the friendly competitive atmosphere of the box, I was soon setting PR's like they were going out of style. When I got my Level 1 certification back in November, Amy asked me to start training for her. I have been teaching a great group of students in the 5am class since that time. I love teaching CrossFit as much as love doing the WODs themselves. Nothing is greater than seeing a student set new PR!

I placed 16th over all at the 2010 Washington sectionals with a top 5 finish on the handstand push-up/front squat WOD, and a top 10 finish on the sled push/double-under/muscle-up WOD. I have loved every painful second since discovering CrossFit, and it has truly changed my life.  From a half pack a day smoker who thought he was in good shape because he bench pressed every other day and ran 2 miles a couple times a week to an elite level athlete in just over 2 years.  I will be doing CrossFit, and teaching it as well, until the day I can't stand... Then I'll just teach it!

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5 comments on this entry

1. Rachel C wrote...

Kick some ass this weekend, Mason!

2. andy millard wrote...

God luck Mason and thanx for your kick ass attitude. It inspires more than you know bro. See u saturday. Andy

3. Mark Rosen wrote...

Mason, you rock, brother. Way to represent CFNL! You'll kick ass, I'm sure of it!

4. Stacy wrote...

Good luck man! I will be there cheering you on! You continue to inspire me to work harder and let you kick my ass. Thanks for everything!

5. Kelly wrote...

It was great to watch you at Regionals, Mason! You are an incredible athlete and I'm sure we are just beginning to see what you are capable of! Way to take charge of your health....inspirational.


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