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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United States Qualifiers
Athlete Profile: Mike McKenna - Northeast Regional
Former fighter turned CrossFitter competes for the Games.
Mike McKenna is the proud new owner of CrossFit 914. After finishing first in the NY/NJ Sectional he's hopeful for a spot in the 2010 CrossFit Games.
Name: Mike McKenna
Affiliate: CrossFit 914
Sectional: NY/NJ - 1st
Grace: 3:25 (Squat Clean)
Cindy: 29 Rounds
Fight Gone Bad: 388
Clean & Jerk: 245lbs
Back Squat: 345lbs
What is your athletic background?
I have competed in several sports growing up but basketball has always been my passion. I also played football and tennis competitively throughout high school. In 2009 I competed in the NJ Golden Gloves and now more recently competed in the NY/NJ CrossFit Games Sectional where I finished 1st, to my surprise. In every sport I participated in and have found that I liked training for the game or fight more then I enjoyed the game/fight. I love CrossFit because you can only do what you can do. There is no reason to be nervous, just go out and give everything you got. I just find myself very lucky that I have found a sport that combines my two passions, exercise and competition.
What is your history with CrossFit?
I found out about CrossFit late in 2008. I was training for a fight at the time, in a globo gym where I worked when someone came up to me and asked, "Are you doing CrossFit?" I asked him what CrossFit was, went home and googled it. I thought it looked great so I added a couple main site WOD's into my routine. I found the powerful weightlifting and gymnastics movements (that I wasn't doing) really helped my Boxing. Pretty soon I found myself training exclusively through CrossFit and eventually instead of using CrossFit to train for boxing, I was using boxing and basketball and any other activity to supplement my CrossFit. Again, I just feel very lucky to have found CrossFit and all I wanted was to open a Box and give others what CF has given me, so I am very excited because I was recently able to open CrossFit 914 just 5 weeks ago! Thank you CrossFit!