Southeast Regional

Athlete Profile: Chelsea Whitten - Southeast Regional

Third place finisher from the Carolinas is spreading the message.

Vitals
Name: Chelsea Whitten
Height: 5' 3"
Weight: 142
Affiliate: Ultimate Crossfit
NC/SC Sectionals: 3rd
Cindy: 19
Fight Gone Bad: 269
Clean and Jerk: 155
Deadlift: 285
Squat: 225
Max Pullups: 24

What is your athletic background?
I played mainly team sports growing up, focusing on Soccer, which I played at the Division II collegiate level. I was first exposed to lifting on my high school track team. I have a lot of experience being coached, and being on a team, and I really enjoy the camaraderie - not to mention having someone programming for me. It was a natural draw for me towards CrossFit.

What is your history with CrossFit?
I was exposed to CrossFit through my husband, who found it on the internet. He started incorporating CrossFit workouts into his daily gym routine. I watched him and thought he was insane for at least a few months. Then I tried it, and I was hooked. I joined a box as soon as possible. CrossFit is my new sport.  

What is unique and/or interesting about you as an individual or athlete?
I definitely am not a preacher, but I try hard to lead by example. When people at work ask me what that black thing is in my lunch (aka an avocado) or what I'm doing in those pictures on Facebook, I am always happy to explain, but I much prefer to show people how I'm getting stronger, faster, and healthier rather than tell them. Seeing is believing. 

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7 comments on this entry

1. KLowe wrote...

Great profile write up! We share the same philosophy about showing how instead of preaching how.

Looking forward to meeting ya down there.

Best of luck!

2. mike whitten wrote...

Go Chelsea. Mom and Dad

3. mie wrote...

Chelsea-you work hard day in and day out. You are an inspiration inside and outside the gym! Good luck this weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4. Joan Kelly wrote...

I'm rooting for you. Anyone who knew you before you started Crossfit and saw you now clearly see how well it has worked for you! You rocki.

5. Chelsea wrote...

Oops! It says Northeast Regional up there in the title instead of Southeast! Who told them I'm from Maine?? ;)

6. pfab wrote...

thats my dawg! cant wait to cheer you on this weekend, love you! xoxox

7. Sherry Long wrote...

Good Luck Chelsea!! You're going to do great!!!!!

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