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: Christina Ruggiero - Southeast Regional
Swimmer from Boston University took third in Florida
Christina Ruggiero has an athletic background steeped in competition. Her journey with CrossFit began just as a succesful, four year swimming career at the collegiate level was ending. Measuring by her success at the Florida sectionals, she will be an athlete to watch for some time to come.
Name: Christina Ruggiero
Affiliate: CrossFit Southside
Sectional: Florida; 3rd place
Fight Gone Bad: 279
Clean and JerK: 135
Back Squat: 160
Max Pullups: 15
What is your athletic background?
I played many sports as a kid, but during high school I focused mainly on competitive swimming. After high school, I attended Boston University where I swam and competed for four successful seasons. I specialized in middle distance to distance events. With strength training at school, I was exposed to Olympic lifts as well as other barbell lifts. In the off season, I was a beach lifeguard where I competed on the National level. I finally learned how to run when I was a lifeguard. Running in soft sand is no joke! While I am new to CrossFit, my athletic background has allowed me to reduce my learning curve, but I still have weaknesses that need attention.
What is your history with CrossFit?
Shortly after my collegiate swimming career, my cousin told me about CrossFit. He knew the competitive aspect of CrossFit would be exactly what I would need to fill the void of swimming. I moved to Jacksonville, FL in June of 2009 and found CrossFit Southside a month later. I love the community and the camaraderie that CrossFit brings. I’m so thankful that I get to workout with an awesome group of people everyday.