The 2010 CrossFit Games
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July 16-18, 2010 • Carson, CA
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Athlete Profile: Daniel Tyminski - Northeast Regional
An inspiring story from the NY/NJ Sectional.
Daniel Tyminski has come a long way since he was addicted to drugs. Just overcoming that alone takes a lot out of someone, but to then go as far as finishing 2nd in the NY/NJ CrossFit Sectional is nothing short of inspiring. Thanks to CrossFit (his words) and a whole lot of hard work and determination (our words) he’s currently the owner and head trainer at CrossFit Lindy and he’s headed for the Northeast Regional coming up this weekend.
Name: Daniel Tyminski
Height: 5’ 9”
Affiliate: CrossFit Lindy
Regional: Northeast Regional
Sectional: New York/New Jersey - 2nd
Filthy Fifty: 14:31
500m Row: 1:28
Cindy: 32 Rounds
Clean & Jerk: 245lbs
400m Run: 1:19
Power Snatch: 185lbs
Bodyweight Overhead Squats: 15 (175lbs)
What is your athletic background?
I played sports in High School. Football track and Lacrosse so I have a pretty good athletic background.
What is your history with CrossFit?
I was in the Military for 6 years in an Airborne Infantry unit in Alaska, the 501st. That is where I heard of CrossFit. I was deployed in 2007 and another soldier came up to me and ask me to do this workout and so I did (Linda) and I was hooked ever since. I've been CrossFitting on my own since then. I competed in the regionals last year and came in 6th. I was then determined to open my own box. I was that passionate. CrossFit Lindy is my full time job while I’m off duty. I love every minute of it and it just seems to get better and better with each day.
What is interesting about you as an individual or athlete?
There is one particular obstacle that has affected my training last year. I was a heroin addict. After my active duty contract and my deployment from Iraq, it was/is hard for me to adjust. So I was self medicating and last year at the regionals I was not able to perform at 100% of my ability. Actually placing 6th made me realize that I could be a much better athlete so I decided to quit and get my level 1 certification. CrossFit has changed my life. If it wasn't for CrossFit I would probably still be doped up. I want to thank CrossFit for making my life so much better. I even made a shirt that says "Fuck drugs... Do CrossFit" Hoping that anyone that was in my shoes can change their life too.
14 comments on this entry
1. Rhabdo wrote...
Nice bio man and great job at the sectionals.
22 April 2010 / 7 p.m.
2. Ben wrote...
How can I get one of those shirts?
22 April 2010 / 7:29 p.m.
3. Tony wrote...
Awesome Dan!! I am glad that soldier challenged you way back in '07, and even happier that crossfit has made your life better! Make us proud brother!!
23 April 2010 / 1:16 a.m.
4. logan schecter wrote...
listen for that at regionals brotha. Ill see you later today!
23 April 2010 / 3:39 a.m.
5. John wrote...
Holy crap, man!! You're a beast. You got 6th in last year's regional while on heroin!?! Nuff said...My money is on you this year, brother!!
23 April 2010 / 11:49 a.m.
6. Daniel BOOMSUACE Tyminski wrote...
Tony man...I just wanted to say thank you! You have made me who I am today for introducing me to the awesome sport! And thank you to everyone else!
23 April 2010 / 5:39 p.m.
7. Steve Liberati wrote...
Great job Dan! You were a machine out there at the Sectionals. Good luck at the Regionals!
23 April 2010 / 5:54 p.m.
8. Stacey Elliott wrote...
Glad you were introduced to the sport. You are a great coach!!!
23 April 2010 / 5:59 p.m.
9. bud wrote...
great job dan, thats alot to overcome, crossfit did the same for me, i hope to be right there with you in a few years!
23 April 2010 / 7:58 p.m.
10. Larry wrote...
Inspiring story Dan! Keep up the great work!!
26 April 2010 / 5:18 a.m.
11. Bryan wrote...
great profile Dumpster....im glad to see you turned yourself around. although you were always a beast when we ran those bike trails in alaska lol back when we were just alcoholics
03 May 2010 / 12:26 p.m.
12. Daniel BOOMSUACE Tyminski wrote...
Thanks everyone. Yeah Murph...those were the days. Crazy-days of just being stupid and belligerent. But I am glad you've taken an interest in CrossFit and have turned your life around as well.
04 May 2010 / 7:53 p.m.
13. Bryan wrote...
Yea Dan we were a little out of control back then, im def glad i have turned everything around, just wish i had done it sooner when you kept trying to get me to back then...
18 May 2010 / 11:26 a.m.
14. Al wrote...
Way to go, HOOAH Airborne!
12 November 2010 / 11:11 p.m.