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: Jared Davis - Southeast Regional
Top finisher from Florida works hard and plays hard.
Name: Jared Davis
Affiliate: Crossfit Southside
Sectional: Florida Sectional, 1st.
Clean and Jerk: 255
What is your athletic background?
My family is full of athletes – my sister played college softball, my mother ran track in high school, my father was a receiver for Clemson University, and my grandfather is in the Southeastern Louisiana Football Hall of Fame and also played 5 years for the Chicago Cardinals in the NFL. My family tree consists of English, Spanish and native American origins. I grew up outdoors and played all sports pretty much every day. During high school I played baseball for 3 years, played football and soccer for one year, and was on the weightlifting team for 1 year.
In college I played baseball for 2 years. I got burned out with that sport and spent most of my time after baseball with school and surfing. After graduating from Flagler College and working a couple of years, I went back to school for a graduate degree at the University of Florida. During that year, I participated in a campus competition for the Fastest Gator on Campus. I placed 4th overall and was featured on ESPN. I got to race Chris Rainey inside of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at halftime of the Orange and Blue spring game.
What is your history with CrossFit?
I started training for more intensity when I went back to school at UF - my friend and I called our training “Spiderman Training”. It involved high intensity circuits, squats, deadlifts, pull-ups, core stability and balance conditioning movements, etc. We did that for a while until I was introduced to CrossFit by Justin Bergh who also happened to be a college teammate of mine at Flagler. This was in January/February of 2009, and after that I was hooked. I mostly trained at home and in a regular gym following the main site after that. I competed in the Dirty South Qualifier last year and was 4th going into the final Sunday WOD. The OHS element crushed me; that was the first time I had ever done that movement. I ended up placing 9th and was an alternate for the games. When it comes to CrossFit I am more of an indian than a chief - I am an athlete, not a coach.
What is unique and/or interesting about you as an individual or athlete?
I enjoy life and new experiences. In addition to my focus on athletics, I was also an active boy scout and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout at age 17 (my father and uncle were also Eagle Scouts). My real passions are hanging with family and friends, water sports (surfing, scuba diving, boating etc), traveling, hunting and fishing, golf, camping, Gator football, investing, and just cutting loose and having a good time. I employ a ‘work hard, play hard’ philosophy and live to have a positive effect on those around me.