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: Melissa Kiel - Southeast Regional
1st place from the Florida Sectional.
Name: Melissa Kiel
Sectional: Florida - 1st
Affiliate: CrossFit Daytona
Clean & Jerk: 165
Max Pullups: 35
400 meters: 59 seconds
What is your athletic background?
Growing up I wasn't much of an athlete. Just liked being outdoors playing sports for fun, mostly surfing, running and swimming. In high school I played as many sports as I could fit in. Swimming was the sport in which I excelled the most. After high school I trained a lot in a globo gym and joined a club level rugby team. When I became pregnant with my son I had to put the contact sport away and after his birth I decided I'd train for triathlons and lose all 60 lbs I put on. Somewhere in there I ended up becoming a certified personal trainer. My training partner and I came across CrossFit when I was signing up for my first triathlon. We were fired from globo gym soon after getting our level 1 cert for training our clients CrossFit style. We opened a box and never looked back.
What is your history with CrossFit?
I am a co-founder and a part time trainer at CrossFit Daytona. The funds I have generated in the past 2 years at CFD are being used to put myself through massage therapy school. I'm looking forward to bringing some recovery action to our clients. Constantly looking for ways to make our box successful. Which is why I am trying to represent CFD well in this years Games. I almost made it to Cali last year. I was tied for 7th (points) in the southeast region but was DQ'd due to a time limit. I've trained hard this year and hopefully its my year for Aromas.
What is unique about you as an individual or athlete?
CrossFit and my CF friends and clients inspire me, not the other way around.