Athlete Profile: Owen Satterly - North East Regional
First place finisher from the UK/Ireland Sectional brings it home to the States.
Owen Satterly has been attacking his olympic lifting and doing lots of sprints since he cleaned up at the UK/Ireland Sectionals. The birth of his son kept him from competing in the European Regional so he is bringing it stateside to try and grab a qualifying spot from this side of the Atlantic. Satterly's own birthday is one day before the CrossFit Games Final in Los Angeles, and he hopes to celebrate the big 3-0 with CrossFit Games glory.
Name: Owen Satterly
Affiliate: No home affiliate; my programming is done by Jacob Tsypkin of CrossFit Monterrey
Sectional: UK/Ireland - 1st place
Cindy: 32 Rounds
Fight Gone Bad: 473
Clean & Jerk: 265lbs
Back Squat: 407lbs
Max Pull-ups: 50
What is your athletic background?
My past athletic background is pretty eclectic! My parents let me try anything when a was younger from dance and gymnastics to rugby. Rugby was always my first choice and my training reflected this. I think that trying a broad range of sports and activities at a young age help to give me the ability to adapt to new skills, which is probably why I took to CrossFit when I discovered it!
What is your history with CrossFit?
I discovered CrossFit in April 2007 when I was researching training methods for a company newsletter, I was working as a physiologist at the time. I content on the website really impressed me and I dabbled with a few WODs, then on June 1st CrossFit became my new training method. I work as a strength and conditioning coach at a University in the UK and I have integrated CrossFit methods into the existing sports programs.
What is unique about you as an individual or athlete?
My wife is due to give birth to our son the week before the European Regionals, which is causing some concern and also The Games start the day after my 30th birthday - what a great present that would make, huh?