Lisa Mikkelsen at 2010 Northeast Regional

2011 CrossFit Games

Masters Contender Lisa Mikkelsen

Shifting From the Affiliate Cup to Masters

Lisa Mikkelsen caught our attention with her exceptionally fast run times (18:45 5K) and well-balanced benchmark stats. Just a little over a year into her CrossFit training, Mikkelsen has competed in the 2010 CF Games as part of CrossFit New England and now is aiming to either return to the Affiliate Cup or compete in the 45-49 Division of Masters.

Mikkelsen grew up an Army brat, born in Hawaii and slowly moving eastward as she got older. She spent the majority of her childhood in California, and now lives with her husband and nine year old son in small-town New England. She now runs the distribution company for Inov-8 USA, a job that fatefully led her to CrossFit.

Outside of CrossFit, Lisa hopes to place in the top five at the Worlds Masters Outdoor Track and Field meet this summer. She has the background for it, she won two silver medals in the 200m and 400m at last year’s USATF Master’s Indoor Championships, and with her extra training she may be able to push for something more.

Age: 45
Height: 5’5”
Weight: 140lbs.

Angie: 22:27
Annie: 6:37
Fran: 4:17
Helen: 9:34

DT: 10:49
Fight Gone Bad: 332
Filthy Fifty: 24:44

400m Run: 1:00.5
5K Run: 18:45
500m Row: 1:49
2000k Row: 8:05

Deadlift: 265 lbs.
Back squat: 185 lbs.
OHS: 120 lbs.
Shoulder Press: 102 lbs.
Power Clean: 165 lbs.
Clean and Jerk: 145 lbs.
Bench Press: 145 lbs.
Squat Snatch: 105 lbs.

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11 comments on this entry

1. RayG wrote...

Wonderful to see a Masters age athlete celebrated here. Watch us work out and post times to challenge each other in preparation for the gams at and CF masters on Facebook. Go get em Lisa.

2. Tim Carr wrote...

Hey gang


Will Masters aged competitors be able to register for both the Masters AND the open qualifiers? How about registering for affiliate team?


3. Daigle wrote...

YA LISA! Way to go! Lisa kicks our butts at CFNE on a daily basis...she's a great person, and a hell of an athlete. She'll excel at whichever branch of the competition she decides to go after.


4. Brian Curley wrote...

Lisa - it is absolutely awesome to be able to work out with you! Best of luck at the Games!

5. Paul Flores wrote...

Lisa, Congrats on your recent success out here on the West Coast. You absolutely are a great competitor- classy in competition and friendly, supportive of others when not in competition. It's always nice to see those traits in CrossFit competitors. Keep smiling, Lisa.....and kicking butt.

6. Kimberly Malz wrote...

TEAR IT UP LISA~ Looking forward to seeing you compete on CFNE team or as an individual!

7. Harry wrote...

Lisa's attitude is contagious. By far the most positive CrossFitter I've ever had the luxury of crossing paths with. Best of luck Lisa!

Just to mention too, she did fairly well at the 2011 OC Throwdown just a few weeks ago...
Go get em, "Mikkelsep"!

8. Tom Malcolm wrote...

Way to go L8 and whatever you decide for the games, team/masters, best of luck and "crush it"!

9. Lisa-8 wrote...

Thanks for all the kind words and support! I la-la-love the CrossFit community.

10. Katrina wrote...

Lisa you are such a great athlete. We are so lucky to be able to train with you. BTW I think they need to update your OHS to 140!!! Yup! ;-) Can't wait to watch you compete at the games!

11. Ray Valencia wrote...

Lisa...nice to see you are still kicking some "okole"..congrats...visiting hawaii maybe sometime soon????


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