EACH MONTH WE HIGHLIGHT AN ATHLETE THAT HAS SHOWN GREAT PROGRESS AND/OR DEDICATION...
April 2018 - Andy Spencer
You know him as the fearless leader of the Blue Steel Intramural Team....your April Athlete of the Month, Andy Spencer! Andy came to us over a year ago and quickly became part of our community. He's been improving his form, working hard, setting goals and smashing them! We also found out he's pretty good at drinking games, and can basically party like it's 1999. His times are often way up there, leaving people saying, "Daammnnn, Andy's fast." Ever supportive of fellow members, and a pleasure to coach, we're excited to bestow this honor upon Andy. Up next for April's A of M??...Muscle-Ups! Go get 'em, Andy.
Q. TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF.
A. My name is Andy Spencer and I have been at Crossfit Cobalt since June/July of 2017. Secret passions include Karaoke, dance battles, and my new favorite drinking game Rage Cage (thanks BK.)
Q. HOW DID YOU GET STARTED WITH CROSSFIT AND AT CROSSFIT COBALT?
A. I started Crossfit 5 years ago in Chicago, IL. I was playing for a competitive Ultimate Frisbee team (yes that's a thing) and was on the edge of getting cut from the team due to my increasingly sedentary lifestyle and declining fitness level. I told the coaches that if they let me back on the team I'd get back in shape. They agreed and I started Crossfit that week. 4 months later I not only secured my spot for seasons to come but I regained my starting position, 100% due to Crossfit. My wife and I moved to West Babylon last May and after doing a few WODs at various boxes I decided to make Crossfit Cobalt my new home. Beth, along with all the coaches and members, made Cobalt an easy choice.
Q. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF CROSSFIT?
A. SICK GAINZZZ! Crossfit participants are continuously rewarded with new PRs and by mastering new skills and movements. I also enjoy the group dynamic of Crossfit. I really look forward to seeing the 6 PM'ers every week and imagine that the early AM people are just as awesome, even though I know I will never ever see them (if they even exist.)
Q. TELL US YOUR MOST MEMORABLE WOD AND WHY…
A. 100% truthful here, not just because it was a few weeks ago at Cobalt with Beth coaching me. 2018 Games WOD 18.4. Up to that point I had only done 2 handstand push-ups ever. The first a month or so before the Open and the 2nd right before 18.4 to make sure it wasn't a dream and I could actually do at least 1 HSPU. During that WOD I was able to finish 9 HSPUs. With tons of time left on the clock I had cashed out my shoulders doing 3 strict. At that point I had never tried to kip into one. Beth quickly and efficiently talked me through it and after a couple failed attempts I was able to kip out 6 more. It felt like 3 months worth of instruction completed in 3 minutes. That was awesome.
Q. WHAT ARE YOUR FUTURE PLANS AND GOALS?
A. I need to get Bar and then Ring muscle-ups. I want my name on that door.
Q. IF YOU COULD HAVE ONE WORKOUT NAMED AFTER YOU WHAT WOULD IT BE?
A. After lots of great coaching from Beth and Malich I now love hang power cleans, so in honor of everything Cobalt has and will provide me.
AMRAP in 17 min.
- 21 Calorie Row
- 15 Hang Power cleans, (135/95)
- 9 HSPU's
- 1 Muscle up
MARCH 2018 - Jamie McLaughlin
FEBRUARY 2018 - Mike Renner
JANUARY 2018 - Liz Johnson
DECEMBER 2017 - Tom Miele
NOVEMBER 2017 - Delia Keane
OCTOBER 2017 - Antonio Monserratte
September 2017 - Ed Cuff
August 2017 - Amanda Barry
JULY 2017 - Keith Irizarry
JUNE 2017 - Iverine Anderson
MAY 2017 - Jason Bryant
APRIL 2017 - Kimball Smith
MARCH 2017 - David Godfrey
FEBRUARY 2017 - Christina Dierlam
JANUARY 2017 - Kyle Lick
DECEMBER 2016 - Cindy Godfrey
NOVEMBER 2016 - Tommy Berman
OCTOBER 2016 - Carolyn Cronogue
SEPTEMBER 2016 - Jim Baumbach
AUGUST 2016 - Erin Schniederman
JULY 2016 - Seth Maldonado
APRIL 2016 - Casey O'Byrne
MARCH 2016 - Joey Hein
FEBRUARY 2016 - Melissa Miglionico
JANUARY 2016 - Corey Lynch
DECEMBER 2015 - Noelle Hawthorne
NOVEMBER 2015 - Jeffrey Shapiro
OCTOBER 2015 - Paula Hueshcnieder