CrossFit Games athlete - 4 podium finishes
It was always a really big honor and privilege to be invited to the Invitational at all and to be able to represent your country. Anytime is really cool but I kind of have three reasons why I really loved competing for Team Canada. At the Invitational, one is the Invitational was always a kind of testing ground for new equipment. New Concepts that cross it would bring to the table. So we kind of got to be the first ones to play with some stuff and try new things and that's always a lot of fun. This second is all the athletes that went there were all individual athletes and, you know, we all consider ourselves individuals, we compete as individuals. So being put on a team, the pressure kind of changed. Everybody was just in an unfamiliar territory and we nobody took it too seriously. So you kind of get to go somewhere. Really cool, spend a week with a bunch of the athletes, get to know them a little better because you don't have that same stress of competition hanging around all the time. So, You got to got to make friends and just have a lot of fun around the event knowing it wasn't super serious and nobody's hanging their hat on how well they compete at the Invitational. And then, lastly, you just, you make some fun stories and memories doing those kind of trips. I wish they still did it. It would be awesome if they brought it back, but I still one of my favorite stories and in my career is in the 2016 Invitational. It was my coach Michelle's last year as an athlete. She was on the team. We were using the worm and in the last event, everyone on our team kept jumping forward and I was on the back of the worm. And by the end I was holding basically the whole back half of the warm by myself and I remember finishing that event feeling just wasted and everybody else on my team talking about how good they felt in that last section. And it made me feel pretty bad about my fitness for about a day until this photo surfaced. And now, I always take advantage of any opportunity to bust it out and rub it in my coaches face when she says, I'm slacking.