A little about Chad…
Age: 27, Height: 5’11”
• What brought you to BCF?
“I came to BCF four months after moving back to Oregon from Louisiana where I had been attending school. BCF was on my radar before I moved because of their history of sending athletes to the Games and Regionals. After moving to Oregon it seemed the distance to BCF was too far for me to justify, especially with several CrossFit boxes in my immediate area. Fortunately enough I noticed an ad on Craigslist for a CF coach shortly after I obtained my Level1 and as luck would have it, it was BCF. I love the community at our box and the competitive spirit in all of our clients, having over 100 participants in the Open speaks for itself.
• What is your athletic background?
“At Sherwood high school I was a four year letterman in wrestling, qualifying for the state tournament three times and placing eighth my junior year. In football I was a three year letterman, starting varsity two years at offensive center and one year on defense; we placed 2nd in state my senior year. I participated in track and field just my senior year but earned a varsity letter running the 1.5k and the 3k. After high school it was all rec center workouts and intramural sports teams but nothing serious until CrossFit entered my life almost six years later.”
• What training do you follow?
“For the past 5-6 months I have been using Mike Ford’s competitive programming that is found on the website everyday along with the class workout. Before starting Mike’s programming I was using an Olympic weightlifting focused program created by Matt Bruce (US National and Olympic team member) and Michael Cazayoux (member of 2x CF affiliate cup champions Hack’s Pack) who work out of my Louisiana box Red Stick CrossFit, you can find tips from them at brucebarbell.com.”
• Who are you looking forward to seeing in the crowd cheering you on the most?
“The entire BCF family!!!! I can’t wait to thank everyone for coming to cheer on Jen and myself. It is a great feeling to know that we have such a great community backing us up, it makes me want to work that much harder everyday.”
• What kind of eating regiment do you have?
“I eat 50-75% paleo depending on the day of the week and the time of year. I’m a big proponent of eating clean but also believe you shouldn’t torture yourself to do so. Breakfast is my cleanest meal of the day and it is the same everyday: 6oz bacon, 2 eggs w/onions, mushrooms, and spinach, and a sweet potato cut up into hash browns. The rest of the day is whatever is convenient but there is almost always a pulled pork or fresh chicken breast sandwich in there. Oh yeah, and a couple jars of peanut butter a week.”
• How many days a week do you train?
“I train pretty much 7 days a week. You will find me in the box at least 5 days a week doing a metcon and lifting, the other 2 days I will be at the pool where I do 1k to 1mile at an easy pace as my favorite form of recovery.”
• What was your biggest fitness accomplishment of the 2013-14 season?
“There is no question that earning a spot to regionals has been my biggest fitness accomplishment in the last 5+ years for me. Competing at regionals on the Red Stick CrossFit team last year has been the only accomplishment that comes close. Fun fact, we finished 21st, same as BCF last year.”
• What is your favorite part of CrossFit?
“My favorite part about CrossFit is the competitive outlet it provides me and the community it surrounds me with. I know that is two things but they are both my favorite and I refuse to choose between them.
• How much do you love Duchess?
“I love Duchess so much I can’t help it. The first time I met her was when I interviewed with Mike, Christine, and Mel, she was snoring with her tongue out under the desk and I was instantly a fan of our mascot. She is a joy to see in the box and I know that everyone else feels the same way.”
• Anything additional you would like to highlight?
“Congratulations to Mike and Kirby for making it to the games!!!!”