Bev Ecklund - March 2017 Athlete of the Month

By
Nick Pritchett
April 4, 2017

Tell us a little about yourself.

Born and raised in Salem. 40 years old. Librarian by trade, currently working at Willamette University College of Law.

How did you hear about CrossFit and why did you start?

When I played Roller Derby, my derby coach was also a Crossfit coach and incorporated crossfit into our warm-ups. I cross-trained with Crossfit while playing derby. After retiring from derby I didn't do anything for almost three years! I realized I needed something close to work so I wouldn't have any excuses not to go, and I found C3 just by driving/walking around downtown.

How has CrossFit changed your life?

More confidence, more energy, I also own a lot of foam rollers and various ice and heating packs.

What have you accomplished, that you couldn't before, because of CrossFit?

Lift more than my body weight.

Tell us one goal or P.R. you would like to accomplish through CrossFit.

Only one?!  20" box jump, 300# deadlift, 200# backsquat, run a 5k in less than 30 minutes,  enter a Powerlifting competition this fall.

What is your favorite part of Cherry City CrossFit?

The people, that I don't have to think, I just show up and do what's on the board.

What is your favorite CrossFit movement?

Anything with a barbell.

What is your LEAST favorite CrossFit movement?

Burpees.

Why do you fight? What pushes or motivate you?

I want to stay strong and healthy and do fun things for the next 40 years!

Nick Pritchett
Technology Director