Athlete of the Month

Congrats Paul on being our next Athlete of the Month!


First, tell me a little bit about yourself!

My wife Annah and I just moved back to Indiana in May. We previously lived in Chicago for a year and Las Vegas for several years prior to that. We both went to college here so it’s nice to be back. My wife went to Butler and I went to IU. HOO HOO HOO HOOSIERS!

How did you get involved in CrossFit?

Basically got bored to death with going to the gym and doing karate in the garage so my friend Brandon and I signed up and the rest is history.

What was your first WOD/experience?

My first experience like everyone was the on-ramp classes. I had never heard of some of the movements they were teaching me so I was lost. I’m pretty sure if someone filmed my first Clean & Jerk it would be one of the funniest YouTube videos on the planet.

When did you start coming to CrossFit 317?

I started at 317 in May when we moved to Indy.

Is this the first CrossFit you’ve worked out at / how long have you been CrossFitting for?

My first real WOD was in Feb of this year. I started crossfitting at Division St. Crossfit in Chicago.

When did you realize that CrossFit was right for you?

After the first class I was drenched with sweat and I was pushed to my limit and I knew right away that this was something I would like doing!

What are you short-term and long-term CrossFit goals?

My short-term goal would be to continue getting stronger at the movements/lifts that I don’t like, A long term goal would just be to continue to stay fit and continue doing crossfit as long as I can.

What is your biggest accomplishment?

Besides finding a girl that would marry me?…RX’ing a WOD for the first time is a pretty awesome feeling because you know you’re improving but when I got my first muscle up last week I was really fired up because I did the work, and practiced the technique and got the result!

What is your favorite / least favorite WOD/movement?


Favorite WOD: I like most of the ones with Girl names but Helen & Cindy are good.
Least Favorite WOD: Most of the HERO Wod’s
Favorite Movement: Power Clean or Pull Ups
Least Favorite Movement: Turkish Get Ups, or Anything that puts weight over my shoulders!

What do you do for a profession outside of CrossFit?

I work in the Marketing department at OrthoIndy

What are your hobbies outside of CrossFit?

I like to travel, play sports, watch sports and I collect rare and hard to find craft beers.

Do you eat Paleo or Zone?

I try and eat Paleo 80% of the time.

What is your favorite paleo/non-paleo meal?

My favorite paleo meal is a “Meat-zza” that I make, non-paleo is definitely Cheeseburgers & Fries!

Do you use any supplements?

The 3 Commandments of Hulkamania- The Training, The Prayers and The Vitamins BROTHER! Other than that, just a post workout protein shake.

Give me 3 fun facts about you!

I went to UNLV for a year before I transferred to IU and graduated with a Sports Com degree.

I was a hockey play-by-play broadcaster for 5 years with the Las Vegas Wranglers.

We are fans of the show Diner’s, Drive-In’s and Dives, so when we travel around we like to stop and eat at the places that Guy goes to on the show. My favorite food I’ve had off the show is the Ballistic Elvis @ Iron Barley in St. Louis…it is amazing!

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