Athlete of the Month

Congrats Adam on being our June Athlete of the Month

First, tell me a little bit about yourself?

I was born and raised right here in good ole Brownsburg, IN. Attended St. Malachy for gradeschool/Jr. High and graduated from Brownsburg High School. After high school I moved to Charlotte, NC area for a couple years then in northern CA for a bit then back to NC. I met my wife Tabitha in Massachusetts (at Gilette Stadium of all places however this didn’t change my distaste for the Patriots)we moved back to the Burg in 06’ to be closer to family and friends. Not to mention enjoy the vast Indiana landscape!

How did you get involved in CrossFit?

I wanted to try it back in 2008 and suffered a neck injury at work that impeded me for some time. After my recovery I noticed CF317 at the first location off 267 and really wanted to check it out. It wasn’t until the big move to the current building that actually got me thru the door. Probably had a little to do with the new location being a stones throw from my home base now! Knowing what I know now I regret waiting until the move.

What was your first WOD/experience?

I don’t remember it exactly (I blame partial blackouts during first WOD jk) I know it involved way more wallball shots then I was prepared for and more running than I had done in years!

When did you start coming to CrossFit 317?

First week of July 2013 I started the kickoff course.

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

Sure is! Almost a full year already!

When did you realize that CrossFit was right for you?

Right away!! Even before I started my first WOD Coach Kirk was taking me on the “tour” the immediate sense of community and the confidence of Coach Ashley and Coach Kirk in me to accomplish my goals was exactly what I’ve been looking for.

What are your short term and long term CrossFit goals?

I am very proud to say I have achieved all of my short term goals which included losing weight (lost 60lbs. so far), being able to Rx WODs, and able to complete majority of movements. I’ll get those handstand walks one day. I’m coming for ya Matt K.!! For the long term I want to continue to get better all around especially on form and maybe just maybe get as strong as Coach James!

What is your biggest accomplishment?

Convincing Tabitha to marry me!

What is your favorite/least favorite WOD/movement?

Favorite WOD: Any team WOD I make a living in a team environment and really enjoy those workouts they seem to get the best out of me.
Least Favorite WOD: Anything with a 40 min time cap you know your in for it then!!
Favorite Movement: Split Jerk
Least Favorite Movement: Snatch

What do you do for a profession outside of CrossFit?

I am a Professional Automotive Consultant my duties include aiding manufacturers in the launch of new vehicles to sales and service staff as well as to the public. Over the last 15 years I have been blessed enough to have worked with about every brand of automobile sold in the United States. I am also very blessed to compete in the Trans Am Series for ECC Motorports in their #44 Chevrolet Camaro. The Trans Am Series is the oldest Road Racing Series in America was formed in 1966 and I am very proud to be a part of it!

What are your hobbies outside of CrossFit?

Tabitha and I love to go fishing with our friends down in FL Keys!
Disc Golf, Hiking, Snow Mobiling, Napping

Do you eat Paleo/Zone?

I would say bout 95% we are Paleo in our house. I have my weaknesses especially cereal, but Tabitha is a gourmet cook and prepares outstanding Paleo meals!

What is your favorite paleo/non paleo meal? Is bacon a meal?

Non paleo I would have to say Gunk. Don’t even ask something my Aunt used to make I never asked either! Just tastes sooooo good!

Do you use any supplements?

My Advocare menu at any given time will include Arginine Extreme, O2 Gold, Post Workout Recovery, nighttime recovery, bio charge, Catalyst, and Omegaplex. So yes!

3 Fun Facts

I am the youngest of the second Generation Racing Andretti’s (Michael,John,and Jeff)
I have been growing my hair for “Wigs for Kids” for 5 years
I have one arm shorter than the other just ask me and I’ll show you

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