Athlete of the Month

Congrats to Tom Gibbs on being our June Athlete of the month! Get to know Tom a little bit better!

tell us a little about yourself.

I live a very blessed life! I am a very proud father of two boys, Tommy and Deacon. And I am very much in love with Jessica Lynch.

The path less traveled has been my backstory. Most lessons I’ve learned have been the hard way. But I’m a better person for it! 🙂

How did you get involved in CrossFit?

A relentlessly annoying friend of mine named Kindra Lang from Castlewood Crossfit harrassed me into it. I finally gave in after becoming bored with the redundancy of weight lifting and seeing gyms treated more like dating arenas…no offense to anyone dating at our gym. You guys are different! 🙂

What was your first WOD/experience?

Pull-up and ring dip complex. I did not Rx the WOD.

When did you start coming to CrossFit 317?

Feb 15th…that’s when the member dues took effect, so as I see it that made it official.

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

317 is my first Crossfit experience…and I don’t need to see what else is out there! I love her! And I’ve been doing it for 3-1/2 months.

When did you realize that CrossFit was right for you?

It was love at first muscle failure. In all seriousness, the tempo, variety, and noise level at my first WOD hooked me. The results have done nothing but reinforce my belief in it and passion for it.

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

My short-term goals:

  1. I want to continue to improve OH squat, front squat, and deadlift.
  2. Get down to 185lbs.
  3. Learn butterfly kipping

My long-term goal

  1. Compete

What is your biggest accomplishment?

Aside from becoming a father (Jess did most of the work) two things…graduating from Purdue University and being a 13F in the Army.

What are your favorite & least favorite movements/wods?

Box jumps are killing me!

Favorite WOD: Cindy
Least Favorite WOD: Karen
Favorite Movement: Squat/Bench
Least Favorite Movement Hollow rock.

What do you do for a profession outside of CrossFit?

I am an Account Manager at Crescent Electric Suppy Company.

What are your hobbies outside of CrossFit?

Fishing, remodeling, crossfit in my garage, and flirting with being a complete maniac.

Do you eat Paleo or Zone? Never heard of her.

What is your favorite paleo/non-paleo meal?

It’s definitely non-paleo. In fact it’s so amazing, I only have it once a year! In this house it called “love-sghetti.” Jess makes it. It’s spaghetti with spicy sausage instead of beef. It’s SO good that every time I have it it feels like a near death experience.

Do you use any supplements?

Yes. Protien, creatine, bcaa.

Give me 3 fun facts about you!

1. The first rule of my fun facts is you do NOT talk about my fun facts!

2 I’m an expert at knife-hands.

3. I’m a phenomenal dancer…huge hit a wedding receptions.

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