Mi5 Fitness & CrossFit Lakeville
favorite food on event days:
I actually hardly eat solid foods on game days. I find that drinking most of my caloric intake is better on my stomach at competitions
favorite cheat meal:
I don’t really have “cheat meals” but my favorite not so healthy food is Buffalo Wings!
competitive CrossFit career highlight:
Competing at the 2016 CrossFit Games in Carson, California
DJ competed with us at the original Mayhem in Mankato in 2014, taking 4th of 18 Men’s Rx athletes. He’s had quite a journey since our first event on the basketball court at Bethany Lutheran College
-What’s in store for you in the rest of 2019?
Right now is a pretty unique time in the sport of CrossFit. I think there are a lot of athletes who are kind of waiting to see how things unfold and where they see themselves in the equation. I would like to compete at one of the sanctioned events if given the opportunity, but right now I’m just focusing on being a better coach, athlete, and person every single day. If the opportunity presents itself to compete at one of these sanctioned events, I would love to do so.
-What’s your favorite competition you’ve ever done and why?
That’s a super tough question. I have honestly enjoyed every single competition I’ve ever done from my first Game Day competition in 2014 to my most recent Wodapalooza experience in January of 2019. But if I had to choose my top favorite, I would say competing on a team CrossFit Games in California was super surreal experience.
”Right now is a pretty unique time in the sport of CrossFit. I think there are a lot of athletes who are kind of waiting to see how things unfold and where they see themselves in the equation.
While the competitive requirements and format may change over the years, I believe CrossFit is here to stay. I believe these changes give a great opportunity to not only Sanctionals, but also more local competitions like Game Day. I think what Game Day competitions provide is a great opportunity for different leveled athletes to compete, whether that be a beginner, seasoned vet, masters athlete, team athlete, etc.
”...every competition is a chance to learn and grow.
-You’ve become quite a seasoned veteran over the past 4 1/2 years. Do you have any advice for new competitors?
-Will we see you in the crowd at GameDay Mankato this year?