Most high school athletes you read about are your typical basketball player who is getting ready to sign with a division one school or the soccer player who scored several goals to win her team a state title. There are many strong, talented athletes right in your very own backyard that you may not even know who show commitment and a strong desire to succeed… and their success just might blow you away!
Sydney is a 15 year old freshman at local high school. She is the typical freshman (well kinda): she likes to hang out with her friends and watch movies. Sydney also really likes to workout . I am not talking about going to the gym and running on the treadmill or lifting weights. I am also not talking about hitting up practice with her teammates in the high school gym. Sydney is a different kind of high school athlete: she is a Crossfit athlete. And might I add that she is taking the Indiana Crossfit world my storm and making a name for herself across the nation.
Sydney does Crossfit at Three Kings and is the daughter of fellow Muscles & Munchkins Fit Mom, Jenny. This fall, Sydney placed 4nd in the nation Wodapooloza and 22nd in the 2015 Crossfit Open. Yes, you read that right, this local teen is ranked in the nation! She has an amazing support system and an incredible coaches, Kyle & Bryn, at her gym.
Crossfit Teen, Sydney
I am inspired by Sydney. At almost 18 years younger than me Sydney inspires me with her work ethic, her drive and her confidence. I am sure it is not always easy being that muscular girl at school and she is rocking it with confidence. She puts in the hours at her Crossfit box and her passion for the sport is contagious. Sydney makes me want to give Crossfit another try.
Sydney can tell her story much better than I can. Keep reading to find out how she got into the sport, what her goals are and what a day in the life of this awesome teenager looks like.
Q: Tell us your Crossfit story. How did you get into it?
Q: What do your friends and peers think of your sport?
Is there a young teen in your community who is doing great things?
Have you ever considered Crossfit?