Athlete of the Month: Dustin Wright

Athlete of the Month: Dustin Wright

Birthday: December 27, 1983

CrossFit Birthday: February 14, 2015

How did you hear about CrossFit? Technically Google 🙂 I was driving home from Ames after work one day, I looked over and saw someone in the window of a warehouse like building lifting a barbell over their head. It looked interesting, so I googled the place. It was a CrossFit. I apparently live a sheltered life (I am not on that book of faces), because I had no idea what CrossFit was. They had a bootcamp starting two days later, so I figured it was meant to be and signed up.

How has CrossFit changed your life? I had gotten very out of shape in the 10+ years after I stopped playing school sports. I weighed over 350 pounds. Somehow I still felt like I was athletic, but I quickly found out during that first CrossFit workout how large and out of shape I was. In that first test workout, my legs locked up and I fell over after about 34 of 40 air squats. Since then, CrossFit has helped me loose over a hundred pounds and I am in far better shape than I ever was when I was playing college football.

Family info My wife is Cassie who comes to the 8:30 class and I have two mini-mes, Brody(8) and Kinley(5)

Something Interesting About me I am pretty boring, but I have 3 metal plates and 18 screws in my arms. So that’s sweet.

Favorite saying Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying- I will try again tomorrow. Do what you can today. Then, repeat, knowing consistency is the key. It takes time. Set your goals daily & achieve those. Repeat. Rome wasn’t built in a day. But, it was built every single day for years and years. Patience, your time WILL come!

Favorite movie of TV show I have watched every episode of Supernatural since the pilot episode 13 seasons ago. Favorite movie would be Four Brothers.

What movement or skill were you most excited about when you were able to do it? Definitely ring muscle ups. When I started CrossFit, 2 years before my first muscle up, I was doing ring rows at 350 pounds watching guys do muscle ups and thought to myself that there is no way I will ever be able to do a that.

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