[ocn] Athlete of the Month – February 2018

February 2018 – Saravanar “Sarnar” Mariappan

Sarnar has been a long time member at OCN, graduating his On Ramp in November 2015. Since day 1 his enthusiasm towards improving himself has been unmistakable. When asked “What would you consider heavy?” on his first dead lift day, his response was his body weight at the time. Shortly after: “Oh I can do more than that!”  Going along with his desire for improvement is his love for adventure. He’s always looking for something new and challenging, whether it be sky diving, taking road trips on his motorcycle, or hiking in the white mountains (ask him about his presidential hike!). This year Sarnar has hit the ground running. He’s starting to hit some serious PRs, shedding some serious weight, and is actually taking stretching seriously! We can’t wait to see what this year brings for him.

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[ocn] Athlete of the Month – January 2018

January 2018 – Branden “Studkins” Judkins
Branden has been a veteran member of OCN since February 2013. While he has a kind heart, he has might strong legs, being one of the first (of only 3) OCNers to join the 400 lb back squat club! Like several of our other members that are teachers, he now starts most of his Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings at our new 5:30 AM class. His hard work and consistency has led to a recent shedding of major LBs. It’s been long overdue, but we are excited that Branden is the first Athlete of the month for 2018!

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[ocn] Athlete of the Month – December 2017

December 2017- Silvana “Sil” Morgan
Sil joined OCN in June 2017 but if you watched her workout you could never guess she’s only been doing CrossFit for 6 months. She started CrossFit as a way to try to get in shape after having her 1st baby, Summer, less than a year prior. As a new mom, she was immediately drawn to our Parents’ hour class and rarely misses a class. She quickly learned how to scale her workout while still safely maximizing her efficiency. Sil has significantly improved her technique and skills while also gaining confidence. Now, as she enters her 3rd trimester of her second pregnancy, Sil continues to push herself to her maximum potential and still doesn’t miss a workout. She is hoping that staying active will help her during the remainder of her pregnancy, labor and postpartum recovery.
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[ocn] Athlete of the Month – November 2017

November 2017 – Sara Polcari

Sara has been a long time member at OCN, starting her on ramp in the spring of 2015. She started her journey with friends as a way to stay active and have fun and this year has started taking everything up a few notches. In the beginning, she would seek guidance on scaling as a whole. Now she seeks specifics like “What percent of my PR clean should I use for this workout?” or “Should this be light and fast or heavy?” She has gained so much confidence that this past summer, she competed in her first OCN Summer games! She keeps to herself for the most part but if you put a challenge in front of her, she will push through it no matter what.

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[ocn] Athlete of the Month – October 2017

October 2017 – Joe “Beer Me” Warner

Joe Warner was one of the first athletes to complete OCN’s On Ramp Program in the spring of 2014, was the first member to receive a Spirit of the Games award at our Summer Games in 2016, and was the first, and only, athlete to complete an entire games event in a full Top Gun flight suit. In addition to all these firsts that the veteran member has accomplished, he is also the first person to welcome new members who are in his class, and will give an unforgettable first impression to everyone he meets. Joe has always been known for his A2G squats no matter how heavy they are and his love for bench pressing, boasting very proudly the he can bench nearly as much as he can squat. If you are looking for Joe after a hard workout after an event or even just on a Friday, he’s probably living up to his nickname and is the first one at the fridge grabbing a beer. Congrats to Joe this month, our community would not be the same without him!


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[ocn] Athlete of the Month – September 2017

September 2017 – Nate “Oh I can do that” Bohacs

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As another recent addition to [ocn], Nate recently completed his on-ramp this past January. Since then he has been adding skill after skill after skill each month. Nate’s MO is to listen and watch how something is done, and then BAM, just like that, he’s got it. “Oh, legless rope climbs, I can do that”. “Oh, bar muscle ups, what are those?”  Then boom, got em. He’s got the strength to do most bodyweight skills, so for him it’s all about fine tuning the technique. Nate works hard and squeezes every minute out of his workout, often joining for a group cool down run or staying late to work on skills. Coming Attractions: Nate has been working hard on his olympic lifts, ensuring he’s got the technique, so look for him to start getting heavy.  In addition, his double unders are pretty close. Once he has the rhythm and timing of the rope he’s going to be unstoppable. Congratulations Nate, keep collecting those skills!

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