[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!


IMG_4398

Comments

[ocn] Athlete of the Month – September 2017

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

nate1

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!

Comments

[ocn] Athlete of the Month – August 2017

August 2017 – Dave Tardiff

Dave is a recent addition to [ocn], but you wouldn’t know it. He quickly joined the ranks with top scores for the daily wod. He comes to us with a military background, so it’s no wonder why he is so easy to coach and gives everything he has for every workout. He will often show up early to go for a quick mile jaunt and then stay late to log another mile, or maybe even an extra workout. Maybe it’s all because he’s trying to get in his 20,000 steps for the day. He is also a big fan of throwing on a 20lb weight vest for a little extra spice in his workouts. Recently, Dave got his first bar muscle up, and just this week he got the illusive ring muscle up. He has been seen working hard on those pesky double unders, but we have a sneaky feeling it won’t be long  – edit: he’s got his double unders! Dave, we are excited to see you continue to develop your skills and we can’t wait to see what is next for you. Congratulations and keep up the hard work!

Comments

[ocn] Athlete of the Month – July 2017

July 2017 – Jessica Judkins

jes

Known for her sassy, sarcastic ‘tude, tiny hands, spirit walks in Nor’easters, and sushi bazookas, Jes has been around since [ocn] had a paper sign-in sheet, and the gym had only occupied half the current floor space it has now (the other half being tools). Just a year ago, Jes gave birth to her second boy. She did her best to maintain CrossFit throughout her pregnancy, but unfortunately was not able to. This did not stop her from making the best comeback we’ve seen. With the new baby and work schedule, Jes is no longer able to workout in the evenings, but that obstacle hasn’t stopped her. By the way, did we mention her passion for obstacle courses.  The MVP and star of parents hour, Jes has been killing it three mornings a week. Not only has she gotten back to her pre-baby self, she is stronger and better than ever. Any day now we’re thinking she will finally get her first bandless pull up. Well, we guess it’s time for Jess to add her latest credential to her business card, Jessica Judkins, PA-C, PH-MVP-AOTM.

Comments

[ocn] Athlete of the Month- June 2017

June 2017 – Caroline “Carol” Bonsaint

caro

Caroline joined [ocn] about two years ago. As a former collegiate athlete, CrossFit came naturally to her. With a bit of focused attention on her lifts and other skills, Carol quickly joined the ranks of the stronger ladies. With an impressive back squat of #260, and a deadlift that is logged as #300 (but we are pretty sure that’s not an accurate PR), she lifts heavy and makes it look easy. She never shies away from a challenge, and can take most of the guys in the 50m dash. You will often find her joining the guys on a Saturday open gym for one of their crazy wods.  Right before the CrossFit Open she finally nailed her bar muscle ups, which worked in her favor. Watching her complete 17.2, which included muscle-ups,  was nothing short of inspirational. Like many others, she coaches some of the local sports teams in her spare time, bringing fitness to the local community. Caroline, we are so happy Andrew convinced you to join [ocn]. Keep up the great work, Congratulation!

Comments

[ocn] Athlete of the Month – May 2017

May 2017 – Christina “Cullen” Collins (almost Bean)

 cullenfirst           cullenfb

Another [ocn] original. Christina has been with us since the early days of 2013. She is easily one of the top 3 strongest women in the gym, lifting heavy and going prescribed with ease. In the last few months Cullen has made great strides. Getting her chest to bar pull ups and linking toe to bars made her a strong contender at the gym during the open. In addition to the increase in skills, she has been working her tail off and dropping some major lbs. But don’t worry, this hasn’t negatively impacted her ability to move some heavy weights. Cullen is probably the nicest person you will ever meet, she’s always there to help another athlete or cheer on a class. She is an inspiration to other athletes and her work challenges the other ladies (and some of the guys) to keep up with her. Even when she is coaching the local high school ladies basketball team, she makes sure she practices what she preaches by zipping into any class her schedule will allow. This recognition is long overdue. Amazing work Christina, Congratulations!

Comments