From the Little One (Anna):
Today we add another dash line to Brian’s years on this planet… 32 to be exact! Over the past 12 months Brian’s dedication to Intrepid has grown tremendously both inside and outside of the box. From the early part of last year when he started taking double-unders classes on Tuesday night, he has consistently improved his numbers. He took his status to a new level this year by earning the “Competitor” label as he represented Intrepid in the NLI series. Brian has also been spotted flexing his crossfit skills far outside the walls of the box, caught doing handstand pushups at my best friend’s wedding and fiancée push jerks in the Maui hotel pool. In fact, I think he has taken this newfound dedication so far that I think I have forgotten how to make pasta.
In my personal opinion Brian exhibits an ideal balance of competitive drive and humble delivery. It is so rare that you see him express any emotional reaction during or after a WOD , which is why his fist pump celebration after cleaning 265 at NLI was grossly exaggerated by the crowd and film crew. Yet, if you watch him at the beginning of every class he studies the board and sets an internal goal for the day (i.e. Jake’s weight/time +5lbs/-5 seconds).
Some (I) might say that Brian’s most significant accomplishment at the age of 31 was our engagement, but he would likely point out his keen ability to manage a blooming bromance with both Nick and Jake!
Happy Birthday to the real roast king, the Intrepid shoe trend starter, the funniest pistols in the gym, and the love of my life.
Come out and celebrate with us at Brian’s favorite fat kid restaurant- Big Wok! See you at 7:30.
Press 3×5 or Wendler
20 Handstand Push Ups
100 Double Unders