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Athlete Profile: Brian

By Alia | In Athlete Profiles, Rest Day | on January 13, 2013

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This post presented by Nick D. and Jake D.

Today is a special day. Our good friend and long time Intrepid member, Brian, turns another year younger (at least he thinks he does). In celebration of his birthday, his two man-crushes, Jake and myself, have a few words to write.

Nick’s Sentiments

Much like Jake, my friendship with Brian started with a few cheers in a WOD and quickly escalated to being practically neighbors with him. I spend an unnatural amount of time with him these days watching Family Guy, drinking completely non-alcoholic drinks, and singing Carly Rae Jepsen. There are a few things that sum up the last year for Brian:

  • Big year for Brian: getting married, competing in several competitions, but most importantly he has chosen his favorite: me (kidding)
  • His ability to make a party of any situation as long as Call Me Maybe is blaring
  • Can quote any family guy episode on demand (try it)
  • Secretly turned me into a closet craps addict in Vegas
  • Can lift twice as much as me
  • Is a Singstar PRO – just call him Adele

Brian is honestly one of the nicest guys I have ever met…although he seems like a tough competitor, it is just a cover.

Jake’s Sentiments

I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Brian since I started Crossfit back in 2009. He has been a great friend through the years and I’d like to say we have a solid friendship. To be honest if we had a “friendship” scale it would start from acquaintances, semi-friends, friends, competitors and now starting to lean towards mortal enemies. I am pretty sure Nick is turning him against me. But I’d like to think he’d rather hang out with me than Nick and possibly Anna (kidding). To add on to Nick’s list, here are a few more items that you may or may not know of Brian’s awesomeness.

  • Big year for him, getting married, competing in several comp’s, but most importantly he has chosen his favorite: me (NOT kidding)
  • Although I haven’t seen/heard him rock the mic on Singstar I can tell you that I have seen Brian put on a killer performance on Rock Band with his rendition of “Here I Go Again” by White Snake
  • Brian is the fastest eater I know. He’ll be completely done with his meal while Anna is just working on her first one or two bites…and then will proceed to finish her plate
  • The dude can cook. Anna and Brian each made me their own “perfect” omelets. I will say Brian scored a 20 out of 10. Sorry Anna!
  • He is one hell of a competitor/motivator. On daily a basis I strive to be on his level.

And I will agree with Nick that Brian is the nicest gut that I have ever met. He is always there to lend a hand and never expects anything in return (unless it’s a Costco sized Jack Daniels..kidding…kind of).
Happy Birthday Big Guy!

– Nick and Jake


01.13.13 REST DAY

22 Comments to "Athlete Profile: Brian"

  • Cherie says:

    January 13, 2013 at 8:27 AM -

    Great post guys!! Happy birthday, Brian!!

  • kathy says:

    January 13, 2013 at 8:46 AM -

    Great post, guys! Happy Birthday Brian!! It’s a pleasure to wod with you. Hope Anna (or Nick or Jake) spoils you rotten today!

  • Ashley says:

    January 13, 2013 at 9:17 AM -

    Happy Birthday Brian! I heard so many good things about you before I even started intrepid (of course from Jacob) I am glad I finally met you! Have a good birthday :)

  • Xuan says:

    January 13, 2013 at 9:18 AM -

    Happy Birthday homey! My hope is that even bigger things are in store for you and the Littlest Bus Driver in 2013. Nice work on the post by your entourage :)

    1. Marcus says:

      January 13, 2013 at 10:00 AM -

      Nice post you clowns, and have a great birthday B!

  • Josh says:

    January 13, 2013 at 9:49 AM -

    Happy Birthday Brian!

  • Amy says:

    January 13, 2013 at 10:32 AM -

    Happy birthday Brian!

  • Michelle says:

    January 13, 2013 at 11:09 AM -

    Three way bromance! Great post guys. Happy Birthday B!

  • Alia says:

    January 13, 2013 at 11:30 AM -

    Have a wonderful birthday Brian. Expect a SingStar showdown of epic proportions coming. Storm’s a comin’. Have a great day, hope your bromances got you something awesome. *big hugs*

  • Anna says:

    January 13, 2013 at 11:33 AM -

    Happy Birthday to my love! Instead of celebrating your accomplishments for last year, lets talk about some birthday wishes for this coming year:

    1. I wish you learn to effectively lose your passport so we can be stuck in a tropical paradise forever.

    2. I wish you learn the proper Dutch oven technique so I don’t have to explain any more bruises on my forehead from the remote control.

    3. I wish you practice these magical omlette making skills that Jake claims so that Carl’s jr is no longer part of our lives.

    Love you!

  • Michael H says:

    January 13, 2013 at 11:35 AM -

    Happy Birthday Sweet Cheeks! Yup I just did remind everyone.

    You’re swell in every way! Have an awesome day I hope Nick and Jake give Anna a day off spoil you today.

  • Ray says:

    January 13, 2013 at 11:58 AM -

    Happy birthday Brian!

  • Tom D says:

    January 13, 2013 at 1:20 PM -

    Happy Birthday Brian, what a great year!!!! Could not have happened to a better person.

  • Mike K says:

    January 13, 2013 at 3:33 PM -

    Happy Birthday Brian!

  • Randy says:

    January 13, 2013 at 4:17 PM -

    Happy Birthday Brian!

  • tami says:

    January 13, 2013 at 4:59 PM -

    Happy Birthday Brian!!!

  • Avelyne says:

    January 13, 2013 at 6:41 PM -

    Happy Birthday Brian!

  • Brian says:

    January 13, 2013 at 9:20 PM -

    Thanks everyone. Except jake and nick

  • Datenite says:

    January 13, 2013 at 9:34 PM -

    Happy bday family guy & anna loving, fast eating, jd drinking, craps pushing, competitive nice guy. I would like to have a jd with you sometime. I can clear it up for Jake and Nick – his favorite is Xuan (just like the jungle cat).

    1. Ruth says:

      January 13, 2013 at 10:10 PM -

      Happy birthday B!

  • troy says:

    January 14, 2013 at 2:16 PM -

    happy belated birthday b. hope it was a good one

  • Jason says:

    January 14, 2013 at 2:21 PM -

    Hapy Belated B Day, Brian!

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