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Athlete Profile: Kevin E. (AKA Kevin I, the First)

By admin | In Athlete Profiles | on June 15, 2012

Thanks to Jon for this most fantastic guest post for Kevin E’s birthday!!!

When I first contemplated putting together a birthday post for Kevin, I thought I would pursue the typical roast model that other Intrepid guest posting greats have employed.  I may have commented on the bravado he exudes while flaunting his mohawk off to Date Night, Josh, Me and all the other folically impaired Intrepids;  or the swagger with which he rocks the patterned headband; or, possibly, the clean & jerk technique that even makes unborn baby Rodgers cry.  However, after much deliberation, I decided that would be entirely inappropriate.  Since Kevin attends the exclusive and nearly private 12:00pm classes and employs his groundhog tactics on Saturdays (If he comes to a Saturday class and sees his shadow, you won’t see him again for another six weeks), this may be your first introduction.  And, quite frankly, he deserves much better.

Kevin is a huge asset to the Intrepid family.  He has approached CrossFit as he does so many aspects of his life:  committed and supportive.  He threw himself head first into the flames by starting the Whole 30 Challenge on his first week of On Ramp.  The fact that he had not even learned some of the benchmark exercises did not discourage him.  Nor was he phased when some sad, Nevada line chef sabotaged his chances with a pat of butter on his fish.  Despite all this, he motored on, made significant improvements (honorable mention) and not only kept true to his mission, but carried me with him.    He then went about building new 16″, 20″, and 24″ boxes for us all to “enjoy.”  However, that was not quite enough.  So, he is also the guy that has been slinking around the classes taking all those pictures that have now become your facebook profile photos.  Oh, yeah, and he also built the key rack.

So, today we celebrate Kevin’s birthday.  No matter how proficient he becomes at carpentry, photography or WODs, he’ll always be a better friend.  I certainly hope that you all get to know him….so that I will feel much more comfortable roasting him next year.  Happy Birthday Kevin!  Keep up the great work!

WOD 06.15.12

Deadlift 1×5 or Wendler

Buy in: 30 Wallball Shots

Then, 3 Rounds:
10 Power Cleans
10 Bar Facing Burpees

21 Comments to "Athlete Profile: Kevin E. (AKA Kevin I, the First)"

  • Tom D. says:

    June 15, 2012 at 6:37 AM -

    Happy Birthday Kevin. The first time I worked out at the 12:00 class I was intimidated by his Mohawk and headband, but like Ruth said he is definitely one of the good guys.


  • avelyne says:

    June 15, 2012 at 7:23 AM -

    And I thought Jon was just a sweetheart, wow! 😉

    Have a Happy Birthday Kevin!

  • Michael H says:

    June 15, 2012 at 7:34 AM -

    Awesome post Jon! Happy Birthday Kevin the 1st. You FB post on your progress have been awesome, keep it up!

  • Anna says:

    June 15, 2012 at 8:17 AM -

    Great post Jon! Can’t wait to see the under the bus version next year!

    Happy Birthday Kevin! Sorry for always smiling at you and ruining your rogue candid pictures. :).

  • Amy says:

    June 15, 2012 at 8:19 AM -

    Happy Birthday Kevin!!!

  • Amanda says:

    June 15, 2012 at 8:21 AM -

    Happy birthday Kevin! Great post Jon.

  • Mike S says:

    June 15, 2012 at 9:29 AM -

    Happy Birthday Kevin!

    (Mohawks are cool, but GO folically impaired Intrepis!)

  • the Pooj says:

    June 15, 2012 at 9:34 AM -

    happy birthday :)

    wallballs AND burpees… yummm!

  • Xuan says:

    June 15, 2012 at 10:08 AM -

    Happy Birthday Kevin!

    Nice post Big John.

  • Jake says:

    June 15, 2012 at 10:40 AM -

    Happy Birthday Kevin! Hope you have a great day!

    Nice post Jon!

  • Corrine says:

    June 15, 2012 at 10:42 AM -


    You know you’re my top choice of men in the gym! I mean, seriously, you’re amazing, kind, giving, funny, and you open your heart so easily. Your wife is one lucky lady. You can tell her I said that too 😉 Happy birthday friend. I miss seeing your smile. It always warms my heart. Mush mush.

    <3 your number one les,

  • Patrice Conyers says:

    June 15, 2012 at 10:45 AM -

    Happy Birthday Kevin!

  • Ray says:

    June 15, 2012 at 12:31 PM -

    Happy birthday Kevin!

  • Mike K says:

    June 15, 2012 at 12:49 PM -

    Happy birthday Kevin! Love the photos, new boxes and especially the key rack.

  • Sara says:

    June 15, 2012 at 1:40 PM -

    Happy birthday Kevin. :)

  • troy says:

    June 15, 2012 at 2:04 PM -

    Happy birthday Kevin!

  • Datenite says:

    June 15, 2012 at 3:00 PM -

    Happy birthday Kevin! Thanks for making the gym a better place. Given all this FB talk, I may have to join just to check out your updates. Thanks for the great post Jon!

  • James says:

    June 15, 2012 at 3:39 PM -

    Happy birthday!

    I love the photos you take, and it’s been a pleasure getting to workout with you. To more lunchtime workouts!!!

  • Michelle says:

    June 15, 2012 at 4:16 PM -

    Happy birthday Kevin! Looking forward to joining you in noon class soon.

    Love the post, Jon!

  • Kevin says:

    June 16, 2012 at 8:35 AM -

    Thanks everyone for the nice birthday wishes. So nice to be part of such a positive group of folks. Cheers!

  • Holley says:

    June 16, 2012 at 8:54 AM -

    Happy Birthday Kevin!!!

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