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Athlete Profile: Mat

By admin | In Athlete Profiles | on July 23, 2013


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Continuing with the birthday week is another Athlete Profile from a loving fiance, Colleen, who was eager to write this sweet post for Mat:

The Top 10 Things You Don’t Know about Mat

1) He was born in Australia and left when he was very young, but we will be returning for our honeymoon.

2) He’s the baby of his family, with two older brothers who live in the Midwest.

3) He’s a romantic – he proposed as a surprise while we were rock climbing in Malibu.

4) His favorite meal is a burger, fries and a cold IPA. Then for dessert – cake and ice cream.

5) He will say yes to almost every adventure or race – Tough Mudder, 70 mile bike ride, triathlons, Half Dome… The list could go on and on.

6) He is surprisingly athletic even though he did not play sports in high school – he picks up new activities with ease – learning to ski at 27!

7) Ideally Mat would wear shorts and a t-shirt year round – even when visiting my parents for Christmas in Idaho.

8) If he could have a dog right now it would be a wiener dog.

9) His initials are M.A.T. which is how he spells his name.

10) The last one isn’t about him, but me… I am the luckiest woman in the world because he is marrying me on August 3rd!

I love you so much Mat and can’t wait for all our adventures to come!


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Also a big happy birthday, Delaney, our original CrossFit Kid!  You may have seen her climbing the rope at top speed, clean & jerking with fantastic form, or working out with her dad on occasion.  Have a fantastic birthday, Delaney!


WOD 07.23.13

Hang Power Clean 3×2

2010 Games WOD
7 Rounds:
3 Cleans (205/135)
4 Handstand Push Ups

12 Minute Time Cap

15 Comments to "Athlete Profile: Mat"

  • Amanda says:

    July 23, 2013 at 6:30 AM -

    Happy birthday, Mat! I hope you and Colleen have a wonderful wedding and honeymoon holiday.

    Happy birthday Delaney!

  • Celina says:

    July 23, 2013 at 6:49 AM -

    Happy Birthday Mat! Great post Colleen!

  • Date Nite says:

    July 23, 2013 at 6:51 AM -

    Happy birthday Mat! Sounds like burger, fries & IPA are on the menu for lunch &/or dinner?

  • Tom D. says:

    July 23, 2013 at 7:37 AM -

    Happy Birthday M.A.T have a great day.

  • M^2 says:

    July 23, 2013 at 8:19 AM -

    Happy birthday Mat! Got to agree with you food choices. Doesn’t get much better than that!

    Happy birthday Delaney!

  • james says:

    July 23, 2013 at 9:49 AM -

    Happy Birthday Mat and Delaney!

  • Nathania says:

    July 23, 2013 at 10:39 AM -

    A happy birthday to Mat!! and a super happy birthday to Delaney!

  • Renee says:

    July 23, 2013 at 12:40 PM -

    Sending you BIRTHDAY wishes from Lone Pine!
    P.S. Just lead my first climb!

  • Troy says:

    July 23, 2013 at 12:56 PM -

    Happy birthday to both of you!

  • Holley says:

    July 23, 2013 at 1:43 PM -

    Happy Birthday Mat!!! Two more weeks, exciting! Have a great time in Australia you guys!

    Happy Birthday Delaney!!! You’ve been picking things up so quickly in the gym, keep up the good work!

  • Avelyne says:

    July 23, 2013 at 1:44 PM -

    Happy Birthday Mat and Delaney!

  • M.A.T. says:

    July 23, 2013 at 1:46 PM -

    Happy Birthday to Delaney! Rock Star!

    Thanks for all the wishes! I did already have my burger and fries… beer comes later when I am home and don’t have to drive. :)

    Way to go Renee! Time to multi-pitch!

  • Tina says:

    July 23, 2013 at 2:49 PM -

    Happy Birthday Mat and Delaney!!

  • Anna says:

    July 23, 2013 at 3:10 PM -

    Happy Birthday Mat! What an exciting month you have ahead! Cute post Colleen

    Happy Birthday Delaney! As your present your dad can use my rack tonight. :)

  • Mike S. says:

    July 23, 2013 at 9:08 PM -

    Happy birthday Mat!

    Count me in for the Burgers, Fries (sweet potato of course!), and IPA dinner!

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