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Athlete Profile: OG Scott

By avelyne | In Athlete Profiles, Rest Day | on July 22, 2012

Today we have a special guest post from the lovely Mrs. Champagne, aka WodKilla.

In the spirit of Sunday recipe posts, I decided to share the following recipe for the Quintessential Intrepid:

1. Take equal parts of:

– Passion

– Enthusiasm

– Encouragement

– Determination

– Friendliness

2. Mix it all together, bake at 230 degrees, and you get Scott, a model example of an Intrepid athlete (and, coincidentally, the most incredible person I know).

Scott is just as passionate and enthusiastic about CrossFit now, after 3+ years of CrossFitting, as he was the day he started.   I remember standing in the kitchen with him after his first workouts in April of 2009, as he excitedly told me every movement he did while my eyes glazed over because I had no idea what a snatch, clean, or jerk was.  He’d tell me about the weights he used and the metcons he did.  I had no idea what he was talking about half the time, but I loved that he loved it and was so passionate about it.  He wants to get everything he can that has to do with CrossFit (as we know by his extensive shoe wardrobe :-)).

Scott loves CrossFit and the Intrepid community and hopes to continue indefinitely.  I am so grateful that Scott got me into CrossFit. We can’t imagine our life without it and often talk about CrossFitting together when we’re old.   After my appendix ruptured, Scott took me on walks around the surgical ward.  Hunched over, rolling my IV alongside me with one hand, and holding on to Scott with the other I said, “This is what it’s going to be like when we’re old.”  I much prefer thinking about us being badass CrossFitters than walking around with IVs next to us!

Scott is one of the first people to introduce himself to a new face, not because he dislikes burpees, but because he is just a genuinely nice, friendly guy.  He is always there to cheer people on and encourage them.  When I don’t want to come in because we’re doing snatch or overhead squat, he tells me that’s exactly when I SHOULD go in so I can work on those things.

It has been amazing to witness Scott’s gains.  His greatest CF accomplishment was getting his first pull-up.  He had never gotten a pull-up in his entire life and was so thrilled to finally get one.  Three weeks ago, Scott had an impromptu pull-up challenge with his friend Hans and got 10 in a row!!  A few days later, he does Murph with NO BANDS!!!  Then, there’s double unders….a couple of weeks ago, he did a WOD where he did all of the double unders (120 of them!).   It took him longer to finish, but he was determined to do it, and he did.  Now he does the prescribed number of dubs in the workouts.  As we know from yesterday’s post, Scott PR’ed twice this week with his backsquat and chinups.  He continues to grow and improve every week.

Happy Birthday Scott!  I am so proud of you and all of your accomplishments. Thank you for being the most amazing friend and husband.  I hope this year is your best year yet.  And if it’s not, you’re doing something wrong!!   I love you!!


We’d also like to wish Ashley (camera shy!) a very Happy Birthday today as well!  In the month that she’s been here, she’s already busted out a few dubs on her very first try!  Jake where have you been hiding her???

REST DAY 07.22.2012

23 Comments to "Athlete Profile: OG Scott"

  • Josh says:

    July 22, 2012 at 7:47 AM -

    Happy birthday Scott! Hope you have a great day and you do have the coolest gear.

  • Sean says:

    July 22, 2012 at 8:05 AM -

    Happy birthday Scott and Ashley. Enjoy your day!

  • ruth says:

    July 22, 2012 at 8:21 AM -

    Happy Birthday Scott! What a great birthday post, Michelle! I see a lot of guest posts in your future as well!

    Also a happy birthday to Ashley! I still remember seeing her first workout 2 years ago (Fight Gone Bad) and thinking, “this girl has chops!” and we come full circle to yesterday when she encounters FGB again right after starting with us. Well done Ashley!

  • kathy says:

    July 22, 2012 at 8:50 AM -

    Great post Meesh! Happy bday to one of the friendliest, happiest guys I know! A truly good man and a really good friend!

  • Michael H says:

    July 22, 2012 at 11:56 AM -

    Happy Birthday Scott! I do agree you have the most electrifying shoes in the box! You are truly a class act guy. Have an awesome bd weekend buddy!

    Happy Birthday Ashley! Welcome to the CFI family!

  • Bryant says:

    July 22, 2012 at 11:59 AM -

    Happy birthday Scott!

  • Mike K says:

    July 22, 2012 at 12:28 PM -

    Happy Birthday Scott and Ashley! Hope you have a great weekend!

  • Brian says:

    July 22, 2012 at 12:58 PM -

    Happy birthday Scott and ashley!

  • Ray says:

    July 22, 2012 at 1:10 PM -

    Happy birthday Scott and Ashley!

  • Xuan says:

    July 22, 2012 at 1:46 PM -

    Happy birthday OG! You truly are an original and a huge part of what hooked me with Intrepid.

  • Xuan says:

    July 22, 2012 at 1:48 PM -

    I forgot! Happy Birthday Ashley! I hope we get to do a wod soon.

  • Michelle says:

    July 22, 2012 at 2:36 PM -

    Happy birthday Ashley!

  • Date Night says:

    July 22, 2012 at 2:42 PM -

    Happy birthday Scott! Any man that can entertain a 3 1/2 month old baby girl while her parents are suffering through FGB has to be a solid guy. You were a natural with Maya. She and Karma were wondering when they could have a sleep over at Scott and Michelle’s house! :) Thanks again!

    Happy birthday Ashely! It was nice to meet you yesterday. Have a great day.

  • Troy says:

    July 22, 2012 at 2:51 PM -

    Happy birthday Scott !

  • Scott says:

    July 22, 2012 at 6:00 PM -

    Thanks for all the kind birthday wishes. I love everyone in the Intrepid Family. You are all inspiring in your own way, and are the reason I’ve stuck with and still love Crossfit after 3+ years.

    Date Night, Maya and Karma are always welcome for a sleep over. I’m sure Michelle would happily volunteer to babysit and I’ve welcome the chance to hold Maya when I wasn’t dripping in sweat trying not to mess up her pretty outfit.

    Happy Birthday Ashley! We’re all psyched to welcome you into the family.

  • Randy says:

    July 22, 2012 at 6:46 PM -

    Happy Birthday Scott, you truly have been a great support for me at Intrepid. Hope you enjoy it!!!

    Happy Birthday Ashley.

  • Tami says:

    July 22, 2012 at 6:47 PM -

    Happy birthday Scott and Ashley!

  • Ashley says:

    July 22, 2012 at 7:32 PM -

    Happy Birthday Scott! Thank you everyone for the birthday wishes. I have felt very welcomed and I am so happy that I have joined the crossfit family :)

  • Tom R says:

    July 22, 2012 at 9:55 PM -

    Happy Birthday Scott. I am really looking forward to getting back into the gym with you and your lovely bride, Michelle (Red Velvet Cake)….. See you in a few months.

  • Tom R says:

    July 22, 2012 at 9:56 PM -

    Happy Birthday Ashley. I look forward to meeting you in a few months….

  • Mercy says:

    July 22, 2012 at 10:22 PM -

    Happy Birthday Scott and Ashley!

  • Anna says:

    July 22, 2012 at 10:34 PM -

    Happy Burthday Scott! I think I was at that first wod in 2009 Michelle mentioned! It has been wonderful to watch your gains, in both crossfit and life. Glad I convinced you to buy Michelle a ring at the Dodger game.

    Speaking of the dodger game, that was the first day I met Ashley! And I finally realize why Jake hid her for so many years, he was afraid we’d not only like her more, but she’d beat him at the gym!! Your competitive nature fits in perfectly with all of us, glad to have you! happy birthday!!

  • Stephanie says:

    July 22, 2012 at 11:14 PM -

    Happy Birthday Scott & Ashley!!

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