I have been an athlete all my life. Growing up in Rochester, NY I competed nationally in gymnastics all the way through high school, eventually earning a college scholarship to compete in the sport for the University of Maryland. I competed for Maryland for four years and graduated in 2008. After graduation, I retired from the sport of gymnastics and moved to Charlottesville, Va to attend law school at the University of Virginia.
My first semester of law school was the first time in my life where I wasn’t training for a sport, and I felt lost without some sort of athletic pursuit to put my efforts toward. In January of 2009 a friend suggested that I try CrossFit.
I got my first taste of CrossFit competition that winter, and I was hooked. I decided to make it my goal to train and make it to the CrossFit Games. I fell short in 2010, finishing 5th in my regional and missing the cut.Motivated to train harder for 2011, I worked on my weaknesses, finished 2nd in the MidAtlantic Regional and qualified to the 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games, where I finished 12th in the world. I continued competing in CrossFit® and in total have competed as an individual in 4 CrossFit Games (2011-2014). In 2014, I was also the CrossFit Mid-Atlantic Regional Champion.
In 2015, I also started dabbling in Olympic Weightlifting competitions and will compete in my first USAW Nationals in August.