July Spotlight Athlete of the Month- Scott Obici
A big congrats to Scott Obici for being our July Spotlight Athlete of the Month. We are so proud of you, Scott!
1. How did you first get involved with Crossfit? Take us back to your first WOD- how did that feel? What did you think?
I first got introduced to Crossfit by fellow CFA member Curt Clifton. He badgered me for close to three months before I finally gave in and scheduled an introductory class with Shannon. The first-class intrigued me enough to sign up for foundations with Shannon. My first true WOD was during my first foundations class I remember it being ring pull-ups, air squats and a 200 m run. By the second run I couldn’t breathe and literally thought I was going to pass out. With Shannon’s incredibly positive reinforcement was able to finish the workout and knew I was hooked from that moment on. Thank you Shannon!
2. What changes have you seen in your body, health and overall fitness since starting at CFA?
Crossfit has changed everything , physically I am much stronger and leaner and am doing things that I never thought I could do. I’m in the best overall shape in my life and at my age that saying something!
3. What is your favorite CrossFit moment?
My favorite cross that moment was just after one of the games workouts. I watched Coach Bryant do a couple of muscle ups and thought I’d give it a try. Much to my surprise I did one and then another it was a great feeling to finally do something I never thought I could do.
4. What do you enjoy most about being an athlete at CFA?
What I like most about CFA is a great sense of community that we have. I love working out every day with my 6 AM family. Brooks, Dan and Ryan push us but also make it a lot of fun. I can’t thank all the coaches and my 6 am crew enough you guys have changed my life !
5. What goals are you working on?
Master the elusive double under, could take years but am trying. I want to improve my technique with all Olympic lifts especially snatches. I’m also making a conscious effort to RX as many WOD’ s as I can.
What the CFA coaches are saying:
Watching Scott get his first muscle-up after a games WOD was pretty awesome. He’s giving some young guys a run for their money! (-Josh)
Scott as been full of enthusiasm and energy from the second he walked in the door for his intro. He never turns down a challenge and is always willing to try new things. It has been awesome seeing him grow into such an amazing CrossFit athlete. (-Shannon)
I’m impressed by Scott’s commitment to self improvement through openness to coaching and dedication to technical execution. In his presence I know humor, camaraderie and perseverance. Cheers Scott! (-Brooks)
Scott is a beast. He brings awesome energy and a kick ass work ethic to better himself and others every day. He has transformed himself and I’m inspired everyday I get to work with him. his wife has commented how she loves running her hands down his buff chest. Enough said. #40+ muscle up club! (-Dan Dups)
I can’t say enough wonderful and positive things about Scott. He is fun, kind, encouraging, and works so hard. He truly loves and embraces all that Crossfit Annapolis is- everything that makes this place amazing is defined by the kind of athlete and person he is. I have loved watching him grow and conquer new movements. I can’t wait to see what else he takes on. I hope you are so proud of your accomplishments, Scott. We sure are proud of you! (-Erin)