ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

STAN JONES, Athlete of the Month- Nov. 2018

There are so many reasons why the coaches agreed that Stan Jones deserves to be Blackbird CrossFit's November Athlete of the Month. He's been on the short list for months, but he continues to improve so much each month, that we were all just curious to see how much...

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CHRISSY KILLMON, Athlete of the Month Sept 2018

Never judge a book by it's cover, because this petite, sometimes reserved athlete packs a lot of strength, determination, grit, and drive into her 4'11" frame. CHRISSY KILLMON wears the sweetest smile until 3, 2, 1...GO and the clock starts running. You'll see in...

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BRYAN BEDNARCZYK, Athlete of the Month July 2018

Have you every met a family and each and every one of them are just stellar? Well we have at BBCF. The Dorsey family have slowly joined one-by-one, each being positively influenced by the changes they were seeing in the other. So, when Jackie (Dorsey) and her husband...

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MARK WELSH, Athlete of the Month June 2018

  Mark Welsh has been a member of BBCF since September 2015! We met him a few months before that at an ERR 5K at Liberty High School. BBCF had a tent set up with physical challenges people could attempt. As we now know well, Mark is never one to step away from a...

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LAUREN HUNT, Athlete of the Month May 2018

As I sit down to write this profile piece on Lauren Hunt, our amazing May Athlete of the Month, I'm typing and erasing and jumping from one incomplete paragraph to another. My usual description of our highlighted athletes just isn't working to describe how we all feel...

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CHRIS MAURANTONIO, Athlete of the Month April 2018

In 10 short months, a shy kid working out in a baggy sweatshirt in the middle of the Summer, transformed into a lean, confident teen. We are incredibly proud to name Chris Maurantonio as Blackbird CrossFit's April Athlete of the Month! We are not quite sure how we got...

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KACIE NAMETH, Athlete of the Month Feb 2018

Our February Athlete of the Month is a force, a presence. When she walks into a room, the energy immediately becomes charged. She gets people pumped up for lifts and hoots and hollars during tough workouts to rally the troops. Her positive influence radiates...

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JEFF GREEN, Athlete of the Month January 2018

  "I want to be jacked like Jeff," or "I want to be a bad ass like Jeff Green when I grow up," are expressions commonly heard around Blackbird CrossFit in the evenings. He tries to claim the 'Old Guy' card at times, but don't let him fool you, Jeff is quite an...

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Athlete of the Month–MEGAN GITTERMAN–December 2017

  Our December athlete could've been nominated for this honor on likability alone. She can turn the gym into a laugh factory within .2 seconds of entering. She's uplifting, intelligent, witty, and she's amazingly ridiculous. But watch out, when Megan Gitterman gets...

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Athlete of the Month– Ashley Richelderfer– November 2017

Ashley Richelderfer brought a breath of fresh air to the 9:30am class when she joined us a little over a year ago. She was an experienced CrossFitter with great mechanics, so the 9:30am girls were loving having a new lifting partner and someone to chase. Ashley didn't...

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Athlete of the Month– Ben Hoffman– Oct 2017

  A huge smile, a laugh, and perfectly coiffed hair is how you will be greeted by Ben Hoffman each time he enters the gym. For the past year Ben has stepped out of his comfort zone every day with an open, positive attitude and patience. He is fearless is his pursuit...

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Athlete of the Month– Brian McGinty– Sept 2017

  Brian McGinty has been a Blackbird since January 2015. He is one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet. He's hard working, dedicated, and a happy-go lucky guy around the gym. He's smart about his training and aware of what is right for him at this stage in his life,...

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