Male Athlete of the Month: January 2017

Name:  Brian Upchurch

Age:  28

Hometown:  Columbia, IL

Occupation:  Project Engineer at Contegra

How long have you been a member at 1020?  Almost 1 Year

Tell us about your first day walking through the doors at Ten Twenty: I was a little nervous.  I didn't want to die on my first WOD, I survived.  The coaches and other athletes were all very friendly.  I felt at home pretty quick.

What benefits/accomplishments have you seen/had since joining?  Strength and endurance have increased.  The best benefit is the overall boost in my well-being.  I am definitely happier and more energized throughout the day.

What are your individual goals? Continue getting stronger!

Favorite moment at 1020 so far?  No moment in particular.  I enjoy seeing myself and others hit PR's and progress.

What do you enjoy  most about the coaching staff at 1020? The coaches are always eager to help and very knowledgeable.  They are always giving me that extra push that I need during the morning workouts.

Words of advice for someone interested in getting started? Don't question whether or not its for you, CrossFit is for everyone.  You won't regret it.

Tell us something we don't know about you?  I had a short stint in my early 20's trying to be a bull rider.

Favorite WOD?  Cindy or Diane

Least Favorite WOD?  KAREN!  I despise wall balls.