Category: Featured Athletes

Athlete of the Month – January 2017 – Jackson and Tyler

01.21.2017 | Melissa Griffin | Comments ( 0 )

Where were you in your fitness journey before BCF and where are you now? Jackson: Before I started CrossFit, my way of working out was through basketball practices 2 or 3 times a week. Now I’m sticking to CrossFit and trying to ... READ MORE

Athlete of the Month – November 2016 – Katelin Turner

11.21.2016 | Melissa Griffin | Comments ( 0 )

Where were you in your fitness journey before BCF and where are you now? When I joined BCF, I had just moved to Portland, and had taken a few months off from CrossFit. Lucky for me, Drew was a coach at my old gym in Eugene so I had an ... READ MORE

Athlete of the Month – October 2016 – Hyoungjun Park

10.25.2016 | Melissa Griffin | Comments ( 0 )

I did Kendo and boxing for 2 years each in my college but I’ve always been looking for something well-balanced and can boost my general health/fitness. At a box in Florida in ’08 I was introduced to the world of CrossFit ... READ MORE

Athlete of the Month – September 2016 – Joe McCoy

09.25.2016 | Melissa Griffin | Comments ( 0 )

Where were you in your fitness journey before BCF and where are you now? Before I would work out at a big box gym (24 hour fitness) and found I lacked motivation by being there. I would get bored with the daily mundane routine and was ... READ MORE

ATHLETE OF THE MONTH – JUNE 2016 – Haley Bury

06.21.2016 | Melissa Griffin | Comments ( 0 )

I came to BCF in September of 2013 with my then-boyfriend, now-fiancé (and maybe husband by the time this goes out) Sam. We both played sports in college and were feeling uninspired when it came to fitness. We were on the hunt for ... READ MORE

Athlete of the Month – May 2016 – Julie Peterson

05.05.2016 | Melissa Griffin | Comments ( 0 )

Wow, when Mel told me I was Athlete of the Month I was beyond flattered. BCF has a group of wonderfully talented and kind individuals all of whom have inspired me. I’ve been involved in sports, specifically competitive swimming, ... READ MORE

Athlete of the Month – April 2016 – Daniel Thompson

04.14.2016 | Melissa Griffin | Comments ( 0 )

My goal has always been to slim down. I have always been heavy even when extremely active. I came back to Oregon last May after working the oilfield and ended up helping my parents around the property. My goals were swiftly thrown on ... READ MORE

Athlete of the Month – March 2016 – Sarah Allgood

03.11.2016 | Melissa Griffin | Comments ( 0 )

First and foremost, I am so honored to be nominated for Athlete of the Month!  Where do I begin?  Before joining Beaverton CrossFit I was your average globo gym member, I would get in my 30-45 minutes of cardio and occasional strength ... READ MORE

Athlete of the Month – February 2016 – Jonathan Bermuda

02.17.2016 | Melissa Griffin | Comments ( 0 )

Where were you in your fitness journey before BCF and where are you now? Before BCF, I went to the gym 5-7 days, did your typical workouts, bench press, squats, arms and some cardio. Though I worked hard, I was frustrated and ... READ MORE

Athlete of the Month – January 2016 – Molly Williams

01.12.2016 | Melissa Griffin | Comments ( 0 )

Over 11 yrs ago I decided to make a lifestyle change and cut out soda and fast food.  Within a short period of time I lost 50lbs, felt amazing, and never wanted to look back. I knew it would take a lot of hard work but I was determined ... READ MORE

Athlete of the Month – December 2015 – Matthew Zola

12.10.2015 | Melissa Griffin | Comments ( 0 )

I came to BCF a little over a year and a half ago in what I thought was the worst shape of my life (that’s not saying much considering I was only 14). I remember doing onboarding with Marcus and getting dizzy during a five minute ... READ MORE

Athlete of the Month – November 2015 – Deb Reser

11.10.2015 | Melissa Griffin | Comments ( 0 )

Where were you in your fitness journey before BCF and where are you now? Wow, what a surprise to be picked as November’s athlete. Every member puts in so much effort and dedication that I am truly honored. In my pre-BCF life I ... READ MORE

Athlete of the Month – October 2015 – Louie Labonte

10.08.2015 | Melissa Griffin | Comments ( 0 )

Louie Where were you in your fitness journey before BCF and where are you now? First, I am really humbled to be chosen this month’s athlete – there are so many great athletes here at BCF, so thank you! Before I started with BCF, I was ... READ MORE

Athlete of the Month – September 2015 – Chantell Fukumae

09.04.2015 | Melissa Griffin | Comments ( 0 )

Chantell  I started BCF towards the latter end of November 2014. Through constant periods of transitioning moving from Hawaii to Oregon, then to California and back to Oregon again; I knew it was time to establish myself in all regards ... READ MORE

Athletes of the Month – August 2015 – Lisa and Dave

08.06.2015 | Melissa Griffin | Comments ( 0 )

Lisa I am a massage therapist. I stopped working a little over two years ago because of a repetitive elbow injury to both of my elbows. As a result I gained 20 lbs., and was in poor shape. I worked out a couple of times a week, but I ... READ MORE

Athlete of the Month – June 2015 – Delia Grenville

06.18.2015 | Melissa Griffin | Comments ( 0 )

My goals are to keep showing up.   And, to do a pull-up.    I like to keep what’s ahead of me simple.  So, I can keep showing up. My BCF experience: Sometimes I would stare so hard at Mike or whoever was coaching that I would be afraid ... READ MORE

Athlete of the Month – May 2015 – Alex Matsuda

05.20.2015 | Melissa Griffin | Comments ( 0 )

My name is Alex Matsuda. I’m 12 years old (13 in July!) I’m a 7th grader at Stoller middle school. I play baseball on the senior federal team for JBO. I am a 2nd degree black belt in taekwondo and have 1 year left until I ... READ MORE

Athlete of the Month – April 2015 – Miki Hipp

04.18.2015 | Melissa Griffin | Comments ( 0 )

Where were you in your fitness journey before BCF and where are you now?  Before CrossFit I was struggling with staying active because I hated the gym. I hated the atmosphere; I hated putting in my head phones and zoning out for an ... READ MORE

March 2015 – Casey Kilfoil

03.19.2015 | Melissa Griffin | Comments ( 0 )

Where you were in your fitness journey before BCF and where are you now? The main difference is that I “worked out” instead of “trained”. I’ll always remember walking into BCF for the first time and reading the board and thinking that ... READ MORE

October 2014 – Kelly Ryan

10.23.2014 | Melissa Griffin | Comments ( 0 )

Wow, I can honestly say I’m shocked to be chosen for this.  There are so many amazing athletes at BCF who inspire me every day to be better…I’ll certainly get to them in a minute! My fitness journey has been long with ... READ MORE

August 2014 – Kim Pallister

08.22.2014 | Melissa Griffin | Comments ( 0 )

I like to joke with people about how I suffer from a condition called “adult onset athletics”. I never developed a penchant for fitness when I was young, and certainly never gave nutrition any thought. I always had a ... READ MORE

July – 2014 – Zander Veith

07.11.2014 | Melissa Griffin | Comments ( 0 )

It’s an honor to be named Athlete of the Month when there are so many great people at BCF. I started CrossFit about 2 years ago when I wanted to shake up my increasingly tedious workout routine, chose BCF, and haven’t ... READ MORE

May 2014 – Taiisha Pleasant

05.16.2014 | Melissa Griffin | Comments ( 0 )

I came to Beaverton CrossFit at a major low point in my fitness life. I had been on some medication that definitely didn’t help me lose weight, I was the heaviest I had ever been and feeling pretty depressed. I had tried the gym across ... READ MORE

April 2014 – Nina Khanjan

04.10.2014 | Melissa Griffin | Comments ( 0 )

About four years ago I noticed I was getting very tired and no matter how much I slept I never got my energy back. This was especially strange because I was walking a few miles a day and eating very well. I ended up gaining 40 pounds ... READ MORE

February 2014

02.14.2014 | Melissa Griffin | Comments ( 0 )

I was literally peer pressured and dragged into CrossFit last year by my husband and friend. I was NOT an athlete and had never been on a team sport or worked out consistently. But at 5’3 and 159lbs and over 33% body fat, it seemed ... READ MORE

January 2014

01.28.2014 | Melissa Griffin | Comments ( 0 )

 Just over a year ago I didn’t know anything about CrossFit. When I started this journey I had no idea it would become such a big part of my life. My experience started when I would see BCF athletes out running or carrying weights ... READ MORE

December 2013

12.16.2013 | Melissa Griffin | Comments ( 0 )

I actually didn’t start CrossFit intentionally; I was tricked into it. My friend Holden told me he was taking us to “some cycling or other fitness class” at the local gym. I should have known by his ambiguity that he was up ... READ MORE

November 2013

11.11.2013 | Melissa Griffin | Comments ( 0 )

There are a precious few doors in Life, that when you walk through, positively and unimaginatively change everything.    When I walked through the “Garage” door in March I was looking to get stronger and improve my cardio. ... READ MORE

October 2013

10.06.2013 | Melissa Griffin | Comments ( 0 )

I started going to the gym a little more than two years ago. I used to go to my company’s fitness center initially. But, lack of sufficient equipment forced me to move to LA fitness (Irving, TX). I trained myself for first 6 months. ... READ MORE

September 2013

09.11.2013 | Melissa Griffin | Comments ( 0 )

I started CrossFit 8 months ago and this is by far the longest I have stuck with a fitness plan. I knew I could not stick with a plan by myself, so I joined with two friends. Thanks Janet and Maria! I like CrossFit because it is fun ... READ MORE