EXTRAORDINARY ATHLETES

Danielle Gibbs – November’s Extraordinary Athlete

November's Extraordinary Athlete is Danielle Gibbs. Danielle is a wife to Nathan and mom to sweet little Jackson, whom you may have seen at the gym watching his mommy or working on his box jumps. You may have seen Danielle's post in the CrossFit Odyssey Members Only...

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Tim Higginbotham – October’s Extraordinary Athlete

This month join me in honoring Tim Higginbotham as our October Extraordinary Athlete.Tim has the distinction of being one of, if not the tallest man in the box.  At 6’6” or so, he can squat to parallel on the 24" box but his height also presents some challenges with...

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Thomas Westerman – September’s Extraordinary Athlete

September's Extraordinary athlete is very soon to be 10 year old Thomas Westerman. Thomas is in 4th grade at St. Rita's Elementary School and he is interested in Boy Scouts, MineCraft and CrossFit Kids! Thomas has been with us in some way or form from the very...

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Honorable Mention – Jennifer Hull

I would also like to acknowledge one other special athlete this month, Jennifer Hull. Jennifer went to the Episcopal School of Dallas with me and now she is a kindergarten teacher in Greenville, South Carolina. Jennifer contacted me several months ago after seeing my...

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Lisa Prather – August’s Extraordinary Athlete

July's Extraordinary Athlete is Lisa Prather. Lisa is an Associate Attorney at Haynes and Boone, LLP and she works out early in the mornings. She is probably the strongest girl in the box - including me. Lisa has a bench press of 185lbs., a clean around 145lbs., a...

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Dr. David Podeszwa – June’s Extraordinary Athlete

June's Extraordinary athlete is Dr. David Podeszwa. Dr. P is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon. Yeah, you probably wouldn't expect to see one of those in CrossFit, would you? He has a beautiful wife, Ann, who ran her first marathon right after he joined us and who is now...

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Davis Beichler – May’s Extraordinary Athlete

                May's Extraordinary Athlete is one of our CrossFit Teens, Davis Beichler. Some of you may know his parents - Eric and Julie, two of our fittest members at CrossFit Odyssey. His parents have been coming for a few years and have become two of the best...

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April Athletes of the Month

by Ellie McKenzie For April's Athlete of the Month I would like to acknowledge everyone who attempted the CrossFit Open 2016! This was the hardest year in Open history in my opinion and you all performed and competed with vigor and grace! The hardest part of something...

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Malcolm Hick’s – February’s Extraordinary Athlete

February's Extraordinary Athlete is Malcolm Hicks. Malcolm is the proud father of 2 beautiful girls at ESD and Ursuline and husband to his beautiful wife, Heather, as well as an avid sports fan! Many of you may not know him because he shows up at 5:30 in the morning...

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John Kerr – November’s Extraordinary Athlete

November's Extraordinary Athlete is John Kerr. John almost always works out at the 5:30am class. He came to us in our old location, poking his head in the door for almost 3 months before he decided to give us a try. John is 53 years old and is incredibly active -...

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Allan Brown – October’s Extraordinary Athlete

October's Extraordinary athlete is Allan Brown. Allan works out at the 4:30 or 5:30pm and he is the father of two beautiful girls and husband to his beautiful wife, Karen. Allan just turned 50 years old this month but you would never know it by watching him in the...

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Russell Huber -September’s Extraordinary Athlete

Have you ever heard of the Hello Kitty weights at CrossFit Odyssey? Well, September's extraordinary athlete, Russel Huber, invented them. They symbolized his belief that he needed to use the little girl weights because he had become older and weaker. Russell is a 54...

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