Bill Kingsley – September’s Extraordinary Athlete

September's Extraordinary Athlete is Bill Kingsley. Many of you know him because he has pretty regular attendance - he works out in the evenings, shows up for Olympic lifting class, and he often comes on the weekends. Bill works for an insurance company that insures...

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May’s Extraordinary Athlete – Jonathan Szabo

May's Extraordinary Athlete is VERY soon-to-be father of twin boys, Jonathan Szabo. And by soon, I mean any minute now! Yes, 37-year old Jon and his wife are expecting their first children - twin boys - any minute now. Luckily, Jon has done everything to prepare...

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April’s Extraordinary Athlete – Jenny Abbott

April's Extraordinary Athlete is Jenny Abbott, wife to Todd Abbott, mother to her three little cuties, Audrey, Jack and Kate. Jenny is very involved taking care of her family,  a ambassador tor Noonday Collection, a socially responsible business that uses fashion...

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Matthew Lee – March’s Extraordinary Athlete

  March's Extraordinary Athlete is Matthew Lee, a 16 year old sophomore at Highland Park High School. Matthew joined us here at CrossFit Odyssey last August. It is amazing to see how much he has changed in just those few months! I recently heard one of the dads...

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Eric and Julie Beichler

Poor, poor Eric and Julie Beichler have been with us for a very, very long time, but neither of them has ever been Extraordinary Athlete of the month and this is why: I have been SAVING them for my Valentines Extraordinary Couple!!! Remember that Sunday Story about...

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Mindfulness – Holiday Contest Winner!

We have a winner for our Holiday Contest and this person won by a whole, whole lot! If you aren't sure what the contest was it's pretty simple - who can move the most meters from Thanksgiving Day to January 1st. Why would anyone do this??? Well, I'll give you three...

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Karen Sanderson – December’s Extraordinary Athlete

The other night I was at dinner with December's Extraordinary Athlete, Karen Sanderson and I couldn't stop looking at her shoulders. They looked slimmer and strong and just plain sexy! Karen came to us about 9 months ago through Julie Heath and Julie Beichler. She is...

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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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