Athlete of the MonthFebruary

Ryan Petterson

Our theme for this month is Vantage "OG's"! Ryan has been since almost the beginning! We're so grateful for his commitment to Vantage!

Tell us a little about yourself?

I am from Ankeny, Iowa and moved to Colorado in 2007 the day after I graduated from the University of Iowa. I work as a Director of National Accounts for Apex Systems, a Technology Consulting Services company.

How and when did you get started with CrossFit? 

I believe I was the very first email that Chris and Amanda ever received for Vantage back in 2012 and I participated in one of the first Foundations classes back at the old 38th Ave location. I looked into CrossFit because I never could find a workout program that actually motivated me and kept me engaged. Obviously, I have found that in CF Vantage.

What recreational activities/hobbies to you do/have?

Love to ski, golf, eat and drink!

What is your favorite cheat meal?

Unfortunately, most of my meals are cheat meals… But Pizza – specifically the Brooklyn Bridge from Blue Pan Pizza with a bunch of IPAs.

What is your favorite thing about CrossFit?

Favorite Movement – Squat Clean & Jerk

Favorite WOD – Grace

Favorite Activity at Vantage – Scream profanities at Chris Cooper mid-WOD

What kind of positive affect has CrossFit had on you and your life?

It helped me be able to dunk until the age of 33. Still have 9 months to do it at age 34. It also has helped me understand my strengths and my weaknesses. Moreover, how to work hard & smart to overcome the weaknesses.