It's with a heavy heart that I write this week's Dose of Awesome. You see, this is a Farewell Awesome to a UB member of the highest order.
Shaun K. received his first Awesome back in 2013, not long after he completed his first competition. I have no stats to back this up, but I'm pretty sure he has since become UB's most seasoned competitor. I can think of at least EIGHT times he's thrown himself into the ring either on a team or as an individual, and that's not even counting the Open or UB-hosted events.
The man just loves CrossFit, plain and simple. He has volunteered at both Regionals and the Games, been WODwell's assistant camera man, attended L1 and oly certifications, and taken selfies with more CrossFit celebrities than Dave Castro.
And the man just loves UB, plainer and simpler. He has supported countless UB athletes at their own competitions, volunteered for countless UB events, and given us countless memories of his kind, selfless spirit. He has put his blood, sweat, and tears into our gym, and treated it as his home. That's what makes him truly awesome - and unforgettable - in my book.
So, Shaun, as you head off to the next chapter of your life in Seattle with your baby girl, know that you'll always have a little home away from home at UB and a place in our hearts. You're one of a kind.