The Weekly Dose of Awesome

This week's dose of awesome came to UB a seasoned CrossFitter. He was WODing a couple years before his UB days and came to us already pretty awesome.  His passion and commitment make him an easy man to respect.  He is calm, composed, and cool as a cucumber.  You can find him in the back room, diligently working on his goals, and without much pushing, on his goats.  

If you work out with him, this "socially capable introvert" will encourage you and have you laughing the entire time.  He is focused, friendly, and fun. His introvert sense had him reluctant to let me honor him on our blog.... But there is no way around it - our man is a rising star at UB.  

Hey Adam.... you're awesome!


Nickname / Alter Ego: Everyone tells me I look like Buzz Lightyear

Hometown: Chicago>Iowa City>Durango>Lake Tahoe>SF

Occupation: Clinical Medical Writer

When did you first start CrossFitting?: 2014

When did you first start CrossFitting at UB?: February 2016

Favorite WOD: 12 days of Christmas WODs

Least favorite WOD: Anything with DUs as I have the yips and am in need of a sports psychiatrist

How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? A friend invited me to a partner workout at a gym in Lake Tahoe; I subsequently drank the Kool-Aid and have not looked back.

What is an unexpected way CrossFit has affected your life? CrossFit has always pushed me out of my comfort zone, as I am a self-proclaimed socially capable introvert.

What’s your secret talent? I have a wealth of useless knowledge (eg., iron weighs more after it rust, so I only lift new weights).

What is your biggest phobia? Running out of peanut butter


What’s in your most frequently used emoji tab? 🤙 I rarely use emoji’s; however, Sunli continues to tutor me in current technological applications.

What inspires you? Personal, family, and community progression driven by exploration.

What’s the last thing you searched for on Google? Lane-splitter drag bars for Harley-Davidson forty eight.