Weekly Dose of Awesome

There once was a time before Sugarwod, even before the week's wods were posted here on the website, when you had to SHOW UP to see the day's workout. You don't know how good you have it! But this week's Awesome doesn't look. He's part of that rare breed that likes the surprise. I watch him stroll in, take a pause at the whiteboard each day, nod in approval, and get ready to hit it. Nothing phases this man, and often the more challenging the better. Then he goes about working on his HSPUs for a bit before class starts. Anton is determined, curious, and willing to try new things. Congrats, Anton, on SHOWING UP the way you do!

photos by UB's Manu G. (@manu_a_sf)

photos by UB's Manu G. (@manu_a_sf)

Name: Anton Yurchenko
Nickname / Alter Ego: b4ntik, gametag I use in online shooter games
Hometown: Kiev, Ukraine
Occupation: Network Engineer at Twitter
When did you first start CrossFitting? About 3.5 years ago. Twitter was offering in-house Crossfit training.
When did you first start CrossFitting at UB? Feb 2017, Twitter program got canceled, had to find a new place.


Favorite WOD: anything with cleans
Least favorite WOD: anything with assault bike
How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? Coworker was going to class and was looking for more people to workout with.
What is an unexpected way CrossFit has affected your life? I watched all weightlifting competitions during last Olympics
What’s your favorite sport, if any? Soccer
What’s one goal you have for this year, physical or non-physical? Do a muscle up.
If you could be any super hero, who would you be? Deadpool
If you could spend an evening with any person, living or dead, who would it be and why?  Charlie Rose, I like his show, and it is one of my life time goals to be on it.