Athlete Spotlight: Bucky Wood

Name: Brian “Buck” WoodBucky
Honda Master Technician
Which class time do you usually attend?
7 PM
Favorite WOD:
Any WOD that I have to pick myself up off the floor
Favorite Lift:
Power Clean
Deadlift Max:
Back Squat 3RM:
Favorite Food:
Bacon wrapped venison
Favorite Movie:
Anything Denzel
Favorite Athlete:
Todd Gurley
Dream Job:
Fishing/hunting all over the world 
Dream Vacation Destination:

How long have you been CrossFitting?
“Since April, 2015.”

What keeps you coming back/motivated?
“I enjoy the mental and physical challenges.”

How did you find CrossFit?
“My brother in law started a few years ago and the transformation that has taken place was something that I wanted to see in myself.”

What is your athletic background (If applicable)?
“I played baseball when I was young but have always been into sports.”

How has CrossFit changed your life, lifestyle, level of fitness?
“It makes me want to be a stronger and healthier person.”

What is the one thing you have done here that you never thought you could do? (muscle up, double unders, heavy deadlift, run a mile, etc.)
“Right now handstand push ups in a workout. Next goal will be muscle ups.”

Who or what motivates/inspires you?
“My wife motivates me in everything I do including eating desserts, which motivates me to work harder in the gym.”

What is your proudest CrossFit achievement?
“Squat Snatch.”

Name one goal/personal achievement you would like to achieve through CrossFit?
“To do a muscle up and win a competition.”

Hobbies/Interests outside of CrossFit?
“Deer hunting and fishing whenever I can. I also enjoy traveling.”

Any advice for new members?
“You can never achieve any goal if you give up.”

Any additional thoughts/comments:
“Just would like to thank all the coaches and members for always encouraging me.”

Coach Brandon’s Take:
“Bucky has done a tremendous job improving as an athlete. He has steadily improved his strength and weightlifting, while also continuing to get better in the gymnastics movements. Bucky is always willing to accept coaching, whether it’s form and technique work with the barbell or strategy with reps in the WOD. He has become a staple in the evening classes and is always encouraging other members and helping to clean up weights afterwards.”