Athlete Spotlight: Geoff Clott


Name: Geoff Clott
Age: 32
Occupation: Engineer
Which class time do you usually attend?  6 PM or 7 PM
Favorite WOD: Grace or Isabel
Favorite Lift: Back Squat
Deadlift Max: 535
Back squat Max: 435 x3
Favorite Food: Publix Subs
Favorite Movie: Tommy Boy
Favorite Athlete: Greg Hayes
Dream Job: Pro Athlete
Dream Vacation Destination: Australia or New Zealand

How long have you been CrossFitting? 
“Since July of 2012.”

What keeps you coming back/motivated?
“Beating JT and Brandon in WODs.”

How did you find CrossFit? 
“Several guys on my rugby team were going to [CrossFit] Paragon and invited me to try it out to work on our conditioning. After the season was over Nicole asked me what I wanted for my birthday, “I guess a month membership to CF285”. After a couple of classes, I cancelled my other gym membership and I was hooked.”

What is your athletic background (If applicable)? 
“Played Rugby at Clemson University.”

How has CrossFit changed your life, lifestyle, level of fitness?
“I’ve dropped about 35-40lbs and keep it off.”

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.)
“Ring muscle up.”

Who or what motivates/inspires you?
“Greg Hayes doing strict muscle ups.”

What is your proudest CrossFit achievement? 
“Either completing 15.5 in under 10 minutes or doing my first muscle up during 15.3.”

Name one goal/personal achievement you would like to achieve through CrossFit? 
“Some form of shoulder mobility.”

Hobbies/Interests outside of CrossFit? 
“Clemson Football & Rugby.”

Any advice for new members?
“Go out there and do it. No amount of prepping for Crossfit will prepare you for Crossfit. We all died during our first WOD and for some reason keep coming back to do again and again.”

Coach Brandon’s Take:
“Geoff came to No Excuses CrossFit with a year or two of CrossFit experience under his belt. He quickly established himself as one of the stronger athletes in the gym and routinely puts up some of the best scores and times on the whiteboard. Geoff is always up for a challenge and a little trash talking will get him motivated.”