Athlete Spotlight: William Marsh

photo(31)Name: William Marsh Jr.
Age: 31
Occupation: Army Recruiter
Which class time do you usually attend? 5PM
Favorite WOD: Cindy
Favorite Lift: Power Snatch
Deadlift Max: 460 LBS
Back squat Max: 315 LBS
Favorite Food: Baked Chicken
Favorite Movie: Reservoir Dogs
Favorite Athlete: Michael Jordan
Dream Job: Become a Master Gunsmith
Dream Vacation Destination: Okinawa, Japan

How long have you been CrossFitting?  7 years

What keeps you coming back/motivated?
“Trying to improve on everything I’m weak on.”

How did you find CrossFit?
“My Platoon Sergeant was really into it and made us do it.”

What is your athletic background (If applicable)?
“Soccer as a kid, played basketball in middle school, ran track in high school. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.”

How has CrossFit changed your life, lifestyle, level of fitness?
“CrossFit helped prepare me for multiple combat deployments introduced me to Olympic lifting and taught me how to eat better.”

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.)
“Overhead Squats”

Who or what motivates/inspires you?
“Everyone in the gym; [and that] CrossFit isn’t easy.”

What is your proudest CrossFit achievement?
“Last year I landed my first squat snatch.”

Name one goal/personal achievement you would like to achieve through CrossFit?
“Work to a heavy squat snatch”

Hobbies/Interests outside of CrossFit?
“Tar Heel Basketball, ECU Football, half marathons, shooting and learning about weapons.”

Any advice for new members?

“Anything that’s worth achieving isn’t going to come easy.  Stick with it and work your butt off.”

Coach Laura’s Take:
William is an extremely hard worker.  When he moved to the area, he was in search of a box and I remember answering his phone call and his eagerness to get started as soon as possible.  He even came right to the gym that day!  William is a head-down, hard working athlete. He doesn’t ever complain, but instead quietly works hard day-in, day-out at the gym.”

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