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June Athlete of the Month: Jenn Kauffman

Congratulations are in order for Rising’s June athlete of the month, Jenn Kauffman! A dedicated attendee of our 7:30 am boot camp class, Jenn started CrossFit with our first New You Challenge Group in the fall of 2016.  After six grueling weeks of the challenge, she decided to become a full time Rising member and has been kicking butt ever since.  Get to know a little bit more about her story below! 

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May Co-Athletes of the Month: Daniel and Sarah Loyola

Congratulations are in order for our May co-athletes of the month, Daniel and Sarah Loyola.  Daniel and Sarah have been an awesome part of our Rising family for several years.  Recently, Sarah received an amazing job offer to be the director of educational technology at a school in Raleigh, NC.  They will be moving at the end of the month and so we thought it would be appropriate to honor them both with Rising AOM accolades.  Daniel and Sarah, we wish you nothing but health and happiness as you start your new adventure in Raleigh.   

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April Athlete of the Month: Amber Khoury-Blanchette

Congratulations to Rising’s April Athlete of the Month, Amber Khoury-Blanchette! This little dynamo has been a Rising member for less than a year but she has made her presence known in a big way.  You can usually find Amber crushing it in the back left corner of the gym most every day of the week.  Take some time to read her responses below to get to know her story a little bit better.  

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Rising March Athlete of the Month: Daniel Chilton

Congrats are in order for Rising’s March Athlete of the Month, Daniel Chilton!  A regular in our 5:30 am WOD classes and early outdoor speed and conditioning sessions, I knew I liked this guy when he smashed Dave in an endurance running workout….like, I am pretty sure I saw tears….but I digress.  Please check out Daniel’s story below and congratulate when you see him at the gym!

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February Athlete of the Month: Gareth Gerrish

Congratulations are in order for Gareth Gerrish, Rising’s February athlete of the month!  A regular with the 5:30 pm crew (bless his heart), Gareth began his CrossFit career at Rising almost three years ago and has been consistently improving ever since.  Get to know a little bit more about his story by checking out his answers below.

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January Athlete of the Month: Kitt Squires

Congratulations are in order for Rising’s first athlete of the month for 2017, Kitt Squires!  Kitt has been very consistent with her attendance over the past few months and you can really see significant improvement in her strength and technique.  Get to know a little bit more about her story by checking out her answers below.  

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November Athlete of the Month: Stephanie Richards

Congratulations to Rising’s November athlete of the month, Stephanie Richards!   We all know that CrossFit is not a magic pill and that everyone has to make the decision, each and every day, to show up and get after it.  Day after day, week after week, month after month, Stephanie continues to be a perfect example of consistency, dedication, and good old fashioned work ethic and we are so proud to call her a Rising athlete.  Get to know her a little better by checking out her answers below.

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October Athlete of the Month: Tripp Cauthen

    Congratulations to Rising’s October Athlete of the Month, Tripp Cauthen!  Tripp is truly one of the most genuinely nice human beings you will ever meet.  He is an encourager to all who step in the gym and Rising is proud to call him one of our own.  My favorite Tripp story occurred shortly after he had a minor surgery.  He was not able to exercise for a week or so, but came into the gym and said, “I am here just so I can breathe the Rising air.”  We sure hope you keep “suiting up and showing up” for a long time to come Tripp….you are one of a kind.  Get to know Tripp a bit more by checking out his answers below.
     1) Date you started CrossFit: April 2012
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September Athlete of the Month: Melissa Morales

Congratulations to Rising’s September Athlete of the Month, Melissa Morales.  Melissa has quietly and consistently been putting in the work day after day and it shows.  Whether she is flying around on the pull-up bar with ease or working diligently to strengthen her legs on a thruster, the effort and determination she brings to everything she does is remarkable.  Get to know her a bit better by checking out her answers below!

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August Athlete of the Month: Greg Roach

Congratulations to Rising’s August Athlete of the Month, Greg Roach.  A Rising regular for a little over a year, Greg is in the gym working hard 5-6 days a week and his persistence and work ethic are certainly starting to pay off!  Get to know him a little bit more by checking out his responses below.  Congrats again Greg!

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