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November Athlete of the Month: Heather Gonzago

Congrats to Rising’s November Athlete of the Month, Heather Gonzago.  Heather recently returned to Rising after a break to train for some races and she has been killing it lately!  She is a consistently hard working athlete and we are so proud of her!  Check out her story below!

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October Athlete of the Month: Katie Caldwell

Congratulations to Rising’s October athlete of the month, Katie Caldwell. Katie joined Rising last year with her mom, Margaret.   Since those first few foundations classes,  Katie has been a regular in our 10:45 and noon classes and she always shows up ready to work hard….even when she tells me she hates the workout.  😉  Get to know a little bit more about her by checking out her story below.  

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September Athlete of the Month: Bruce Edwards

Congratulations are in order for one of Rising’s finest…..a member from the day this little engine-that-could affiliate opened its doors in a YMCA in 2010, Bruce Edwards has been the model of consistency and commitment we should all strive for with regard to our health.  A regular in our daytime classes, Bruce can daily be heard wishing everyone a heartfelt “good luck” as the 3-2-1 ticks down to go time. Get to know a little more about him by checking out his story below.  

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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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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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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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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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