Have a few seconds?? Then you can tune in and watch CrossFit Games new show “Sub 3 minutes” where Sevan Matossian interviews me about my move- and NO, it’s not because it will “be easy.”
This week I will be leaving SoCal, and moving back home to Colorado, to compete in the South West Region for the 2014 season.It is the best early Christmas present my family would have never dreamed of, so it’s been really exciting to plan my move back to my hometown of Arvada. As the oldest, I have been watching from afar as my brothers and sisters grow from kids to young adults, and have missed the closeness of my family since I moved in pursuit of a dream, just three short years ago.
I myself, showed up wide-eyed in LA finding a never-ending theme of learning and growing. Powered by my dreams and ambitions, I attempted to go every route possible all at once. I went through experiences that brought me to the team finals of the CrossFit Games, to coaching at and being apart of six unforgettable gym communities, to competing at a level around the world I knew would lead me back to the big stage where only the “proven” were allowed to make a run for the “fittest on earth.”
The Southern California region has shown me how to fight with passion, and how to prove ourselves on demand, event after event. I have developed an undeniable respect for the individual women that have represented our region: Kris Clever, Becca Voigt, Lindsey Valenzuela, and Val Voboril. All four of them have stood proudly on the CrossFit Games podium, and I consider them “as proven as it gets.” I personally thank them for pushing me to my max potential and giving me the taste of the Games, in our very own SoCal arena, year after year.
Competitions all over the world have opened up doors for big scale podiums, bragging rights, prizes, and even big purses to help glorify the accomplishment of being tested and crowned the most well-rounded athlete there. Sponsors have allowed women like myself to become professional athletes, as the sport grows and flourishes with strong female role models of hard work and discipline. I thank God for each opportunity to see the world, teach seminars, and be an open book, with nothing to hide. However, at the end of the day, I wouldn’t be fooling anyone if I said I go to sleep with prayers and dreams of anything but earning a spot to the Games.
To all my fans, friends, and supporters, you can expect my full focus for 2014 in a new environment of training. God has blessed me with clarity and anticipation as my love for family and CrossFit take me back home.
Have you ever wondered the answer to these questions about Andrea? Well tune into this interview by Hoist at a recent AgerBomb seminar of hers, and find out the answers!
What got you to start competing in CrossFit?
Does your family think you are nuts?
Are you ever disappointed after competitions?
Why do you love coaching movement and teaching seminars?
What level of athletes are able to come to your seminars?
Is CrossFit for everyone?