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Chase Smith

Chase Smith
Haverhill, MA (Crossfit Free)
5'10" / 200lbs

  • Clean - 325#
  • Clean & Jerk - 305#
  • Snatch - 242#
  • Back squat - 470#
  • Deadlift - 545#
  • Jackie - 6:18
  • Grace - 1:36
  • Isabel - 1:59
  • Fran - 2:52
  • Max muscle ups - 18 

Chase was intrigued by fitness at an early age, and that passion has stuck with him ever since. He was always eager to challenge himself physically and mentally. He started off at a young age learning traditional lifts by watching and reading, and as he got older he tried a variety of sports to challenge himself. After trying hockey, karate, basketball and track, football was the sport that hooked him. As highschool came to an end, and his football career, he knew he needed to start looking towards the future and figure out how he could continue his education and fitness goals.

Chase attended Plymouth State University where he received a degree in Physical Education, concentrating in Applied Health Fitness. While attending PSU he was able to continue his football career, and instead of playing for school, he decided to seek a different route and play semi-professional ball for the New Hampshire WolfPack. His first year on the team they went to the championships where he received MVP. The next three years were followed by repeat championship games, two wins and one loss. College was coming to an end and he also decided football would as well. It was time for a new challenge. Enter Crossfit.

Chase originally heard about Crossfit in college, but didn't think too much about it. After school, a good friend of his was getting into it and convinced him to give it a try. He checked out CrossFit Free in July of 2012 and was immediately hooked. After his first workout, and not being able to move for the remainder of the day, he knew he found the challenge he was looking for. And this new challenge ultimately became his new lifestyle. He went through his certification and is now a coach at Crossfit Free.

Goals and The Open: As the days, weeks, and months went by of his first year in crossfit, Chase found himself spending more and more time at Crossfit Free. "The coaches and members pushed me to do more, work
harder, strive for better and dream bigger. I was determined. The Open was fast approaching and I wanted to know more about the buzz that surrounded it. I didn't initially understand, but I wanted to be a part of it. I knew it was something big. During the first few weeks of Opens I started to understand how important it is for the individual competitor and for the gym as a whole. Opens came to an end and I was 26 spots away from making Regionals as an individual. Getting that close made me even more determined. My dream and my goal became clear - to make it to Regionals as an individual. With the support of the CrossFit Free community and the guidance of Brandon Petersen I plan on making my dream a reality."

Philosophy on Training: "I train with the mentality that its not that bad. Nothing is ever that bad, and I believe you can always do more. Get through the difficulty and reap all the rewards."

 

 

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