Emily Breeze Ross
Charlotte, NC (Rising Crossfit Ballantyne )
5'4" / 125lbs
- 2014 Crossfit Games
- 2014 3rd place TEAM Mid-Atlantic Regionals
- 2014 Rising Orange 1st place in Mid-Atlantic Open
- 2014 16th place Individual Mid-Atlantic Regional Oen
- 2013 2nd Place team at Wodapoloza Miami
- 2013 3rd place team at Crossfit Integrity- Charleston SC
- 2013 2nd place team at Superfit Games Charlotte NC
- 2013 3rd place team at Rock Hill SC throw down
- 2012 3rd place team at Garage Games in Greensboro NC
- Grace - 2:01
- Fran - 2:51
- Clean - 205#
- Jerk - 185#
- Snatch - 140#
- Back Squat - 265#
Emily started crossfit in June of 2011, and wasn’t completely sold on it at first. It took about a year for her to actually commit to doing quick, heavy workouts. She ran track and played basketball in college at Winthrop University and needed something to fill her competitive void. "I was into being fit and skinny with an emphasis on not being too muscular. This makes me laugh now."
Emily found her love for CrossFit, and has been competing at a high level for the past two years. She trains and competes at Rising Crossfit Ballantyne in Charlotte, NC. Making CrossFit a larger part of her life, she co-founded and opened Moga Charlotte, and teaches mobility in over 10 Crossfit gyms. She is now looking forward to her wedding, her 30th birthday and competing in the 2014 CrossFit Games with her Rising Orange Team.
Philosophy on Training: "My dad (a competitive runner who still runs 8 miles a day at 62) always told me your health is your wealth. So each day I think of that before I walk in to a workout!"
Short Term Goals: "Enjoy my 30th birthday (gasp); podium at the 2014 Games; backpack safely through Thailand immediately after the Games."
Long Term Goals: "Stay healthy and active competing; keep growing my business; and be happily married to my fiancé!"
Philosophy on Training: “We have a right to our labor, but not to the fruits of our labor.” The process is its own reward; the only real reward. It’s in the work itself; the sweat of it and the grind of it.