Cincinnati, OH (CrossFit Conjugate)
5'7" / 155lbs
- 2014 1st Place - Central East Regionals Team Competition
- 2013 19th Place - North Central Regionals Individual Competitor
- 2013 1st place - Granite Games
- 2013 1st place Wodapalooza Team
- Clean & Jerk - 215#
- Dead Lift - 380#
- Back Squat - 265#
- Fran - 2:58
- Grace - 1:58
- Karen - 6:10
- Jackie - 6:58
Jen started CrossFit in December of 2012. Before she found the sport, she competed as a professional Soccer player for 7 years. She played for the Boston Breakers for 2 seasons and then finished her career out in Pitea Sweden for 5years. After she met her now husband Sam Dancer, she decided it was time to retire from soccer and move back to the United States. He was into CrossFit and introduced it to her. They now own a CrossFit gym together called Qtown CrossFit in Quincy Illinois.
"After retiring from Professional Soccer I needed to fill that competitive void that soccer had given me my whole life. CrossFit has allowed me to tap into my competitive spirit, and has also taught me how to really move and keep my body healthy. I thought I knew it all and CrossFit gave me insight on mobility and what a healthy diet/lifestyle should really look like. I am now 30 years old and I recover and feel better now than I ever did during my career in collegiate and professional soccer."
Philosophy on Training: "Stay Healthy. I am a big fan of listening to your body and taking breaks when needed."
Philosophy on Life: "Follow Gods plan that He has for me and to put him first in anything I do. Do what makes you happy everyday."
Goals: "My short term goal is to podium at the 2014 CrossFit games, and my long term goal is to start a family with my husband."
A little Inside Scoop: "My husband and I sometimes speak a made up language that we call Felisc ( pronounced fay-lisk) Barnes.It's pretty hilarious. It started off when I returned from Sweden and there were times that a Swedish word would randomly come out instead of the English word and Sam would imitate it or try to guess what I was saying. The result turned into our own special language! We are still perfecting it!