Why did you choose to make a run for it and try to go to the CrossFit Games?
I started training because I heard that Coach Jeb was going to the Games and I didn’t know what that meant but I thought it was awesome. Once I found out how big of an accomplishment that was, I was mind blown. I didn’t think much about trying to go for it until I read one of Coach Jeb’s posts on Instagram about Harlo being a CrossFit athlete and I was inspired. Then I saw that teams can go and I wanted to go and be a part of it.
What does your training consist of?
It is the same all year long. I go to school, train after school, come home and do more training. Coach Zac referred me to CompTrain so I follow that program at home which helps and carries over to into my other training and NorthFit classes.
What is your nutrition regimen?
I talked with Meg and Tyler and then kept things consistent. I eat the same thing for breakfast and lunch and for dinner, I eat what my Mom cooks. My breakfast is a bagel, two over easy eggs, two strips of Canadian bacon, and a glass of almond milk.
What is your mindset and how does that effect your performance?
Sometimes weakness comes but then I think back to what Coach Jeb said and that is, “if you think you’re not ready, you’re not gonna make it.” Overcoming these challenges depends on your attitude. Mindset is everything. A bad attitude won’t take you far.
What sacrifices have you had to make?
Hanging out with friends. The temptation of food at school that I know won’t help me with my training. Movies with family.
What is your sleep pattern?
I try to go to bed at 9:30 pm and wake up by 6:10 am to get ready for school and eat my breakfast, plan out my day so I know what my focus should be, aka training 😊.
Who are your biggest supporters?
My family and friends. They know my goals, help get me the equipment I need, and are always there. When I am having a bad day, they calm me down.
How do you handle pressure?
I like pressure, but I don’t like it. Pressure helps me do better and to keep visualizing what I can do. All year I am competing with myself, even if it is for that small spotlight during the Open.
What does the future hold?
I am going to train just as hard if not harder to get the gains. I learned a lot from the qualifiers, and it is the number one thing on my mind and is what I focus on.
Jace finished in 18th place overall in the world this past open.