Caity Matter of Rogue Fitness in Gahanna, OH won the 2008 CrossFit Games. She now works for Ohio State University as a project manager. Todd Widman caught up to her at the Schottenstein Arena, where she played and trained. The varsity women’s basketball team is practicing and training in the background.
All-Big Ten player was the team's leading scorer in 2003-04, averaging 14.8 PPG on 157-356 shooting (.441) and 73-209 (.349) from 3-point range. Won Edward S. Steitz award in 2003 for being the country's top 3-point shooter. Has been starting since her freshman season.
Caity also played for the Charlotte Sting in the WNBA in 2005. And, over the past holidays, she just got engaged to Bill Henniger, founder of Rogue Fitness. Congratulations to both of you!
In this second of three interview videos, Caity talks about what her training was like when she played for OSU. They did mostly traditional, segmented training (track, weight room, court). She describes that training from her perspective as a CrossFit athlete. She says she is more flexible now, primarily from full range of motion squat cleans and snatches. There is also a short interview with Dave Richardson, the current OSU S&C Coach for basketball and hockey, who has started experimenting with CrossFit-style training.