After being among the youngest individual competitors at the regional level of the 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games, 19-year-old Trevor James wants to make CrossFit his life and career. Andréa Maria Cecil reports.
On his 19th birthday, Trevor James didn’t celebrate in the traditional way. He drove nearly five hours from Shrewsbury, N.J., to Canton, Mass., for the 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games Northeast Regional. But he almost didn’t make it that far.
After discovering CrossFit in high school, James made his way to CrossFit Shrewsbury in the summer of 2010. There, he offered to “do anything you need” because he couldn’t afford a membership. As the Open neared, he bemoaned the fact that he wouldn’t be participating.
“I asked, ‘What’s stopping you?’” recalled Stefanie Hicks, co-owner of the affiliate.
“When he started comparing himself, doing these workouts, he finally realized he could do it,” she said. “I don’t think that in his first year he thought he was going to be in the top 60, and he was No. 60.”
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