Athlete Profile: Andy Petranek

April 26, 2009 8:00 AM

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Andy Petranek

Age: 42
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 160

Place of Birth Bethesda, MD
Started CrossFit April, 2004
Lives in Santa Monica, CA

Affiliate CrossFit LA

Fran: 3:28
Cindy: 31
Linda: 21:30
Helen: 8:23
Diane: 6:16
FGB: 403
Filthy 50: 20:43

Deadlift: 375
Press: 160
Back Squat: 320
Overhead Squat: 175
Snatch: 155
Clean and Jerk: 185
Max Pull Ups: 53

Favorite WOD: Nancy
Favorite Lift: Overhead squat / Handstands
Least Favorite WOD: Joshie
Least Favorite Lift: Front Squat / L-sits

2009 SoCal Qualifiers Finish: 3rd

9 comments on this entry.

1. Frank wrote...

April 26, 2009 8:47 AM

Semper Fi Andy! Go get'em and good luck.

2. dan colson wrote...

April 26, 2009 10:41 AM

Awesome Andy, good luck in Aromas!

3. Amy Ramos wrote...

April 26, 2009 1:25 PM

It was such a joy to watch you at the Qualifiers. I can't wait to see what you do at the Games. Amazing Performance!!!

4. Justin Flynn wrote...

April 26, 2009 2:39 PM

Andy you killed that second WOD. No wonder your favorite is Nicole. You show everyone that world class fitness is possible past forty. Wow awesome performance. Represent for socal in aromas. We at Orange Coast CrossFit will be there cheering you on

5. Filer wrote...

April 26, 2009 3:17 PM

So rad that Andys stats arent off the charts on every wod (well except that cindy, wow), shows you can rock it and dont have to have amazing benchmark numbers. Way to go Andy!

April 26, 2009 3:51 PM

Andy! Congratulations! I am glad to see I won't be the oldest competitor at the Games! ;-D Solid work! I am looking forward to seeing you in July!!

7. Z wrote...

April 26, 2009 10:31 PM

There may have been quite a few younger, faster, and stronger competitors at the regional qualifiers, but Andy's performance on the 2nd WoD (80 unbroken [30, 30, 20] OH squats before lowering the bar to his shoulders; compare that to the next closest competitor who did 50) displays the extent of his mental toughness and focus. I have no doubt that many CF Games competitors with "amazing bench mark numbers" are going to be shocked to see Andy keeping up with them when the real competition begins.


8. Zeb wrote...

April 28, 2009 7:33 PM

9. J.C. wrote...

April 29, 2009 10:47 PM

Andy, thanks for the comment. You kicked ass too, bro! I am also looking forward to competing next to you in the games this year....SoCal represent! Train hard. I'll be watching out for those blue shorts!