Athlete Profile: Andrew Swartz

May 13, 2009 9:00 AM

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Name: Andrew Swartz

Age: 33
Height: 6'
Weight: 195

Date of Birth: August 17, 1975
Place of Birth: Toronto, Canada
Started CrossFit: 2002

Lives in Vancouver, Canada

Fran: 3:03
Cindy: 22
Helen: 8:01
Fight Gone Bad: 397

Deadlift: 435
Press: 210
Back Squat: 365
Snatch: 215
Clean & Jerk: 270
Max pull-ups: 46

Favorite WOD: Grace
Favorite Lift: Snatch
Least Favorite WOD: Michael
Least Favorite Lift: Thruster

2009 Canada West Qualifiers Finish: 2nd

17 comments on this entry.

1. John wrote...

May 13, 2009 11:04 AM

Way to go Andy. It was truly amazing to see you compete! You seemed to put yourself in to a Zen like trance and crushed the wods. You are a truly humble competitor and an inspirational athlete. No wonder they call you "The Urban Monk". Great work and good luck to you in the games this summer.

2. MaxG wrote...

May 13, 2009 12:52 PM

Andy is one of the most humble guys I've met, and he totally tears it up at any workout. He has no holes in his game, truly an all-around athlete. He'll do awesome at the Games in July.

3. Pete K wrote...

May 13, 2009 1:34 PM

To second and third what has been said above... Andy is an amazing athlete, a great coach and one hell of stand up guy. CrossFit Vancouver is lucky to have him in our corner. Watching his performance and determination on a daily basis motivates me to constantly improve my game. We had a great weekend competing side by side in Calgary, that final WOD was intense to say the least. I'm so glad you qualified, you should be proud of your accomplishment... Now go do us proud and kick some ass in Cali!

4. OPT wrote...

May 13, 2009 2:56 PM the midst of this workout we caught Andy in this pic singing "O Canada"...the beginning that kept him focused...
proud to have him represent us!

5. The Pie wrote...

May 13, 2009 4:15 PM

So pumped to see that "Sack Attack" qualified and will be representing Western Canada in July. He was and will always be my CrossFit coach and a good friend. Hell of a guy who I think really turned a corner with his fitness in the middle of the Squat Clean and Jerk workout at last years games...I think Sack has a great shot at placing high this year....that is if he stays away from those cookies.

Great work Andy...I knew you could do it.

P.S. Andy was a game time decision to even compete in the regionals as he pulled his back out two days prior. Apparently he had 5 seperate physio session in the two days in Cow Town and still finished 2nd.

The Pie
CrossFit Lions

6. Rob Corson wrote...

May 13, 2009 6:47 PM

It was great meeting you at the qualifier. The best of luck in Aromas.

7. Pikey wrote...

May 14, 2009 6:26 AM

Best of luck buddy, I'll be watching to see great results from you in the games.

May 14, 2009 10:20 AM

Hey Sack,

Try not to get your back all wound up 2 days out with heavy rapid fire thrusters before Aromas... But then again you did come in 2nd so who am I to question your methods. ;)

9. Teri wrote...

May 14, 2009 4:06 PM

Can't wait to see what Sack is going to bring to the Games!!
I know the love is getting a little repetitive here.. but it's all true..

Andrew is an amazing coach who always has time for you no matter what your skill level, he's a phenomenal athlete who gives 115% every time, and he's simply an all-around good guy!

Best wishes in Aromas!!

May 18, 2009 9:29 PM

Nice work Andy!

I knew that I picked the right man for the job to hone my Oly lifts, it's an honour to have you as a coach.

I wish you all the best at the Games.

11. Deanna wrote...

June 19, 2009 7:01 PM

Kick some Ass Andy!

12. J Huck wrote...

July 10, 2009 6:00 PM


Good luck this weekend, Katie and I will be cheering for you and searching the site some vids of you throw'n the smack down.

13. SJ and T wrote...

July 11, 2009 11:01 PM

Congrats this weekend!! You did super awesome! Can't wait to celebrate when you are home... Wicked job.

July 12, 2009 4:18 PM

Amazing job! It's incredible that you can lift so mcuh weight. Congratulations on qualifying.Can't wait to hear your results from California.

July 17, 2009 12:19 PM

I cannot believe our little Andrew who wore that tacky mint green jumpsuit is at the top of his game! Congrats and we wish you all the best at your competition...maybe we will have Oma send some "cookies" to you after you win!

I know you will win the competition because i saw the pictures of you lifting up weights. Wow! you're super duper strong, love lanee!

congratulations andrew. with that muscle of yours, you can come down and chuck bales of hay and straw into the hayloft anytime. keep drinking the milk. good luck on your next competition.

17. Luke Pettigrew wrote...

August 2, 2009 12:34 PM

Can you really do 47 pull ups????