Athlete Profile: Candace Hamilton

May 26, 2009 11:00 PM

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Candace Hamilton

Age: 27
Height: 5'5''
Weight: 145.5

Date of Birth: 09-06-81
Place of Birth: Cleveland, Ohio

Lives In: Oakland, CA

Affiliate: CrossFit Oakland

Fran: 3:58 (C2B)
Cindy: 22 rounds + 9 squats (C2B)
Helen: 10:17 (C2B)
Grace: 3:26
Fight Gone Bad: 306
Nancy: 15:26

Press: 120
Overhead Squat: 155
Back Squat: 205
Deadlift: 285
Snatch: 125
Clean and Jerk: 160
Max pull-ups: 30 (C2B)

Favorite WOD: Fran or D.T.
Favorite Lift: Clean
Least Favorite WOD: Anything longer than 20 minutes
Least Favorite Lift: Dumbbell Squat Snatch

2009 NorCal Qualifiers Finish: 2nd

9 comments on this entry.

1. RD wrote...

May 27, 2009 6:53 AM

Is this a female?

2. Sarah Dunsmore wrote...

May 27, 2009 8:59 AM

Seriously, RD. You need to check yourself. Take your comment somewhere else and have some respect for the athletes profiled here.

If you have paid attention to CrossFit at all in the past year, you will know that this is one hell of a female athlete in the CrossFit community. She is fast, her strength is fantastic, and I know plenty of women who feel humbled to be competing alongside her in July.

Candace, rock on. Way to go at the NorCal qualifier. Can't wait to see you compete at the Games.

3. Robert Anthony wrote...

May 27, 2009 10:23 AM

RD, you strike me as someone that is stuggling with your own masculinity or other insecurities. Please feel free to read into the insecurities comment any way you like. She is an athlete and wonderful example of what the feminine physique can look like with proper diet and training.

I also find it interesting that you did not use your name. I wonder what you are hiding. If you are not man enough or woman enough to identify who you are, then you shouldn't be posting. At least once a day, someone on CF homepage responds with some sort of absurd post, see femi-nazi comment from the other day. If you don't have something nice or constructive to say, then you shouldn't say anything at all. This might sound childish but when you act childish, it fits.

BTW, besides her impressive biceps/triceps/lats, there are two distinguishing features that "should" tip you off that she is a woman. But you may lack experience in this area.

Candace, stay strong and kick butt in Aromas.

4. Meg Rosten wrote...

May 27, 2009 11:19 AM

Candace, you are amazing! All of us ladies at Diablo Cross Fit enjoyed having you at our rumble a while back... we were very humbled and in awe of your strength, speed, and perfect form! Congrats on your win and best of luck at the games!!!!!

5. John Cintron wrote...

May 27, 2009 12:23 PM

I have been following crossfit for a year know and I feel Candace is a strong favorite to win this year. And she is 100 percent real woman. An athlete that is smart and classy .I also loved her NorCal final video.


John

6. Jocelyn wrote...

May 27, 2009 2:26 PM

RD you must be one of those loser meat heads that sits in front of the mirror at Globo Gyms doing shrugs and behind the back wrist curls because you obviously aren't part of the CrossFit family making comments like that. Candace Hamilton is a gifted athlete and a beautiful strong woman who could whoop your ass any day of the week. If you're going to continue making comments like that I'd keep signing in with your initials. You're not going to be very popular here so I'd keep your coward status and not reveal your name.

May 27, 2009 3:53 PM

I was there the first day Candace walked into a CrossFit Gym. She is a gifted athlete who has worked incredibly hard to accentuate her gifts and overcome her deficiencies. I used to teach a 6AM class and she would come in at that time to do long, boring, and absolutely essential skill work, of the type needed for mastery, before participating in regular WODs. Her strong, functional body is beautiful and, apparently, very threatening to a certain kind of man.

RD, you are a jackass of the highest order and have no place here. I sincerely hope you do not belong to a CrossFit gym, and if you do, and the owner recognize us from your comment, please do us a favor and get rid of this waste of space.

8. sierra wrote...

May 28, 2009 12:25 PM

RD - every once in a while some idiot meathead like you shows himself and totally throws me. People still say stuff like that? How about behaving like a creep in your own head, and not subjecting others to it? People like you bore me. This woman is strong and lovely and likely scares the hell out of you because she could most surely dominate you physically as well as intellectually - the proof is in your small-minded and inappropriate comment. How about a little class and decency? If you are a Crossfitter, your affiliate must be incredibly embarrassed.

9. Journey Meadows wrote...

June 28, 2009 12:38 AM

RD- I would like to second all of the above posts. Thankfully comments like the one you made do not appear often in the crossfit community. I am sorry that you had to bleed your insecurities onto Candace. I am lucky to train with her at Crossfit Oakland and she is an amazing athlete, fabulously strong, gorgeous, mindblowingly smart (doctorate candidate at CAL) and a great person to be around. Take your pathetic comments somewhere else. And yes, Candace could whoop your ass any day, physically and most definitely intellectually.