Athlete Profile: Joy Nguyen

May 13, 2009 4:00 PM

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Name: Joy Nguyen

Age: 25
Height: 5' 5"
Weight: 140
Started CrossFit: September 2008

Lives in Vancouver, BC, Canada

Fight Gone Bad: 405
Grace: 2:10
Fran: 3:34
Cindy: 24
Helen: 9:10 (Hill Helen with weighted vest)
Mary: 11
JT: 14ish
Annie 4:55

Deadlift: 310
Press: 110
Back Squat: 200
Snatch: 120
Clean & Jerk: 165

Favorite WOD: Brutus (created by Popeye)
Favorite Lift: Zombie hunting
Least Favorite WOD: I prefer when fights don't go bad
Least Favorite Lift: 3rd attempt

2009 Canada West Qualifiers Finish: 1st

12 comments on this entry.

1. The Pie wrote...

May 13, 2009 4:17 PM

Congrats Joy....to all those female competitors in July watch out for this one. No holes in her game whatsoever.
I'll be cheering you on big time in Aromas.

The Pie
CrossFit Lions

2. John wrote...

May 13, 2009 4:27 PM

Joy your a beast! Your determination and will to suffer through is a lesson I will not forget. All the best and good luck to you at the games.

3. Julius Magnusson wrote...

May 13, 2009 4:40 PM

Hey, Joy. What's this Brutus workout like?

4. Pete K wrote...

May 13, 2009 5:21 PM

Way to go Joy!! Can't wait to cheer you on down at the games. You're going to rock it!
My 3 favorite parts of your profile...
1) Started CrossFit: September 2008
2) FGB - 405 :)
3) Least Favorite Lift: 3rd attempt (shouldn't that be your favorite lift??)

To answer Julius on your behalf... Brutus is:
@ 40% BW for guys, 30% for the ladies...
1 Hanging Power Snatch, 1 Overhead Squat, 1 Ring Dip
2 HPS, 2 OHS, 2 RD
etc, ect.. up to 10 each.
- 800 m Run -
10 HPS, 10 OHS, 10 RD
9 HPS, 9 OHS, 9 RD...
etc etc... back down to 1.

Here's a vid of the CFV crew givin here a go...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mwp8R5pf1SI
Have fun!

5. Louise Hodge wrote...

May 13, 2009 5:22 PM

Those stats are RIDICULOUS. This is a Canadian Machine!!! Way to represent Joy. See you down there, I will be cheerleading on the sidelines for my boyfriend and for you also. GO CANADA.
Louise Hodge Crossfit Montreal

6. Lumber wrote...

May 13, 2009 7:43 PM

All I can say about Joy is she is like a Lion in Wolf's clothing. As dangerous as she looks at first glance when you see those stats and stuff she is even more dangerous. Pure firebreather in every way.

7. Foubs wrote...

May 13, 2009 8:24 PM

Hey Joy,
WOOP GIRL! You, ma'am, are DY-NO-MITE!
You better believe I'm bringing a contingent down to cheer you on at the games.
RCMP representin' (even though I am not RCMP)

8. Samstress wrote...

May 13, 2009 8:29 PM

Way to represent Crossfit Vancouver girls Joy! You rock!

9. Samstress wrote...

May 13, 2009 8:34 PM

Way to represent Crossfit Vancouver girls!! You rock!! Kick some butt!!

10. Teri wrote...

May 14, 2009 4:29 PM

The first time I worked out at the same time as Joy, I remember thinking that she must be a little crazy, because from where I was (sprawled on the floor, oxygen-deprived, along with everyone else!) I thought I heard her say that she wanted to do another round..!

She did say that, and she always does more, does it again, and does it faster.. and heavier!
In other words, she's the kind of crazy I'm striving to be.. :o)

ROCK THE GAMES, JOY!!

11. Julius Magnusson wrote...

May 15, 2009 1:17 AM

Wow. That does not sound fun, Pete.

12. Jenn wrote...

May 16, 2009 7:14 AM

Joy, you were so inspiring to watch at the qualifiers. You give the rest of us something to strive for. I like your modesty and your genuine attitude, it has put you in a league of your own. PS. All the Calgary guys have a crush on you!