Athlete Profile: Steve Smith

June 11, 2009 12:38 PM

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Name: Steve Smith

Height: 5'10"
Weight: 190
Age: 28

Date of Birth: 06-19-80
Place of Birth: Fort Hood, Texas
Date Starting CrossFit: January/February 2007 (Two of the last three years, however have been spent deployed)

Lives In: Fort Bragg, North Carolina

Affiliate: The garage, back yard, neighborhood park, and all the wonderful affiliates in North Carolina that let me hang out when I'm in town.

Fran: 1:57
Cindy: 28 Rounds
Helen: 8:23
Diane: 5:17
Grace: 2:28
Filthy Fifty: 23ish

Deadlift: 465
Press: 195
Back Squat: 505
Clean and jerk: 240
Max Pull-ups: 50

Favorite WOD: Lynne or "Run 400 meters, max reps pull-ups"
Favorite Lift: Squat
Least Favorite WOD: Hansen
Least Favorite Lift: None

Online Qualifier:

18 comments on this entry.

1. Lake wrote...

June 11, 2009 2:31 PM

Impressive stats! And a 82nd paratrooper to boot! Good luck out here at the games!

2. JeffT wrote...

June 11, 2009 5:10 PM

Congratulations Steve. Some impressive work. Can't wait to see you again.

3. Roger Adams wrote...

June 11, 2009 7:19 PM

Excellent job in an austere environment with way less than optimal gear. Just what the last chance qualifiers were designed for in my opinion. Good luck at the Games!

4. CraigB wrote...

June 11, 2009 8:08 PM

Steve -

Congrats on your trip to the games. It's nice to see that Crossfit is still alive and well at FOB Loyalty. I will assume by your subbing the SDHP in the Jackie WOD that the piece of crap rower we had finally broke.

5. Dave E wrote...

June 11, 2009 10:54 PM

Thanks for all you do to serve our country, and all the effort you put forth to make yourself the best soldier you can be.

I've got to say though, that even though you clearly had to do these WOD's in less than ideal situations, there was still a lack of enforced standards in the movements themselves. Looking at many of the pull ups and every single one of the thrusters in "Jackie" there was a lack of full range of motion, or ear visibility or of chin past the hands at the top.

I really don't want to come off as a "hater" but as someone who also struggled through the last chance qualifier WOD's with coaches looking at each and every rep I did and making me repeat a few I feel like those standards should have been enforced here as well.

By the looks of Steve and his profile he has the capacity to put up some ridiculous times and it's likely he would have qualified anyway if he had fulfilled the strict requirements of the standards, but frankly he did not.

In the end I suppose HQ gets to choose whomever they think put out the best effort to go to the games and Steve will no doubt represent himself and the military with honor and integrity. My only question is what were the standards for if they weren't going to be strictly enforced.

6. Caroline wrote...

June 12, 2009 2:53 AM

Congrats Steve. You will represent NC well and if you are ever in Raleigh, come by CrossfitNC to train!

7. silverback wrote...

June 12, 2009 5:13 AM

Steve, Awesome work. Question, I didn't see your name on the list of 5 men who got in on the last chance qualifier. Did someone have to back out?

8. Rich V. wrote...

June 12, 2009 7:39 AM

Those are some serious numbers! I can't wait to see the Army represented at the CF Games. Hooah!

9. grambo wrote...

June 12, 2009 11:14 AM

Since this is an invite event I applaud CFHQ for inviting an athlete who completed the last chanc qualifier while deployed and with less than ideal equipment, I look forward to seeing him at the games. But one thing I got from this, I guess SDHP for rowing, while a decent sub, is faster, otherwise he did a 2:30 1000M pull?

10. jake wrote...

June 12, 2009 10:14 PM

i too, like dave e, dont want to be a hater but i dont think the standards were enforced here at all. pullups werent always full range of motion as well as some thrusters. i went through these workouts and not only did my judge call me on some reps, i called myself on some reps b/c i didnt want there to be any questions on the integrity of my workouts. it sucks to miss reps, for your time and your psyche. im not tryin to put steve down in anyway b/c the effort he puts into these wods with a less than ideal situation is awesome but standards and standards, and if they aren't met then i believe it shouldn't count. maybe this is a special situation for some reason, who knows. anyhow, i wish steve the best in aromas.

grambo, i was thinking the same thing about the sdhps. it looked like most guys were getting off the rower between the 3:15-3:30 mark and with the sdhps, steve was done around 2:35-2:40. a 45 second drop in time is nice when every second counts.

11. Ed H wrote...

June 21, 2009 11:06 AM

Great job brother. Can't wait to see you representing the Army out there. Good Luck.

12. Cheney wrote...

June 24, 2009 6:34 AM

Steve, it has been awhile I think since RSLC... You take care over there.

13. Josh Monahan wrote...

June 29, 2009 12:17 AM

I will be deployed for this years crossfit games. I am in the army and am a recent convert to CF. Please represent the US army, and know that the US army stands behind you in your endeavor. HOOAH!!!!!!!

14. Clay_ZeRo_ wrote...

July 3, 2009 4:06 PM

Steve, You are definitely a Fire breather, No doubt. We're pullin' for you. Show em' whats up. Good luck, see you when you get back.

15. Rick Meldrum wrote...

July 7, 2009 1:14 PM

Hey man Its good ol Sgt. Meldrum. Im pulling for you big time and I know you'll represent the Deuce well! Hey don't forget PB Olsen and think of Major Ferris in your ass to motivate you :)

16. P6 wrote...

July 12, 2009 1:34 PM

Steve, thanks for the great job representing the Panther, All American and Army teams. We are extremely proud of your performance and, more importantly, of the outstanding selfless service you provide our Nation daily! ATW! P6

17. Stu Dawgy Dawg wrote...

July 14, 2009 7:43 PM

Steve! Good work man. Look forward to hearing all about your time @ the CF games. Maybe the 82nd should think about giving you some more work b/c you obviously have too much time to workout ; ) j/k... Awesome job brother, and enjoy your R and R. Praying for you.


18. Lara wrote...

July 31, 2009 11:21 AM