Athlete Profile: Tanya Wagner (#2 in 2008)

February 18, 2009 9:57 PM

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Tanya Wagner

Age: 26
Height: 5'6"
Weight: 145lb

Date of Birth: 3-21-82
Place of Birth Sellersville, PA
Started CrossFit December 07

Lives in Souderton, PA

Affiliate: CrossFit Apex

Fran: 4:06
Cindy: 16
Linda: 40:04 (not rx on bench press)
Helen: 9:20
Grace: 1:38
Fight Gone Bad: 359
Filthy Fifty: 21:19

Deadlift: 300 lb
Press: 105 lb
Back Squat: 225lb
Clean and jerk:155 lb

Favorite WOD: Grace
Favorite Lift: Clean and Jerk
Least Favorite WOD: Linda
Least Favorite Lift- Back Squat

2007 Games Finish: n/a
2008 Games Finish: 2nd

Athlete Profile video ... [wmv] [mov]

10 comments on this entry.

1. silverback wrote...

February 19, 2009 8:50 AM

Man, these women are nails!!! Have to agree on the least favorite WOD. Had a date with Linda yesterday. Back is still wrecked. Stongly disagree on least favorite lift!! haha. Love those back squats. Just intriqued on some comparisons. She is listed 1 inch taller than Gillian but 19 lbs. heavier? Seems Gillian carries more muscle but only weighs in at 126? Best of luck this year Tanya!!

2. Tanya wrote...

February 19, 2009 9:15 AM

Please let me be the first to comment on my horrific form in the video! What you were watching was supposed to be a clean and a jerk, not a mutated deadlift hoist to a shaky front squat up into a thrusterish jerk overhead. Since the games I have attended Coach Burgener's Oly Cert which was so valuable and taught me so much that it pains me to watch this video. Not only is it ugly, but I was wasting so much more energy than I needed to on a day when I was already physically and emotionally exhausted.

On another note...I can't wait for the Games this year!

3. silverback wrote...

February 19, 2009 11:56 AM

I think we have all felt the pain and frustration of learning the O-lifts. Certainly good form looks oh so pretty. However, with Grace the guidleines (from what I understand) is that you take it from the ground into a full squat, then get it overhead. How you get there doesn't matter. But yes, I agree good technique will certainly save you energy.

4. silverback wrote...

February 19, 2009 11:58 AM

Please allow me to rib you a bit. I just noticed the gloves!!! :)

5. Tanya wrote...

February 19, 2009 2:11 PM

Thanks for the kind words, and yes you are correct with the guidelines. Still doesn't make it pretty but that's ok. Go ahead and rip on the gloves it's cool! It embarrasses me to see them. Chest to bar Fran the day before tore open my hands and plain old tape wasn't cutting it that day.

PS-thanks for noticing :)

6. Pat Barber wrote...

February 19, 2009 5:16 PM

Tanya your a badass!!!

7. Josh Wagner wrote...

February 19, 2009 5:54 PM

Tanya you look so beautiful cleaning that 100lbs! Keep up the great work and thanks for continuing to push my ass during each and every CrossFit WOD. Can't wait for the 09 Games. Love you babe.

February 19, 2009 10:59 PM

Tanya, can I be like you when I grow up???

Accept, I a man....

And I'm in my 30's already....


Seriously, you rock. I can't wait to watch you at the games this year.

9. Holly In Phoenix wrote...

July 14, 2009 8:50 AM

Tanya, you are one of my role models in Cross Fit! I just started two months ago but it has been slow and steady progress. I have never considered myself an athlete but I am quickly changing into one! I admire your perseverance and drive to be the best that you can be!

10. chris knapp wrote...

August 4, 2009 9:46 PM

wow i was looking up work out stuff and found a fourm about my gym teacher, haha mrs.wager you are the greatest. i bet you will get first in these cross fit games. i miss ur gym class already and its only been about 2 months. but i will keep doing what i learned and take it to higher levels! with of course safty and wise thinking because i don't have a teacher watching my back anymore. thanks for everything! good luck with all the cross fit games you do and congratz with second place!