Athlete Profile: Tia McDougal

May 23, 2009 11:00 AM

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Name: Tia McDougal

Age: 25
Height: 5'
Weight: 139

Date of Birth: 16 January 1984
Place of Birth: Johannesburg - South Africa
Started CrossFit: February 2009

Lives in Edenvale - South Africa

Fran: 11:37
Cindy: 13
Linda: N/A
Helen: 18:36
Grace: 3:45
Fight Gone Bad: 338
Filthy Fifty: 48:25

Deadlift: 209
Press: 99
Back Squat: 110
Snatch: N/A
Clean & Jerk: 99
Max Pull ups: 10

Favorite WOD: Fran
Favorite Lift: Deadlift
Least Fav WOD: Filthy Fifty
Least Fav Lift: Squat Clean Press

2009 Africa Regional Qualifier Finish: 1st

8 comments on this entry.

May 23, 2009 2:02 PM

Are those stats correct?

2. john campbell wrote...

May 23, 2009 2:37 PM

if so she will be a strong contender for the games

3. Reno_Ty wrote...

May 23, 2009 5:09 PM

Those are very strange stats. Fran at over 11 minutes and filthy fifty at 48 minutes! That is SLOOOOOOOOOOOOW. But then she lists a FGB at 338 and Grace at 3:45....? I hope her Fran and Filthy Fifty are just old numbers from her early crossfit days. There's no way a woman that can pull a 338 FGB is going to do a 48 minute Filthy Fifty and 11 minute Fran. That's just weird.

4. Roland wrote...

May 25, 2009 12:28 AM

She has not been doing Crossfit for long, so I am assuming that her pullups (Fran) and double unders/knees to elbows (filthy fifty) are not great. Just an idea though.

5. Charmain wrote...

May 25, 2009 6:10 AM

Tia is very new to CrossFit. Only seriously active since Feb this year. Her bio was put together since she started doing it in Oct last year. As time moves on so did she, and her improvement over the last month prior to the qualifiers have been very impressive. CrossFit being very "young" in our country still needs to go a long way, but Tia was one of the few females that had the guts to compete, and look where she found herself - on her way to the finals!

6. Danie wrote...

May 25, 2009 6:11 AM

Tia is very new to CrossFit. Only seriously active since Feb this year. Her bio was put together since she started doing it in Oct last year. As time moves on so did she, and her improvement over the last month prior to the qualifiers have been very impressive. CrossFit being very "young" in our country still needs to go a long way, but Tia was one of the few females that had the guts to compete, and look where she found herself - on her way to the finals!

7. Danie wrote...

May 25, 2009 7:19 AM

Tia is very new to CrossFit (started Oct last year) became serious Feb this year. Over the last month her performance really improved a lot and she was one of the few ladies that had the guts to compete. No biography existed for her and we had to present her results as it was, since she started 8 months ago. As with all beginners her form and technique wasn't that great but improves on a daily basis. She never entered the qualifier to win, purely for experience and the fact that she is sold out to CrossFit. She is working extremely hard for the main event and should be granted a chance just like anybody else.

8. Kimi wrote...

July 7, 2009 8:00 PM

Yay! I'll be cheering you on Tia, proud of the South African contender!