Tanya Wagner, Post Chipper

November 28, 2009 2:00 PM

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Games09_TWagnerChipper.jpgAll superheroes have alternate identities. Tanya Wagner is no exception. The 26 year old school teacher from Pennsylvania co-owns CrossFit Apex with her husband and fellow competitor, Josh Wagner. She leads by example in compeition with an easy-going attitude and positive approach to sport. Tanya finished second at the 2008 CrossFit Games.

Going into the final chipper event on Sunday, Wagner was almost assured the title, 'World's Fittest Woman.' Annie Thorisdotter trailed by seven points and could dethrone Tanya if she finished 8 places ahead, or if Tanya failed to finish the workout.

The question? Ten muscle-ups. Annie had never done one and Tanya got her first just six months prior.

Wagner was having doubts entering the final event. "I was freakin' out and I just needed to calm down. Jolie really helped, she's awesome." Mostly, she was nervous about the muscle ups. She was unfamiliar with the equipment and had a realatively limited exposure to the movement itself. "I just got my muscle up in February... I've never done ten total in a workout."

In the end, Annie got her first muscle-up, and Tanya emerged victorious. She was proud of course, but ready for some well deserved rest. "I'm just happy it's over."

Tanya Wagner Interview video ... [wmv] [mov]

3 comments on this entry.

1. Becky N wrote...

November 28, 2009 3:31 PM

Tanya - you are such a kind and humble person. You were so solid through all the events and watching your determination through those muscle-ups is inspiring. Nice work!

2. Cappi wrote...

November 28, 2009 4:04 PM

Yeah Tanya! Looked like such a hard workout i'm sure your muscle ups are great by now!

3. neils wrote...

November 29, 2009 12:07 PM

Tanya, you were amazing! I never would have guessed you were not 100% confident in this workout. It was amazing to watch!! What an excellent video!!