Athlete Spotlight


Name: Jason Strickland
Day 1 with CFHH: March 2011
Occupation: Server: Old Oyster Factory & kayak tour guide: Waterdog Outfitters
Favorite Thing to Do (Other than CF, of course): run and watch sports
Biggest Goat: overhead squats and snatch
What are you doing to improve it? Had a personal training session with an awesome CFHH coach and noticed I needed to improve back strength and flexibility. I learned new stretches and do them often, shit works.



The Burning Questions

Inside the box:

Why did you begin CrossFitting? No clue, Tommy Baltz always talked about it and I had to try.
What’s your first memory of CrossFit Hilton Head? Realizing these workouts suck but I love it!
What was your worst workout ever? Murph, I almost died!
What’s the best part about coming to CrossFit Hilton Head? Structure in the workouts and the endless knowledge we learn daily. It’s also an awesome group, coaches and members.
Do you have any CFHH goals? Master technique and form and maybe one day teach others. Focus on endurance class.

Outside the box:

What has CFHH done for you outside of the box? Brought structure to my life, helped me get personal records in my running races and got me to skip happy hour and do endurance class!
Do you have any advice for someone thinking about joining CrossFit Hilton Head? Don’t wait, it will change your life!  
What’s next for you outside the gym? Marathon or half ironman/ go back to school.

5 questions in 5 seconds:


Would you rather:
Be stronger or faster?
Faster or both.
Eat Paleo Pizza or drink Norcal margaritas? Margarita, double please.
Do Fran naked in front of all your friends and PR or do Fran clothed and never have your time improve? I consistently strive to improve so can I wear a sock!
Do 20 muscle ups for time or 200 double unders for time? Double unders.
Drink out of somebody else’s water bottle or wear somebody else’s gym clothes? Water Bottle.

Coach’s Thoughts:

Jason’s enthusiasm is infectious. When he is able to devote himself full time to working out he makes some phenomenal strides.
He has no ego when it comes to training, he just wants to get better. He asks good questions, listens for the answers and then applies them as he is taught.
Jason’s results speak for themselves. He keeps getting better, stronger and faster. 
As his mobility continues to come around I look forward to seeing him compete at more CF events as well as seeing how far his running comes along under the direction of our endurance program.
He has a great sense of humor and plenty of desire. I can’t wait to see what happens for him when he is able to make more time for this in his schedule.