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Power To Win Team Athlete: CrossFit Athlete
Competition comes naturally to Laura Dickerson. Growing up in a small town near Des Moines, Iowa, Dickerson started her athletic career as a dancer at age three and transitioned into competitive tumbling and trampoline throughout middle and high school. Today, she can crank out an Annie, a benchmarking CrossFit workout of the day (WOD) requiring 50-40-30-20-10 reps of double unders (jumping rope while making two passes per jump instead of just one) and sit ups, in 5:08. She plans on breaking 5:00 this year. You can follow her workouts on her blog.
Dickerson discovered CrossFit in 2012 after moving to Scottsdale, Ariz., for nursing school at Arizona State University and realizing she missed the competition of tumbling and trampoline. It’s been her competitive and athletic outlet ever since. Unlike the average CrossFit participant, she was not content with the grueling daily workouts. Instead, she quickly earned the certifications that enabled her to start coaching at Urban Warfit in Scottsdale, and ultimately whip herself into competitive shape. Only a year after starting CrossFit, Dickerson qualified and placed as an individual at her regional CrossFit competition. She currently competes with Urban Warfit and is a member of the 2014 CrossFit Southwest Regionals team. She has accomplished all of this while fulfilling the demanding role of a full-time pediatric intensive care nurse at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
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