Name: Danika Lawson
Nickname: Flawson, DLaw
Where Are you From? : Edgewood, WA
When Did you Start Crossfit?: April 2013
Most frequented class time: 9AM & 4PM
Occupation and/or Hobbies : Occupation: Firefighter
Hobbies: Eating, drinking coffee, hanging with my cats, trap shooting, playing basketball, water skiing & anything that involves warm weather & the lake!
If you had to write an "About Me" what would it say?: I grew up playing every sport imaginable (including dance) but my favorite was always basketball. During my undergrad I played basketball for Saint Martin's University. While I was working on my Master's in Business I ran Cross Country & Steeplechase for the Saints as well. Before becoming a firefighter I worked at Nordstrom & in Dialysis. I'm engaged to this guy named Tyson Rickerson - you guys might know him :) We are getting married on 8.18.18!
Do you have any pets? : Oh we've got some fluffballs fur sure & they all have Instagrams!
Oatmeal & Mush the Ragdoll kitties & Macaroni the Bulldog!
Favorite Movements or Workouts: Box Jumps, Wallballs, Running & Chest to Bar!
Least Favorite Movements or Workouts : Handstand Push-ups, anything strict, L-Sits & Frantasy Land.
2 Goals you're working on: Qualifying for Regionals 2018
Improving my Strict HSPU & MU
Favorite Cheat Meal: Pizza & Redvines! I also love baked goods - muffins, bagels, a loaf of bread :)
Biggest Crossfit / Fitness Achievement so far : Qualifying for Regionals in 2016 (& then disqualifying myself - haha oops)!
Something people at the gym probably don't know about you: I took up Muay Thai in 2012 & if this kid named Tyson wouldn't have tricked me into trying this thing called "CrossFit" I would probably be somewhere fighting instead of hanging out at Sumner CrossFit all the time! :) I also love shooting. My favorite is trap shooting with my 12 gauge shotgun but I also have a Springfield XDM 9mm.
What’s the strangest talent you have?: I can fold my ears in! :)
If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose?: I would want to be the female version of Thor!
Favorite Color: Lime Green
Favorite Emoji: Laughing Cat
Anything else !?: Thank you so much for the nomination! Everyone at Sumner CrossFit motivates me daily to be better. I love our community. Coming in & working out with you all is always one of the highlights of my day!