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Member Spotlight: Heather Peterson

Name: Heather Peterson

Nickname: Hp

Where Are you From? : Grangeville, Idaho

When Did you Start Crossfit?: Oct. 2009

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Most frequented class time: 5 pm

Occupation and/or Hobbies : Occupation: Commercial Senior Property Manager
Hobbies: CrossFit; reading; boating, camping and spending time with friends

If you had to write an "About Me" what would it say?: I'm an only child who was fortunate to be raised along side my cousins (mostly all girls) and love them all like sisters. When we all get together you can be sure we'll find trouble. I moved to Seattle a little over 20 years ago from small town Idaho and if you'd asked me back then I'd have told you this was temporary and never would have thought I'd make Washington my home. Shawn and I met 11 years ago and try to spend our weekends doing something fun - mostly camping or boating. This is why you'll rarely find me at CrossFit on a Saturday morning.

Do you have any pets? : 2 incredibly spoiled dogs, Daisy and Pepper, who enjoy spending their weekdays napping and barking at the UPS driver and weekends camping with us and begging for treats.

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Favorite Movements or Workouts: Handstand push-ups, toes-to-bar and snatches

Least Favorite Movements or Workouts : Thrusters

2 Goals you're working on: Ring muscle ups and a better squat

Favorite Cheat Meal: Tacos!

Biggest Crossfit / Fitness Achievement so far : 1 ring muscle up over a year ago - have not been able to repeat it since.

Something people at the gym probably don't know about you: I enjoy cleaning and organizing.

When not working or at the gym, you can be found doing...: Cleaning, lavishing my pups with lots of love and attention, camping and hanging out with friends.

What is one thing still left on your bucket list?: Traveling to Iceland

If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose?: Time travel

Favorite Color: Blue

Favorite Emoji: Winking emoji


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Member Spotlight: Danika Lawson

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!

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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!

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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!

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Member Spotlight: Graeme Parnell

Name: Graeme Parnell

Nickname:

Where Are you From? : Originally Woomera, Australia (dad was in the Air Force)

When Did you Start Crossfit?: 2013

Most frequented class time: 6 PM woo hoo!

Occupation and/or Hobbies : Technical program manager (aka IT project manager)
Bagpiping

If you had to write an "About Me" what would it say?: I have a wonderful wife and (almost) 8 year old son.
I only work to support my CrossFit and bagpiping habits. :)

Do you have any pets? : 3 cats, 2 geckos, fish, and a turtle

Favorite Movements or Workouts: Snatch
Wallballs
Box jumps
Squats

Least Favorite Movements or Workouts : Snatch
Wallballs
Box jumps

2 Goals you're working on: 185# snatch
405# deadlift
Sequential bar and ring muscle ups
Top 200 in the next Open :) Team Cerberus!
Qualify for American Ninja Warrior :)

Favorite Cheat Meal: Chocolate!

Biggest Crossfit / Fitness Achievement so far : Muscle ups

When not working or at the gym, you can be found doing...: Sleeping or watching Hulu or Netflix

What’s the strangest talent you have?: Bagpiping or juggling

What is one thing still left on your bucket list?: Visit Hawaii

If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose?: Flying

Favorite Color: Green

Favorite Emoji: poop!

There’s only positive things to say about Graeme! I appreciate that he is always in a good mood and smiling. Also, his commitment, attention to detail, and competitive drive make him fun to coach and take class with. Plus he plays bagpipes!! How many people do you know do that?!?
— Coach Mel
Graeme always comes to the gym with a great attitude. He is always pushing himself to learn new skills and he plays the bagpipes like a boss. He is an all around great guy.
— Coach David

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Have you seen someone totally killin' it in the gym lately and think they should be spotlighted? Or maybe there is someone new that you don't know yet but want to! Send in a nomination for them here and we will take care of the rest!