Weightlifting Coach & Athlete
Hi!! My name is Kit and I’m the weightlifting coach here at Crossfit BYB. I started CrossFit in 2014 and made the switch over to competitive weightlifting in the Summer of 2017. I lift in the age W45 & 76kg weight class, & currently hold American Records for the Clean and Jerk and Total (Snatch + CJ). I also hold all three Oregon State records for the W40 76k division and most recently the Oregon State Record for the CJ and Total for the W45 76k division. I received my USA Weightlifting Certification in early 2019 and have been coaching at BYB ever since then.
I placed second at my first Masters Nationals in 2018 and 4th in 2019 as the oldest in my division. I won the American Masters completion in both 2018 and 2019 and finished 4th at Masters Worlds in Montreal last summer.
I love the sport of weightlifting! One of my favorite aspects is that it requires constant analysis and improvement of technique, so there is always something to challenge you and work on. This helps the athletes I work with realize that there is no perfect, there is only progress.
I have always been involved in sports in some form. Started out as a swimmer in high school and while I served in the Navy. I had a brief moment of insanity and even took up running after the birth of my first son, and even completed internationally as a part of a Senior Women’s Dagon Boat team. All of these variety of experiences have led me to this, both CrossFit and Weightlifting have changed my life and if you ask me 5 years ago, I would have never thought I’d ever be throwing heavy weights above my head or doing burpees!!
I am married to a Navy Vet and together we have 4 beautiful children and 1 amazing grandson. We enjoy family time, countless sports, competing and playing with our 3 puppies!! My oldest son is a competitive swimmer and will be shipping off to the US Coast guard this spring while my youngest son plays football, basketball and high school track. My youngest daughter was also a swimmer for awhile but now plays volleyball and our oldest daughter is taking on the challenge of motherhood! All in all, I can’t complain.
Like I said earlier, CF and Weightlifting has made a huge impact on my life and I think it can make a difference in yours!! Sure hope to see you in one of my classes soon!