Congratulations Shawn Crossley

In Folsom this last weekend, on Sunday, Shawn Crossley took on his second ever triathlon.  Most of you know (or would recognize) Shawn as the guy always hiding out over in the O-lifting corner.  This weekend he went a different route and did great!

With an overall time time of 3 hours 22 minutes, he crushed his previous tri time by 32 minutes!  Not too shabby for a guy who just lifts heavy things! :)  Shawn’s swim was 29 mins (1500 meters), his bike was 1 hour 30 mins (40k), and his run was 1 hour 15 mins (10k).

Julie Crossley, Shawn’s wife, was kind enough to give me some pictures of Shawn at some of his past tri.  She said this time she was too caught up in the moment to think about taking pictures.  Julie said “To say I’m a proud wife is an understatement …. just watching him made me ready for a nap!”.  HA!  Well, hopefully you got that nap in Julie… Shawn on the other  hand was so pumped about the event he’s already talking about next year.


Congrats Shawn, we’re all so proud of you!

Written by Jenny

Jenny LaBaw has been an athlete her entire life. As a 3-sport collegiate athlete, she competed in soccer, indoor and outdoor track and field. Post college she found her need for competition fulfilled through endurance running races anywhere from 5K’s to marathons. Her competitive drive led her to CrossFit in 2010 where she started training to compete at the elite level. In 2011, her first year competing in CrossFit, Jenny placed 2nd at the Northern California Regionals earning herself a spot to The 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games where she gained the title as the 6th Fittest Woman on Earth. In 2012 she improved her regional standings, taking 1st in Northern California and once again a spot to The Reebok CrossFit Games. Injury took her out of the 2013 season, but is working hard at returning to the Reebok CrossFit Games in 2014. Although, she enjoys competing, Jenny's true love is being outdoors mountain biking, hiking, waterskiing, snow skiing, camping and more with her boyfriend, Marcus and two yellow labs, Ziggy and Pogo. With her love for sport and exercise, Jenny chose a career as a personal trainer so she could share her passion of health and fitness with others. Attending Cornell College, she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Education with an emphasis in Fitness and Wellness. Prior to Norcal, she has trained in gyms, private training studios, and coached soccer. Her 10+ years of coaching experience has allowed her to work directly with a wide variety of people from children trying to discover their coordination to adults wanting to shed a few pounds to professional athletes looking to be the best in the world. No matter what walk of life you are coming to her from, her mission is to make you realize your potential and help get you there. She will prove to you that you can be stronger, more fit, and healthier than you think you can be. With her inspiration, motivation and dedication, she will challenge your body, encourage your mind, and help you to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Jenny will help you be your best!

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  1. Katie D.

    Congrats Shawn!! Nice work!!

  2. Mario B

    Nice job!!!!

  3. Awesome Shawn

  4. Nice Shawn!! Way to go :) miss you all!

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