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Entered the world in 1986, an only child to John and Lee, we were a fit and generally healthy family. I grew up in East London and went to the best school in the world, Selborne College, despite what Jaimie says. Played rugby and decided I wanted to pursue it as a career. Played in England after school, came back played at Rhodes, and went on to play for College Rovers in Durban whilst studying my Masters in Marine Biology. It was only when I moved to Cape Town at the end of 2012 that I discovered Crossfit. I was playing for False Bay Rugby Club and it was recommended I try Crossfit for conditioning. The rest is history. Since then I’ve competed in the US, Europe and done my best to compete in as many local comps as I can. Somewhere along the way, I had a little boy, Justin, who is the light of my life. Along with my faith and incredible friends, I’m just enjoying this life and learning as I go. Oh, and I love doughnuts.
Born in 1983 and raised in Port Elizabeth. Went to the best school in the world, Grey High School from Sub A to matric. Matriculated in 2001. Took a rugby scholarship at the University of Pretoria, where I also studied law. I wanted to play rugby for the Springboks. I wasn’t good enough. I finished my law degree and went into the world. I ended up at Investec private bank where started my first job and a career in financial services that is still alive and well today. After rugby I didn’t have anything else that I enjoyed to I turned to the gym, more specifically I squatted, benched and deadlifted myself into a 130kg metahuman. Capable of great feats of strength but couldn’t walk up 3 flights of stairs. I tried CrossFit on a dare, I lost 30kg and I have been getting my ass handed to me at boxes all over SA ever since. When I am not working or training I am spending time with my smoking hot woman who is soon to be my wife (12 may), Nicole Warburg. Along with our two kids, life is pretty full. I try and keep a balance between work, being a husband, being a dad, not being shit at CrossFit and castle light. Sometimes I get it right. Sometimes I don’t. But it doesn’t stop me from trying.
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