Our finest investigative reporter uncovers the secret real life identities of people you’ve only ever seen in sweatpants for our documentary series ALTER EGOS. For this special CrossFit Games Open installment @spensermestel finds out a few things about @chalupa_batmann!
🏋 OPEN LIFE
:: Started CrossFit: January, 2012 at CrossFit 845 in the Hudson Valley.
:: Years of CrossFit: 5.
:: First Open: 2012.
:: Favorite Open Workout: For having done the Open the past five years, Mike remembers shockingly little about his past performances. “The worse the workout is, the quicker I try to forget it completely.”
:: Open Superpowers: Anything bodyweight (push-ups, sit ups, air squats, box jumps).
:: Open Kryptonite: Snatches and thrusters.
:: Wish For The 2017 Open: Heavy deadlifts.
:: Loves Most About The Open: It reminds him of the feeling from high school track meets: waiting to be destroyed.
🚶 REAL LIFE
:: Occupation: Just finished a stint as an IT project manager at NYU.
:: Hometown: Middletown, NJ.
:: Years in NYC: 3.
:: Origin Story: For the past decade, Mike’s been coming in and out of the city for work. He made the move permanent a little over three years ago.
:: Real Life Superpowers: Organization, which is the only way to combat his Real Life Kryptonite.
:: Real Life Kryptonite: Short-term memory. “If I have to remember something, I can, but most things are stuffed into a box and kicked into a dark corner of my brain.”
:: You’ll Be Surprised To Know: In May, Mike moved in with Daniel Reitten (5:30 L2), and they live a few doors down from Dakota Hendon (6:30 L2). #crossfitfamily
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