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 Coach @morgpitch!
🏋 OPEN LIFE
:: Started CrossFit: 2008 in College Station, TX.
:: Years of CrossFit: 9.
:: First Open: 2015.
:: Favorite Open Workout: 15.1 (max clean and jerk) or 16.2 (heavy cleans).
:: Open Superpowers: “Anything with a barbell or barbell cycling.”
:: Open Kryptonite: Gymnastics, except for handstand walks, which Morgan “does for days.” She didn’t get her first ring muscle-up until the Open in 2015, 7 years after starting CrossFit.
:: Wish For The 2017 Open: Heavy, heavy Olympic lifts. Her one rep maxes? Back Squat: 305; Clean and Jerk: 230; Snatch: 190.
:: Loves Most About The Open: Competing – for real! Morgan’s fighting for one of three slots on the CrossFit Queens regional competition team. So far, she’s holding her own: for 17.3, she finished 11 rounds and 9 pull-ups and ranked 56th in the North East region.
🚶 REAL LIFE
:: Occupation: CrossFit coach and founder of @emergeactivelife.
:: Hometown: Austin, TX.
:: Years in NYC: 6.
:: Origin Story: She moved here to work in merchandising for Ralph Lauren, which she did for four years.
:: Real Life Superpowers: Meal prep. “Who are you cooking for?” a cashier recently asked her. “Just myself,” Morgan said. “Wow, you eat a lot.”
:: Real Life Kryptonite: Blue Bell chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream.
:: You’ll Be Surprised To Know: Morgan closes her eyes when she rows and when does double-unders (and somehow doesn’t puke).
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