Today is Rion’s birthday!!! Rion and his wife Stephanie joined our gym over a year ago. In the last year, Rion achieved SO MANY milestones: double unders, bar muscle ups, kipping pull ups, squat snatches, hand stand pushups. When first joining CrossFit Craft, Rion hadn’t really done Olympic lifting. Now, his squat snatch is 165 pounds and his clean and jerk is 200 pounds! When Rion hops on a rower, very few athletes in our gym can keep up! Rion’s success is based solely on his persistence, hard work, and willing to try anything. In fact, Rion competed in his first CrossFit Competition this year, the Bumper Plate Date at Big Thompson CrossFit- with Kelli Beimal. During the Open this year, he was on Erika’s Entourage Team for the second year, cheering for everyone and also driving a little fun competition. He is a great team mate, incredibly supportive of other athletes’ successes and efforts. Rion served in the Navy for six years and is about a month away from earning his Master’s Degree in Radiation Health Physics from CSU. Rion impresses us every day and most likely surprises himself with what he has been able to accomplish. We are so proud of Rion! Our community is rooting for Rion’s job opportunity to keep him and Stephanie in Fort Collins and part of the Craft Family! Happy Birthday Rion!