David Dowling


How and when did you start doing CrossFit?
May 1st 2012. (I’m not original OG, but I’m close☺) I started here about 6 months after CFB moved out of Brian Niven’s garage & into the current box. It was about 1/3 the size it is now. It has been really great to see how it has grown both physically and as a community.
Tell us a little bit about yourself. Family? Job? Hobbies?
I moved out here after retiring from the Marine Corps to take a job with Northrop Grumman. I do long term strategic business capture, which, while fun, has me travelling quite a bit. I live with my fiancé Beata (Isn’t that a great name?!? She’s an even better person….and 6’1”!!!) and her two sons in Lake Zurich. Hobbies include reading (I like foreign policy, macroeconomics and any good story), movies, and dropping into Crossfit boxes when I travel. I’m up to 57, and have the T-shirts☺.

Favorite WOD and Favorite Movement?
Anything long and arduous: La Vida Loca, Murph, Hotshots 19, 12 days of Christmas. I like to “embrace the suck”
Power Clean & Squat Snatch. I love the power of the one and the technique of the other.

Least favorite WOD and least favorite movement?
Fran. Anything gymnastic….I was never built for it

Your Favorite junk food?
That’s easy: Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you were stranded on a deserted island, what three items would you want with you?
Book. Barbell. Beata.

Describe yourself in one word?

If you could create a WOD, what would it look like?
5 rounds:
400M run
5 Power Cleans
10 Pull-ups
15 KB swings
20 TTB or equivalent

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