Jacksonville man making debut at the Reebok Crossfit Games

By Ryne Turke on July 8 at 12:43pm

With more than three years of training under his belt, Steve King will compete in his toughest challenge to date in Carson, California from July 19-21.

The road the the CrossFit Games started back in March, when King qualified in the CrossFit Open.

“You have to do five workouts, submit those scores and that is how you are ranked. Last year I finished 157th in the world and this year I finished 12th. I will be competing against the top 20 in my age bracket. It is going to be a tough three days,” says King.

King is listed in the 50-54 age category.

King says he won’t know any of the workouts until he arrives at the CrossFit Games.

“I’ll do three different workouts on Tuesday, two on Wednesday and two on Thursday. Those workouts could be Olympic lifting, running, pull ups, squats or lunges. I have to be prepared for everything. My trainers and coaches have upped my workouts and made them a lot harder,” notes King.

King is pushing for a top 10 finish.

King’s home gym, Carriagehouse CrossFit, is doing its part to help pay for expenses that King adds up on his journey to the CrossFit Games. Teams of two are invited to participate in the KingSquad Fundraiser on July 9th and grab some free BBQ. More information can be found here.

To watch King compete, go online to games.crossfit.com.