Athlete Profile – Tyler Roberts

Tyler nearing the finish of a Cross Country meet - Fall 2010

What is your day job? Sitting in a desk listening to teachers (Junior at Sky View Highschool). I am also a scorekeeper for basketball games at the Rec. Center.

How were you introduced to CrossFit? Paul wanted me to try it out so I could get in shape for cross-country.

What is your favorite WOD or Lift? My favorite WOD is Griff, and my favorite lift is Thrusters

What is your favorite skill/movement that you have learned at CrossFit IoTA? Kettlebell swings, and pullups

One word to describe me would be… Athletic

I have always wanted… Go to a Denver Broncos Football game

Outside of the gym, I like to… Run, hang out with friends, and play basketball

Three things you would always find in my fridge… Gatorade, Milk, Apples

Something nobody knows about me or would be surprised to know about me… I play the cello

Favorite physical activity outside of CFI… Running

Favorite place to eat in Cache Valley… Cafe Rio

Song(s) that gets me pumped up for a workout… September by Daughtry, or Remember the Name by Fort Minor

The last thing I ate was… A Granola bar

My proudest accomplishment is… Running a 5K under 16 minutes

My six month goal is… To get better at Wall Balls

If I could have ANYBODY (living or dead) over for dinner, it would be… Prefontaine

My favorite workout attire is… Basketball shorts, sleeveless shirts and Asic shoes

My favorite workout partner(s)… Habb, Brock, Doug, Paul, and Brett

If you created a WOD and named it after yourself what would the workout be?
1600m Run
30 Kettlebell swings
800m Run
30 Thrusters
400m Run
30 Ring pushups
200m Run
30 Pullups

I had the pleasure of knowing Tyler for the past year through Scouting’s National Honor Society, the Order of the Arrow.  I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know him both in and out of the box and he is a better young man then he is an athlete (and all who know him know he’s an amazing athlete).  It was really enjoyable for me to have the opportunity to watch Tyler compete twice this year in home Cross Country Meets and we where all thrilled to see him and his team do so well this past season.  His desire, determination and dedication is not seen very often in todays youth and he is exemplary in these and many ways.  Keep up the great work Tyler! – Coach Paul

Tyler and the Sky View Cross Country coaches with the 2010 First Place Team Region Trophy.




When: Saturday October, 30th -7:30AM
Where: CrossFit IoTA
Who’s Invited: ANYONE who would like to come, so grab your family and friends from all over Cache Valley and lets kick Haloween off with a MONSTER WOD!
WOD: To be determined… It may involve bobing for apples 😉
Contest: We are having a best costume contest.
Prizes: A NEW CrossFit IoTA Long Sleeve T – one for the best dressed guy and gal!

One crazy carved apple!

10-23-10 Saturday WOD

Just a reminder the Olympic Lift class tomorrow morning will start at 7:00 am.

WOD – It’ll be a fun one, so come on down.  WOD starts at 7:30 am….
As promised it was a good time – It turned into a BOYS vs GIRLS battle! collectively the whole group had to row 5000m on two rowers (girls ended up doing 2400m and they guys did 2600m). They rotated stations every two minuets with someone always being on the rower and counted the reps for Kettle Bell Swings, Sumo Deadlift High Pull, Burpees and Push Press. Girls took the bragging rights on this part of the WOD!


10-22-10 – 300

25x Pull-up
50x Deadlift @ 135# / 95#
50x Push-up
50x Box Jump @ 24″ / 20″ box
50x Floor Wiper @ 135# / 95# 
50x KB Clean and Press @ 36# / 25# (KB must touch floor between reps)
25x Pull-up
300 reps total


June 4, 2010 CFI “300” Scorecard from June 25th, compare here.

“When you’re average, you’re just as close to the bottom as you are the top.” — Alfred North Whitehead




Even though Christmas is nine weeks away, many people won’t have a Christmas unless we have individuals, groups, clubs and businesses willing to step forward to “adopt” them.  This year at CrossFit IoTA we will be contributing to our local SUB for SANTA here in Cache Valley and will be adopting a family.

This is something that is completely voluntary and if you would like to participate, please do.  The BURPEES for SANTA challenge will begin tomorrow at our box!!  Each day we will be doing Burpees after the WOD, starting tomorrow with 1 and ending with 50.  For each day we would ask that you drop one penny for each burpee you do into the BURPEES for SANTA jar.

So day one, you do one burpee after the WOD, grab a penny from your car and drop it in.  Day two, two Burpees, two pennies and so on until we reach 50 on December 18th.  It’s that easy!  Then we will take the jar (or hopefully something bigger by that point) and convert all the loose change into manageable bills so that we can provide Christmas for a family in need. Anyone who would like to be on the shopping committee talk with Tami or Paul.