The Women of Team Central

CrossFit Central’s competitive team, Team Central, will be one of 40 teams competing at the CrossFit Games South Regional competition this Friday, May 15th – Sunday, May 17th. Team Central is comprised of four women, four men, and one coach, Coach Jeff McKinney.

 

Get to know the women who will represent Team Central at the CrossFit Games South Regional:

Chelsea McKinney

Chelsea McKinney

Q. Hometown

I moved too much to consider one place my “hometown”

Q. How many years have you been CrossFitting?

Almost 6 years

Q. How many years have you gone to Regionals?

This will be my 4th trip to regionals!

Q. How many years have you gone to The CrossFit Games?

1 year @CF Games (2014)

Q. What do you like most about competing on a team?

I think the team aspect is more fun because you get to share the experience with 5 other people. In some ways there is less pressure because you don’t have to do all the work by yourself, but in some ways there’s more because you don’t want to let your team down.

Q. Who’s the funniest team member?

This is a tough one! There are a lot of characters in this group. I think it changes on a daily/hourly basis. The top 3 contenders are Nader, Jeremy and Jeff.

Jess Powers

Jessica Powers

Q. Hometown

Bellevue, NE

Q.How many years have you been CrossFitting?

Since 2009- 6 years

Q. This is your first Regional experience, what excites you?

I am very excited to be part of Crossfit Central Downtown’s team. I am very grateful to be able to compete at this level and I am really looking forward to what all Regionals have in store for me.

Q. What do you like most about competing on a team?

I love the team atmosphere it brings. Coming from a collegiate soccer background, I definitely love the camaraderie that you get when you are on a team competing for the same goal. It makes training that much more fun.

Q. Who’s the funniest team member? 

Naderpants =)

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Carey Kepler

Q. Hometown

Lubbock tex

Q. How many years have you been CrossFitting?

10 years

Q. How many years have you gone to Regionals?

3 Times

4. How many years have you gone to The CrossFit Games?

4 Times

Q. What are you looking forward to at this years Regionals?

I get to workout with some first timers  – for someone that has been in the game for a min, getting to experience with a fresh perspective and excitement gets me pumped up!

Q. What do you like most about competing on a team? 

I like the excitement when you want it for your teammate as bad as you want it for yourself!

Q. Who’s the funniest team member?

Nader – he gets pretty excited and sometimes that excitement turns into some funny and cheesy moves – dance moves  – – his hype gets me hype!

Taylor Deering Taylor Anne Deering

Q. Hometown

Manchaca, Texas

Q. How many years have you been CrossFitting?

3 years

Q. What are you feeling about your first Regional competition?

I don’t really think I can put into words what the feelings are. Excitement, nervousness, scared, pumped, jacked, focused and ready to see what happens! It’s just working out, right?

Q. What do you like most about competing on a team?

I enjoy team sports, I have grown up playing volleyball which is a team sport. I enjoy relying on others, I enjoy others depending on me and I really love working together with people towards one specific goal.

Q. Who’s the funniest on the team?

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm everyone has pretty hilarious personalities to be honest. Jess Powers is pretty damn funny.

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