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Noah OhlsenCrossfit Athlete
- Miami, FL
- May 3, 1990
- 2nd Place: 2019 CrossFit Games
- 8x CrossFit Games Qualifier
Like many of CrossFit’s elite athletes, Noah Ohlsen began his path to multiple appearances at the CrossFit games in other sports. Inspired by his father, an All-American lacrosse player at Brown University, he played the game throughout most of his childhood. And while the young man had hopes for a college and pro career, his local high school didn’t offer a lacrosse program. In limbo, he tried wrestling his freshman year, but ultimately never settled in. The following year he found a fit in water polo – a sport which he’d pursue through his sophomore year at the University of Miami (FL).
Ohlsen freely admits that while he always had an interest in fitness, it had largely been for superficial reasons. He was inspired to give CrossFit a try after seeing a poster of the insanely fit Guido Trinidad. And even if vanity drove his interest in the discipline, his first workout at Peak 360 CrossFit (owned by Trinidad himself) set the stage for amazing things to come.
Within six months, Ohlsen had become one of the gym’s de facto leaders and Trinidad’s protege. Additionally, as a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity, he had to make major adjustments to his lifestyle.
Ohlsen’s newfound quest to reach the CrossFit Games went unfulfilled in 2012 and 2013, but his hard work showed clear results when his Open rank jumped from 188 to 56 during those two years. In 2014, his win at the South East Regionals qualified him for The Games, and his run as one of CrossFit’s perennial contenders began in earnest.
Ohlsen has qualified for the CrossFit Games for eight consecutive years, placed as high as second (2019), and landed in the top 10 a total of seven times.