Help Marissa Nichols get to the CrossFit Games
CrossFit is more than just a sport for Marissa, it’s her passion, her dream and a lifelong career goal. In 2017, when she started doing CrossFit at the age of 9, her ultimate goal quickly became to one day make it to the CrossFit Games!
Only the TOP 10 athletes in each division get invited to compete in the world championship of the sport, also known as, THE CROSSFIT GAMES!! 2022 was the first year she was eligible to qualify for the Games in the 14-15 year old girls division. After battling through the Open, Quarter-Finals and Semi-Finals, she finished 9th out of over 1400 girls in the world to secure her spot to the Games. The BIG event is right around the corner, August 4, 5, and 6th in Madison, WI.
We are raising funds for the CrossFit Games to defray the cost of:
* Airbnb in Madison
A little backstory...Marissa grew up in and around CrossFit gyms, but didn’t start participating until 2017. For the next couple of years, she would take CrossFit kids or adult classes and competed in local competitions while still playing basketball and softball. Then 2020 hit and she found herself without a team to play on as most rec league team sports were put on hold...
It was then that Marissa decided to get serious about CrossFit. She spent a couple of hours everyday in our garage training, following a competitors training program. She watched videos and taught herself the proper form for the movements (with a little help from Mom and Dad ;) ), learned more about nutrition and what foods fueled her body properly and gained more and more knowledge on how to adequately take care of herself and her body so that one day she could MAKE IT TO THE GAMES! That was all she talked about. CrossFit became her PASSION.
In the past 2 years, she has refined her craft with extraordinary precision and detail with one simple goal in mind, to be a WORLD CHAMPION. Marissa trains 4-6 hours a day with her MAD Athlete training partners at CrossFit 2222. When she isn’t training, she’s usually eating, sleeping or talking about CrossFit ;)!
This opportunity is truly a dream come true!
And we (the whole Nichols Family) know for certain that none of this would be possible without fans, supporters, mentors and sponsors like y’all who have been following her journey and cheering her on since the beginning.
So from the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for everything.
Marissa and the Nichols Family
Marissa would like to leave you with her favorite verse:
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
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