March 2016

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The John Arasim Sr. Award March 2016

Awarded to:

Jeremy Nicholson

When/Why did you start CrossFit?

I started CrossFit October 2014.  I was a competitive bodybuilder in my 20’s and wanted to make a comeback in the masters division when I turned 40, but a series of injuries and setbacks keep me from making any progress. I kept seeing CrossFit in different exercise magazines and watched the games that summer, so I trained for 3 months to walk in the door on top of my game. What really happened was Fran and a whole lot of humility!

How has CrossFit changed you?

CrossFit has allowed me to push myself daily and set/ achieve a series of goals that are constantly evolving. It has also allowed me to be part of a big, supportive community that is the exact opposite of an individual sport like bodybuilding.

What are your strengths/weaknesses in the gym?

Strengths:  My strengths are body weight movements and deadlifts. Being light in the ass and having long arms is an advantage for these movements.

Weaknesses: My weaknesses are snatches, OHS and thrusters- Fran still haunts me!

What is your favorite WOD?

Favorite WODs are Nate and Cindy. My motor is pretty good so longer WODs with body weight movements are ones I look forward to.


I’ve worked in the insurance industry for 11 years as a Sales Manager for Bankers Life in Troy assisting my clients with retirement and estate planning. My wife Paige and I have lived in Plymouth for 13 years and married for 12. Our son Campbell is 5 and keeps me very busy when I’m not at work or in the box. Basketball, baseball, soccer golf, bike rides, you name it- he keeps me going.


We could not be more proud of you Jeremy!!  You always have a great attitude and your dedication to living a healthy lifestyle inspires others around you. Can’t wait to see what you accomplish in 2016!!

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