Gretchen Kittelberger - Reston

 

I have been an athlete all my life. Growing up in Rochester, NY I competed nationally in gymnastics all the way through high school, eventually earning a college scholarship to compete in the sport for the University of Maryland. I competed for Maryland for four years and graduated in 2008. After graduation, I retired from the sport of gymnastics and moved to Charlottesville, Va to attend law school at the University of Virginia.
My first semester of law school was the first time in my life where I wasn’t training for a sport, and I felt lost without some sort of athletic pursuit to put my efforts toward. In January of 2009 a friend suggested that I try CrossFit.

I got my first taste of CrossFit competition that winter, and I was hooked. I decided to make it my goal to train and make it to the CrossFit Games. I fell short in 2010, finishing 5th in my regional and missing the cut.Motivated to train harder for 2011, I worked on my weaknesses, finished 2nd in the MidAtlantic Regional and qualified to the 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games, where I finished 12th in the world. I'm now excited to be a part of the CrossFit Reston family and being able to train with and learn from some of the best CrossFitters in the world.