Whitney Welsch - Firebreather Athlete

Whitney Welsch - Firebreather Athlete



Name: Whitney Welsch

CrossFit Affiliate: RedBlack CrossFit

 CrossFit Competitions: 

2008 Fittest Games - 3rd

2009 Southwest Regionals - 8th

2010 Games 21st

2011 Fittest Games - 4th

2011 CrossFit Open, South Central Region 2nd, 16th World Wide

2011 Just Go Women's Challenge - 1st

2011 South Central Regional - 4th 

Favorite Quotes:

“All that is important is this one moment in movement. Make the moment important, vital, and worth living. Do not let it slip away unnoticed and unused." - Martha Graham

“Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired.” - Martha Graham 


Doctorate in Physical Therapy 2006, Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist 2010, ASTYM certified provider 2011

What does being a Firebreather mean to me?

Being a Firebreather means more than just being a good athlete.  It means leading by example.  Every athlete performing at a high level, whether it's high-school, collegiate, amateur, or professional should have a few foundational personality characteristics including; humility, integrity, perseverance, self-control,  and self-respect.  Training, competing and performing at a high level takes approaching every rep, every movement, every second, every WOD, every day, like there is something more you can do.  It takes knowing you can always be faster, stronger, skills are always needing to be developed, and technique can always be better.  However, being a Firebreather also means celebrating and honoring the people around you.  Being a Firebreather means honoring the light inside yourself, but also honoring the light inside others.