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November Teen Athlete of the Month- Cade Buchanan

Tell us a little about yourself and family- Hobbies, interests, where you grew up, occupation, etc 

 I am currently a Senior at Banks High School and have gone to school my entire life at Banks. I’m not quite sure what I plan to major in but I have a few ideas in mind. I have lived at the same house in the nearby town of Forest Grove for 17 years. I have one sister who is currently attending Warner Pacific to play Volleyball and a dad and a mom who work at Banks High School and at the NWESD (school services), respectively. Some of my hobbies and interests include playing football and basketball, playing video games, hanging out with friends, reading, and of course, lifting! Some of our family activities include going on walks, watching movies, and going out to eat.

How did you hear about BCF and what made you want to join?

 I heard about CrossFit from Tyler Exline in 7th grade, and started going to classes with him later that year. I had also heard from my dad who was doing CrossFit how intense and effective the workouts were, so I figured I would give it a shot.

What motivates you to come to the box week after week?

 My motivation stems from wanting to be the best athlete and version of myself I can possibly be. The opportunity awaits me every week at the gym, and I have to take it.

What are your goals? Personal, professional, and/or athletic?

 Some of my personal goals were to improve all of my lifts and overall strength, increase my speed and power, and improve my appearance and overall health.

What is your favorite lift, movement or WOD? Least Favorite?

 My favorite lift is definitely regular stance deadlift. My least favorite lift has to be a tie between overhead squats and thrusters.

What is your proudest CF moment?

 I wouldn’t say I have a specific moment that is my favorite but rather getting to see the results from the hard work and effort I have put in is what I really enjoy.

What is one tip you would give someone who is interested in CrossFit or new to CrossFit?

Leave everything you have in the gym, and always go 100%. You won’t regret it.

Biggest impact CrossFit has made in your life?

 Being able to be a better athlete and lead a healthier lifestyle.

Thankful for the opportunity that BCF gives me to be a better athlete!