50 Wallballs (20/14)
40 Box Jumps (24/20)
30 Chest-to-Bar Pull-Ups
20 Cleans (145/100)
20 Jerks (145/100)
10 Snatches (145/100)
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Huge Congratulations to the CFNE Member of the Month…
Sean “Potsy” Potter!!!
Let’s get to know Sean a little better with some investigative questions below…
1) Sean “Potsy” Potter. Member of the Month! Congratulations! Gotta ask… how did the name Potsy come to be?
The origin is pretty simple – my little league coach was a big fan of Happy Days and my last name is Potter. I’m more of a combination of Fonzie and Richie traitwise, but the name has stuck. I was decent at sports growing up and “potsy” was associated within my athletic circles and had a very positive connotation. However, as I got older “potsy” became more synonymous with “drunk fool.” It took me a long time to realize that, and even longer to realize that was not a good thing. I was fortunate to hit my bottom at an early age of 30, and am extremely thankful to have found sobriety and recovery. Since then I have worked to live my life to its fullest and in doing so bring pride back to the name “potsy.”
2) When did you start CrossFit, and what was your first experience like? Remember your first workout?
I was down at Reebok the first week of January picking up hockey equipment from a friend who works there. He said “while you’re here come check out a CrossFit class.” I heard about it from my brother and wasn’t interested since group exercising wasn’t my thang. After seeing it with my own eyes however, I had a eureka moment and signed up literally the next day for the next Elements class at CFNE, along with Jared Schuler. From that Elements class I love it that Jared and Cary are still around and going strong!
The first workout I vividly remember was “The Seven.” Max Isaac, who I had just met, tells a more complimentary version of me doing that workout. But here’s what I remember – when I originally finished I was spent but took solace in the fact that everyone else was still going, so I must have worked really hard. I scaled so I didn’t think, at first, it was a big deal I finished before the rest of the class. Then I realized I had 6 more rounds to go…
3) What’s a day in the life of Sean Potsy look like?
Oh boy, I asked Debbie this question and she put it much better than I could have – I approach my days and life in the same way I approach CrossFit. I guess you’ll have to use your imagination for the details…
4) Rumor has it that you’ve dialed in your nutrition in the recent months. And, it clearly shows. What are you doing, and what have the results been?
It’s all about the pants. Well that and since February 1st I have been vehemently strict about only eating meat, vegetables, fruit, nuts, little starch, and no processed foods. I want to thank Cheryl for her support and continued guidance along the way. But mostly, it’s the pants.
5) You just won the CrossFit Games. And, it’s time for a celebration meal. What are you going for? Anything goes!
Anything?! In that case I’ll have meat, vegetables, fruit, nuts, little starch, and no processed foods. And….maybe some pie. Just a taste. This should do it: 1 banana cream pie, 1 strawberry rhubarb pie, 1 pumpkin pie, 1 key lime pie, and 1 coconut cream pie. And a gallon of whole milk.
6) If you could have a superpower what would it be?
Space-time manipulation. Like my boy Hiro Nakamura I could freeze time, teleport, and time travel. The possibilities are endless. That said I would not use this power to change a thing about my past because I’m proud of where I am and who I’ve become, thanks to everything I experienced in my past. YATTA!
I’d like to say I’m humbled and honored by this. It feels really good to be back in full swing at CFNE. I may have been down for the better part of 2.5 years, but I was never out!
Congratulations Potsy. You are a true legend, and a incredible friend to all at CFNE. The strides you have made in the recent months have been incredible, motivating, and inspiring. Keep up the great work, and know that it’s a honor to have you as an athlete, and a friend, at CFNE.