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Ingrid is no stranger to overcoming adversity. In the Spring of 2010 this former Division One, All-American pole vaulter stood atop the 2010 Southern California Sectionals podium. In the following months she started feeling sick. At first Ingrid thought she might have the flu, but her symptoms continued to get worse. After multiple trips to the doctor they discovered that Ingrid had a bacterial heart infection and needed urgent open-heart surgery. In May 2010 she underwent surgery, lost over 20lbs, was in ICU for 6 days and spent the following 8 weeks post-surgery under doctor's orders to walk, but nothing more. On week 9 Ingrid experienced her first CrossFit workout post-surgery. And in 2011 placed 6th at Regionals.

In her 5th season competing, Ingrid is poised for greatness. 2012 marked the 4th year Ingrid would qualify to compete at Regionals, but fell just shy of making it to The CrossFit Games with a 5th Place finish. After a year of focused training, Ingrid is ready to show the world exactly what she is made of in 2013!!!



Written by Susan Bender — May 08, 2013


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