Katrin Davidsdottir, the Fittest Woman on Earth in 2015 and 2016, is set to leave the CompTrain program created by Ben Bergeron after placing 10th in this year’s CrossFit Games.
UPDATED: Both Katrin and Ben have shared Instagram posts talking about the athlete’s decision. Katrin said the biggest motivation to leave CompTrain was to move back to Iceland to where her “heart and roots are.”
Katrin moved from Iceland to New England to train for the CrossFit Games under Ben Bergeron’s guidance. Since 2015, the Icelandic athlete has always finished in the top 5, except for this year where she ended up in 10th.
CompTrain still coaches Samuel Kwant, Amanda Barnhart and Chandler Smith.
Katrin Davidsdottir’s New Coach
In fact, just before the Rogue Invitational kicked off, Annie Thorisdottir shared a video of her eating habits before the competition in Iceland and Katrin Davidsdottir and BK Gudmundsson appears on it training side-by-side.
Davidsdottir and Thorisdottir are lifelong friends and have recently become business partners after launching the Dottir Audio, earbuds for specialised athletes.
Some of the 8 best years of my life ✨ In 2014 @benbergeron became my coach. Fast forward to this day & I have a family forever ❤️
When I first moved to Boston I was 20 years old with absolutely no clue how much Ben & his family would change my life & mold who I am. Together we embarked on the most incredibly AMAZING journey full of challenges, opportunities for growth, times of laughter & also one of the hardest times in my life. But we always went through it together .. & man have we gotten to grow & evolve together!
I couldn’t possibly be writing this with more gratitude for our years together, with celebration for all our accomplishments & thankfulness for a forever family – because even though this marks the end of our coach/athlete relationship the Bergerons were always so much more than that to me. ❤️
With that being said this has truly been the hardest decision I have made in my life. “There is no place like home” is a very true saying .. & it has come time for me to move back to where my heart & roots are & I will be continuing my journey back home in Iceland.
Thank you, Ben, for everything. I wouldn’t be who I am without you (or the whooooooole Bergeron fam!) It has been the greatest gift to have done this with you. From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!!!!
Ben Bergeron’s Post
Katrin has been part of my family longer than my 7 year old daughter, and my family will forever consider her our 7th family member. From the day she walked in the doors at CFNE, she has filled our lives with that golden light that glows from her entire self.
Thank you, Katrin…for your eagerness to learn. I have never met someone more excited to be coached.
Thank you…for not being distracted by the bright lights. You are steadfast, committed, and the best competitor I have ever known.
Thank you…for your undying commitment to our goals. You inspire me and so many.
Thank you…for being the light, for your joy, and the gratitude you bring to every day. And for trusting and leaning on me when times were tough.
Thank you…for your support when I confided in you, and needed a shoulder to cry on.
Thank you…for setting the golden standard of sticking to your values and steering by your moral compass.
Thank you…for being a role model to our children and our community.
Thank you…for your friendship, and being a huge part of our family.
And, thank you…for walking through your every day with the kind of character that makes us proud of you in a way a parent is proud of their own child.
As they say, the only constant is change. Change got us to where we were, and it will also be the birth to new beginnings…if we don’t resist it.
Katrin, you will always be a part of our family, our community, and our world.
You have changed us in ways we can’t even know yet. And, for that, we thank you.
- shoulder-mobility-without-equipment: Courtesy of CrossFit Inc