4. KARI PEARCE
Having been a competitive gymnast for 18 years and being a part of the University of Michigan’s team, Kari is familiar with the dedication and hard work required for success.
After retiring from her gymnastics career, Kari picked up weightlifting and was a part of a physique show, followed by a powerlifting competition. She officially started her Crossfit training in November 2014 and has been unstoppable ever since!
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After finishing in third place at her first Regional, Kari qualified for the 2015 CrossFit games. She earned the title 21st fittest female on Earth in her rookie year. Despite her incredible ascent in the Crossfit world, she still struggles a little bit with consistency, which is to be expected of an athlete who has yet to hit her two-year Crossfit-aversary. Of course, she still managed a top 10 finish in every Regional event except one, showing just how much she’s grown as an athlete in the past year.