Wednesday, August 9 2017

Posted by Mandee on August 8, 2017   |   31 Comments

Words cannot express how proud we are of Paul McCrary. His dedication, hard work, many sacrifices and natural talent allowed him to accomplish what only the very best in the sport of CrossFit have accomplished. He represented himself, his friends and family, and all of CrossFit Huntsville with the highest of character and integrity. Many do not realize the level of commitment it takes to be among the very best in the world at what you do. Paul has spent years working towards his goals, all the time with the very real possibility that despite his efforts, he may not be able to achieve what he first set out to do. When you consider how many thousands of athletes compete each year, it is truly remarkable to think that Paul was among the top twenty worldwide, and was able to finish the season ninth overall. It is just as impressive and exciting that he came away with an event win at The CrossFit Games, a memory that with stick with us all for a very long time. Paul came into the gym everyday and laid it all on the line. He believed that every WOD was just as important as the next, and he truly never gave less than everything he had in that moment. He certainly embodies the mentality and spirit of a champion and a true competitor. And through it all, he has remained the kind, gentle, down to earth man that we all know and love.

Congratulations Paul on all of your accomplishments! We love you and could not be more proud!




A. Split Jerk: 3 – 2 – 2 – 1 – 1 – 1    E2MOM

B. 3 Sprint Rounds For Time Of:

10 HSPU   MRX 2″/4″ rise or 2 Wall Walks

11 Pull-Ups   RX+ Chest-To-Bar

12 Box Jump Overs  24″/20″   MRX 20″/18″

13 Shoulder To Overhead  95/65  RX+ 135/95   MRX 75/55

46 Double Unders

Rest 2 minutes after each round.





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31 responses to “Wednesday, August 9 2017”

  1. CJ VK says:

    Awesome job, Paul. Awesome picture.

    Also, a big thanks to Bradley and Heath for holding down the fort.

  2. Bill says:

    Awesome athlete and an incredible human being.

  3. Flying J says:

    Well said

  4. Matthew H says:


  5. Dani says:

    Well done Paul! You inspire us all. Well done coaching staff! You are the engine and applause we feel and hear every day.

  6. Joe L says:

    We are so proud of you Paul, it was such an honor to watch one of our own compete with the worlds fittest. He truly belonged there and made us all proud. Congrats Paul!

  7. Twice a month Trent says:

    True example for us all! Way to go PMC

  8. Haley says:

    Congratulations Paul McCrary “The DUKE” we are all crazy proud of you. You have now competed at the CF Games, our world stage, twice and yet remain the sweet man we met years ago. You are inspiring in more ways than you know.

  9. Jeremiah Rogers says:

    I couldn’t have said it better.

    We’re all so proud of your accomplishments, Paul. And more importantly, as others have said, thanks for always being just you.

    Strong work, brother.

  10. Matt says:

    Bad to the bone, don’t matter what state he’s in. Just whippin folks. A true professional who can manage mental clutter(external noise) as good as anyone that I know. He never quit, no matter what was going on. I will never forget his live interview, after his event win. He was very direct and honest, “I’m pretty good at double unders,” he thought of others by giving the coaches at CFHSV credit for helping him with the dumbbell snatches, and finally he taught us all that the win, the leaderboard, anything other than the next step in the process didn’t matter. Thank you Paul and congratulations to you, Lisa, and the rest of your family and friends.

  11. Steve Price says:

    Doesn’t matter if he’s competing with the elite of the elite or whippin us mere mortals at CFHSV, Paul is Paul! Humble, kind-hearted, and one of the nicest men you’ll ever meet! Paul, this is for you, I know you’ll understand: 1 Corinthians Ch.9, verses 20-23

  12. Ashley M says:

    Very well spoken! Paul, your humbleness is contagious. Thank you for being YOU no matter how far you have gone! You are definitely a motivator for us all..

  13. George C says:

    Awesome job Paul! We’re all super proud of and inspired by your performance!

    Also huge thanks to Bradley, Misty, and Heath for holding down the fort and keeping the coaching standard high back home.

  14. Sam W says:

    If there was a worldwide good dudes club, Paul would be President. Your hard work is an inspiration to many, and I, myself, look at you as a great role model and friend. Congratulations on all your hard work and performing well on the world stage and keep being awesome!

  15. Don K says:

    Amen. Proud to know you, Paul. Philippians 2:13

  16. Daniel Lynch says:

    Paul is a living testament to the mantra “if you work hard enough, it’s possible” How cool is it that we work out at a gym that sent an athlete to the games? Thanks Misty, Bradley, Heath for being here the past week.
    A. 185(3)-205(2)-225(1-x)-235(1)-245(X)-245(X)
    B. 10:27 scaled HSPUs and did box step overs

  17. CoachDB says:

    Super Duke is THE MAN and CFHSV is THE BOX! Great job in all aspects of our wonderful CrossFit Lifestyle.

  18. Courtney says:

    Congrats, Paul! You earned it, my friend. I have never seen you give any less than 100%. If anyone said they had, I wouldn’t believe ’em.

  19. BP says:

    Paul you inspire us all. Congrats on all your successes. You are the man

  20. CJ VK says:

    255/7:18 Rx

  21. Mimi says:

    13:05 scaled to step overs

    It was an honor to cheer for you in Madison, Paul! You are one hell of an athlete, not to mention pretty good at double unders! 😁

  22. Bradley says:

    A. 265

    B. 5:36 Rx+ (1:40/1:44/2:12)

  23. Andrew says:

    At home:
    A. 255
    B. 5:14 RX+

  24. Mandee says:

    A. 195
    B. 5:55 RX+

  25. Justin says:

    6:08 rx+

    • Justin says:

      Congratulations Paul. Always enjoy training with you. You consistent hard work has really paid off.

  26. Jamie Cherrypicker says:

    What a testament to our CFHSV family. ..yep Family…way to show up to show out Paul!

  27. Jeremy M. says:

    6:15pm Class:
    A: 205(3)-225(2)-245(2)-
    B: 5:07, RX (splits: 1:42/1:40/1:45)
    – Great class Mandee/Bradley! Congrats to Paul for another impressive year and Games appearance! You are a great Christian, husband, father and friend! I’m so proud of all your hard work and all of your accomplishments along the way! Keep it up Brother!

  28. Andrew DeeOhDee says:

    A.) ☺️
    B.) 5:21 Rx+
    Congratulations Paul! You show that hard work and dedication really pays off! 💪🏻💪🏻

  29. Cam says:

    Congrats, Paul, such an inspiration to everyone.

    275 pr
    14:04 Rx+

  30. MH says:

    205 PR
    6:09 RX+

    Great job Paul!