Athlete Showcase July 2018 – Jerald “Jay” Van Rhyn


Athlete Showcase July 2018 – Jerald “Jay” Van Rhyn


Jerald “Jay” Van Rhyn

Your Name: Jerald “Jay” Van Rhyn

Your Sign: The goat fish (Capricorn)

Favorite color(s): Blue

City and State of birth: Middle of nowhere, Idaho

Your favorite CrossFit movement: Anything where I feel like a ninja, so maybe
box jumps and bar muscle ups.

Your most hated CrossFit movement: The Thruster… Kalsu…

How long have you been a part of a CrossFit community? Six years.

Why do you CrossFit: So I’m harder to kill.

Dream location to visit/travel: I’ve wanted to visit Japan since I began training in
the martial arts at age five.

Favorite past-time: Video games.

Family (human and non-human): Parents and a sister hundreds of miles away.  CrossFit 45 N locally.

Occupation: Lawyer moonlighting as an Insurance Underwriter.

Favorite book: Tigana, by Guy Gavriel Kay.

Last book you read: Loneliness, Human Nature and the Need for Social Connection.

Favorite movie: Braveheart

Last movie you watched: Black Panther

Diet: Anything that is no more than mildly poisonous.

Music preference during workout: Metal, like Trivium (ie. the kind where the vocalist can actually sing and screams or growls for emphasis or effect).

Do you drink a gallon of fluids a day? I should, I probably lose that much water during a workout.

Favorite/Most memorable CrossFit moment? Competing in the Summer Sizzler with coach Greg Casey.

If you could be an animal, what would you be? Maybe a raven. Clever problem solver, devoted to their small group, good at defending themselves… Yeah, a raven.

What do you do to relax? Walk in the woods or get lost in a game.

Anything else you would like to share: I’ve spent most of my life studying and practicing writing in the hopes of someday seeing my name on a hardcover novel in the Science Fiction/Fantasy section of a bookstore.