January Athlete of the Month, Jerry Everhard
In an effort to get to know the fine folks of CrossFit Austin, we embark on our Athlete of the Month series. Each month we will spotlight a different CFA athlete. This month we have master of the halloween costume Jerry Everhard….
State your Name and/or Nickname please.
Some people put the letter N in front of one of my names but I’d rather not discuss that one… . The one I hear the most is from my mom who calls me “Yeti” either because she hasn’t quite learned how to pronounce the “J” sound or my extraordinarily hairy legs remind her of a mountain fairing big foot creature. I still haven’t decided which.
To be clear about the first nickname, I just hate it when people call me “NJerry”, it wasn’t people putting the N in front of my last name. (Insert nervous cough)
During my breaks from Hulu.com I also do a little work as an attorney for the Legislature.
Words to live by?
(1) “The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place and it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t how hard you hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done.” ~ Rocky Balboa 2006
(2) [chasing a chicken] “I feel like a Kentucky Fried idiot.” ~ Rocky Balboa 1979
What is your fitness background?
NOTHING(’82)—->START TENNIS (’01)—>KNOCK TOOTH OUT (2 WEEKS OF TENNIS)—->BACK TO NOTHING
How long have you been CrossFitting?
Making my rounds around the Professional CrossFitting Circuit since September
What’s your favorite part of CrossFit?
It’s multifaceted. First coming in and seeing Boone and realizing I won’t be yelled at by Wes for not doing an exercise perfectly. Second coming in and seeing Wes and realizing I won’t have to listen to Boone’s collection of Cold Play’s Greatest Hits while trying to work out.
What are your training goals?
Nail down the kipping pull-ups and join the muscle up club
Favorite sport or activity?
Watching Texas football because I like winning championships.
Recent adventure you’re planning?
My brother and I are planning to go to Yosemite Park in the summer and hike Half Dome.
Tell us something we don’t know about you?
My mom made me eat a pack of smokes when she caught me smoking in high school.
Longhorns or Aggies?
Do you consider costume creation more of an art or a science?
The giant Mr. Peanut costume 3 years ago was more art because it involved a lot of paper mashie. I’d say this year’s Oscar the Grouch costume was more science just because it makes me sound smarter and I need to sound smarter considering I wasted a month of my life making it.
Does your lack of a mustache hinder your performance in your chosen profession?
I have to say that my career at TomSelleckImpersonator.com has been stifled somewhat.
Leave the fine folks of CrossFit Austin with some parting words?
I’d like to thank Dave and Sherman for letting me sleep on their floor for an entire weekend the majority of that time uninvited.