Name: John Tricarico
Where are you from? Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Tell us about your school life/family/work life: I am currently studying accounting at the University of Northern Colorado in the hopes of one day becoming a CPA. I have been fortunate enough to be receive two internships from Plante Moran, a public accounting firm in Denver, with one in tax and the other in audit. However, my ultimate goal is to become a stay at home dad. I am the middle child between my two sisters, and have a two very selfless parents. I am an extremely family orientated individual, and love my father and sisters very much, but there is no hiding the fact that my mother Michelle is by far my favorite family member.
When did you first start CrossFit? I was first introduced to CrossFit last May, but just recently began coming to Double Diamond consistently in September.
What is your fitness background? My freshman year of high school I quit the typical sports (football, baseball, and basketball) to run cross country and track. I then ended up falling in love with running, and although I do not run nearly as far or as fast, I continue to run to this day.
What is your favorite thing about Double Diamond CrossFit? My absolute favorite thing about Double Diamond CrossFit is the fact that I can go to any class, not know anyone beforehand, and then walk away with five new friends. I also really enjoy walking into Double Diamond and seeing Kyle inch only his head out of his office to shout “What’s up?”.
What is your favorite WOD or movement? Curls
What is your least favorite WOD or movement? Toes to Bar
What are your goals? Apart from becoming a stay at home dad, I eventually want to be able to do ONE handstand pushup.
How has CrossFit changed your life? CrossFit has put me in the best shape of my life, but has more importantly, made Greeley feel like home. Just going to school at UNC never made me feel truly apart of the community, but Double Diamond has. Double Diamond has given me a place to workout with people who hold me accountable and constantly remind me I am a welcomed member of the community.
Do you have any advice for people thinking about starting CrossFit or that you want to share with our members? CrossFit is an extremely exciting way to workout, but more importantly, it provides you with a close-knit group of individuals who want you to succeed and believe in you, even sometimes more, than you believe in yourself.