Debbie Mizikowski, 55, of Millcreek Township, heads to LA this week for the World Reebok CrossFit Games.
I’ve known Debbie since grade school, and more recently, our daughters lived together in Pittsburgh.
A frequent winner of cross country skiing and cycling events in the Highmark Quad games, this mom qualified for the ages 55-59 Masters Division of the CrossFit Games. She finished 12th out of 240 women at a regional competition.
She credits her part-time jobs for training help — lifting heavy stuff for construction companies and UPS. She also credits CrossFit EOS, 1220 W. 20th St., Tim Romanski of Nautilus and Jeff Gibbens from CrossFit FBO/212 Degrees of Fitness, 1311 Chestnut St.
The CrossFit workouts include gymnastics, kettlebells, biking, swimming, running, rowing, plyometrics, air squats and a gamut of Olympic lifts. Workouts vary with little routine.
Her husband, Gary Mizikowski, a former McDowell assistant football coach, supports his wife’s competitive nature. Have a sports story idea? CHRISTINE PEFFER can be reached at 870-1724 or by e-mail.