Amy Carlson Woods

I didn't grow up playing main "athleticism" was beating up the neighborhood boys that picked on my younger brother. I found CrossFit on March 15, 2010 and I immediately fell in love. I also discovered quickly that I had a fiercely competitive spirit. I started doing local competitions in the Southeast. I loved competing because it gave me a chance to meet amazing people, challenge myself, and motivate my training upon returning to the gym. I have qualified for Regionals all 3 years of competing. I am the healthiest this year that I have ever been and I am almost the most prepared. I am ready to take on a tough field of amazing NorCal women and give my all.

I also recently started competing in weightlifting, qualifying for the American Open after my first meet. I love competing in this sport as well...I mean, if wearing a singlet and putting heavy weights over your head doesn't get you excited, then...I don't know if we can be friends! (Kidding!)

But as much as I love training hard and competing, I love nothing more than coaching. I love seeing others (much like my old self) walk into the door and blow the ceiling off their expectations of what they are capable of doing. Seriously, if THAT doesn't get you excited, I really don't know if we can be friends...for real this time. :)

Competition History:

  • CrossFit Games 2011 Regionals, Southeast - 14th place female
  • CrossFit Games 2012 Regionals, NorCal - 13th place female
  • CrossFit Games 2013 Regionals, NorCal - qualified and ready to go!!!
  • Garage Games 2011 Season Series - 2nd place Rx female, Southeast
  • Rumble by the River 2011 - 1st place Rx female
  • World Wide WOD 2011 - 2nd place Rx female
  • OC Throwdown 2012 - qualified for Women's Elite Division
  • Integrity's Revenge 2012 - 2nd palce Rx female
  • USA Weightlifting American Open - qualaifed for 69kg "B" session
  • Pacific Weightlifting Association 2013 Championships - 2nd place in snatch, 2nd place in C&J, 2nd place in total (69kg)


  • Inspire those around me to DREAM BIG...set big goals and go all out for WILL surprise yourself
  • Qualify for the 2013 (and 2014, 2015, etc) CrossFit Games
  • Qualify for the USA Weightlifting Nationals "A" Session as a 69kg lifter. (Although if Goal #2 happens this year, this one takes a back seat for a year because unfortunately both events are the same weekend this year...BOO!)