Dec 1

Athlete of the Month – Bill U’Ren

CFRR Coaches and Tribe members are thrilled to celebrate our well-deserved December 2017 Athlete of the Month Bill U’Ren!!

First and foremost Bill is instantly your friend and biggest fan! He never hesitates to lend a helping hand, and you’re sure to hear his shout outs of encouragement to all fellow athletes while he is crushing the same grueling workout!! He is truly a staple amongst our community~and morning crew.

Bill is a proud husband to our September Athlete of the Month Shawna, and father of 3 beautiful little CrossFit Kids! He is committed to his health and fitness in the box 5 days a week at 5 am and continues to work hard at keeping up with his nutrition and body comps to reach his goals!

There is no hiding the success of his dedication and determination as he powers through met-cons, PRs, and squashes benchmarks!!

We are proud and grateful to have Bill in our community and look forward to many more years of all his awesomeness!!


Although Bill has an affinity for Fast Eddie’s, he’s 5a.m.’s “Steady Eddie.” Not only has he transformed his nutrition over the past year by being diligent about meal prep. and minding his macros, he consistently puts in 200% at the gym, every day, five days per week! (Incidentally, Bill is now aging backward like Benjamin Button.) As an athlete, his commitment to fitness and health is an inspiration to us all! (And his obsession and command of the Assault Bike is both equally confounding and amazing).

As a person, Bill can always be counted on for an encouraging word, funny joke, or helping hand. On any given day, you can find him accompanying Kali (for security) to open the gym, bringing in squat racks for everyone else, slaying bugs, chasing frogs or lizards out of the gym, and trash talking like a 5am-er ought to.

Congratulations to Bill for earning AOTM! It is well deserved and we are all so lucky to work out with such a fantastic athlete and human! ~Laurie Roth


Bill is an awesome athlete and friend.  Bill comes to class at 5am ready to work hard and pushes all of us to do our best.  He is a hard worker and is constantly striving for his best and pulls the best out of all of us.  I cannot think of a better friend and athlete to be named as this month ATOM then Bill…I mean Who else do you know that will FaceTime you at 5:30am to make sure you are awake and will make it to your 6am workout. Also a little note for you…thank you for encouraging me through what has been such a rough couple months.  Without you all at 5am I am not sure I would have made it back to the gym.  Thank you for everything you do for me and have done for me mom. Thank you is not enough. ~ Tara Travis


Thanks for being the consistency for the 5 am class and for your work ethic.  Its a motivator for me that you are always going 100% because most times it pushes me to try and keep up. You do a lot for the class from the comic relief, the rolling door opening, the weight rack moving, the all things outside in the dark moving and the consistency for the class. When youre not there something is off. ~LC


Bill is a true example of what CrossFit is all about.  He is not only a fierce competitor and athlete, but he is also an amazing person and friend.  He is thoughtful and kind, and he is always there to encourage and motivate. I am proud to call him my friend, and I can’t imagine my mornings without him. ~Alison Stone