Winner of the 2015 Reebok CrossFit® Games
Age: 25 | Height: 5'11" | Weight: 195 lbs | Affiliate: CrossFit® Krypton
Ben Smith Stats
- Filthy 50:16:17
- Fight Gone Bad:520
- Clean & Jerk:347 lb
- Snatch:300 lb
- Deadlift:540 lb
- Back Squat:480 lb
- Max Pullups:76
Ben Smith Q&A
What is your favorite color?
Who is your favorite athlete?
What’s your favorite meal?
What’s your favorite movie?
"The Dark Night Rises"
Favorite place you have visited?
Vanilla or chocolate?
Vanilla ice cream. Chocolate everything else.
Cats or dogs?
Dogs. Cats are crazy.
Beach or mountains?
Mountains! But we live near the beach.
What’s your biggest pet peeve?
When I don’t finish something, like just about finished but you have to go do something else.
Three things you would want to have on a deserted island?
A boat, food, and my wife. Not in that order.
What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?
Definitely pizza with a lot of stuff on it and some good ice cream (vanilla & Reese's).
What’s your favorite sport?
Baseball... but CrossFit is pretty cool too.
What’s something most people don’t know about you?
I lived in ten different places all over the world before I started high school.
What’s your favorite activity outside of the box?
Swimming, fishing, paddleboarding, golfing, or hanging out with friends.
What did you want to be when you were growing up?
I wanted to be a Major League Baseball player on the Cleveland Indians.
If you could have one superhuman power, what would it be?
Probably super strength, or the ability to run really fast... that would be fun too.
If you won the lottery, what’s the first thing you would buy?
Honestly... pay off my house, then a bigger spot for CrossFit Krypton!
If you were an animal what would you be?
An Eagle... 'merica.
What’s the last book you have read?
"The Champion's Mind." Before that, a Jack Reacher Novel.
What do you hate doing?
Airports! And sitting for extended periods of time.
What’s one thing you can’t live without?
My wife, family, and friends.