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Kristen Long


Nickname: Kris

I was first introduced to CrossFit by my younger brother, Braeden, on May 13, 2013. We lived on a farm and had very little equipment so we spent the summer training with boulders to serve as sandbags, a metal pole tied between two trees as a pull up bar, and a rusted barbell set for lifting. Needless to say we didn’t have much to work with but that summer was the best training of my life. 

In 2014, I returned to TTU to earn my Bachelors degree in Nursing. It was a no brainer to join CrossFit Mayhem. I can honestly say, being a part of that gym got me through nursing school. After graduating in 2015, I moved back to Chattanooga, TN. However, it wasn’t long before I returned to Cookeville and rejoined the Mayhem crew as a Level 1 coach. 

In high school I dabbled in various sports but softball was my main focus. I played mostly third base throughout my high school career and received All District my senior year. 

As far as college, I graduated in 2013 from Tennessee Technological University with a degree in Biology Health Sciences, minors in English literature and chemistry. During my senior year at TTU, I completed and published a full length novel. I continued my education at TTU in 2014 to earn a Bachelors of Nursing degree. 

Currently, I work as a nurse out of Crossville, TN. 

As far as Crossfit certifications, I have completed my Level 1 and CrossFit Kids Course. 

Originally, I am from the small town of Jasper, TN, a tiny speck on the map just 30 miles west of Chattanooga, TN. We were raised in the sticks where the only things to do were ride dirt bikes, fish, and get into trouble. Both of my wonderful parents work for the Marion County school system. My mother is an eighth grade science teacher and my father handles the IT department for most of the county. My brother, Braeden, is currently serving our country in the US Army and I am beyond proud to call this man my brother. My relationship with Jesus Christ is the most important aspect of my life and I try to be a reflection of Him in the roles I serve as a daughter, sister, friend, coach, nurse, and role model.