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Christy Phillips Adkins
After competing in five straight CrossFit Games under her maiden name, Rogue athlete Christy Phillips officially debuted as Christy Adkins back in 2014, having tied the knot with fellow CrossFitter Tim Adkins. The name change hasn’t affected her reputation, however, as Christy remains one of the most respected and decorated women in the sport.
Based out of Reston, Virginia, Christy is a registered nurse, and spent several years as the in-house nurse for a leading ballet school in Washington, D.C.. She’s never been the ballerina type herself, though, as sports like lacrosse and basketball were more her speed. Eager to get back into athletics after college, Adkins jumped into CrossFit in 2007 and would go on to achieve Top 10 finishes at the CrossFit Games in 2009, 2010, and 2013. In 2017, she jumped to the team competition at the Games, joining Team CrossFit Balance out of the nation’s capital. At 33, Christy’s competitive drive and intense game-face still have few equals.