Meet Tia Cowley. Tia is a Sophomore in high school, and working her way to the CrossFit Games. Tia competed for her first Open in 2016, where she placed 404th World wide, 33rd in the state of California, and 12th in her region. This year she competed again, and moved up to 174th World Wide, and 6th in her region. Tia is just 15, and if she keeps pushing as hard as she has, there is no doubt she will make her way to the Games field.
Name: Tia Cowley
Age: 15 (16 next month!)
Home Town: Rochester, NY
Box/Sponsors: CrossFit Redondo Joshua Chan of Chanastics, Megatiny
Hobbies: Yoga, going for long bike rides, traveling, making home made facial masks, and always trying new foods!
Interview with Tia
Georgia: How old where you when you first started doing sports?
Tia: I’ve been doing all different sports as long as I can remember, probably 5 years old.
Georgia: How did you get into Crossfit?
Tia: When I moved to California my Mom wanted to join a gym. CrossFit Redondo is very close to my house so she tried it out. She loved it and then suggested for my brother and I to try it. So we did!
Georgia: Can you tell me about the biggest competition you’ve ever done? Where you nervous?
Tia: My first competition I was extremely nervous! After that first one I knew what it was like now, and dealt with my nerves a lot better.
Georgia: How many competition have you won?
Tia: I’ve never won any competitions before and never competed as an individual. I’ve done a partner competition and one with a team of four.
Georgia: What was your favorite sport besides Crossfit?
Tia: My favorite sports other than CrossFit are track, and soccer.
Georgia: Do you think your other sports have helped?
Tia: Being athletic my whole life definitely kickstarted my CrossFit career.
Georgia: Do you do Olympic weight lifting?
Tia: I do practice Olympic weightlifting for CrossFit. I don’t specialize in it outside of doing it for CrossFit purposes.
Georgia: Do you have any goals for crossfit? If so what are they?
Tia: Currently my main goal for CrossFit is to qualify for the 2018 CrossFit Games.
Georgia: What is your favorite color?
Tia: My favorite color is blue!
Georgia: Do you have a Favorite Brand of workout clothing? If so what is it?
Tia: It’s hard to choose, but I like Nike and Reebok.