Full Name: Ebony Jane Fogg
Date of Birth / Age: 28th of May 2000 / 16 years old.
Town and State: Brisbane, QLD
Where do you train? CrossFit Roar
When did you start CrossFit?
I started CrossFit roughly 3 years ago in 2012.
How did you find CrossFit? Whyy did you start?
I found CrossFit because my mum was doing it, as were my aunty and uncle. I started it because I’d joined in a few workouts with them and watched them compete and it looked fun and when I did do it I really enjoyed it.
What have been your previous results in the CrossFit Open in the Teens Categories?
In this previous open I came 8th in Australia and 71st worldwide in the 16-17 years teenage girls division.
Why did you sign up for the Again Faster Academy and why do you want to be part of the Youth Developent Team?
I signed up for the Again Faster Academy because I understand Again Faster to be a well-known and respected brand within the CrossFit community that support many incredible athletes. I believe being part of the Academy will provide me with many great opportunities to learn and grow as an athlete and to get to know other young aspiring athletes and also get to work with some of the best coaches and athletes within the sport, who of which, I aspire to be like.
Describe a normal training week for you?
I train 6 days each week for anywhere from 1 hour to 3 hours each day. I generally do all my training in one block however I do occasionally do 2 sessions where my second session will generally be a ‘skills’ session (either purely focussing on gymnastics or Olympic weightlifting). I always rest on Sunday and will rarely have active recovery days however on Sundays I happily do active recovery if it is a part of my day but don’t make an effort to get this done on my rest day.
What do you see as the biggest challenges facing Team Athletes wanting to progress in the sport of CrossFit?
The pool of young athletes coming into the sport. Originally there seemed to be few athletes competing at such a young age but now there are so many CrossFit gyms supporting CrossFit Kids and Teens and so each year the pool of athletes competing gets bigger and bigger increasing the competition.
What do you like to do to relax away from school and training?
I like to spend time with my friends and family and I like to eat.
Describe your Sporting background and what level have you achieved in other sports / activities.
Prior to CrossFit I competed in many sports including netball, touch football, cross country, track and field, and a little bit of gymnastics (level 2) but I mainly competed as a runner in cross country and track. Since starting CrossFit, I have stopped competing in these sports and training outside of school for them however I do still enjoy running and so will ocassionally compete in cross country and track and field events, representing my school.
Tell us about your proudest Achievements to date.
I came 20th worldwide in the CrossFit Games Open in 2015 (14-15 years division) and 1st in Australia. I came 71st worldwide in the CrossFit Games Open in 2016 (16-17years division) and 8th in Australia. Coming second in the CrossFit Roar Games 2015 and 1st in 2016.
Who are your favourite CrossFit athletes and why?
My favourite CrossFit athlete would be Kara Webb. This is because she is an incredible athlete. She works so hard at everything she does and is more than willing to help anyone who needs it. She is also my coach who is always happy to help me to be the best athlete I can be. I hope to be like her one day and compete the way she does-with the intensity that she does and the mental composure she has.
What are your goals in CrossFit? Over the next 12 months and then beyond? Over the next 12 months and then beyond?
Ultimately I would like to compete at the CrossFit Games. Over the last 2 years I have attempted this twice and have failed both times but this year is my last year in the teenage division and I want to go. After this coming year I would still like to compete, hopefully at the regionals and then at the games.
What is one question you would like to ask to your fellow Youth Team members?
I would love to know how other teenagers balance school with training because this is something I do find difficult.