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By Jen | In Testimonials | on January 28, 2014


Jason Van Beusecum

Give us a little background about yourself.

I am originally from Ohio and am a huge Ohio State football fan. I have lived in Richmond for a little over 3 years for my job. I currently work for Loctite, covering the eastern half of Virginia. In the past year I have purchased my first home and got my first dog, Stella.

How did you hear about West End CrossFit?

I started looking into Crossfit after hearing about it from one of my best friends. He was training in Charleston, SC to get ready for his military assignment. At the time I was relatively new to Richmond and did not know anyone. Crossfit seemed like a great way to get in shape and meet people. At this time I started searching for boxes in the area and I was lucky enough to have WECF be a few miles down the road from where I was living.

What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?

I had a tough time with this one. I am pretty much an open book. If you want to know anything just ask. If I had to pick something I would say that I ran a 5 minute mile in high school and an 11 minute 2 mile.

What music can we find currently playing in your car?

You will typically find a little bit of everything but specifically country. Lots of Zac Brown Band, Eric Church, etc.

What current things are you working towards in your health, training, career and/or personal life?

I have started partaking in the Crossfit Endurance classes and am trying to get back into running. In my personal life, I am looking to start grad school this fall. I want to get my MBA and more specifically in international business.

Tell us about your most memorable WOD at WECF.

I would have to say Murph. Although I dread it each year, it is memorable for what it represents and I always think back to my first year doing Murph, and just struggling through it with two best friends right there with me struggling.

What would you tell someone who is interested in training with WECF?

I would say to give it a try. It will definitely push you outside of your comfort zone, which I believe is great for everyone. If you give it a try, stick with it for at least two months to give it a fair shake. In terms of WECF specifically, I would tell them you won’t find a greater group of coaches and members. Through WECF I have meet many of my closest friends in Richmond. I truly look at it as family.








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