Alyssa Novoa

(Photo credit: Wodapalooza fitness festival 2017)
Name: Alyssa Novoa
Age: 11 years old
City/State: Apopka, FL
Favorite Movie/Character: Little Mermaid _Ariel is my favorite
CrossFit Affiliate Name: CrossFit Unmatched (
Favorite Lift: Deadlift
Favorite Girl WOD: Fran
Least favorite/weakness: Snatch
How did you start CrossFit? My parents started and it looked like fun so I started doing the kids class and loved it!!
How often do you train/ Do you have a coach? I train at least five days a week. My coach is my dad and the coaches at my box help me too.
Who is your role model? Maria Sharapova
What are some of your goals – fitness or otherwise? Fitness wise, I would like to keep improving as much as possible in all the sports I play.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years/ 10 years?  In 5 years, I see myself succeeding in school, playing varsity soccer for my high school, top 25 in Florida under 18 for tennis and going to the CrossFit Games as an athlete. In 10 years, I hope to have my level 1 CrossFit certification, attend college and to be a professional athlete in a sport I love.

 We started working with Alyssa even before we knew she was going to the Wodapalooza Fitness Festival 2017. She is dedicated, does well in school, and shows grit. Alyssa, being one of the youngest athletes on the competition floor, showed tremendous perseverance and had a positive attitude the entire 3 days of the competition. We clearly recall the moment (pictured above) when Alyssa looked like she was ready to quit but she found the strength and courage to finish the event under the music of applause of the packed stadium.

In the world of CrossFit, one who finishes last gets the biggest ovation and this was no exception. The crowd showed their support for Alyssa by cheering her on until the very end. There she was, competing with older girls, doing pullups, toes to bar, cleans and other highly complex movements of that METCON. It was exciting to see her perform and we were thrilled that she trusted WOD&DONE hand protection for this and other workouts in her training as well as during this amazing weekend. WOD&DONE is proud to feature such a young athlete, who without a doubt will continue to grow in the sport of CrossFit.

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