Ben Van Pelt takes home CrossFit Gold

Sykose Extreme Sports News

Ben Van Pelt, a resident of Madison County, received the Male Amateur Athlete of the Year Award for CrossFit from the State Games of Mississippi. Van Pelt participated in the State Games in June, wining a gold medal in the teen division of the CrossFit competition. Van Pelt is an 11th grader at Jackson Preparatory School and trains at CrossFit 601 in Ridgeland. The State Games of Missisippi is a member of the National Congress of State Games and is affiliated with the U.S. Olympic Committee.

“It constantly varies functional movement at a high intensity.”

That’s what 16-year-old Ben Van Pelt of Madison says is the hallmark of CrossFit training, and he has the gold medal that says he knows what he’s talking about.

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