Jul 15th, 2010
"…with great power comes great responsibility…"
This week started out with our athlete spotlight finishing in the top 10 at the Firefighter Summer Olympics in Santa Clara, CA on Monday. Of course, this could only be our Justin, who loves to compete almost as much as he loves being a firefighter. Justin also found out that very same day that he has been promoted to Lieutenant at the Piedmont Fire Department, where he has served for over 7 years, and it couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy.
Seriously, is there anyone like Justin out there anymore? He is a devoted family man with a beautiful wife and 3 little girls, a fireman with not one, but two fire departments. He regularly volunteers his time to work on construction projects for people he knows really need the help (not to mention all of the cool stuff he does at CFO – those lightbulbs don’t change themselves!) and he is in all actuality, an Eagle Scout.
As an athlete, we all know Justin to be super-human in almost every WOD. His nickname is Spider Man for obvious reasons (really, look up a picture of Tobey Maguire) and he truly lives up to it when you check out those numbers he puts up at 6am. He is a fierce competitor, as he proved this week and in March at the NorCal Sectionals, as well as finishing in the top 3 with his team at the National Firefighter Combat Challenge 2 years in a row.
I could go on and on about Justin, but it is time for you all to post congratulations and other thoughts on Lt. McNulty to comments.
Name: Justin McNulty
Age: 34 almost 35 in August
Q: How long have you been a member at CFO?
A: Member of CFO since January 2009
Q: What is your day job?
A: I was a firefighter last week, now as of 7/12/10 I am a Lieutenant with the Piedmont Fire Department.
Q: What is your athletic background?
A: I was always very active as a kid, too hyper if you ask my Parents. I wrestled, played baseball, basketball, and tennis in high school. I didn’t really grow until I got out of high school, 5’5" 130 pounds soaking wet graduating. Now athletically I do CrossFit and a firefighter competition called the Firefighter Combat Challenge and the team I’m on is now 2 time world champions.
Q: What is your favorite strength move?
A: Favorite strength move would have to be shoulder press/ least favorite OVERHEAD SQUATS
Q: What is your favorite met-con?
A: I love all met-con they are right in my wheel house, Helen is my second wife.
Q: What is your proudest achievement?
A: Proudest CFO moment when I beat the mighty Brandon, and Manwell in a WOD and Mike turned to Brandon and said, " You let a guy beat you like that who only comes here like once a week." Competing with some of the CFO super stars is always a great honor and one of the reasons I love CFO.
Q: What is your most desired goal?
A: CFO goal to make the "B" team for our travel competition team.
Rant: Change your smoke detector batteries. Those dam things on your ceiling actually do something other then notify you that you just burned your toast. Also if you drive a Prius please drive it in the slow lane, the rest of us want to drive FAST in the fast lane.
Rave: CFO the place rocks from top to bottom. I get up at 4:15am to grace the floors of the greatest CrossFit Box on the planet, and still unlike some people arrive before 6am!
Back Squat 315
Cindy 24 plus change I want more
Shoulder press 170
Murph 31:32 no vest
Filthy 50 top secret
Overhead Squat no secret (sucks)
Likes to run like the wind
Best stat: Married 9 years and have 3 girls, ages 8, 7, and 5 all born 4 days apart in July.