Masters Athlete Tony Kurz; Father, Soldier and CrossFit Athlete
Among the athletes competing at this past weekend’s Master’s Fitness Collective Championship was one who was pulling double-duty. Tony Kurz was working in his full time job as a member of the Army Warrior Fitness Team and also being dad to his daughter/coach, 12-year old Elise during the four-day competition in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
The Morning Chalk Up was able to catch-up with the two-time CrossFit Games 40-44 age group qualifier Lieutenant Colonel Kurz and his daughter during the competition.
On what the Army has provided him during his 20+ year career of service: “The Army has given me a lot of things that I am very grateful for in my life. They have given me a tremendous career that I am proud of. In the Army I have been able to accomplish almost all of my lifetime goals that I have had.
On being a member of the Army Warrior Fitness Team: “To be able to represent them is just icing on the cake because they send me to all of these places to workout and do what I love.”
On sharing his CrossFit experiences with his daughter: “To include her and to make her a part of it is great. To come back to the hotel and have her there, we can talk about stuff so I’m not just there stewing by myself.
LTC Kurz and his daughter would end the competition in second place in the 40-44 division.