13-Year-Old Trenna Gessell Qualifies for CrossFit Games

May 10, 2023 by
Photo Credit: 306 Weightlifting

On July 4, 2009, “Boom Boom Pow” by the Black Eyed Peas was the number one song in America. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince debuted that month, and swine flu was big news in the United States. On that same day, Trenna Gessell was born. 

Now, at 13-years-old, Gessell has qualified for the CrossFit Games, possibly the youngest to ever do so. 

As a child, Gessell had done hockey and gymnastics, but was looking for “more” during the early days of COVID and found CrossFit through her mother, who already attended classes. She quickly got into Olympic Weightlifting, since a large group of kids her own age at her gym did it, and hasn’t looked back since. 

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