June Member of the Month

Ryan Carter/ Coach aka Rolling Thunder

Tell us about your family?

Married 14+ years to krista. 2 daughters. Kenzie 12 and Ryler 9.


I have been the head baseball coach at CCC since the fall of 1998.

When did you start Crossfit?

I don’t remember the date but it was at the old gym on 4th street. It was the summer they first op bed. Maybe 6 years ago. My memory is really bad.

What results have you seen?

Results?  I think the biggest result is my awareness to overall health and nutrition.  I eat much better now and take care of myself much better. My overall health is just much better than it was when I started.

Has your approach to crossfit evolved since you first started doing crossfit?

My approach has changed a lot. When I first started all I wanted to do was blow stuff out of the water. I enjoying killing myself everyday.  How age changes things. Now I want to maintain balance and prepare my body for down the road so I can stay active and feel good. I still like to push it to the redline from time to time but I want to feel like coming back the next day as well. It’s all about balance now.

What about crossfit do you think benefits athletes?

I think crossfit benefits athletes because of the diversity of movements. Athletes are required to move on multiple planes and have to incorporate power and timing into most of the movements. It can create explosive well rounded athletes.

What is your favorite workout?

I like any workout with a barbell.

What is you favorite Crossfit movement?

I like anything with a barbell.

What is your most memorable Crossfit experience?

My first one. Did Cindy and had to do jumping pull ups and the squats and push ups weren’t much better. Laid outside on the side walk wondering where I was and if this is what hell was like. Have been coming ever since.

What would you tell someone thinking of trying Crossfit?

it’s not for everyone. But neither is being awesome.

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Summer Kids Classes

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May Member of the Month

Dale Dixon aka Double D

Tell us about your family.

I am married to Heather Dixon and we have four kids, Cadyn (18), Isabel (16), Kyndel (12), and Bryton (10).


I work at Citizens Medical Center in Plant Ops department. I have been at the Hospital for three years.

When did you start Crossfit?

I had been wanting to do something but wasn’t sure what to do. About two years ago I got asked to Crossfit buddy week by Cassandra Britt. I wasn’t sure what to expect but I wanted to try it. After my first workout I fell in love. I finished out the week and could barely walk. In June of 2016 I have been going ever since.

Why did you decide to continue doing Crossfit?

I decided to continue doing Crossfit because it is fun and the energy of other athletes/members  working out with you cheering you on.

What results have you seen?

Since I have been going to Crossfit I have lost some weight and had to buy some new clothes. I have been able to do workouts and movements that I thought I couldn’t do.

What is your favorite workout?

I don’t know, Nancy, Murph, Fight gone bad, I like them all.

What is you favorite Crossfit movement?

My favorite movements are snatch, pull ups, and now double unders.

How clean do you eat?

In January of 2017 there was a partner nutrition challenge and I have been trying to follow those guidelines since.

What’s your favorite food?

I would have to say that the sweet potato has became my favorite food.

What is your most memorable Crossfit experience?

My most memorable Crossfit experience would have to be when I finally figured out double unders.

What would you tell someone thinking of trying Crossfit?

For someone thinking of trying Crossfit I would tell them to just try it and don’t worry about not being able to do the workout. There will be other members working out with you and cheering you on.

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Featured Member of the Month – April 2018


In an effort to get to know the great athletes of CrossFit Colby, we are spotlighting an athlete each month to find out a little bit about their personal lives and their experiences with CrossFit.

This month we spotlight Jenny Tompkins, aka “Gump”.

Tell us about your family

I am originally from Dodge City, KS. My parents still live there as well as my grandma. I have one younger brother who lives in Leavenworth. Even though you can definitely see the family resemblance between all of us, my brother and I are very different.


I am the Director of Outreach & Recruitment at Colby Community College. I have been with the college since June of 2016, when I started as an Admissions Counselors. This is the only company I have worked for since moving to Colby.

What don’t we know about you?

I am extremely self-conscious and hate to fail at anything. Trying CrossFit was one of the scariest things I have done, I was completely intimidated by workouts, the equipment, and the athletes/members.

When did you start CrossFit

I started CrossFit in June 2016, 1 week after moving to Colby.

What did you think after your first workout?

“What have I gotten myself in to?” and “Dangit Doug!”

Why did you decide to continue doing CrossFit

At first, it was the challenge and the newness. Learning new movements and exercises and getting to see what I was capable of.  CrossFit is such a great experience because 1.5 years later, I am still learning and getting to try new things. I love the progression and the process that goes with CrossFit, no matter what level of athlete you are.

What is your fitness background?

I have always enjoyed sports, participating in most sports either competitively or through intramurals. I particularly focused on Soccer as I got older. I played soccer all year round from third grade through my second year of college.  My fitness came from playing the game and practicing. I was intimidated by weights and had very little interest in being in a gym. My how things have changed!

What results have you seen?

Not only have I changed physically, but my whole concept of Health, wellness, and exercise has changed.  I am physically stronger, I was mainly a runner with a strong bottom half because of soccer. CrossFit has helped me to balance out.  I have a better understanding of my body and what it is capable of. I have had the opportunity to learn how to create a lifestyle, versus an exercise/diet plan.

What’s your favorite CrossFit workout?

I am not sure I have a specific workout that is my favorite.  I love Saturday workouts! These workouts always allow me to work on pacing, endurance and improving areas I am weak in.  Getting to utilize different equipment and having a variety of movements is always my favorite.

What’s your favorite CrossFit movement?

My favorite movement is the movement I am worst at! I love the squat snatch. I am always mesmerized by people who can do this movement efficiently!  It requires strength, finesse, timing and mobility.  Doesn’t matter how strong you are, it takes all of the pieces to make it happen.

What is your most memorable CrossFit experience?

This is tough. There are so many specific times I can remember, from hitting PR’s to getting to be part of someone else hitting a PR.  Overall, I really look forward to the Open.  I love seeing everyone coming together to support each other, people working towards and hitting PRs, and the overall atmosphere in the gym. It is such a great time!

What would you tell someone thinking of trying CrossFit?

Get out of your comfort zone, forget what you “think” you know about CrossFit and just do it! Before I started CrossFit I didn’t like lifting weights, gyms, or working out in front of others.  Today, those are all of my favorites things. CrossFit truly is a family, everyone is welcome.  I would not be where I am today on my fitness journey without the people, support, and knowledge I have received from CrossFit.

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Summer Youth Classes

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Buddy Week

Buddy Week is coming! Try it for fitness. Stay for community! FREE week available to any potential member that has not tried CrossFit in the past 6 months. Offer valid only Monday, March 27th – Friday, March 31. Anyone under the age of 18 must have parent present at the time of the first workout to sign waiver. 

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