Kara Funk – Pan American Silver Medal

I want to congratulate Kara Funk for clinching a silver medal this past Saturday, June 15th at the Pan American competition. She was only 1kilo away from gold!! Way to “Get it, Get it!” So proud of you!!


Kara broke the Pan American record in her weight class in the Clean & Jerk!!! She was able to Clean & Jerk 72 kilos or 158.4 lbs. Watch that lift here:

Kara teaches Olympic Lifting at CrossFit STL. Currently, she is taking a break from teaching classes due to her competitive season. She will likely resume classes in late August. Kara is also a contributor to my blog where she just posted an article on, “Working from the knees”.

Kara is NOT a novice when it comes to athletic competition. Kara is a Crossfitter at heart! Some may not realize, but I had the privilege of being on a CrossFit team with Kara that went to the games in 2010. You may see her from time to time dropping into ICE to do a WOD with me and Karen ~ which keep us humble. 🙂 I have the privilege of having Kara as a training partner, coach, and friend. I encourage you to take advantage of her classes and workshops when she makes them available.

HOA Team Pic
(L-R) Corey Buerck, Kara Funk, Melissa Hurley, David Cornthwaite – HOA 2010
Team pic 2010
Valley Park – 2010 Games Team

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  1. THANK YOU MELISSA for that acknowledgment! Coming from you (such a talent) I am taken back. I love the community of crossfiters who I am so lucky to have met, learned from and worked hard with! Can’t wait to see you all soon!!


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