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Emma McQuaid

Emma McQuaid Age

34

Emma McQuaid Height

165 cm

Emma McQuaid Weight

67 kg

Emma McQuaid Country

Ireland

Emma McQuaid Croosfit box

Crooked Lake CrossFit

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Early Life and Background of Emma McQuaid

Emma McQuaid’s journey into the world of CrossFit is a testament to her resilience and determination. Originating from a background in quad bike racing, McQuaid found CrossFit at the age of 24. This transition marked a significant pivot in her athletic career, introducing her to a community and a sport that would eventually define her professional life. Her early involvement in ATV racing both challenged and honed her physical capabilities, laying a foundation for her future in elite fitness competitions.

Emma McQuaid’s CrossFit Journey

Emma’s introduction to CrossFit was not just a change in her training regimen; it was a gateway to a new world of competitive fitness. Despite starting CrossFit in her mid-20s, Emma quickly ascended through the ranks, demonstrating her commitment and natural athletic prowess. Her early years in the sport were marked by rapid improvement and a keen desire to compete at the highest levels. This drive saw her qualify for the CrossFit Games multiple times, showcasing her as a formidable competitor on the global stage.

Competitive Achievements of Emma McQuaid

Emma McQuaid’s list of accomplishments is extensive. Notably, she represented Northern Ireland at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, finishing fourth in the 63kg Weightlifting event. This achievement highlights her versatility and strength as an athlete beyond the confines of CrossFit. In her CrossFit career, Emma has seen a steady improvement in her Games placements, with her eyes set on breaking into the top 10. Her determination and resilience were on full display at Wodapalooza, where despite a twisted ankle, she climbed the leaderboard to claim her first elite first-place finish in a live competition. Emma’s performance at the CrossFit Games has been equally impressive, with notable finishes that include a career-best 12th place. Her journey through the ranks of CrossFit athletes showcases her relentless pursuit of excellence and her capacity to compete with the best in the world.

Personal Life of Emma McQuaid

Off the competition floor, Emma McQuaid’s life is equally as compelling. Her passion for the sport extends beyond her own achievements, with a significant portion of her winnings from Wodapalooza being invested back into her training, specifically towards outfitting her new home gym. Emma’s resilience is not just evident in her athletic endeavors; she has overcome personal challenges, including major shoulder surgery in 2016, showcasing her unwavering spirit and dedication to her sport. Emma’s journey is not just one of physical strength but also of mental fortitude, overcoming obstacles and setbacks with grace and determination.

Emma McQuaid benchmarks

Squat: 125 kg
Clean: 110 kg
Snatch: 86 kg
Deadlift: 170 kg
Fran: 137 s
Grace: 77 s
Sprint 400m: 69 s
Max Pull-ups: 60 reps

Emma McQuaid stats

CompetitionRankPercentileEntrantsDivision
Games 2023369%40Women
Europe Semifinal 20231083%60Women
Individual Quarterfinal 20236798%5710Women
Open 20231899%132782Women
CrossFit Games 20221270%40Women
CrossFit Strength in Depth 2022292%28Women
Individual Quarterfinals 20221099%5279Women
Open 2022699%122177Women
Games 20211270%40Women
CrossFit Lowlands Throwdown 2021196%31Women
Individual Quarterfinals 20211999%5936Women
Open 2021699%108644Women
Games 20201936%30Women
Open 2020799%94157Women
Games 20192084%131Women
Open 20191599%146363Women
Europe 20181075%40Women
Open 20181999%171976Women
Meridian 2017782%40Women
Open 20171599%159565Women
Meridian 2016685%40Women
Open 20161299%130154Women
Meridian 20151756%39Women
Open 20153699%108764Women
Open 2014648087%52076Women

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