Since winning the Clarkson Cup with the Toronto Furies in spring 2014, Carolyne Prevost has been on a hot streak. A multi-talented athlete with national titles in taekwon do and soccer, along with a stint on Canada’s national hockey team, she is staking her claim as one of the most accomplished of her generation. Prevost has now taken the plunge into CrossFit competitions.
Her most recent competition provided her with one of the most memorable events in her young career, the career milestone of earning her first-ever finish on top of the standings. Accumulating 65 points in the Women RX Division, she would finish 23 points better than runner-up Tylinn Rashan and 25 points better than third place competitor Taylor Williamson at the 2014 Granite Games in St. Cloud, Minnesota.
The venue certainly brought familiar feelings for Prevost. Having played hockey at the NCAA level with the Wisconsin Badgers (where she won a pair of national titles), the St. Cloud State Huskies were a conference opponent.
Returning as a CrossFit athlete, it has marked a tremendous growth in her athletic endeavors. Earlier this year, Prevost competed in the Eastern Canadian Regionals, which included eventual world champion Camille LeBlanc-Bazinet. Finishing 22nd among the field of competitors, Prevost bounced back with her first-ever podium finish at the Wasaga Beach Invitational in Ontario, Canada.
Heading into the Granite Games, the dedication and perseverance paid off for the ambitious Prevost. In three of the six preliminary events, she enjoyed top four finishes. In the Deadly Ropes, Prevost finished fourth with a time of 00:06:50:00. In the Cleans N Rings competition, Prevost would finish second to Kristen Anderson, who went on to a seventh place final ranking. The Unbroken event resulted in Prevost completing the best time at 00:10:04:00, ranking first. The three other events that Prevost competed in were the Snatch Ladder (23rd), The Run (6th) and the Sprint Relay (16th).
Qualifying for the finals, Prevost was working within a time cap of eight mintues as she engaged in 40 cal rows, 50 alternating pistols, 30 toes to bar and 10 bar muscle up. Despite an eleventh place showing, Prevost was much stronger in the second final. Competing with a four-mintue time cap, Prevost successfully complete 20 cal rows, 3 squat cleans at 165, 2 squat cleans at 175, then 1 squat clean at 185. She would only require an astounding 2 minutes and 25 seconds, finishing second. The only competitor to rank higher than Prevost in the second final was Taylor Williamson with 1:49.
Earning $2,500 for her first place finish in the RX Division (where she underwent a series of qualifiers over three weeks), an added bonus was the chance to meet Lauren Fisher. A member of Team USA at the 2014 Junior World Weightlifting Championship, Fisher placed ninth at the 2014 CrossFit Games.
With her remarkable background in a wide multitude of sports, Prevost has the self-discipline and the mental toughness required to succeed in CrossFit. As she hopes to emulate the achievements of fellow Canadian competitor, Camille LeBlanc-Bazinet, Prevost is a rising star, continuing to inspire and motivate in any sport that she engages in.