Michael Winchester was born and raised in Houston, Texas - though now he calls beautiful Austin, Texas home. He was recruited to Stetson University out of high school where he played four years of NCAA Division I soccer, majored in Spanish, and minored in Business Law. After a three-year stint in Spain as an English teacher, Michael returned to Texas, found CrossFit, and was immediately hooked.
Michael’s first CrossFit competition was the 2009 Fittest Games, held by CrossFit Central. He has competed in many competitions and challenges, has competed at the regional level for the past three years (2009, 2010, 2011), and was a member of the 2011 CrossFit Central Affiliate Team.
Michael has been a CrossFit coach for three years – learning from and working with the best coaches in the nation. He currently coaches at the RedBlack Gym, where he is the head coach of the RX program and also strength and conditioning coach for the University of Texas Rugby Team. Michael also directs and programs competitions for CrossFit Central under Event Director Ingrid Kantola.
Michael has only one goal for the 2012 CrossFit Season: to win the 2012 CrossFit Games as an athlete on Team CrossFit Central.