Emily Tanner

The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong.The amount of work is the same. -Carlos Castaneda

Emily was born and raised in rural Michigan, starting her athletic career early with gymnastics, dance, and competitive cheer. After high school she went on to play Acrobatics and Tumbling for the University of Oregon where she was a member of 2 National Championship teams and 5 individual event championships.

After graduating from the University of Oregon with a B.S in Human Physiology and a minor in Management and Conflict Resolution in Sports in 2012, she moved to Waco, Texas to take an assistant coaching position at Baylor University. While coaching at Baylor, the team won the university’s first ever Acrobatics and Tumbling national championship in 2015. The team went on to repeat the win in 2016 taking down her alma mater, the University of Oregon, in both National Championship meets.

She started CrossFit after college while living in Los Angles. As a college athlete she loved weight lifting so CrossFit felt like a perfect fit where she gets to combine her gymnastics background, a love for lifting heavy things and challenge her aerobic abilities.

Emily was a 2015 regionals athlete and is anxious to get back to the South Super Regional to represent SLC CrossFit! When she is not in the gym you can find her spending time with her husband and their dog exploring Utah.


B.S in Human Physiology with a minor in Management and Conflict Resolution in Sports

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