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Corey Bartkowiak Jumps Aboard



Corey, a very well rounded and covertly strong athlete, has joined up with Team GtmPR. At first glance, one might identify him as a mere mortal, but once you see him back squat 425# for sets of 5 or push jerk 320# you might reconsider your initial perception. His deceivingly small frame allows him to slice through body weight movements with an unparalleled fluid ease. Pair his uncanny strength and body weight Prowess with the inability to quit and you've got an all around Greater athlete.

This Greater athlete is a native Houstonian who grew up playing baseball and football. He moved on after high school to Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches where he played intercollegiate baseball for two years and earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology with a minor in Nutrition. During his time at SFA, post baseball, he discovered CrossFit®. He understood that he still needed to workout, but he was bored with the typical gym routine. His first ever workout was "Jackie" and it took him 22 minutes to complete and caused him to throw up twice. He was Hooked, and 3 years later he is still going strong as a CrossFit® athlete and Head Trainer/General Manager at Strongbody CrossFit® in Cypress, TX.

Corey feels competing is the best way to test his abilities. He loves competing against top-notch athletes because it pushes him beyond where he thought he could go. With that in mind, his goal is to compete among the best in the South Super Regional in 2016. He had a strong showing with a 56th place finish in the 2015 CrossFit® Open and he intends to do much better this coming year. His commitment to his training and his determination are what will take him to that next level.

When asked what Greater than my PR meant to him he said:

It means striving to beat your personal goals every day you work. It means working that much harder to be the best at whatever you do.

Agreed. Hard work is the foundation for all Greatness. Welcome to Team GtmPR.


Just a few extras about this awesome athlete


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