Melissa "Mel" Knourek
Olympic Lifting Coach
Mel joined the CrossFit Community in March 2008. Quickly advancing along and finishing 7th in the 2010 Regionals. However, she struggled being a lighter weight competitor and lacked the strength with the barbell. She took a year off of CF to focus on a lifting program. Her first weightlifting meet she qualified for Nationals and has never really looked back. She is a well-known respected master lifter in Texas, across the US, and internationally.
Mel works a full time job on top of coaching, so she understands the work/athlete balance; and is able to help the athletes adjust each day to get optimal performance. She is a constant burst of enthusiasm and always making you believe in yourself. Mel served in the US Marine Corps and plays co-ed adult league ice hockey.
USAW National Level Coach
USAW National Referee
Achieved Masters Grand Slam Award
3x Masters World Champion
2x Pan Am Champion
Multiple 2nd Place international placements