Hunter McIntyre: Can the Wildcard Invite & Obstacle Course Champion Challenge the Best in CrossFit This Weekend
Hunter Mcintosh is a professional athlete who competes in several sports including basketball, baseball, football and wrestling. He was born in San Diego, California. He started playing basketball at age four and played college ball at Cal State Fullerton where he earned All Pac 10 honors as a senior. After graduation from CSUF he went on to play professionally with the NBA’s Portland Trailblazers (now known as the Trail Blazers) for two seasons before retiring due to injury.
He then became a coach for three years at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. During that time he helped lead the UNLV men’s basketball team to its first NCAA tournament appearance since 1988. In 2007, he joined the Denver Nuggets’ front office as a scout and assistant general manager. In 2009, he left the organization to become an analyst for TNT Sports where he worked until 2011 when he joined CrossFit Murph as their head trainer.
In 2012, he joined the coaching staff at the University of Southern California where he coached the Trojans men’s basketball team to a 29-4 record during his tenure. In 2013, he returned to the NBA as an assistant coach for the Houston Rockets. He currently serves as an associate head coach for the Los Angeles Clippers.
McIntyre is married and has one daughter named Kayla. He lives in Santa Monica, CA with his wife and daughter. He stands 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 215 lbs. He enjoys playing golf, watching movies, and reading about history in his spare time.
In 2012, he joined the CrossFit community as head trainer at CrossFit Murph located in Newbury Park, CA. He started competing in the 2013 So-Cal Regionals where he finished in 4th place. The following year he won the 2014 So-Cal Regionals and the 2015 So-Cal Regionals. His impressive victories earned him a scholarship to compete in the 2014 Men’s California Regional and the 2015 CrossFit Games.
In 2014, he finished 6th overall at the Men’s California Regional and 19th overall at the CrossFit Games. In 2015, he won 1st place in the 2015 So-Cal Regionals and qualified for the second consecutive year for the Men’s California Regional and the CrossFit Games. His impressive victories earned him the title of “Wildcard” and an invitation to compete in the newly minted “Obstacle Course Challenge” at the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games.
In 2015, he went on to finish 10th in the Obstacle Course Challenge at the CrossFit Games.
In 2016, he finished 6th in the Men’s California Regional and 21st in the CrossFit Games. In 2017, he finished 9th in the Men’s California Regional and 26th in the CrossFit Games.
In 2018, he finished 6th in the Men’s Central East Regional and 33rd in the CrossFit Games.
Hunter’s best finish ever in the CrossFit Open was in 2015 when he finished first and set a new worldwide scoring record with 478 reps.
And his best finish ever in a CrossFit sanctioned event is 1st place in the 2014 So-Cal Regionals and 1st place at the 2015 So-Cal Regionals.
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