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ATHLETE PROFILE : Meg Sinclair, CrossFit®

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b2ap3_thumbnail_athlete-meg.jpgMeet Meg Sinclair, introduced just two years ago to CrossFit®, by another firefighter looking for a teammate for a fundraising challenge. They placed 2nd (behind a male team) and she was hooked. She has been competing and training full time since October of 2013 and doesn’t plan to stop any time soon!

Placing 35th in the Central East Region of the CrossFit® Open in 2014, Meg also placed 535th in the world in the Masters 40-44 year old category! Competing often with her teammates, Erin, Ryan, and Tristan, she currently trains at Indy Crossfit with coach and Masters Athlete Jeff Chapman, with a goal to compete at Regionals, and hopefully, the CrossFit® Games.

Meg has worked for the Pike Fire Department (Indiana) for 20 years and has served in most positions including firefighter, paramedic, company officer, safety officer, EMS officer. Currently, she is the Division Chief of Emergency Medical Services. The Pike Fire Department covers 44 square miles with five fire stations, five engines, two ladders, four transporting medic units, an EMS officer, a Safety Officer, and a Battalion Chief. Pike responded to over 11,000 runs in 2014 with approximately 80 percent of those being EMS in nature.

She has her Master’s Degree in Public Safety Management, and was accepted into the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program in 2014. You wouldn’t know it by speaking with her, but Meg is quite sure she’s the biggest introvert on the planet, but she has worked hard to overcome the fear of speaking in large groups, or when facilitating training events. Proud of her EMD Division, she has worked very hard to secure top of the line equipment for her Paramedics.

Meg is the proud mother to three girls, ages 23, 18 and 15 and even though working 24 hour shift schedules as a single mother has been difficult, she appreciates her girls’ support and knows they are proud of her accomplishments. When Meg isn’t at work, you’ll find her in the gym, or at home (and outside!) with their chickens and ducks.

What’s in Meg’s wallet?  A loaded Metro card, all ready for her visit this summer! Meg plans to visit the American History Museum and if time allows, the peaceful Botanical Gardens.

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