Chicago born, Philadelphia raised, Kelsey Kiel is a collegiate soccer player turned coach. When she graduated in 2009, Kelsey moved into coaching soccer at the youth and collegiate levels. Kelsey stumbled into a CrossFit class in 2014 and the rest is history. After about a year of casual CrossFit life, Kelsey switched over to the competitive side of CrossFit.
In 2016, Kelsey and team Crossfit Parallax made their debut at the Crossfit games. 2017 she competed in the South regional, placing 11th. And then in 2018 and 2019 she went back to the east coast to compete with Invictus Boston at the Crossfit Games. Placing 11th and 9th consecutively.
2019 was a good year for her – she placed 8th at the Filthy 150 Sanctional event and then at the start of 2020, she earned her individual invite to the Crossfit Games from the Strength in Depth competition in London, England.
She is looking forward to the future of the sport of CrossFit, but also exploring other opportunities to use her athleticism, size, and power to be the best in a sport.