Catching Up With Luis Oscar Mora

Hello, and welcome, everyone, inside the Update Studio. Tommy Marquez here. Today I’m joined by the fourth-fittest teenage boy in the 16-17-year-old age division from the 2016 Reebok CrossFit Games. He’s out of CrossFit Vallarta all the way down in Puero Vallarta, Mexico. That is Luis Oscar Mora. Luis, thank you so much for joining me today. Thanks for having me. So last year you got to compete at the Games. Can you describe to me the feeling of getting to go out onto the competition floor and compete at the Games last year? It was a really cool experience. It was really fun competing with other guys my same age, and I was a little bit nervous and pressured because I was representing a whole country. But I enjoyed being there. When I saw you compete at the Games, you had one of the biggest and most energetic fanbases and groups of people cheering you on at the Games. Was that expected? Did you expect all those people to come cheer you on, and what was it like seeing all of them in the stands rooting for you? Yeah, I expected a lot of people to act like that, because at almost all of our competitions here, people are like that. I was feeling very motivated because I knew someone was supporting me in there. It was– it felt pretty good. And so through your experience at the Games, what were some things that maybe you learned about yourself and that you learned about the competition through getting to compete at the Games? I learned that– how to know myself more, and how to prepare myself mentally before every workout, and, yeah. That’s all. And what was your favorite moment from competing at the Games? The final. The last workout. It was very fun, and I felt very pumped after I finished that workout, and yeah, I was very happy. You’re still very young. This is your first year in the Open division. You’re going to be 18 in April. What are some of your goals for 2018 and beyond? For 2018, I want to make it to the Games, and I want to make it to the Games until I win as an individual. Great. And so, what’s your plan for training? How do you prepare for things like the Games or competing at Regionals this year? I just– I have a coach that does the program for me, so I just train hard, eat good and sleep well. Sounds like the recipe for success. How would you describe the community down in Latin America? What kind of support do they give you as an athlete? They support me. They give me a lot of moral support. Also, when I travel to other places, they let me drop in for free to their gym, so that helps me a lot. Also, it has grown very fast. You have to improve a lot in every aspect like competition, coaches, everything. Well, hopefully we’ll get to see more of you competing at the Games in the bigger divisions this year. I know you have a special message for all the fans down in Mexico and Latin America. Could you give them that message? (speaking in Spanish) Oh man, well Luis, I’m going to have to take some time to translate that, but thank you so much for joining me today, and best of luck in the 2017 season. Thank you. The 2017 season is here. Registration is live. You can head over to, sign up, throw your hat in the ring for the 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games Open.

30 Replies to “Catching Up With Luis Oscar Mora”

  1. Tommy! Thanks for bringing more attention to the latinos within crossfit! You should do a checkup with Brenda Castro!

  2. Jajaja Buena frase, entreno crossfit y también tengo 17, pero no mames este wey está tronadisimo de fuerte. Respeto Compa #VivaMexico

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