“Hollye” Ranked


>>NOW 16 WAPT SPORTS WITH SPORTS DIRECTOR RAY COLEMAN. RAY: WHEN THE CROSSFIT REGIONALS TAKE PLACE THIS WEEKEND IN DALLAS, ONE CLINTON NATIVE HAS A GOOD SHOT AT WALKING AWAY, HAVING PUNCHED A TICKET TO THE FINALS SET FOR THIS JULY. 16 WAPT’S JOSH JACKSON HAS MOR ON THE LADY WHO LET’S JUST SAY , STRONG WILL. JOSH: TAKE ONE LOOK AT HOLLY HENDERSON AND IT’S OPENLY APPARENT SHE’S NOT YOUR AVERAGE WOMAN.>>I FEEL LIKE THIS IS SOMETHING THAT I WAS MADE FOR. I AM VERY PASSIONATE ABOUT ABOUT MY JOB AND HELPING OTHERS. JOSH: CROSSFIT IS A STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING PROGRAM. HOLLY TURNED TO THE INCREASINGLY POPULAR WORKOUT STYLE IN 2012 AFTER ENDING HER SOCCER CAREER. NOW, SHE’S CONSIDERED THE MAGNOLIA STATE’S FITTEST WOMAN.>>IT SURPRISED ME OUTSIDE OF THE CROSSFIT WORLD, THE COMMENTS THAT PEOPLE WILL WAIT. — PEOPLE WILL MAKE.>>PEOPLE WILL SAY, HOW DO THEY GET A BODY LIKE HOLLY. JOSH: OUT OF 11,000 WOMEN FROM MISSISSIPPI, LOUISIANA, AND TEXAS, SHE RANKS 8TH OVERALL, LANDING HER A SPOT IN THE CROSSFIT REGIONALS THIS WEEKEND IN DALLAS. A FAR CRY FROM HER STATUS IN 2014 WHEN SHE FACED A MAJOR SETBACK.>>I INJURED MY SHOULDER. I KNEW THAT I EITHER NEEDED SURGERY OR STAY HURTING. I DECIDED TO GO THROUGH WITH THE SURGERY. I AM FEARFUL BECAUSE THIS IS WHAT I WANTED TO DO.>>IT WAS HARD ON HER BECAUSE YOU COULD TELL SHE WAS NOT ACCUSTOMED TO NOT WORKING OUT. JOSH: NOW, TWO YEARS LATER, A TOP-5 FINISH EARNS HER A SPOT IN THE CROSSFIT FINALS. A LONGTIME DREAM SHE’S HAD THAT WILL ALL BUT ERASE THAT 2014 NIGHTMARE.>>IT’S NOT EVERYBODY GETS THIS OPPORTUNITY. I’D LOVE TO BE IN THE TOP 5, JUST BUILDING MYSELF OFF OF SURGERY. I AM GOING TO DO MY BEST. JOSH: JOSH JACKSON, 16 WAPT S PORTS.

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