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LC Valley Crossfit's Bean named P1FCU prep athlete of week

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This week’s Prep Athlete of the Week comes to us from Lewiston High School. She doesn’t swing a bat, kick a ball, or jump over hurdles but she may be one of the toughest athletes in the area. She just finished competing in the Crossfit Open and her success has led many in the area to believe she could soon find herself in the Reebox Crossfit games. Now let’s meet her, it’s Lewiston’s Kylee Bean.

Kylee Bean may have just turned 16-years-old, but this sophomore is built like a brick house. The state’s third ranked Crossfit athlete in her age group was introduced to the sport at the age of 11 and she fell in love with it.

"I think it's because it's so different,” said Bean. “It's not like a normal day at the gym, like it's different every day. There's always a different workout each day. Like its weightlifting, gymnastic movements, it's not just one thing."

Kylee, who also ranks 33rd in the Pacific Northwest, deals with the stereotypes of the build of a Crossfit athlete and she says she won’t let anything stand in her way in her quest to get to the Crossfit games.

"I think muscle is pretty, you don't have to be skinny,” said Bean. “I think being muscular looks better on a girl. It is just for fun but I like to compete. I started training to hopefully get to the Crossfit Games but I have a long way to go."

Whether Kylee makes it or not, she has her priorities in line.

"I actually want to be an engineer,” said Bean. “My uncle is an engineer right now and that's just something I'd like to do."

Kylee plans to attend Boise State before moving on to the school of minds in Colorado to pursue her career and she says she’s glad to have earned this week’s award because Crossfit doesn’t get the respect it’s due!

"It really makes me feel good about myself because I didn't really think people considered Crossfit a sport and they always put it down and say it's just working out and they never really consider it a sport even though we do compete,” said Bean.

We hope you enjoyed meeting Kylee this evening. Each week throughout the school year KLEW Sports and P1FCU team up to highlight a deserving athlete in the area.

If you have someone you’d like to nominate you can just shoot me an email at zsimonar@klewtv.com and we’ll showcase those athletes right here on KLEW-TV for their outstanding accomplishments.

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