20 Minute AMRAP: teams of 3
10 Box jumps (24/20)
3 Shuttle runs
3 Shuttle runs
Congrats to Jake Burkett for being June’s Member of the Month at Apollo! Scroll down to learn more about Jake.
Jake you have finally made it to the big time! You’re Apollo’s Member of the Month!!! Now that you have accomplished one of your life long dreams, what’s next?
Ideally I’d like to win the lottery or somehow become independently wealthy so I can focus my attention on ASC events and help build the Apollo community! Eventually I think we could replace the Crossfit Games with the Apollo Games! Yeah… I could be the director! ”thejakeburkett” has a nice ring to it 😉
Many already know but you’re one of the co-founders of the Apollo Social Club (ASC). What inspired you to start organizing all of these great events?
I went through some personal challenges a couple years and had a void in my life as a result. I joined Apollo about a year later and immediately felt Apollo and crossfit starting to fill that void. If I wasn’t at work or at home with my daughter I was at Apollo or socializing with Apollo members. I really enjoy being active and spending time with likeminded people and figured this is a great group of people to spend time with. Originally ASC was going to be a men’s club but we (New Jake and I) did not want to exclude anyone! Looking back that was absolutely the right decision! All of the events we’ve planned are all things most people want to do…they just needed a handsome, charismatic person with an awesome personality to get the ball rolling 😉
Rumor is you’re retiring from the Air Force this year. First we’d like to say thank you for your service and congrats on such a huge accomplishment. Any plans after retirement?
If it’s true it’s not a rumor right 😉 I am retiring this December after 23 years and 23 days, December 9th to be exact and you all are invited. While I am looking at a couple of different second careers I am leaning heavily towards becoming a teacher. Teaching would allow me to continue to mentor and teach young folk and afford me maximum time with my daughter. As an additional bonus I could make the 2pm brodown WODs a regular occurrence during the summer months.
If you could be any super hero, who would it be? What would you do with this new power?
Captain America! I like that he has super powers but his powers are not so advanced that life would be boring. If I was Captain America I’d be able to get to know Scarlet Johansen on a personal level and probably end up marrying, her at her request! The first thing I would do with my super powers is take the top scores on all the white boards in Apollo followed closely by saving the world from Hydra.
If you could go on stage and throw down a line or two with an artist from any era, who would it be?
Vanilla Ice singing Ice Ice Baby! I don’t want to date myself but I remember when Ice Ice Baby was at the top of the charts and have attended one of his concerts! Still to this day, Ice Ice Baby is probably the only song I know all the lyrics to. Have you seen the movie Cool as Ice? “Drop that zero and get with the hero!” Highly recommend it!