Scott Panchik, an eight-time individual CrossFit Games veteran, has qualified for every CrossFit Games since 2012. Panchik averages a 6th place finish over all the years he has been to the crossfit games. He took fourth-place finishes in 2012, 2013, and 2019 missing the podium by just one place each year. Victor of the 2015 and 2016 Central Regionals.
Panchik is known for his mental fortitude, always believing he can win while remaining unruffled by setbacks. A collegiate running back, Panchik owns CrossFit Mentality in Mentor, Ohio. Most recently he joined the forces of Crossfit Mayhem Freedom qualifying for his ninth trip to the Crossfit Games.
What is your name? Scott Panchik
What do your friends call you? Scotty
When were you born? November 21, 1987
Do you have any pets? If so, how many, what kind, and what are their names? Dog- Australian Blue Heeler, Kila
Where did you grow up? Pittsburgh, PA
Where do you currently live? Cleveland, OH
Where do you call home? Mentor, OH
What is your sport/discipline? Crossfit/Health and Physical Education
How long have you been at it? 12 years
What are some accolades/accomplishments you are most proud of? My consistency in the sport of Crossfit.
What drives you to push forward? I want to become the best version of myself.
What do you want to be when you grow up? A great husband, and father.
What is your favorite protein (beef, bison, pork, elk, chicken, fish/seafood) and cut? Ground Bison
What is your favorite meal? Denver Steak, Rice, Salad
Do you meal prep? If so, what day do you prep and how many days do you prep for? I cook extra food for lunch the next day at dinner.
What is your average daily meat consumption (in ounces)? Around 16 ounces
What does nutrition (whole food) play into your diet? It is the fuel I use everyday to be a professional in the sport of Crossfit.
Are you adhering to a certain diet protocol? If so, what it is? No I don't follow a diet, I see it more as a lifestyle.
What is your favorite music to listen to? Country
How do you relax? Swimming
What advice would you tell your 16 year old self? (In the case your 16 year old self would listen to you.) Master the basics in everything you do.
What do you like most about Stay Classy Meats? Its high quality meat, and its delivered right to my doorstep.
Do you have a website you would like us to link to? cfmentality.com