Andrea “Andy” Miller is a Commonwealth Games medal winner and an accomplished athlete across a number of sports. Her ultimate being CrossFit. Her background was as a 100m Hurdler and she is still the current senior New Zealand record-holder. She won bronze at the World University Games in 2009 and took home another bronze at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
Andy started CrossFit at the beginning of 2013 under the guidance of Rudy Nielson, Head Coach at The Outlaw Way, After only a few months of CrossFit training she finished 11th in the 2013 Open and went on to Regionals were she struggled through, despite unknowingly having viral meningitis. She was awarded the ‘Spirit of the Games’ for her effort and despite her condition she finished the weekend in 17th, but was later forced to the sidelines for several months to rest and recover from the illness. At the end of 2013 Andy won her first NZ Weightlifting title in the ‘Under 69kg’ category. Thus gaining her the crown of New Zealand National Champion in three sports (gymnastics, athletics, weightlifting).
In 2014, she was ready to return to CrossFit, but the universe had other plans for her! Just 3 weeks before the Open her appendix perforated, forcing her back to the bench. With a lot of hard work (and patience) she managed to return for the end of the weightlifting season and went on to represent New Zealand at the ‘Oceania Championships’ where she placed 3rd, achieving the international total and breaking the New Zealand Clean and Jerk Record with a lift of 104kg and 184kg total at 66kg BW.
Andy is now well and truly back into her CrossFit training. She recently competed at the Melbourne Schwartz Challenge, finishing 6th and winning ‘Rookie of the year’. She also went on to contest ‘Battle of the Fittest’ in NZ, finishing 2nd overall and finished 11th at the 2015 Regionals. She is excited about the future and Pure Limits is proud to support such an outstanding athlete. Andy owns CrossFit Bounce, on the beautiful Queensland Gold Coast with her partner, Regan.