Lauren Fisher

Crossfit Athlete

Lauren Fisher has become increasing popular as one of the youngest CrossFit athletes to have been featured in the grueling sport that is CrossFit. The 5,5ft, Lil Fish, as she’s known by her friends, is by no means little in strength or passion.

She’s represented her country in the Olympics for Team UAS in Olympic Weightlifting where she won her weight class of 63kg in 2014, as well as finishing 9th place in the Reebok Games the very same year.

Having inspired thousands of young women everywhere to take up a healthier approach to being strong and fit, Lauren continues to strive towards her goals of winning a CrossFit title, and more Olympic medals for her country.

This is her story:



Athlete Statistics

Full Name: Lauren Fisher
WeightHeightYear of BirthNationality
135 - 145lbs (61.2 - 65.8kg)5'5" (165cm)1994American
Crossfit AthleteLil Fish2010
Weight135 - 145lbs (61.2 - 65.8kg)
Height5'5" (165cm)
Year of Birth1994
ProfessionCrossfit Athlete
AliasLil Fish




Barbell Stats

  • Squat290lbs
  • Front Squat255lbs
  • Clean & Jerk235lbs
  • Snatch170lbs
  • Deadlift325lbs
  • Press115lbs

WOD Times

  • Fran 2:37
  • Filthy 50
  • Pullups 50
  • 400m 1:05
  • 500m Row 1:44
  • Favorite: Girl Diane
  • Least Favorite Girl: Jackie

Career Highlights


  • CrossFit Games25th
  • California Regionals1st


  • CrossFit Games (Team)13th (Invictus)
  • California Regionals12th


  • SoCal Regionals 3rd
  • CrossFit Games 9th
  • USA Weightlifting National Junior Championships Best Lifter
  • USAW Junior National Champion – 63kg


  • CrossFit Games 7th


  • NorCal Regionals 12th
  • CrossFit Games5th


  • CrossFit Games5th
  • Central East Regionals1st


  • Games5th
  • Central East Regionals




From Basketball To CrossFit

Lauren Fisher, AKA. Lil Fish has become known for being one of the best, and youngest CrossFit athletes the sport has ever seen. Her ability to clean-and-jerk huge amounts of weight over her small but powerful frame has impressed millions around the globe.

Apart from being a professional CrossFit athlete, she’s also represented her country in the 2014 Olympics Junior Weightlifting competition. She also a back-to-back state champion basketball player when she studied at St. Mary’s High School in California, Lil Fish was also a member of the school’s mythical National Championship team.

It all started back when she was 14 years old in high school when she was a freshman basketball player at St. Mary’s, Stockton, California. At this time she started CrossFit and took off with a head start when her team won two state championships and a national title.

As an 18 year old senior, Lauren soon qualified for the CrossFit Northern California Regionals and finished 12th overall, considering her age compared to other senior athletes, this was quite and achievement for such a young athlete.

Olympic Junior Champion

By the time she was just 22 years old, Lauren Fisher established herself as one of the country’s most popular and hopeful CrossFit athletes. She finished 9th overall at the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games and won the USA Weightlifting Junior National Championship with Team USA (Women’s 63kg weight class) that same year.

In 2013 and 2015, Lauren competed in the CrossFit Games as a member of the SoCal Team, Invictus, and again in 2016, where Lauren placed 1st at the California Regionals.

Lil Fish has always been inspired by the other women in CrossFit, it’s the strength and size and the community of healthy women that made her ditch basketball at San Diego University, and focus on CrssFit full time.

She trains twice a day, first thing in the morning, and again in the evening. A life of a CrossFit athlete is hard and grueling, but Lauren loves what she does.

Incredible Work Rate

An old roommate in college once said to Lauren she didn’t understand why she trained so much, This is what Lauren had to say;

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