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James Townsend

Born in Brooklyn, James Townsend is one of the most powerful athletes you could imagine. A former football, Townsend played for the University of Iowa and Rutgers, before his 4.30 speed and 45” vertical landed him a spot with the Chicago Bears.

After the NFL, Townsend has turned his talents to CrossFit and the NPGL, where he is a member of the LA Reign Grid Team.

Townsend is the co-owner of Autumo CrossFit in Moorpark, CA. James lives in Los Angeles, CA with his wife and young daughter.

Favorite Training Songs
Rocky – Gonna Fly Now, Linkin Park – Faint, 50 Cent – Don’t Push Me

Favorite Movies
Scarface, Rocky 3, Die Hard

Favorite TV Shows
ESPN First Take, Martin, The Originals

Favorite Meals
Oreos, Cereal, and candy

Favorite Quotes
“Hebrews 13:5 – I will never leave you nor forsake you” and “Refuse to be Ordinary”

Non-Lifting Hobbies
Video games