Emily Wright 
VooDoo Elite

Emily’s path to fitness started with a record-setting 50-mile crossing of Lake Ontario by kayak at age 14. She raced her way to 3 Junior World Championships by the age of 17 in both sprint kayaking (500 meters and less) and marathon kayaking (12 miles). Shoulder surgery in 2006 put her career on hold for a year, but Brownstone PT facilitated her rehab and she won a National Marathon Kayaking Championship in 2007. With sights set on the Beijing Olympic Games, she moved to the Olympic Training Center in San Diego and placed 5th at Olympic Trials in 2008. She went on to race on the World Cup circuit and at World Championships, with a best finish of 11th in 2009.

Emily came home to Fairport in 2011 to finish her degree in English Literature at SUNY Geneseo, and began training and competing at CrossFit Rochester (including at NorthEast Regionals in 2013 on a team with Stash). Emily loves a challenge, and she continues to compete in CrossFit, Olympic weightlifting, canoeing, and kayaking.

Emily is a USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach and CrossFit Level 1 Trainer who has has been coaching classes at VooDoo Fitness for 2 years. She credits Stash with not only helping her find a fun, balanced approach to her own training, but also finding an open-minded approach to coaching. For Emily, the best part about being a coach at VooDoo Fitness is empowering girls by teaching them how to [safely] lift heavy barbells!