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San Antonio Police Officer is Women’s Champ at ‘The Fittest Games’

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Since 2008, The Fittest Games (TFG) has brought spectators and participants to Austin to watch athletes of all skill levels compete. According to the TFG website, they welcome everyone “from the amateur who wants to test themselves in a official competition setting, to the seasoned Pro that is looking to go head to head with the best from around the nation.”

Even though amateurs can participate, it takes a mentally and physically strong person who’s trained for years to win the title of Pro Women’s Champion. This year’s recipient was Jessica Aelvoet, a San Antonio police officer who trained at the Lone Star CrossFit for the past four years along with serving her community as an officer.

The 34-year-old competed in the games before but finished 26th the first year and 11th the second. Now, she’s snagged the number one spot!

“CrossFit is a sport that takes time to excel at. You have to not only be physically prepared but mentally strong as well. I train 2-3 hours a day, five days a week,” Aelvoet told MySA.com.

The news says that Aelvoet aims to become a detective investigator and has already served 12 years on the San Antonio police force. Her strong dedication to fitness and her job will continue to propel her forward.