October Breakout Athlete of the Month: Damiano Marchiafava

Meet Damiano (Dan) Marchiafava…our October Breakout Athlete of the Month!


Dan is one of a kind!

You wouldn’t know it, but Dan is actually a world-class wake-boarder and poker player (sounds like maybe we need a little CFB World of Poker tournament?)

For someone who just “stumbled” his way through the first 6 months of CrossFit (as he describes it), he’s definitely got the right mix of tenacity and commitment (and maybe a little bit of crazy, like the rest of us).  Dan was born in Turin, Italy, but was raised in Chicago, and lives in the Highland Park area with his 2 daughters and his wife of 27 years.

Dan has been CrossFitting for 4 years and shows NO signs of slowing down. Not only has he recently PRd with a 215# push press, his “never give up” attitude shines through each morning.  The Breakfast Club wouldn’t be the same without him.

Thank you so much, Dan, for what you bring to the box every day.  We are so happy you are part of the CFB family and we are so proud to call you our Breakout Athlete of the Month for October.

Visit our BAM! page to read more about Dan and to see our past BAM athletes!