8 Campus Cuties Who Are Crazy for Crossfit

Name: Spencer McGuinn

School: Oregon

Year in School: I am currently a sophomore here at the UO

Don't worry, that's his sister ;)

HCO: Major and why you chose it:

I am still in the process of picking my major. It will most likely end up being history or psychology. Why? I love history because you are able to formulate opinions based on the information provided which is something I truly enjoy. Psychology mostly because I love attempting to understand people and why they do what they do, in other words what makes people tick.

Relationship Status:
I am single and about as single as it gets. 100% on the look out for a girlfriend but in no way will I force a relationship, has to work naturally.

HCO: What would your ideal date be like?

First, it starts with the ideal woman who is on the date with me. That being said when I hear the term ‘date’ I always think dinner at a nice restaurant one that you kind of need to dress up for. For myself personally I measure my dates by who I am taking out, rather then what we are doing, every girl is different so in my mind the ideal date changes along with the circumstances.

HCO: What are some of your hobbies?
Crossfit and following major sports are my major hobbies right now (Mostly baseball and football). Crossfit takes up most of time between working out and helping TA the Crossfit 2 class here at school. While talking about Crossfit I am in the process of attempting to make Crossfit a competitive club sport here at the UO. Still very much so in the early stages but is something I hope to be working on for the rest of this year and the rest of my time here at the UO.

HCO: Do you prefer dogs or cats?
This in not even a question, DOGS! I am not a fan of cats at all. I will never own a cat mostly because I am allergic, but they are just not for me.

HCO: The most interesting thing that's happened to you this week:
I would have to go with me walking in to Track Town Crossfit to hit a workout and talk to the owners about my idea for the Crossfit club. It was interesting to me cause I got to see a gym I haven’t been in before and network a little bit for myself now and in the future.

HCO: Favorite guilty pleasure:
This may sound weird but I really like dressing up—and by dressing up we’re talking suit and tie, not me gallivanting around in a Peter Pan costume. I spend a lot of time in workout clothes, which isn’t a problem, but at the same time I like looking my best. So when I have the opportunity to go all out and look like a million bucks, I do.

About Eamonn….

Full Name: Eamonn Dangerous Monks

School: Sacred Heart

Graduation Year: 2015

Major: Criminal Justice

Hometown: Bridgeport, CT

Clubs/Organizations on Campus: Club Weightlifting Team, Kappa Sigma Fraternity

Relationship Status: Single

This or That….

Boxers or Briefs: Briefs

Football or Basketball: Football

Blondes or Brunettes: Brunettes

Twitter or Instagram: Instagram

Eyes or Smile: Eyes

Butts or Boobs: Personality

Curly or Straight: Straight

 

Fun Facts…

Favorite Animal: Unicorn or Kitten

Favorite Singer: Mariah Carey

If you could be a girl for a day, what would be the first thing you would do: Fight for women’s rights and equality

5 things you can’t live without: Gym, Food, Sleep, Phone, Shoes

Favorite hobby: Crossfit

Where do you see yourself in 10 years: Crossfit Trainer and Competitive Crossfit Athlete

 

At SHU….

Most Embarrassing Moment: Sliding on ice into a parked car

Biggest Regret: Usually going to class or the library

#1 on your Bucket List: Break records on the weightlifting team

Best Memory: Becoming a member of Kappa Sigma

Favorite Female Sports Team: Softball all the way!

 

Let’s talk about love…

Celebrity Woman Crush: Eva Mendez

Celebrity Man Crush: Ryan Reynolds

Ideal Date: Long walk on the beach after a nice seafood dinner

First Kiss: 7th grade

How far would you go on a first date: As far as we’re driving I guess

Biggest Turn-Off: If you can’t make me laugh or a bad attitude

Meet the newest campus cutie, Michael Creighton. He loves football and staying in shape, but also enjoys doing puzzles and juggling! Check out what else this intriguing sophomore has to offer.

Name: Michael Creighton

School: Mizzou

Hometown: Fairfax, Va.

Major: Undeclared

Relationship status: Single

Ideal first date: “I’ve always wanted to take a girl on a hot air balloon ride, so she better not be scared of heights.”

Favorite restaurant: The Cheesecake Factory

Favorite quote: “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence”—Vince Lombardi

Hidden talent: Juggling

Most embarrassing moment: “During preschool graduation, I went to sit back in my chair, and someone yanked it out from under me.”  

Favorite vacation spot: Virginia Beach

Best memory at Mizzou:  Storming the field after the homecoming win against Oklahoma.

Best quality in a girlfriend: Honesty

Most rewarding experience: “When I did Meals on Wheels and delivered meals to the homeless.”

Dream job/aspirations: “I want to win the Reebok Crossfit Games one day.”

Favorite novel: Holes by Louis Sachar

Involvement on campus: Works at the bookstore

Name: Marcus Lauria
School: Wake Forest
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: West Chester, Pa.
Relationship Status: Single
Major: Physics
Minor: Math and possibly Middle Eastern and South Asia Studies (MESA)
Personal Motto: The pain of discipline is far less than the pain of regret

HC (Her Campus): So you’re a member of ROTC. What’s that like?
ML (Marcus Lauria): I love it—it’s definitely a huge time commitment though. We workout three to five days a week in the morning, have classes every week, and a lab where we perform military skills. It’s just been a great experience so far…I was in Africa over the summer for an ROTC program, which was insane. We trained with the Togolese military and helped them learn conversational English for a month.

HC: What influenced your decision to take part in ROTC?
ML: My dad was on track to be a Navy SEAL but had an accident that kept him out of it, so he’s instilled those values in me. When I began to research ROTC my junior year of high school I realized very quickly that it was the path I wanted to take. My older sister did it and my best friend from home is in it now too, which is really cool.

HC: What else are you involved in on campus?
ML: I’m the process of becoming a member of Pi Kappa Alpha right now. I’m also a captain on the club basketball team—that’s was always my sport throughout high school. So those and ROTC are the three big things I’m involved in.

HC: So what’s a typical day like for you?
ML: I wake up around 5:30 a.m., go to PT (physical training) at 6 a.m., workout, study or do some last second homework, go to class, usually go workout again either at the ROTC department or the Miller Center, and then study.

HC: So it seems like you are a pretty athletic guy. Do you have a more sensitive side?
ML: I mean, I am definitely a huge Taylor Swift fan and a lot of my buddies mess with me for that. But I wouldn’t actually say I’m too, too sensitive.

HC: Now for the stuff everyone really wants to know—what qualities do you look for in a girl?
ML: For me, the number one quality is a girl who is really into fitness. Also someone who understands my sense of humor, and definitely a really nice smile.

HC: What normally makes for a good first impression of a girl?
ML: Someone who is outgoing and who can make me laugh right away.

HC: What are three adjectives you would use to describe yourself?
ML: I’d say outgoing, hardworking, and funny.

HC: What is something people might be surprised to know about you?
ML: I have never had a girlfriend…that’s a good one. I played a lot of basketball in high school so I guess I never had time for that or found the right girl. I’m also kind of a big science nerd sometimes.

HC: What is your biggest pet peeve?
ML: People complaining when they have no reason to be complaining. I feel like most people here are in a very good position and sometimes take a lot of stuff for granted.

HC: Who has been the most influential person in your life?
ML: Definitely my dad. I mean, since I could walk he had a basketball in my hand and made sure I was knocking out absurd amounts of pushups every day. He’s the one person I can always talk to no matter what is going on.

HC: What is one thing you want to do before you graduate?
ML: It would be really cool to take home first place at the ROTC Ranger Challenge Competition, which is like a big physical competition with events for tons of different military skills. We compete against all the ROTC programs in the surrounding states.

HC: Where is the coolest place you have ever traveled? What’s your dream destination?
ML: Definitely Africa. It was an awesome experience to be around the Togo military for 30 days. One place that would be really cool to go is Paris.

HC: Okay, now a couple of short questions. What’s your go-to pick-up line?
ML: Um, I don’t really think I have a go-to pick-up line.

HC: (Laughs) That might be a good thing. Favorite off campus spot?
ML: Chipotle because that’s really the only place I go to eat off campus.

HC: Ideal first date?
ML: Maybe I’m kind of boring but I guess just like going to dinner somewhere and then going back home and to watch a movie and hang out.

HC: Favorite workout?
ML: My favorite workout is a CrossFit workout titled “Nasty Girls.” It’s three rounds of 50 air squats, seven muscle-ups and 10 power cleans.

HC: Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Do you see a plan for the rest of your life?
ML: If everything works out like I want it to, I’ll be an officer in the Army Corps of Engineers and hopefully be married.

Listen up single ladies; meet this week’s man, Joey Scire.  A junior at UNH majoring in biochem.  This cutie enjoys to hit the gym in his spare time, and he has the body to prove it. You can find him at block parties on young drive, so make sure to trek down there come springtime! He loves dogs, especially golden retrievers.  Can you say chick-magnet? We sure can. 

The Basics:

Name: Joey Scire

School: New Hampshire

Hometown: Windham, NH

Relationship Status: "very" single

Clubs or hobbies involved in at UNH: UNH-ABC, intramurals, global medical brigades

Play any sports: Crossfit?

UNH Favorites:

Favorite thing to eat on campus: anything/everything

Favorite UNH moment: block parties on young drive

Fun Facts:

Describe yourself in 3 words: amusing, good-hearted, and real

Any fun facts we should know about you?: I love the whole fitness scene, my friends shit on me all the time but they're starting to come around to it.

Name one thing on your bucket list: travel the world while i'm still young

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?: as a nutritionist living somewhere in cali with like 20 dogs

Favorite movie: Friday Night Lights..movie is a tear jerker

Favorite TV show: I can't pick just one but game of thrones, the office, and modern family are a few favs

Favorite sports team: New England Patriots

Favorite food: Libbys pulled pork

Most played song on your itunes: Gettin' Jiggy With It- Will Smith

Where do you hang out on the weekends?: Libbys & Young Drive, occasionally Scorps

Most embarrassing moment: probably in 2nd grade when I announced to my whole class that I wanted to be a soccer ball when I grew up. My parents never let that one go

What reality TV show would you go on?: Combat Rescue

If you could trade places with one celebrity who would it be? Mark Walberg

If you could travel to one location where would you go? Any of the Thailand beaches

If you were stuck on a deserted island what 3 things would you take? 3 golden retrievers

Love Life:

Biggest celebrity crush: Megan fox

Describe your dream girl: UNH version of Megan fox, i know she's out there

Blondes, brunettes or red heads?: I love 'em all, I don’t discriminate

What do you look for in a girl?: class, good smile, good sense of humor, and ability to hang with the boyz

Favorite pick-up line: do you have a quarter? I told my mom I’d call her when I met the girl of my dreams.

Ideal date: wine & the beach at night

What meal would you cook for a girl?: Anything we can cook together

Best place to meet UNH girls: the bars

Biggest turn off: girl mustaches

Biggest turn on: classiness 

If you could choose next weeks campus cutie, who would it be and why?: all my friends are studs, but I gotta say my boy Zach Solomons. Kid can do the Carlton (from fresh prince) like no other

Name: Mateo Lopez
School: Barnard
Major: Undecided (maybe Philosophy)
Class Year: 2014
Relationship Status: Single

Interests:Paleo Cooking, Crossfit, Star Wars, Diego Lopez (my little brother), Marvel, DC, Shows on AMC like Breaking Bad and Walking Dead, movies, movies, movies, MOVIES!, music that makes me want to dance, music that makes me feel better when I am sad
Interests at CU: AEPi, Dodge Fitness Center, interested in finding out why Lit Hum is so bad but CC is so good, interested in finding out why the package center isn’t open on Saturdays


What's your ideal date? I don’t really know what my ideal date is, but I can tell you about a date that went really well. I dated this girl a couple years ago and on our first date I invited her over earlier in the day. After making breakfast for her, we went for a walk around my neighborhood.  I live in a place called Silver Lake in LA.  Down the hill from my house, there is a reservoir and we took a walk around it and then chilled on the grass in the park.  We went back to my house and she said something along the lines of “Wow you have a really nice view from your balcony!”  I said that the view was actually a lot nicer on the roof.  I took her up there and we could see the whole city—downtown, the Hollywood sign, even the beach.
What's your most embarrassing date experience?  I can’t really think of anything that was super embarrassing.  But you know what’s the worst?  When you are into a girl and you want to ask them out on a date but you can’t because they have strategically put you in the friend zone so any time you guys do hang out, you feel awkward and weird because it's not really a date even though you really want it to be a date. The friend zone is like taking a wild animal, like a tiger, and throwing it in captivity, it’s just cruel.
What are some of the qualities you like best in a girl? I am a really nerdy dude. I love Star Wars, I read comic books, and I play way too many video games. I am interested in girls who make me feel less nerdy or who can understand me and accept me for the 5-year-old that I am.  I like girls with a lot of energy, who are loud, and who make weird noises in awkward situations because then I feel more normal.  It’s also a plus when I find a girl who enjoys working out/playing sports as much as I do.
Where do you see yourself in five years? Living in L.A., in an apartment, with three dogs.  Two of them will be pugs, one will be named Goblin, the other Ghoul.  The third will be a mixed dog of some kind and his name will be Steve or Gilgamesh depending on the size.  I will hopefully not be single and I will hopefully own my own Crossfit gym...or I will be the editor-in-chief at IGN, whichever comes first.  Let’s be honest the only thing I know for sure is that I will have those dogs. The rest us up in the air.
Who is your celebrity crush? There’s just so many.  I would normally go with Mila Kunis, but you know who has been catching my eye lately?  Jennifer Lawrence.  It might be that I just saw the Hunger Games trailer and I think it looks tight...
If you won the lottery tomorrow, what would you spend the winnings on?
I would give most of the money to my parents probably. But with my share, I would rent out a flat in Barcelona and fly out my closest family and friends and just live there with all of them by the beach, chilling for a while, and then come back to the real world. After I would give it to Michael Sher and Danny O’Leary to invest it in something.  And I would buy AEPi a house.  You know what would also be cool, if I made my own production company to fund films that I want made.  I could go to my friends and say, hey, remember that idea you had for a movie? Do you want to make it?  You need funding?  Guess what, I just won the lottery and have too much money so, let’s make your movie.  That would be pretty sick.

Name: Chad Hedlund
School: Wake Forest
Hometown: Argyle, TX
Major: Economics, Minor: Communication
Relationship Status: Single

Her Campus (HC): You’re the kicker for Wake’s football team, right? And you’re doing scrimmages right now. How’s the team looking?
Chad Hedlund (CH): It’s going well, they don’t have us doing much out there yet – us as in the kickers. We don't do too much; it’s kind of an easy life. The other players tend to get a little jealous since it’s the easiest, but the coaches feel like we’ve improved since the first scrimmage.

HC: How are you guys preparing? You have practice pretty early in the morning, right?
CH: We have weights early in the morning on either Monday/Wednesday or Wednesday/Friday at 6 or 7. Then we have film or meetings before practice, around 3:45 [in the afternoons] and practice starts around 5.

HC: So, not a lot of free time for you guys?
CH: Not so much, in the gaps where we should have free time we have class or tutoring.

HC: So what’s your favorite professional team?
CH: Unfortunately, my home team is the Cowboys; but they haven’t been too hot lately. I’ve been drifting toward the Patriots just because my favorite player is Tom Brady.

HC: A little man crush?
CH: He’s been my favorite player since, like, the sixth grade. That’s why my jersey number has been 12. I love the man; I love everything about him and everything he stands for…even if people think he’s a baby, he’s a great guy.

HC: Yeah, people can hate on him, like with those pictures of what he used to look like.
CH: Yeah I mean, come on, he works harder than anybody – he puts in the time, you’ve got to give credit where credit is due. Once upon a time I wrote him an email in sixth grade…he did not write me back. I’m pretty sure it was my grandparents who wrote me back pretending to be him.

HC: (Laughs) Really? That’s so cute!
CH: Nah, I’m just kidding.

HC: Do you see yourself going pro like your idol?
CH: I think that’s the reason why I came to college to kick. I’ve always had the inspiration to go to the pros, but if I don’t I would want to be a sports agent.

HC: I can totally see you doing that.
CH: Yeah, I would love to be a sports agent, but that’s why I continue to practice hard and weight train, to hopefully make it professionally.

HC: What are some of your favorite workouts and ways to keep healthy?
CH: A few of my guys on the team like to do CrossFit training, so sometimes I try to jump in with them and do some of those workouts. Besides that, I do a lot of curls for the girls. Lots of the guys on the team get pissed at me because I do the beach workout.

HC: (Laughs) What’s the beach workout?
CH: Bis, tris, abs, and chest.

HC: (Laughs) Oh, wow.
CH: Whatever gets the ladies a likin’. So also squat thrusts.

HC: You’re from Texas, anything about you that’s a Texan man?
CH: Everything. I actually own a pair of cowboy boots, but I didn’t until I got to college.

HC: They’re not red, like on “How I Met Your Mother,” right?
CH: (Laughs) Not red, they’re actually brown. But I do like to country-dance, and country concerts are awesome.

HC: What do you do in your spare time?
CH: I like to play golf, just sit out and find stuff to do with friends, see whatever’s going on around campus or maybe go to the trampoline park or Pilot Mountain. Hopefully there will be some pool parties soon, those would be sick to go to.

HC: Do you have any nicknames?
CH: “Chadwick,” “Chattles,” “Donkey” has been thrown around a lot lately, I don’t know where that came from.

HC: What stands out as some of your favorite memories at Wake so far?
CH: Well for football, it would be the Virginia game because, fortunately, I was able to go out there and get three field goals. I got to win the game for us, so that was pretty sick.

HC: That was awesome; I remember that. We cheered so loud for you.
CH: Yeah, that was a pretty great experience for my first game.

HC: You’re a pretty snappy dresser, like with your pinstripe pants. How would you describe your style?
CH: My friends think my style is quite unusual. In my ideal style, I’d be in a tux every day. Kind of like Barney Stinson, a pinstripe suit would be the best. Sexy. Whatever the ladies find appealing.

HC: (Laughs) So you like to look good?
CH: Right, I like to look good. I mean, if guys expect girls to dress up, then guys should dress up too. 

HC: Okay, lets get into some fun questions. What’s your biggest pet peeve?
CH: A girl that is a know-it-all.

HC: If you could eat one thing for the rest of your life what would it be?
CH: If I could eat fast food every day and still look like Tom Cruise in “Top Gun,” I would.

HC: Boxers or briefs?
CH: Briefs.

HC: What’s your favorite beer?
CH: Whatever the lady across the bar thinks is best.

HC: Who would your celebrity crush be?
CH: Jennifer Aniston. She ages like wine.

HC: (Laughs) These are great. What’s the cheesiest pickup line you’ve ever used, and did it work?
CH: How much does a polar bear weigh? Enough to break the ice. Works every time.

HC:  I’ve heard that. Ideal girl?
CH: Smart, clever, cute. Just a good, fun, nice girl. And if she looks like Jennifer Aniston… 

HC: (Laughs) She’s pretty perfect. Ideal first date with your Jennifer Aniston?
CH: I would say taking her to a nice restaurant, something casual. If we hit it off, I’d take her to do something unusual and fun, something out of the ordinary so she would know she’s special.

HC: What’s your life motto?
CH: Never let your fear decide your fate.

*Article by Madeline Goode 

Name: Donald Ryan Hodge
School: Arizona
Hometown: Valencia, CA
Year: Junior
Major: Nutrition (Emphasis in Dietetics)
Status: Single
Nicknames: Donny, Ry-Ry, Ryan, Butters, Beans, Step-Black, Hodgey
Campus Involvement: Waterpolo, Rec Supervisor, Lifeguard, National Honors Society
Favorite Quotes: "If you're going to get run out of town, make it look like you're leading a parade." " Hardwork beats talent, and talent doesn't work hard."


After sitting down with the brown hair, blue-eyed, waterpolo player, I was shocked to find that he is single. Ladies, time to get your game faces on and make your way to the rec center, this 6'2'' California boy is not one you want to miss out on! In the mean time I was sure to get the scoop on all the basics.
 
HC: What do you notice first when a girl walks by?
Donald: That depends, if it's close up I notice eyes first, always. If it's from a distance I'll notice her face.
 
HC: What do you look for in a potential girlfriend?
Donald: I'm attracted to girls who are outgoing, smart but not at the library 24/7, sociable and gets along well with most people, as well as active. I like a girl who enjoys hiking, running, any outdoor activites. When it comes to looks I have been partial to blondes and you know, a little color never hurts.
 
HC: What do you dislike most/ like the most of ladies fashion?
Donald: I really don't understand those "poofy" gym shorts and I get to see those all the time. I also don't get ugg boots or those fringed crop-top things. My favorites have to be spandex shorts, volleyball player status, definitely. Who doesn't love those?! I also like seeing a girl in a nice swimsuit but my all time favorite has to be when a girl wears one of my jersey's. I LOVE that.
 
HC: What would you do on your ideal first date?
Donald: I would probably take her to a pier, get her favorite food for dinner and chill on the beach. It's the second date where the cooking skills come out. I've been told I was raised well, I am always polite and gentleman like.
 
HC: What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
Donald: I play waterpolo, I like going to the gym (side note: he can do handstand push-ups...), crossfit, I really love fitness and taking care of myself. I also love just hanging out with friends and helping them out whenever possible.
 
HC: What kind of music do you listen to?
Donald: Hip-Hop, Electro-House, Dubstep, Rock, Alternative, and I'd say I'm a pretty casual John Mayer fan.
 
HC: What makes you an ideal Campus Cutie?
Donald: I'm a friendly guy, very personable, I take care of myself, I tend to make people laug, educated, avid dresser...I was raised well, I love my mom she's a great lady!

 
There you have it ladies, time to mingle with one of UA's most eligable bachelors. Did I mention how great he looks in red and kahki? He can be one more motivating factor to keep up that resolution of going to the gym every day; just look for him at the front desk.