Oscar Thiele


Oscar is the mascot of CrossFit Beloit.  His duties include barking at you on your first day, shaking his butt in your face to let you know to pet him, licking your legs/face after a WOD, and pacing all the runs.  

"Now Oscar was born to a three-legged bitch of a mother. He was always ashamed of this, man. And then right after that he's adopted by this man, Tito Liebowitz he's a small time gun runner and a dog fight promoter. So he puts Oscar into training. They see Oscar's good. He is damn good. But then he had the fight of his life. They pit him against his brother Nibbles. And Oscar said, "no man that's my brother, I can't fight Nibbles", but they made him fight anyway. And Oscar, he killed Nibbles. Oscar said, "That's it!" He called off all his fights and he started doing crack and he freaked out. Then in a rage, he collapsed and his heart no longer beat. Wow." - Half Baked 1998

Actually that is not correct.  I adopted Oscar out of a pound in LA, and I have no idea what breed he is...what I know is that he is loyal and friendly, but he will bark at you the first time he meets you. Please do not be offended or scared. It is just his thing.  

Some of Oscar's PRs include:

  • Jumping and clearing a 5' fence
  • Jumping on top of the roof of my house
  • Chasing down a deer
  • Exterminating squirels

One other thing you should know about Oscar is he does not back down in the game of Chicken.  If by chance you find your self running and Oscar is coming striaght at you he will not turn.  I recommend that you change your path because he will take you out!  Just ask Kevin.

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