|Current Residence||Denver, CO|
|Began Crossfit||May 2007|
|Clean & Jerk||341|
|Least Favorite Girl||Nicole|
|2013||CrossFit Games – 21st place, SW Regional 1st Place|
|2012||CrossFit Games – 2nd place, SW Regional 1st Place|
|2011||CrossFit Games – 10th place|
|2010||CrossFit Games – 4th place|
|2009||CrossFit Games – 18th place|
|2008||CrossFit Games – 8th place|
|Sectionals, Regionals or Other Notable Mentions|
|2009||Rocky Mountain Regional – 1st place|
|2010||North Central Regional – 1st place|
Matt Chan originally took up CrossFit in his late 20s to help improve his endurance as a Denver area firefighter. After four Top 10 finishes at the CrossFit Games, however (including the runner-up slot in 2012), Chan has become a full-time athlete and one of the most popular and knowledgeable veterans in the sport.
Already 30 when he made his Games debut in 2008, Chan has had to battle through injuries and out-work a growing field of younger challengers to maintain his drive for the podium. He overcame knee problems to finish first in Regionals for a fourth straight year in 2013, but was forced to bow out of competition in 2014 due to injury.
While working his way back, Matt continues to serve as one of Rogue’s most active and involved athletes, with his own Signature Series line of products. This includes his personally designed 28.5mm bushing barbell, the Matt Chan Bar.
Matt and his wife Cherie are on the CrossFit Trainers Staff and live in Boulder, CO.