Miami Surge Athlete in the National Pro Grid League (NPGL)

NICK URANKAR

  • Height: 5’10”
  • Weight: 195 lbs.
  • East Team and Affiliate: CROSSFIT 061
  • Region: Central
  • Age: 31

Nick’s Bio

I was an ex-college athlete and needed an outlet. At the time right before I found CrossFit, I was running half marathons and trying to train as much as possible in a typical gym. A friend showed me a video of a CrossFit competition, and I immediately said I wanted to be the best at whatever it was they were doing because it looked way more fun. I tried a workout and was hooked.

RECENT FITNESS ACHIEVEMENTS

• ALL-GRID TEAM
• PLACED 4TH IN THE ELITE INVITE ONLY DIVISION AT THE GRANITE GAMES IN MINNEAPOLIS
• PLACED 1ST IN THE TEAM ELITE INVITE DIVISION AT WODAPALOOOZA
• FINISHED 1ST WORLDWIDE IN THE CROSSFIT GAMES OPEN WORKOUT 15.1 & 15.1A
• FINISHED 32ND WORLDWIDE IN THE OPEN

WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS?

My goals are to win a championship with the Miami Surge and make it to the CrossFit Games again. I also want to inspire people any way I can, and I love making people smile!

WHAT MOTIVATES YOU?

I’m motivated by what people say can’t be done. I love when I do something I never thought I would be doing, the thrill of hearing the crowd yell and the butterflies before the start. The adrenaline and nerves cannot be simulated without being in the competition setting. I think about the next time, the thrill of that feeling as I’m training, and I relish in it.

WHY DO YOU TRAIN?

I train because I love it. I couldn’t see myself not doing it. I love testing how far I can go and knowing that I have surpassed all my physical expectations and will continue to do so. I love competing and training against the best out there. There is nothing like the thrill of competing, especially after knowing all the work put in behind the scenes.

Nutrition

Monday
Meal 1
  • 5-shot Americano with heavy cream
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 pack of bacon
Meal 2
  • 8–10 oz. chicken breast or thigh
  • Mixed greens
  • Olive oil
  • 1 avocado
  • Mixed berries
  • Coffee
Protein Shake
  • 1 scoop NITRO-TECH
 Meal 4
  • 1 lbs. ground chorizo
  • 3 cups roasted broccoli
  • 1 whole roasted butternut squash
  • 3 tbsp. parmesan cheese
Tuesday
Meal 1
  • 5-shot Americano with heavy cream
  • 2 slices egg frittata bake (kale, sausage, mixed bell pepper, mushrom, mozzarella cheese)
  • 1/2 avocado
  • Coffee with 1 tbsp. coconut oil
Meal 2
  • 1 can tuna
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs
  • 2 tbsp. homemade mayo
  • 1 package roasted seaweed
  • 3 cups roasted summer squash
Meal 3
  • Handful of mixed dry roasted & salted nuts
 Meal 4
  • 8-oz. grilled steak
  • Tomato, basil, avocado & mozzarella salad
  • Olive oil & balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cups cooked white rice
  • Handful of dark chocolate chips
Wednesday
Meal 1
  • Venti coffee with 1 espresso shot and heavy cream
  • 6–8 oz. honey smoked salmon
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 cups steamed and buttered spinach
Meal 2
  • Jerky & nut mix 1 tbsp. coconut oil
Meal 3
  • 7 –10 spice-rubbed boneless ribs, baked
  • Sweet potato fries, baked
  • 1 lbs. asparagus
Protein Shake
  • 1 scoop NITRO-TECH 100% WHEY GOLD
 Meal 5
  • Shrimp stir-fry with coconut aminos (snap peas, water chestnuts, bell peppers, mushrooms and carrots)
  • 2 cups white rice
 Meal 6
  • 2 cups Sally’s Cocoa Sweets cereal
  • 1 cup coconut milk
Thursday
Meal 1
  • 3 cups coffee with 3 tbsp. coconut oil
  • Chia seed pudding (coconut milk, chia seeds, cinnamon, fiber, protein powder)
Meal 2
  • 1/2 salami
  • 1/2 cup mixed nuts
Meal 3
  • 3–4 hamburger patties wrapped in lettuce (bacon, tomato, avocado, onion, grilled plantains)
Protein Shake
  • 1 scoop NITRO-TECH 100% WHEY GOLD
 Meal 5
  • 6–8 sausage links
  • 4–5 banana & egg pancakes
  • 2 eggs over easy
Friday
Meal 1
  • 5-shot Americano with heavy cream
  • 3–4 eggs
  • Sautéed mixed veggies
Meal 2
  • Jerky/nut mix
Meal 3
  • 9 oz. pulled pork
  • Roasted Brussel sprouts
 Meal 4
  • Sweet potato, apple and oats bake
 Meal 5
  • 2–3 sushi rolls
  • Vegetable udon
 Meal 6
  • 1 pint Ben & Jerry’s ice cream or frozen yogurt with toppings
  • 2 cups Sally’s Cocoa Sweets cereal
Saturday
Meal 1
  • 5 shot Americano with heavy cream
  • Cobb salad (bacon, grilled chicken, 2 fried eggs, avocado, tomatoes, olive oil and vinegar)
  • Steamed broccoli
Meal 2
  • 6 oz. grilled mahi mahi
  • 4 cups sautéed bok choy
  • 2 cups roasted onions, bell peppers, parsnips
Meal 3
  • Mixed berries, plain Greek yogurt, protein & oats bar
 Meal 4
  • 8–10 oz. BBQ chicken
  • Broccoli slaw
  • Roasted green beans
 Meal 5
  • Handful of dark chocolate chips
Sunday
Meal 1
  • 5-shot Americano with heavy cream
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 sausage patties
  • Roasted kale chips
Meal 2
  • Chicken salad (homemade mayo, 8–10 oz. shredded rotisserie chicken)
  • 1 apple with peanut butter
Meal 3
  • Steak & shrimp fajitas with corn tortilla (bell pepper, mushroom, onion)
  • Chips with guacamole & salsa
 Meal 4
  • 2 peanut butter & jelly rice cakes