Texas Tech student headed to compete in Working Wounded Games - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Texas Tech student headed to compete in Working Wounded Games

Matraca Penner (Source: KCBD Video) Matraca Penner (Source: KCBD Video)
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Texas Tech student Matraca Penner, also known as Mattie, is traveling to Maryland to compete in the 2016 Working Wounded Games this weekend.

It's been a goal for her since she started training at CrossFit Throne.

Penner was born with Holt-Oram Syndrome, which only happens to 1 in 100,000 children. Those children are born with upper limb abnormalities and a hole in their heart.

By the time Penner graduated high school, she had nine surgeries trying to correct her hands and feet, but CrossFit has given her a new outlook on life.

After graduation, she plans on getting her L1 to coach CrossFit, as well as her certification to coach adaptive athletes.

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