Courtney Frerichs is an American athlete specializing in middle-distance running. As a middle-distance runner, Frerichs has already represented the USA internationally. She won silver for the USA during the 2017 World Finals of 3000m Steeplechase.
Besides this, she has also represented the USA in the Olympics twice. She was part of the 3000m steeplechase event during the 2016 and 2020 Olympics. While in 2016, she was still a newbie to the event, so she returned home empty-handed. However, in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, she won a silver for the USA.
Biography & Wiki Quick Summary
|Popular Name||Courtney Frerichs|
|Real Name||Courtney Frerichs|
|Date of birth||January 18, 1993|
|Age||30 years old|
|Place of birth||Mundelein, Illinois, USA|
|Hometown||Nixa, Missouri, USA|
|Occupation||Professional Track and Field Athlete|
|Net worth||1.5 Million USD|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (170cm)|
Courtney Frerichs Net Worth
Frerichs has been active as a runner since her high school days and turned pro as soon as she was out of college.
All these years, she has earned a good deal of fame and fortune from her career as an athlete.
Besides this, she also has received sponsorship from Nike and has added many records to her name.
The skilled Frerichs has around 1.5 million USD as her net worth from her sports career.
Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance
The two-time Olympian started receiving professional training as a steeplechase runner in 2016, which is evident from her body.
The middle-distance runner has a very lean and thin body but has well-defined abs. Her body is well-toned and ripped from all her training.
Courtney Frerichs Family and Parents
The seven-time All American was born in Mundelein, Illinois but grew up in Nixa, Missouri.
She is one of the two daughters of Scott and his wife, Kathleen. The couple has another daughter named Lindsey.
Both daughters of the couple are self-independent women. While Frerichs is a professional runner and has a Master’s degree in health education, her sister is also studying to be a physician assistant at Missouri State University.
Frerichs shares a close relationship with her parents and sister, who are very supportive and loving towards her.
Courtney Frerichs Husband
Frerichs has been married to her husband, Griffin Humphreys, since 2017. The couple dated for a year before tying the knot.
Like Frerichs, her husband is also into sports. He is an assistant coach at Portland State University.
Because of their love for sports, the couple is very understanding and supportive of each other.
Despite being five years of marriage, the couple is still going strong.
The silver medalist Olympian earned her high school degree from Nixa Public High school.
After high school, she joined the University of Missouri-Kansas Coty to get an undergraduate degree in Chemistry.
After completing her undergraduate course, she enrolled at the University of New Mexico, where she studied health education and earned a Master’s degree.
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Frerichs has been interested in sports ever since she was just a kid. She always dreamt about competing in the Olympics but was not fixed on the event she wanted to join. So, she got involved in various sports before ending up on the track and field team.
Initially, she joined the soccer and gymnastic team in high school.
While playing soccer for four years, she played as a midfielder and earned all the district honors that a soccer player could imagine. She also established herself as a skilled gymnast by being at level nine at just seventeen.
She was still busy with soccer and gymnastics and took running only to stay in shape for soccer.
However, once she started running, it became something she enjoyed doing.
She then joined the track and field team and won all the conferences held within her district as a high school senior.
She also became the KSPE-TV athlete of the week during one of the cross country events.
One thing led to another, and she continued running even in college. In college, she took part in many events and made improvements.
Once college was over, she turned pro by signing a contract with Nike. She also made a place in the US Olympic team for the 2016 Olympics in the same year after coming in second place during the trials.
Frerichs then represented the USA in the 3000m steeplechase in Rio, but unfortunately did not win any medal after coming in eleventh place.
Her first time in Olympics became a lesson for her, which she used in her coming events.
With all the motivation she got from the Olympics, she worked hard and won second place in the World Finals held in 2017. She even became the seven fastest woman in the history of 3000m steeplechase.
The University of Missouri-Kansas alum added more achievements to her existing ones by winning silver in the USATF events held in 2017 and 2018.
While still competing at the national level, Frerichs again made a place for herself in the US Olympic team to represent the USA in the 3000m steeplechase during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
She made her way into Olympics after coming in second place during the trials.
Frerichs continued this same energy and enthusiasm even in the Olympics and won silver for the USA.
In her second time in the Olympics, she turned her dream of winning an Olympics medal into reality.
She came home proud and motivated to continue working harder to represent the USA again for the third time in the 2024 Olympics.