Lena Mentyka – CF L2

Verdant Downtown


Lena joined Verdant in 2020 after moving to Boise from Virginia. Lena’s quick learning along with a great sense of professionalism and excellent classroom management made her an immediately awesome coach.

Lena swam competitively in college at American University. She swam from 2012 to 2016 in the 200 backstroke, 200 free, and 100 backstroke. Lena began her CrossFit career as an olympic lifter. She learned the lifts in her D1 college program, but quickly found that CrossFit was a little more her speed. Before coaching CrossFit, Lena taught swimming for 3 years. Lena began competing in CrossFit in 2017 and has participated in lots of local competitions (on the east coast) in addition to Wodapalooza and the MAAC and competing on a Semifinals team 2021-2023. The 2023 team was just one point away from qualifying for the CrossFit Games.


  • CrossFit Level 2
  • USAW Level 1
  • CrossFit Gymnastics
  • CrossFit Teaching Movement
  • Pregnancy & Postpartum Athleticism Course
  • CrossFit Semifinals 2022, 2023