Bethany Branham came out of nowhere earlier this year as she took the top spot in the South Central region during the CrossFit Open (she was 20th worldwide). She also qualified for the CrossFit Games in her first attempt at Regionals. Branham would ultimately finish 22nd at the CrossFit Games in her rookie debut.
But now as we get closer to the start of the new year and begin looking ahead to the 2018 CrossFit Games season, Bethany will be going by a different name – Shadburne. It appears that Bethany and her ex-husband Doug are no longer together. It is unclear whether the divorce is official, but it appears the couple separated back in May.
Missing the family I once had. 3 months ago everything made sense and we were one solid unit that shared the same dreams and passions. Now we’re nothing more than strangers that share the same memories 😔Bethany’s biggest weekend ever and you will be wearing the Branham last name while you compete @crossfitgames this week but not one Branham was invited to cheer you on. We were there for you when nobody knew who you were but you were always our superhero. We wish you well #wonderwoman and hope success and happiness finds you as we continue our long road of finding healing & understanding. #teambranham #family #love #crossfit #dontloseyourway #restoration #longroadahead #familyovereverything
Bethany and Doug got married in May 2014. Her ex-husband introduced Bethany to CrossFit.