Texas woman reels in 7-foot shark: ‘Thank God for CrossFit’

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Raw video: Woman attracts shark at Texas beach

Crossfit lover Lauren Biggers captures and launches 7-foot shark at Surfside Beach, Texas

Lauren Biggers drew in an almost 7-foot blacktip shark off Surfside Beach in Texas over the weekend — a task she states would not have actually been possible without her CrossFit training.

The Conroe, Texas, citizen was commemorating her spouse’s 30th birthday with some fishing Saturday. She chose to remain behind as he and his good friends took their boats out, dropping bait along the method.

“We remained in the water and I was watching on the lines while we were hanging out. I saw one get a bite so I went out and as quickly as I did the other pole went off,” Biggers informed Fox News.

Lauren Biggers, of Conroe, Texas, presents with the blacktip shark she captured on July 7. (Lauren Biggers)

As quickly as she heard the drag on among the fishing reels go off, Biggers understood “it was something huge.”


After an almost 2-hour battle — and some aid from the existing, Biggers had the ability to pull the shark to coast as a crowd of beachgoers collected around her.

“I do believe that doing CrossFit assisted me, I wear’ t believe I might have reeled a shark that weighed more than me in without it,” Biggers included. “It was the most unbelievable sensation once I lastly got him to coast due to the fact that in my head I kept questioning if I’d have the ability to do it alone, however I wished to be the one who got him there.”

Once Bigger got the shark to coast, Christian Brantley, who was consuming at a dining establishment close by, ran over to assist her pull it up onto the beach.


“I couldn’ t have actually done it without his aid,” Biggers stated.

Biggers positioned for some photos with the shark, which she thinks might have been a record catch for Surfside Beach, prior to launching it back into the ocean.

Lauren Biggers, of Conroe, Texas, took an almost 7-foot blacktip shark on July 7. (Lauren Biggers)

“We were more worried with getting him securely back in the water, unscathed so we didn’ t get an accurate measurement,” she clarified.

Biggers stated her hubby missed her impressive catch, however he had the ability to relive the minute through videos and images.

“He believed it was amazing! He’ s a huge angler so we had actually been discussing all of it week … He simply believed it would be him doing the capturing,” Biggers joked, including that everybody has actually now been calling her “shark woman.”

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