CERTIFICATIONS: CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Strongman Trainer AFAA Military Fitness Specialist
1st place CrossFit 210 Olympic lifting Open (70kg weight class) 2011, SA Power Ouput Challenge 2012, 2013, Athlete Open, Austin , TX, 2012 (Team), Tough Mudder x 2, 1st place 31 Heroes RX division, CF Lackland, 2013.
Favorite WOD: Anything EMOM
Favorite CrossFit Movement/lift: Stones, Yoke, Heavy Deads & Cleans
Least favorite WOD: Running, its just boring.
If I’m not at the gym, I might be doing this: Traveling, riding my Harley, drinking coffee
Hobby/Activities: Learning how to play golf, reading, traveling
Hometown: South Bend, Indiana
MEMORABLE CROSSFIT EVENT:
In one competition I was lined up next to a 5x olympic lifting gold medalist in my heat. And in another team event we were going against a CF Games Team (Ballistic). Both times I thought to myself, “what the hell am I doing here”, lol, its the cool thing about CrossFit – I wouldn’t find myself in that situation in any other sport or fitness competition. I prefer team competitions – there’s no better feeling than winning an event as a team. I push myself harder.
MORE ABOUT ME: I’m the Superintendent at the Medical Group at Aviano. I grew up in the Air Force as a physical therapist assistant for 20+ years. Started crossfit about 8 years ago. I’ve trained at 4 different affiliates in Texas and California before building my own home gym. I really enjoy helping people reach their goals, whether its jumping on a box for the first time, being able to complete a WOD RX for the first time, or reach a fitness level that someone’s always wanted to achieve. Being a part of that journey is special.