Back Squat: 395 lbs
Snatch: 195 lbs
Deadlift: 405 lbs
Clean & Jerk: 235
CrossFit Level 1
I grew up playing sports. I loved football and baseball and was successful in High School. My best friend and his dad introduced me to weight lifting my 8th-grade summer and I loved it. I found out then, that even though I was small in High School, I was gifted with strength. I competed in powerlifting and bodybuilding in college and have always had a passion for working out. I enjoy coaching and was blessed to coach High School football for 13 years and was a head coach for 5, with one State Runner up title. I also coached softball and baseball for 5 years.
I took a 10 year break from working out and coaching when we started our family. But then I found CrossFit and fell in love with the challenge of learning new things and the idea of being strong and also in great cardio shape as well, I had never had that before. I started coaching CrossFit a year later and love the interaction with people and seeing the changes in their lives.
I love coaching. Period. Whether it is kids in softball, performance training, one on one, or CrossFit classes. I am a people person and love to see the changes that CrossFit can bring in peoples lives. At age 50+ I feel like I am in the overall best shape I have ever been in. I may not lift as much or run as fast as I did when I was younger, but overall I am much healthier. I want to see others benefit the same way I have. I love working out. Not everyone does, but I hope I can help motivate them to improve the quality of their life over the long term.