Back Squat: 375
Clean & Jerk: 295
CrossFit Level 1 certification
NSCA – CSCS
Doctor of Physical Therapy Student – Rockhurst University (9 more months!)
Exercise Science Bachelors Degree – Rockhurst University
I am married to the smartest, FUNNIEST and most beautiful woman, Sadie Chandler. We have our a 10 pound Yorkie and he is incredibly spoiled to say the least! I give 100% credit to my wife for getting me involved in CrossFit (see “Turning Point”) and she pushes me to be the best I can be every day! Growing up I played everything. Baseball, basketball, football, soccer, roller hockey, tennis, golf you name it, I played it! I played 4 years of college ball at Rockhurst University. After school ,and a number of unsuccessful tryouts for the pros, I hung up the cleats. I started CrossFit in 2016 but it wasn’t until 2018 year that I completed my first Rx competition. Since then I have completed 2 more and hope to continue to compete at high levels for as long as possible!
I’ve been very fortunate in that I have always been able to pick up skills quickly. Sports, games, puzzles never took a lot of work. Then CrossFit happened. I “was in good shape” when I went to my first workout. 5 rounds of front squats and bar facing burpees later I realized that I was, in fact, not in good shape! I actually quit for 3 months! My wife convinced me to return and I thankfully I haven’t looked back. I’m thankful for this community and now look forward to the gym every day!
I love coaching! There is no better feeling in the world than accomplishing something that you thought was impossible. Working with the athlete that has self-doubt and is fearful of failing hit home with me. I believe that coaching mentality, trust, and belief is just as important as technical cues and strive to help everyone keep positivity a priority! Succeed or Learn! A mentality I have been working to embrace. For those of you that have internal doubts during workouts or during life, you are not alone. Strive to reframe your failures as learning opportunities you may open your mind to incredible possibilities. Learning is growing and growth = success!