I also remember driving home and collapsing on the couch in a puddle of soreness and shock. At the time I told myself, “I’m never doing that again.” Nevertheless, I was back at it the next day. I was hooked (passionate, addicted, obsessed…you pick the word).
Since that time, I have seen my fitness level improve enormously. I have experienced incredible satisfaction from doing my first unassisted pull-up, finishing my first Hero WOD at the prescribed weight, and competing in my first Open. In addition to the physical changes I can see in the mirror, CrossFit has played a significant role in making me feel happier and more confident about my life.
My best memory from my early days at CrossFit 7220 was my very first Fran. I finished dead last. It took me more than 10 minutes, and that’s when I was still doing my pull ups jumping from a box. At the end of my final few thrusters, everyone was cheering me on. They were all still there to support me and keep me going even though they had long ago put away their plates and bars. That’s when I realized the true transformational power of this CrossFit community.
I am inspired every day by the CrossFit 7220 athletes who push themselves to ever greater levels of achievement and success. As a trainer, I am motivated to help our athletes reach their full mental and physical potential. I have been helped tremendously by a group of amazing trainers in Mike D., Mike K., Jeff S., Nicole, Jeff N., NiLa, Evan, Linsey, Chris, Steve, Doug, and Christa. Now, it’s my turn to “pay it forward.”
Outside the CrossFit 7220 community, I am the happy husband to Nancy and proud father to Amelia and Cooper. I’m a Wyoming native, a UW graduate, and work full-time in philanthropy for the University of Wyoming Foundation.
- Crossfit Level 1 Trainer
- CPR/AED Certified
- CrossFit Olympic Lifting Certification
- USA Weightlifting Sport Performance Coach Certification