I know this picture is of Tom Selleck. I know, I know. I’m going to change it but Tony said to find a picture of Tom Selleck and use that…
Omaha, NE (born in Riverside, CA)
Counselor for Douglas County Drug Court program
When did you first start CrossFitting:
When did you first start training at IHCF:
any WOD I have just completed
Least Favorite WOD:
“Karen.” I mean 150 wall balls? Why?
Tell us about your sports and fitness background:
Football, wrestling, ARMY training, been lifting weights since I was a young guy
How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? Take us back to your first WOD… what was it and how did it feel:
A FB friend invited me to a free class @ Elkhorn CF. We did a bootcamp WOD with burpees and deadlifts with a 200 SU buy in/out. I loved it and was hooked.
What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health, and fitness since starting CrossFit (before/after):
I have “smaller” muscles now. Maybe leaner is the term I should use, but I feel more solid and for sure stronger already. My core is the best it has ever been and I have had a gut my whole life! I also have to say my cardio is much improved and my mental endurance is at a place it hasn’t been since I was in the ARMY.
What sort of changes in your life have you experienced out of taking on something like CrossFit that were totally unexpected:
I have made new friends which is less easy the older I get.
Please share with us any favorite CrossFit/IHCF moments:
I dig anytime an IHCF member makes a great joke to cut the tension of how hard this stuff really is. IHCF has some truly funny members! Personally learning how to do kipping pull-ups has been a real motivating moment.
Any advice for people just getting started:
Fear motivates. It motivates you to fight or run away. CF will help you to fight more often than to run.
What are your hobbies, interests, and/or talents outside of CrossFit:
I read a lot, I coach youth sports, I’m interested in a lot of interesting theories mostly picked up from podcasts I listen to about history, the earth, the cosmos and civilization, I can “play” guitar and sing. I can eat much more than it looks like. I tried standup comedy a few times. Most of all I just think people are fantastic!
Thanks, Tony, for sharing a little bit about yourself with us! It’s been a great deal of fun getting to know you and seeing your growth as an athlete!