Thomas Hyland

  • CrossFit
  • CrossFit
  • CrossFit
  • CrossFit

Dusty is the co-owner and head gymnastics coach of DogTown CrossFit in Culver City, California. By the age of seven, he had started an active athletic regimen that has continued throughout his life. At thirteen, Dusty gave up a host of other sports to focus on Artistic Gymnastics. He was a very successful gymnast, and after his father’s job promotion and relocation to Northern California, he began to train at Stanford University under two-time world champion Tong Fei. By sixteen, Dusty competed at the Junior Olympic National Championships and trained with the U.S. Olympic Team. In college, he competed in NCAA Division I men’s gymnastics and scored a NCAA record perfect 10 on the still rings. After one more year of competition, he retired due to injury. He then traveled the world starring in a Cirque du Soleil-type live show before settling in Los Angeles and doing some stunt work in films. Dusty trains anyone and everyone, from your everyday Joe to elite CrossFitters, athletes, and teams. In the last few years he has worked with Lindsey Valenzuela, Kenneth Leverich, Noah Ohlsen, Ruth Anderson Horrell, Chelsey Grigsby and Tommy Hackenbruck and the UTE CrossFit Team. Dusty is the Creator and Founder of The Skill Wod. An online training platform dedicated to revolutionizing bodyweight exercise with a focus on efficient gymnastic movement. His focus remains safety, health, and longevity in fitness.


Year Overall Rank (Worldwide) Overall Rank (By Region) Overall Rank (By State)
2016 58th 4th Southern California 6th California
2015 34th 4th Southern California 4th California
2014 -- -- --
2013 4230th 307th Southern California --
2012 1136th 106th Southern California --
Year Overall Rank Division Regional Name Team Name
2013 14th Team Southern California Team Dogtown
2012 5th Team Southern California DogTown Team A
Year Overall Rank Division
2015 10th Masters Men (40-44)
Team Series
Year Overall Rank Team Name Members
2016 74th Masters of LA Ron Mathews, Tina Angelotti, Trixie Arya
2015 74th Masters of LA Tina Angelotti, Trixie Arya, Ron Mathews
Benchmark Stats
  • Back Squat 440 lb
    Clean and Jerk 315 lb
    Snatch 240 lb
    Deadlift 550 lb
    Fight Gone Bad 422
    Max Pull-ups 72
  • Fran 2:18
    Grace 1:18
    Helen 8:22
    Filthy 50 18:22
    Sprint 400m 1:07
    Run 5k 23:00