I am a retired high school P.E./welding teacher now CrossFit owner/coach and part time carpenter and rancher. I coached high school wrestling for 33 years and in the last 3 years, became acquainted with CrossFit. Wow, was it an effective training method for my wrestlers. Having coached my entire adult life, it was natural to move into the CrossFit world when I retired from coaching and teaching.
My wife, Tami, and I opened, (2014), and own Stand Firm CrossFit in Granby, Colorado where we are privileged to work with many incredible people from every walk of life. For me everyday in the CrossFit gym is like a great day in the wrestling room. Athletes working really hard, leaving everything they have on the floor everyday.
I really enjoy the competitive side of CrossFit as well. What a great way to stoke those competitive fires. I was fortunate to compete in the 2017, 2018, 2021 and 2022 CrossFit Games, placing 3rd in 2018 and then winning the 65+ Division in 2022. Now the focus shifts to family and the great people that make up Stand Firm CrossFit. CrossFit will always be a key part of my life but the competitive piece has come to an end.