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.


Year Division Rank Worldwide Rank by Region Rank By Country
2023 Men (65+) 18th 9th North America West 16th United States
2022 Men (65+) 5th 3rd North America 3rd United States
2021 Men (60-64) 33rd 27th North America 26th United States
2020 Men (60+) 13th -- 11th United States
2019 Men (60+) 18th -- 14th United States
2018 Men (60+) 5th 1st South West 4th United States
2017 Men (60+) 13th 2nd South West 9th United States
2016 Men (55-59) 64th 5th South West --
2015 Men (55-59) 95th 6th South West --
2014 Men (55-59) 65th 3rd South West --
2013 Men (55-59) 86th 5th South West --

Online Qualifier

Year Division Rank
2022 Men (65+) 2nd
2021 Men (60-64) 15th


Year Division Rank Semifinal
2022 Men (65+) 2nd Age Group Semifinal


Year Division Rank
2022 Men (65+) 1st
2021 Men (60-64) 10th
2018 Men (60+) 3rd
2017 Men (60+) 7th

Benchmark Stats

  • Back Squat 325 lb
    Clean and Jerk 175 lb
    Snatch 130 lb
    Deadlift 385 lb
    Fight Gone Bad 529
    Max Pull-ups 26
  • Fran 4:23
    Grace 3:25
    Helen 8:47
    Filthy 50 28:03
    Sprint 400m 1:23
    Run 5k 33:34