I grew up playing every sport I could but gravitated towards wrestling. I was a 4x Iowa state qualifier, took 3rd place 2x at state & was a state champion at 189lbs in 2007. After high school I competed in strongman (weighed over 300lbs) until 2010. In 2010 I made the switch to weightlifting & competed in that from 2010-2015. I moved to train at the Olympic Training Center in 2013 & have been in Colorado ever since. I earned a silver medal in the Clean & Jerk at 2014 USA Weightlifting Nationals. While training there I started coaching at Crossfit Pandora's Box. I competed in the 2014/2015 Open's with hopes that there would just be 1 heavy workout to have "fun" in. I ended up getting bit by the bug (And my fiance owns CF Pandora's Box - so she was harassing me to switch). In September of 2015 I switched to training Crossfit full time & here I am! It only took me 10 years to get back to conditioning & enjoying the "pain cave" haha.