Growing up on a farm and wrestling in Iowa, hard work was taught at a young age. After 4 years of college wrestling, I thought I had experienced the hardest of workouts until I started CrossFit in 2009 @ CrossFit Apex (2009 CrossFit Champion – Tanya Wagner) with my then 13 year-old son, Kolby. I had been running marathons & coaching wrestling, so I thought I was ready for my first WOD - Filthy Fifty. Was I wrong! I had to use a band for pull-ups and the WOD hurt me bad for days, but I wanted more. I then started going 3 days a week, then after a couple of years I was going 5 days a week. In 2013, my son, Kolby, competed in the CrossFit Kids Games in Carson where he finished in 4th place. That same year, I started training @ CrossFit Rage under Jordan Troyan (2x CrossFit Games competitor). With his coaching & encouragement, I entered my first Masters competition and that was where the passion for CrossFit took hold. In 2014, I finished the Open in 185th place after having a disastrous first event where I placed 1370th. In the 2014 Masters Qualifier, I was able to climb to 53rd. With Jordan’s guidance, I realized my glaring weakness was skills & strength. We focused on these movements from August 2014 until the 2015 Open to see if I could improve my performance and hopefully qualify for the Games. Without the support from my wife, Bethany none of this would be possible.


Year Rank Worldwide Rank by Region Rank By Country Rank By Affiliate
2019 3rd Men (55-59) – – 3rd Men (55-59) United States – –
2017 12956th Men 27th Men (50-54) 924th Men Mid Atlantic 3rd Men (50-54) Mid Atlantic 7703rd Men United States 20th Men (50-54) United States – –
2015 7532nd Men 7th Men (50-54) 589th Men Mid Atlantic 1st Men (50-54) Mid Atlantic – – – –
2014 18790th Men 185th Men (50-54) 1428th Men Mid Atlantic 17th Men (50-54) Mid Atlantic – – – –
2013 Men Men (45-49) Men Mid Atlantic Men (45-49) Mid Atlantic – – – –
2012 383rd Men (45-49) 36th Men (45-49) Mid Atlantic – – – –

Age Group Quarterfinal

Year Rank Worldwide
2019 1st Men (55-59)
2017 25th Men (50-54)
2015 7th Men (50-54)
2014 53rd Men (50-54)


Year Division Rank
2019 Men (55-59) 4th
2015 Men (50-54) 12th

Benchmark Stats

  • Back Squat --
    Chad1000x --
    Clean and Jerk --
    Deadlift --
  • Fight Gone Bad --
    Filthy 50 --
    Fran --
    Grace --
  • Helen --
    L1 Benchmark --
    Max Pull-ups --
    Run 5k --
  • Snatch --
    Sprint 400m --