Tell us a little about yourself and family – hobbies, interests, where you grew up, occupation, etc.
I have been married to my beautiful wife Briann for 9 years and we have two very busy boys, Case and Isaac. I started working summers on my farm in Forest Grove when I was 8 years old and have been a farmer ever since. Being a farmer is a job, a hobby and an interest as it takes most of my time. My other interests are truck pulling and adding to my gun collection. CrossFit is quickly becoming my top interest outside of farming though and I hope for it to be a hobby for me and my family for many years to come.
How did you hear about BCF and what made you want to join? How long have you been with BCF?
I have had many friends and family members that do or have done CrossFit but really didn’t decide to try it until Andrew and Rachel Downey told me to give it a shot. I was getting so heavy and out of shape that I knew I had to do something. December 9th will be my one year anniversary at BCF and I can’t imagine not having CrossFit in my life now.
My life’s goal has and always will be to own and operate my family farm to the best of my ability. I want it to be the place I raise my sons and where I grow old with my wife. As far as BCF goes, I’m competitive so mainly I just want to make it up on the whiteboards on the wall (probably in deadlift).
What is your
favorite movement? Least favorite movement?
Deadlift is my favorite, especially sumo deadlift because I can lift so much. Running use to be my least favorite, but now that I have lost quite a bit of weight, running isn’t so bad. BUT BURPEE’S ARE! I don’t think you can lose enough weight to make burpee’s fun.
What is one thing
that people would be surprised to find out about you?
I have 37 first cousins and now that most of them are married and have/having kids, family Christmas’s are huge!!
What is your biggest motivation in life?
I want to be the best farmer, father and husband I can. BCF keeps me in the shape I need to be to work long hours and still come home with enough energy for my wife and kids. Also, the stress relief that CrossFit provides makes me a better person to be around.
Everyone donated their time when they could in whatever capacity they could to help get The Farm off the ground, but had it not been for Brendan carving out time during one of his busiest seasons sometimes super early in the AM sometimes at dusk I am not sure we would have gotten this beast off the ground! Between his multiple skill sets and equipment capacity he bailed the community out of close calls time after time during a truly chaotic six weeks! Thank you Brendan for helping us keep this ship upright during a truly crazy time!