Tell us a little about yourself and family- Hobbies, interests, where
you grew up, occupation, etc.
I grew up on a small farm in Minnesota. I joined the US Marines Corps after high school and served twelve years. After the Marines I earned an electronics degree and have been working for Nikon Precision at Intel for 19+ years. During my first year in the Marines I married my high school sweetheart and have been married 35 years. Mary and I have a son, daughter, and three grandkids with another on the way. I like to hike, ride bicycles, camp, play with grandkids, and do whatever my wife tells me. (happy wife, happy life)
How did you hear about BCF and what made you want to join?
I belonged to another CrossFit box and felt I needed a change. I thought about a couple different places, but after talking to Sarah, I decided to try BCF out. I liked it from day 1 and am glad I switched. I love how the classes are run, the coaches, and the community. I even like it when Ally “yells” at me when I am screwing up.
What motivates you to come to the box week after week?
It’s a cult so I have to go!
What are your goals? Personal, professional, and/or athletic?
My main goal with CrossFit is to maintain/improve my health.
What is your favorite lift, movement or WOD? Least Favorite?
Favorite movement is overhead squats. I have been working very hard on my mobility and OHS are a great way to test my mobility. Least favorite is burpees. Buck Furpees!
What is your proudest CF moment?
I was doing "Age Is Just a Number" competition as an individual and during a particular workout I thought I wasn’t going to complete the workout. I even started to think about not trying my best so I
wouldn’t have to complete it. With some encouragement from my judge I finally started to move faster and not give in to the idea that I wasn’t going to finish. I finished the workout and it felt so good to not have given up and really push myself through the workout.
What is one tip you would give someone who is interested in CrossFit or new to CrossFit?
Learn how to do the movements correctly and don’t think you have to do Rx weight every time.
Biggest impact CrossFit has made in your life?
My health is better both physically and mentally.