My athletic journey started at a young age. Sports dominated my life growing up. I excelled in Wrestling and Gymnastics, and was gifted enough to place at National level competitions in both sports. In high school, I was a Two-time state wrestling champion, I had competed on an international level, and received a high national ranking. I went on to wrestle at the Collegiate level for a Division II school in Minnesota. During my tenure my team was able to win a National Championship and several other high national accomplishments. After my collegiate career I attempted to make the 2012 Greco-Roman Olympic Wrestling team. However, I fell short of my dream and soon after retired from the sport of wrestling.
A few years later I was introduced to Crossfit and a new competitive flame was lit. I enjoyed working out and competing at local competitions with my friends at my local box. Heavy lifting was my strong suit, and a coach at my box suggested I try Olympic Weightlifting. After my first competition I became infatuated with the sport and worked to learn everything about the sport of weightlifting and strength training sports.
He received my USAW level 1 and level 2 Coaching Certification. Since then I have set up and coached several successful barbell clubs in New York City, NY, Phoenix, AZ, and Fargo, ND. He has produced a number of National level and International level lifters as well as aided in developing collegiate athletes in a variety of sports.
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