Welcome Jake and Justin to the Coaches Development Program (CDP).
I am from Waukesha, WI. Graduated from UW-Oshkosh in 2017 where I played football, competed for a national championship, and earned a degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Strength and Conditioning. My first internship was with the UWO strength and conditioning program where I worked with all varsity collegiate sports. I moved down to San Antonio for two years to spend time with family, gain experience in the fitness and physical therapy fields, and ultimately found CrossFit.
I started as an intern coach and eventually moved into a head coach position with Elite CrossFit. I recently moved back home to the Milwaukee area to be closer to family and friends and look forward to joining the team at Badger!
I have a background and passion in Strength and Conditioning. It started in high school when we got a new teacher/coach who started up a Strength and Speed Program at our school. I immediately fell in love with training for my sport (football). After High school, I played football at a small college in Nebraska where I played a LOT of special teams (nice way of saying I did not start). It was during that time that I dabbled in CrossFit to train for football and I got my Level 1 a year later.
Since college, I have been teaching Theology, Health, Physical Education and coaching (Football, Strength and Conditioning) at Racine Lutheran High school and also became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
I also coached at Crossfit 414 for 2 years after moving to Milwaukee. I look forward to joining the team at Badger CrossFit!