24 year old from Steubenville, Ohio. I run a nutritional coaching company, and LOVE to train.
WHERE DO YOU TRAIN?
I train at CrossFit 519 in PA.
WHAT MADE YOU START CROSSFIT?
I initially saw that people looked good moving really well. They were like all-in-one athletes. I hopped into a CrossFit class when I was 19 and once I finished I thought to myself: "This is the hardest thing I have ever done, so why would I do anything else?". I also discovered Rich Froning who was pretty open about his faith. This was inspiring to me not because he was the best but because of the message. This led me to strengthening my faith in Christ as I trained my body/mind to compete in this sport.
WHAT DO YOU ENJOY THE MOST ABOUT YOUR SPORT?
I love the challenge. I love seeing what I am capable of every day I walk into the gym.
DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE WOD AND WHY?
I don't really have a FAVORITE WOD. However I love workouts that have a mix of all of the elements. I really like Ring Muscle ups and weightlifting.
WHAT’S YOUR LEAST FAVORITE MOVEMENT/WHAT NEEDS THE MOST EXTRA WORK?
I would say that it's rowing or running. Right now I am doing a decent amount of both. ;)
WHAT'S YOUR NUMBER 1 GOAL?
To qualify for The CrossFit Games
WHAT’S YOUR MOST MEMORABLE CROSSFIT MEMORY/ACHIEVEMENT?
Qualifying for the 2017 Atlantic Regional!
HOW DO YOU PREPARE YOURSELF BEFORE A COMPETITION?
This answer changes over time as I develop as an athlete. I try to visualize myself internally and externally. Putting focus on my effort and what I can control is something I have been practicing with events. Finishing each rep, and staying in my lane and staying present.
HOW MUCH DO YOU FOCUS ON YOUR DIET, AND WHAT DOES THIS CONSIST OF?
I focus on my nutrition a LOT. Seeing that I run a company dedicated to this, I think it's a given. My nutrition is catered towards my training design at the time. It consists of a macronutrient based plan with a specific intent.
DO YOU HAVE ANY FOOD WEAKNESSES?
I love chicken wings, but don't really eat them often.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO ANY NEWBIES STARTING OUT IN YOUR SPORT?
Enjoy where you are, and enjoy the process of growth. Don't dwell on bad workouts, and move forward to the next because you will have plenty of opportunities for redemption.
WHAT’S SOMETHING FUN, OR FUNNY, ABOUT YOU THAT PEOPLE DON’T KNOW?
I played World of Warcraft. A LOT of World of Warcraft.... Like YEARS of World of Warcraft. (148 days played on one character).
WHERE/HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT KING KONG APPAREL?
I actually met them at the 2017 Atlantic Regional!
WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO BE A KING KONG AMBASSADOR?
I received the Backpack II and used it for about a year and loved it. I loved their authenticity and care about the customer (me). That's why I wanted to become an ambassador.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT KING KONG APPAREL?
THE QUALITY OF THE PRODUCT. I have used almost all of their bags. Im pretty hard with equipment so it's important that I use something that lasts.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE KING KONG BAG?
I am a huge fan of the Backpack II. This thing is great to travel with, and use in my everyday training. I take it with me everywhere I go.
WHAT’S THE FIRST WORD THAT COMES TO MIND WHEN I SAY KING KONG BAGS?
Durability. These things are built to last by a company that made sure they got it right.