Where did you grow up?
J: Phoenix, Arizona
C: Born & raised…Phoenix, Arizona
What are your hobbies (besides CrossFit)?
J: I enjoy spending time with family and friends, coaching youth football, playing golf, and everything firearms.
C: I enjoy softball,riding horses and spending time at The Ministry
What is your occupation?
J: My occupation is in engineering as a Control System Consultant.
C: Over the last year I took a part-time position working directly under the Director of Rein of Faith Ministries where I work with the ministry horses and participants. I’m also a licensed Property and Casualty insurance producer where I work when I’m not at the ministry’s ranch.
How were you first introduced to CrossFit?
J: Crystal finally signed up for a class and loved it. She started on Thursday and on both that Thursday and Friday she came home and wanted me to try it. I went in on a Monday, Terra coached me on the back squat in which I could barely squat the empty bar, and then the WOD came. I really liked the pushups, box over box jumps, and challenge. I was sold!
C: I watched Blade North open and then continued passed the gym every week on my way home…and every week I’d tell myself to stop in and check it out. I finally took my own advice and haven’t looked back since!!!
What is your favorite WOD/Movement??
J: I love the Deadlift! It just feels so good!….and of course I enjoy Thursday’s.
C: I absolutely enjoy the snatch and overhead squat movements.
What is your least favorite WOD/Movement??
J: I have a severe allergy to Wall-ball shots….
C: Running and I have agreed to disagree…
What CrossFit accomplishment are you most proud of?
J: I am proud of my squat performances. Before Blade, I had never done any squat training and I am really enjoying the benefits this movement gives me.
C: Hands down I’m most proud of my box jumps. I was super intimidated by them in the beginning but seven stitches later it’s a reminder for me to stay focused and I feel like I’ve finally conquered them!!
What is your favorite song to WOD to?
J: The Vengeful One – Disturbed
C: Favorite song is Pain by Three Days Grace…says it all
What would you like to accomplish next through CrossFit?
J: I would like to back squat 150% of my body weight.
C: My next CrossFit accomplishment is the strict pull up.
J: I love…I eat…I will…I am?
I love the Lord, the United States, and my family.
I eat Thursday WODS for breakfast!
I will be better than yesterday.
I am Blessed.
C: I love…I eat…I will…I am?
I love the Lord, the United States, and my family (couldn’t have said it better myself).
I eat Jonathan’s dust on Thursday’s.
I will succeed!
I am BLESSED!!