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Where did you grow up?
As a preacher’s kid, I moved around a lot growing up… We lived in several small towns in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

What are your hobbies (besides CrossFit)?
Travel, maintenance & repair, computers

What is your occupation?
Retired from a career in IT… Now I work part time maintaining some rental properties.

How were you first introduced to CrossFit?
My daughter (Larissa Bech) encouraged us to join. My wife, Gloria joined first, and after I saw that she wasn’t going to give it up, I joined. I have always been very intimidated by the gymnasium environment, (for a long time, I would not show up without Gloria!) but the coaches and members of Blade were so encouraging, that I HAD to keep going.

What is your favorite WOD/movement?
Cleans & running

What is your least favorite WOD/movement?
Thrusters and Assault Bike

What CrossFit accomplishment are you most proud of?
Showing Up!

What is your favorite song to WOD to?
Anything by King & Country

What would you like to accomplish next through CrossFit?
Overhead Squats, Wall Walks, Handstand Pushups

Fill in the blank: I love…. I eat…. I will… I am….
I love…Jesus, my wife, kids & grandkids, and CrossFit Blade.
I eat…too much sugar.
I will…Pursue fitness as long as God gives me health. I don’t take that for granted.
I am…So thankful for my health, family, and friends.