From a high school weightlifting enthusiast to a decade-long powerlifter, my journey has been fueled by passion and determination. It all began in 10th grade when I discovered my love for lifting weights through a newfound weightlifting class. Fast forward to Aug 2001, a pivotal moment when I attended a local Bench Press competition as a spectator. Little did I know that just three months later, in November, I would be competing in my first Bench Press competition and securing a second place finish. That marked the start of my competitive powerlifting career in Squat, Bench Press, and Deadlift events for over a decade. Throughout my journey, I've achieved memorable milestones, including clinching victory in the 181lb division at the prestigious APF Senior Nationals in Las Vegas back in 2006. Additionally, I etched my name in the All Time Top 50 Equipped Squats for the 198lb weight class with a 821lb squat. Setting various North Carolina state records in Bench Press, Deadlift, and Total further solidified my position locally as a legitimate competitor. Beyond the thrill of competition, I found a passion for learning and experimenting with innovative training techniques. My training partners became willing participants in my quest for knowledge, and little did I know that I was unknowingly coaching them, nurturing their potential to improve. Today, I've embraced CrossFit as my path, and my dedication to empowering others remains unwavering. If you're ready to join me on this journey, I will go above and beyond to support you in achieving your goals. Together, we'll unlock your true potential and make your dreams a reality.