“Life is a garden, dig it.”


CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Strongman, CrossFit Olympic Lifting, Concept2 Rower Instructor Certification, SMR-Alexander Method, AED/CPR Certified

About Me:

After graduating and playing on University of Iowa’s lacrosse team in 2009, I began coaching youth lacrosse for Lacrosse America. In 2011, I took my passion for cars and began working in the automotive aftermarket industry.

I have been training under the CrossFit Methodology since 2009 when I began working out in the Nivens’ garage gym. I believe that any one can do CrossFit if they give it a shot and put their mind to it. My mom, Brenda, is a true testament to that as she’s shown me dedication, perseverance and a desire to live a healthy life through CrossFit.

Past Sports/Events/Activities:

Lacrosse- Grew up playing the sport and continued to play club ball at the University of Iowa after high school.

Auto Racing- Active member in the Audi Club and Viper Club of America where I spend most of my time on the racetrack.


My parents, the Stig and Duck Dynasty


Long-term- Snatch #135

Short-term- Bar muscle up