Tell us about yourself…. Grew up in smithfield, some college, mission, kids, married, etc…etc….
What is your day job? I’m a painting contractor. You need something painted? I’ll paint it.
How were you introduced to CrossFit? A friend of mine Wayne Kirk, told me about it on the phone one day a couple years ago, it was sometime in January and I was looking for something to help me lose some weight. I had just set some new years resolutions. Went down to CFCV and just like everyone else soon became addicted. Haven’t really lost the weight, but I am stronger now at 36 than I have been ever in my life.
What is your favorite WOD or Lift? I like anything heavy, power snatch is probably my favorite.
What is your favorite skill/movement that you have learned at CrossFit IoTA? I don’t really have a favorite skill, I’m not very good at technique movements. I’m just a big fan of the overall functionality that crossfit offers. It strengthens your entire body, head to toe. Including your brain.
How has CrossFit changed your life? I’ve been doing this for long enough now, it’s just part of my daily routine. It has made me more aware of my health and ego. Sometimes (meaning daily) we get carried away during the 7am class, it’s fun to compete, but I’ve learned not to take it too seriously.
One word to describe me would be… Entertaining. My wife says determined.
I have always wanted… Cruise the Mediterreanean. And hunt a coastal brown bear in Alaska with my bow. 1500 lb bear. Who wouldn’t want to do that?!
Outside of the gym, I like to… Hunt, fish, camp, goof off.
Three things you would always find in my fridge… Cheese sticks. Carrots. Ranch.
Something nobody knows about me or would be surprised to know about me… I speak Greek.
Favorite physical activity outside of CFI… Really??
Favorite place to eat in Cache Valley… I like iron gate and jimmy johns.
Song(s) that gets me pumped up for a workout… Bringing sexy back Justin Timberlake. Although I only ever hear the first 10 seconds and then everything goes blank.
The last thing I ate was… a bunch of jelly beans, peeps, and other easter candy.Now I’m going to wash it down with a mini thanksgiving dinner!!!
My proudest accomplishment is… Marrying my wife in the temple.
My six month goal is… To get my second business profitable and booming.
If I could have ANYBODY (living or dead) over for dinner, it would be… God, I’m meaning the big man upstairs. I’ve got some questions for him.
My favorite workout attire is… Just like all the other shmucks at 7am, shorts and no shirt!
My favorite workout partner(s)… Brunson, Dougy, Paul, Jerry, Trent and Laney when he shows up.
If you created a WOD and named it after yourself what would the workout be?
50 wall balls
15 power snatch 135#
25 plate pushups
25 situps with a 25# wall ball
15 squat clean/jerk 155#
50 wall balls
Big Steve (as he’s more affectionately known) is pure entertainment. There isn’t a morning that goes by that he doesn’t have us all in stiches. Steve also keeps us all motivated and focused on doing our best or even better than we think we can. It’s a pleasure to have him at our box and it is a been fun to watch him get stronger, faster and watch his fire for Crossfit burn bright over the past 6 months. Thanks for bringing it everyday and making the 7am group such a blast!! – Paul