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 Ross - Owner and Coach at Washougal River CrossFit

Ross - Owner and Coach at Washougal River CrossFit

Ross has been married to Leslie longer than he can remember and they have two teenage children. He has been in the National Guard for over 20 years and currently serves as a Warrant Officer.  He completed his first Half-Iron Man in 2014. While growing up, he was active in swimming, wrestling, soccer, baseball, (you name it, he probably did it!) and is pretty much a Jack-Of-All-Trades these days.   

Ross’ CrossFit journey began many years ago when his (at the time) 10 year old son challenged him to a foot race. The boy beat him without even trying, leaving Ross feeling like a slow old man. Ross decided then and there that he needed to make a change! He tried many things, from switching diets to running several days a week, as well as CrossFit-type exercises on his own. While he was making positive gains, he still wasn’t getting the results he wanted. Eventually, at his request, his wife bought him a membership to Washougal River CrossFit (North Pacific at the time!).  The progress he started making was what he had been looking for and the supportive community was certainly an added bonus!  In his spare time he enjoys supporting his kids in their activities and fixing or building just about anything Leslie asks him to. 

Certifications, Awards, and Training

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Kids
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Leslie
 Leslie - Owner/Coach at Washougal River CrossFit

Leslie - Owner/Coach at Washougal River CrossFit

Leslie has been married to Ross since they were babies and is the woman behind the books!  She keeps the behind-the-scenes action up and running as smoothly as possible.  Her favorite parts about coaching are watching new athletes' passion for CrossFit grow and seeing people do things they couldn’t (or didn't know they could) do before.    

Having loved weightlifting in her teens and rediscovering her love of running somewhere in her late 20's or early 30's, Leslie found CrossFit to be a perfect fit!  The amazing community was just the icing on the cake!  She began her CrossFit journey in 2013 and has found that, over 20 years later, she's surpassing all her PR's (personal records) in both weightlifting and running.  Leslie continues to set, work towards, and reach new goals  (she loves goals and plans!).  Her love of running remains and you will often see her running around town training for life … or maybe just for another 10K or half marathon (if she gets talked into it again). 

Leslie has a Master’s in Teaching with an endorsement in Physical Education and Health for grades K-12 and teaches in local school districts.  She has also been coaching middle school Volleyball since 2016, so don't expect to see much of her during Volleyball season!  Leslie and Ross have two teenage children whom you will likely see helping out around the box and being active in the community.

Certifications, Awards, and Training

  • CrossFit Level 1
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