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