I started lifting weights and power lifting when I was 13, that progressed into a successful career as a Body Builder (the Anti-CrossFitter). Under Olympic Format I won 7 Gold , 6 Silver and 7 bronze medals. I was Mr. Costa Rica multiple times, and as I was preparing to qualify for Nationals when I was side tracked by a dislocated knee cap requiring two knee surgeries in consecutive years to replace the Patella Tendon. That was followed by a torn bicep requiring surgery as well. Despondent and facing the prospect of retirement from Body Building I tried CrossFit on a whim. Loved it and became fanatical about the Olympic Weightlifting aspect of CrossFit. Having been in the fitness industry for over a decade as a certified personal trainer I decided to get my CF certification, became a Coach then a Director and now I am Part Owner of CrossFit Thump. I love teaching CF and especially teaching the Olympic Weightlifting aspect to our members. Here at CF Thump we are an official USAW Club and I am a USAW L-1 Certifed Coach as well. I love CF and love teaching CF to anyone willing to learn it. I attended the University of Florida and I have a degree in Math.