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Growing up in the Tigard area I was exposed to all kinds of different activities at a young age. From football in the fall to basketball in the winter and baseball in the spring. My summers were spent BMX biking, inline skating and playing street hockey with the kids in my neighborhood, many of whom I am still friends with today. Through my adolescence I stuck with basketball and football and didn't really know much about weight training at all. My fitness journey really began in college at OSU (Go Beavs) when I started to take interest in weightlifting and strength training. I kept busy playing inter mural football and basketball while learning the basics of the barbell like the squat, bench, deadlift and power clean. It wasn't until after college that I found Crossfit. I was looking for something more, something competitive and something fun! So my good friend Josh and I walked into a local box and gave it a shot! The positive environment coupled with hard work was similar to a team atmosphere and I fell in love with it. There was nothing quite like it and It really changed the way I look at fitness. About six months after joining my local gym I received my Crossfit level 1 certification. At that time the thought of opening a gym had crossed my mind, but I could never have imagined opening my own box today. I'm extremely blessed to have such an amazing family, group of friends and community to share this with. I hope you enjoy, Rose City Barbell.