Oregon CrossFit Coaches

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Sean Wells - Head Coach/Owner

Qualifications:
CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Level 2, USAW Sports Performance Coach, CrossFit Gymnastics, CrossFit Kettlebell, CrossFit Endurance, Crossfit Strongman, Crossfit Powerlifting(Westside Barbell), CrossFit Football, Iron 101, KB Coaches Prep Course, Double Kettlebell Strength and Conditioning, Kettlebell Sport Clinic, Outlaw Training Camp, Texas Outlaw Olympic Lifting Specialty Camp(Spencer Arnold’s camp), Gym Jones Fundamentals, Gym Jones Programming and Practical Application

Sean has always been interested in training and coaching of athletes. After Sean found CrossFit in early 2009 he looked at ways for it be his occupation. Fast forward several years and that is what has happened. Sean continues to learn and develop so that he can continue to deliver the highest level of coaching possible to everyone at Oregon CrossFit.

Outside of the facility, Sean enjoys reading, being outside and spending time with his friends and family.

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Brant Babich - Coach

Qualifications:
CrossFit Level 2, CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Gymnastics, Oregon Crossfit Intern Program, USAW Sports Performance Coach

After years of being a "Gym Rat", Brant decided he needed to mix it up and began to dabble in CrossFit in his buddies garage. However it wasn't until 2010 that Brant took CrossFit up as his training method full time. He never looked back. CrossFit allows him to play all the sports he likes and even run the occasional race, while being able to focus on being stronger and healthier.

Outside of the gym, you can find Brant doing all of the things that living in Bend allows; such as hiking up mountains with his wife in the summer and Snowboarding down them in winter, as well as wakeboarding, basketball, fishing, and even struggling through a round of golf.

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Sarah Gresham - Manager/Coach/Personal Trainer

Qualifications:
CrossFit Level-1, CrossFit Gymnastics, CrossFit Scaling, National Academy of Sports Medicine-Certified Personal Trainer & Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certified Professional in Exercise Nutrition

Sarah is passionate about supporting & encouraging people to make positive changes in their lives through fitness & nutrition.

She grew up mountain biking, riding quads, playing basketball & target shooting - which led to earning her civilian marksmanship.

Sarah’s health & fitness journey began with yoga & pilates in an effort to improve her overall well-being. Then, in 2012 her husband started CrossFit - and after 8 months of him encouraging her to try it she reluctantly gave in. Instantly she was humbled and hooked! She fell in love with the programming and community. Shortly after, Sarah became a coach and has been a part of the fitness & nutrition industry ever since.

In 2015, Sarah & her husband, Brian, made the move from Portland to Bend with their two kids and joined the Oregon CrossFit family. At OC you’ll often see Sarah managing the day-to-day, working out in GP classes, coaching our Intro & Basics programs, as well as, working one-on-one with nutrition & personal training clients.

When Sarah and her family are not at the gym you’ll find them using their fitness outdoors on the golf course or out exploring all that Central Oregon has to offer.

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Judi Knapp - Coach

Qualifications:
CrossFit Level 2, CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Gymnastics, Oregon CrossFit Intern Program, USAW Sports Performance Coach, Texas Outlaw Olympic Lifting Specialty Camp, AFPA Certified Group Fitness Instructor

Fitness has always been an important part of Judi’s life. She coached High School cheerleading for 8 years while maintaining a runner’s life of training for races from 10k’s to full marathons. With young kids and not as much free time Judi realized it was important to focus her time and energy towards what she was most passionate about, total body fitness, strength and health. That’s when she first got certified as group fitness/personal training. Judi was first introduced to CrossFit in 2010 and was instantly hooked! She has enjoyed coaching others to achieve their best self’s since 2011.

In addition to her love for CrossFit, Judi loves spending time with her 3 boys and husband, watching her boys play sports, days at the lake or pool, BBQ/Drinks with family and friends, WODS and Coffee with girlfriends, and she might have a little Lululemon shopping addiction too. : )

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Christian Stricker - Coach

Qualifications:
CrossFit Level 1, Oregon CrossFit Intern Program, USAW Sports Performance Coach, BS in Exercise Science

Christian has a life long history of being involved in physical pursuits from paintball, trampolines and quads to more organized sports such as football, wrestling and golf. He started training when he was introduced to weights in High School but it took him a few years to realize that he had no idea what he was doing and that he had to learn to actually make progress. He took up training on gymnastic rings and later CrossFit after failing a challenge to do a muscle up from a friend who had just found out about it while in the military. Now he spends most of his time experimenting with different training styles, methods and techniques to find optimal ways to make progress and stay healthy.

When not in the gym, he's normally reading about ancient samurai, science and human performance, contemplating what previously beneficial evolutionary traits are manifesting in annoying drivers, enjoying a delicious cup of coffee or exploring around Oregon.

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Patrick Wells - Coach

Qualifications:
CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Gymnastics, CrossFit Rowing, Texas Outlaw Olympic Weightlifting Camp (Spencer Arnold's Camp)

Patrick was brought into the world of CrossFit in 2010 after being strongly urged to try it by his brother, Sean and he has been actively involved at Oregon CrossFit ever since. Patrick received his Level 1 Crossfit Trainer Certificate in November of 2010 and again in September of 2015. You may not see him coaching as frequently due to his full time job with Manzama, a software company in Bend, but he's usually a regular each weekday afternoon.
Before joining Oregon CrossFit Patrick played football at Willamette University while earning his Economics degree and then continuing onward in school for his Master of Business Administration.

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Ben Entenmann - Coach

Qualifications:
CrossFit Level-2, CrossFit Level-1, CrossFit Mobility, Licensed Massage Therapist

Ben first discovered CrossFit in 2011, and initially thought it would be a good way to fill the void of training for competitive athletics after playing soccer at Wittenberg University in Ohio. As the now-familiar CrossFit story goes, he was hooked from the start and committed to training as a way to improve his health and fitness. Since attending the Level-1 in July of 2012, Ben has been coaching at the gyms he's been a part of throughout Oregon and abroad.

After four years teaching middle school in Oregon and Language Arts/Physical Education in Abu Dhabi, UAE, Ben decided to leave his career in teaching to pursue massage therapy. As a 2017 graduate of Sage School of Massage and Esthetics, he now owns and operates Revive Bodywork & Personal Training out of Oregon CrossFit. Ben believes strongly in the power of bodywork and developing an ability to "move well" as key components to good health. The gym and treatment room have now become his classroom, with constant opportunities to share knowledge and promote learning. As a coach Ben looks forward to connecting with each member at OC and being a resource to anyone looking to improve their quality of life.

Outside of the gym/massage clinic Ben can be found enjoying the great outdoors of the Pacific Northwest (camping, hiking, mountain biking and paddle-/snow-boarding are some of his favorites) with his best 4-legged friend, Cody, reading over coffee or an IPA at local watering holes, or spending quality time with friends and family.

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Megan Vizzini - Coach

Qualifications:
CrossFit Level-1, CrossFit Gymnastics, Oregon CrossFit Intern Program, Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology

Megan was raised in a highly active family; involved in sports like strongman, cycling, wrestling, running, gymnastics and weightlifting.

She’s always found herself in leadership positions, wanting to be a leader for youth and a positive role model, educating them on the positive effects of living a healthy active lifestyle.

Megan’s coaching experience began in 2013 when she decided to volunteer for Special Olympics Track and Field in Huntington Beach, CA. With that she realized she loved helping others stay physically fit and went on to pursue a career in personal training - receiving certification through NASM.

Not too long into her personal training career a friend introduced her to CrossFit. Intimidated at first but was curious how she could implement CrossFit into her career. She dove into CrossFit, returned home to pursue a degree in Kinesiology, obtained her Level 1 and started coaching.

Megan moved to Bend, OR in Fall 2016 to finish her Kinesiology degree at OSU-Cascades and joined Oregon CrossFit as one of our competitive athletes earning a spot on OC’s Regional 2017 Team.

Soon after moving to Bend, Megan began coaching gymnastics. At OC you can find Megan training up the next generation as our Kids Sports Performance Coach.

Megan is currently in preparation for grad school with goals to pursue a career in pediatrics and preventive medicine.

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Elena Messett - Coach

Qualifications:
CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Level 2, CrossFit Gymnastics, Texas Outlaw Olympic Weightlifting Camp(Spencer Arnold's Camp)

There are many nicknames for Elena like “Mamma Elena, Mighty Mouse and Spider Monkey” to name a few. She is a veteran of Oregon CrossFit. In 2008 Elena was introduced to CrossFit which was the perfect training for her goal to be a contestant on the reality show American Gladiators. After submitting the application and video, the series was cancelled. Always looking forward she went on to compete in the 2009 CrossFit Regionals, 2009 CrossFit Games with the OC team that took 5th place, 2013 CrossFit Regionals OC team. Elena continues to pursue her enthusiasm of CrossFit by obtaining L1, L2, and other certificates. She has spent hundreds hours studying all things CrossFit, Gymnastics, Weightlifting, CrossFit Mom’s, Nutrition and L3. She is driven by being a part of the life changing transformation so many of the OC athletes make.
Her fitness began age of 7 with a 5k taking 1st. She dominated track and set records all through Middle school, High School and State. A major accident left her with a dislocated left hip, broken right ankle and sprained knee. Elena was on varsity tennis, cheerleading, soccer and was in Junior Miss. She graduated in 1998 and moved to Bend for the Massage Therapy Degree Program and finished in 2000. Continued her education in Exercise Science, Nutrition and became a Certified Medical Assistant. Since 2002 she works as a Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery Assistant.
Married since 2007 to an Army Combat Medic, they have a 6 year old little boy (her mini-me). She is a foodie and loves to gourmet cook for friends and family, reading, shooting, gardening, laughing, sports with her son and being stronger than her husband! She divides her time with training 5 times a week and coaches most Saturday’s.

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Justin Lappe - Coach

Qualifications:
CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Level 2, CrossFit Weightlifting

Justin comes with a unique knack for getting people to move and lift a lot weight. An infantry officer in the Marines for 17 years he first ran into CrossFit while trying to find a quicker way to get his platoon ready to deploy and stay in shape while deployed - his first official membership at a gym was in San Clemente in a guys garage. Justin firmly believes CrossFit will make you better at everything in life. Just show up to class! When not in the gym he and his wife, Scout spend time with their six children.