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, 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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Judi Knapp - Coach

Qualifications:
CrossFit Level 2, CrossFit Level 1, 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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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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Pam Bradbury - Coach

Qualifications:
CrossFit Level 1, Oregon CrossFit Internship Program, ACE, NASM, CSCS personal training certifications

Cross Country/Track and Field scholarship athlete at the University of Oregon 1997-2001. Post-Collegiate Cross Country with Club Northwest (Brooks running team) 2001-2005. Ventured on to a competitive endurance sports phase from 2005-20012 (Marathon Olympic trials 2007, Triathlon ProCard 2009, Regional CrossFit athlete 2012).

More recently Pam has dabbled in ultra racing, cycle cross, mountain biking, skate skiing, Spartan races (33rd in the world in 2015), and many of the other casual activities that Bend, Oregon has to offer. Pam has two wonderful girls (ages 7 and 9) and spends a lot of time making sure their world is a brighter place. Pam spends her days training my body and mind for the current challenge she has selected and teaching others how to do the same whether it be through personal training, coaching, teaching ( she teaches ESL at a Title 1 Elementary school in Bend), or parenting.

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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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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.

Ben Entenmann - Coach

Qualifications:
CrossFit Level-1, CrossFit Mobility

Ben first found CrossFit in 2011, and initially thought it would be a good way to fill the void of training for competitive athletics after playing sports in high school and soccer at Wittenberg University (2004-2008) in Ohio. As the now-familiar CrossFit story goes, Ben got hooked and committed to using it to improve his health and fitness in early 2012, earning his Level-1 coaching certificate in July, and has been coaching part-time ever since at the gyms he been a part of (Crossfit Intensify - Springfield, OR, Crossfit Yas & EHOH Crossfit - Abu Dhabi, UAE).

After spending the last two years abroad in Abu Dhabi, UAE, teaching at an international school, Ben decided to leave his career in teaching to pursue massage therapy, for which his is now enrolled at Sage School of Massage in Bend.

Outside of the gym Ben can be found enjoying the great outdoors of the Pacific Northwest (hiking, fishing, camping, and snowboarding are some favorites) with his wife and dog, having a coffee (or microbrew), and nerding out on all things mobility.

JD Alex - Coach

Qualifications:
Crossfit Level 1, Crossfit Level 2, USAW Sports Performance Coach

J.D. has been around the country coaching and training from Des Moines, IA where he coached Strength and Conditioning at Iowa State University, and CrossFit at CrossFit 8035 to OCCF in Southern California, to NorCal CrossFit in the Bay Area leading programming, Operator, and head coach at multiple locations.

J.D. found CrossFit through assistant director of Strength and Conditioning for ISU Football coach Clayton Oyster in 2011 and from then on he has been using functional fitness to coach both members and athletes in many different sports from volleyball, track and field, triathlon, and football. J.D. along side his team and wife has competed at Regionals, and many nation wide competitions as well, but his passion lies in coaching young athletes to help them reach their max potentials and achieve their goals.

Outside of CrossFit, you can find J.D. at local comic book shops, slamming a coffee, and riding his bike all over town. If you want to chat toys, comics or movies, J.D. is your guy!