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  • Big Dawgs Brian Foley

    Brian Foley

    Brian’s experience with competitive sports gave him the drive to pursue fitness and help others on their fitness journey. First starting in the CrossFit community, he became a coach for two Souther...

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  • Big Dawgs Henry Torano

    Henry Torano

    There isn’t a sport that Henry hasn’t played, from football and volleyball to triathlons and ironmans, he’s done it all. But he quickly learned that to gain an edge on the field, there would have t...

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  • Big Dawgs Matt Bryant

    Matt Bryant

    Shortly after finding the efficacy of mixed modal training for himself, Matt began using it with success on clients and as a men’s and women’s college basketball strength and conditioning coach....

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  • Big Dawgs Matt Springer

    Matt Springer

    Matt Springer has taken a meticulous journey in becoming the coach you see today. His interest for strength and conditioning arose as a means of preparation for the gridiron and wrestling mat. E...

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  • Big Dawgs Michael Bann

    Michael Bann

    Michael Bann started is career holding multiple positions in the strength and conditioning industry such as the Head Strength Coach for a law enforcement academy.  While studying exercise scien...

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  • Big Dawgs Mike McElroy

    Mike McElroy

    Mike found CrossFit in 2004 and quickly started following the original Big Dawgs blog. It was with the help of this blog that he made it to CrossFit Regionals in 2010. Following these Regionals, Mi...

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  • Big Dawgs Mizar Fuentes Ortega

    Mizar Fuentes Ortega

    As a former gymnast and gymnastics coach, Mizar found himself looking for another physical challenge and that’s when he found CrossFit (2009). He quickly realized this was something he wanted to...

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  • Big Dawgs Sean McGovern

    Sean McGovern

    Sean got into CrossFit in the early years, competing on a team that took 13th place at the Games. Anxious to become part of building upon his story, he pursued coaching – interning under Justin Mar...

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  • Big Dawgs Sam Smith

    Sam Smith

    A former professional golfer, his interest in movement led him to pursue further study in Physical Therapy. After five years in the clinic, Sam turned his attention to coaching competitive athle...

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  • Big Dawgs Will Trujillo

    Will Trujillo

    “Someone at some point made a difference in my life and it's my turn to make a difference.” As a collegiate football athlete, Will studied exercise science, which led him to further pursue a docto...

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  • Big Dawgs Whitney Reese

    Whitney Reese

    Whitney has been a lifelong multiple sport athlete. She’s competed in tennis, karate, basketball, track, cross country, and soccer. After an ACL injury as a teenager, she focused exclusively on soc...

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  • Big Dawgs Carl Hardwick

    Carl Hardwick

    Carl Hardwick has dedicated his life to health and fitness. Already as a teenager, Hardwick lived at the gym. A 3-time All-Conference football player at Saint Mary’s University, Hardwick became pas...

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Meet Some Big Dawgs Athletes

Colleen Fotsch | Big Dawgs Athlete
Colleen Fotsch
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Nick Bloch | Big Dawgs Athlete
Nick Bloch
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Amanda Goodman | Big Dawgs Athlete
Amanda Goodman
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Jonathan Gibson | Big Dawgs Athlete
Jonathan Gibson
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Joe Ames | Big Dawgs Athlete
Joe Ames
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Corrin Lemieux | Big Dawgs Athlete
Corrin Lemieux
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James St. Leger | Big Dawgs Athlete
James St. Leger
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Torrey Penn | Big Dawgs Athlete
Torrey Penn
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Anna Reed | Big Dawgs Athlete
Anna Reed
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Dominic Scalzo | Big Dawgs Athlete
Dominic Scalzo
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Janice Hardwick | Big Dawgs Athlete
Janice Hardwick
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Andreas Skog | Big Dawgs Athlete
Andreas Skog
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In this blog, Jim Crowell spoke to both Big Dawgs Coaches, Henry Torano and Sam Smith. They discussed the 4 athletes they had compete in the 2019 CrossFit Games, Colleen Fotsch, Nick Bloch, Yuyi Aldano, and Corrin Lemieux. The 3 of them discussed their take on the CrossFit Games format in 2019, what went well and what went poorly for their athletes, and what they will focus hard with all of their athletes on for the upcoming 2020 CrossFit Games and Sanctional Season. Enjoy!

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Jim Crowell and Brian Foley discussed some of the broad things that Brian enjoyed, noticed, and was surprised by in the 2019 CrossFit Games. Brian discussed what Mat Fraser has that other athletes do not. Brian also spoke about how athletes can take what they've learned and organize their training to create a successful upcoming season.

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Each event is quite literally, survival of the fitness. Day 1 of the 2019 CrossFit Games started with the Opening Ceremonies. The variety and sheer amount of flags waving while athletes walked onto...

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Dominic Scalzo, has overcome some major triumphs in his life - drugs, overdoses and rehab. Now he is taking on the October 2019 CrossFit Open with his sights set on the 2020 CrossFit Games after a 66th finish world wide in the 2019 CrossFit Open back in March.

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