Coaches



Lee Boone

Age:  46

Hometown:  Rocky Mount, NC

Certifications:  CrossFit Level 1

Favorite WOD:  Death by _______ (1 rep in 1:00, 2 reps in 2:00, 3 in 3:00, etc. until failure)

Favorite CrossFit Movement/Lift:  Clean & Jerk

Least Favorite WOD:  CrossFit Open 17.1 (dumbbell snatches and burpee box jump overs)

Hobbies:  Baseball, golf, CrossFit, coaching

Memorable CrossFit Events:  The recent Open 17.2 event at Samurai CrossFit, and doing Muscle ups

When did you start CrossFit and Why?  I started in 2010 our of curiosity, just to see if I could do it.


Kerry Hicks
Age:  25

Hometown:  Carrollton, GA

Nickname:  Kerhicks

Certifications: CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Favorite WOD:  Jackie

Favorite CrossFit movement/lift:  Any Olympic Lift

Least favorite WOD:  Crossfit Total

Hobbies:   Crossfit, Snowboarding, Hiking, Guitar

Memorable CrossFit events:

  • I attended my Crossfit Level 1 Certification in Aromas, CA at the Crossfit Ranch where the inaugural Crossfit Games was held


When I started CrossFit and why I do it:

  • I started doing Crossfit in college because I thought I was fit. As the usual Crossfit story goes, I was humbled and hooked ever since. 


    Jessica Turney



    Age:  24

    Hometown:  San Diego, CA

    Nickname:  Jess

    Certifications: 

    • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
    • CPR/AED/CLS
    • Ma Strength Olympic Weightlifting Clinic Attendee
    • Memorial Day Murph with Samurai CrossFit
    • My first year doing the Open WODs
    • All throw downs in Tokyo with my SCF squad

    Favorite WOD:  Filthy 50

    Favorite CrossFit movement/lift:  Box Jumps

    Least favorite WOD:  Fran

    Hobbies:   Dance, My dog Pika, Eating.

    Memorable CrossFit events:

    • Walking into the crossfit annex and working out with Samurai Crossfit for the first time! 
    • My first 2 crossfit throw downs in Tokyo with Samurai Crossfit. 

    When I started CrossFit and why I do it:
    I started crossfit in the Fall/Winter of 2012 during my deployment with a few of my coworkers. I tried all sorts of fitness programs before then, but once I started CrossFit I was hooked. Working out with friends is always fun and the concept of a general, inclusive fitness makes sense for me and my lifestyle. I was a size 2 before I started crossfit. I am now 15 lbs heavier, stronger, and happier! :)




    Pete Forde





    Age:  27

    Hometown:  Vienna, VA

    Nickname:  Pete

    Certifications: 

    • Air Force PTL A/B
    • CPR/AED/CLS

    Favorite WOD:  Diane

    Favorite CrossFit movement/lift:  Wall Balls (duh, I'm 6'2...)

    Least favorite WOD:  Linda

    Hobbies:   Cooking, listening to Podcasts, Crossfit, reading, painting

    Memorable CrossFit events:

    • My first competition at the Battle at the Rock, Crossfit Castle Rock
    • Meeting Sara Sigmundsdottir and Katrin Davidsdottir at Open announcement 16.4, then getting dinner with them and Dave Castro afterwards
    • Making new friends at Samurai Crossfit and competing with them in the 2017 Open

    When I started CrossFit and why I do it:
    • I started doing some of the basic Crossfit main site workouts back in 2008, but I never understood a lot of the movements. I avoided joining a Crossfit box for a couple of years as well, thinking it was way too expensive, and knowing I would "drink the Kool-Aid" and get addicted to it. Well, I did, and I loved it. I joined CrossFit Castle Rock (near Denver, CO) in the Spring of 2015. I enjoy pushing myself to my limits, the feeling of community that comes with shared suffering, healthy competition, and seeing results from hard work. 




    PAST COACHES
    [Paved the way and helped the community thrive]

    Alika Yuen - Coached 2013 - 2016
    Marlon Phillip - Coached 2013 - 2015
    Melissa Esraelo - Coached 2013 - 2015
    Chris Johnson - Coached 2013 - 2015
    James Okamoto - Coached 2013 - 2016
    Dan Crow - Coached 2014 - 2015
    Mario Duarte - Coached 2011-2015
    Kristen Duarte - Coached 2011-2015
    Elaine Adams - Coached 2013-2014
    Joe Adams - Coached 2013-2014
    Raymond Firme - Coached 2013-2014
    Jeff Sprunger - Coached 2012-2013
    Tia Ahlf - Coached 2012-2013