CrossFit Level 1& 2
CrossFit Power Lifting
CrossFit Open: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Division Winner(Traumatic Brain Injury) of the 2012 Working Wounded Games
6th Place Overall 2012 Working Wounded Games
Mark was first introduced to CrossFit in 2007 while deployed in Baghdad, Iraq with the US Army. During that deployment, Mark was injured by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) and medically retired from the military. He returned to the DC area and joined CrossFit Reston in 2010. When he's not coaching regular classes, CrossFit Kids or working out with Coach Mike Rothgeb, he can be seen in the wild with a ruck on his back as he is our resident GORUCK aficionado (completed GORUCK Lights, Challenges and a Heavy).
"One item that inspires me as a coach is seeing someone finally grasp and execute a movement. Watching that light come on for an athlete, followed by that HUGE smile and gained confidence makes my day!"