Adam was born and bred in Amherst, a small town outside of Cleveland, Ohio. A lifelong athlete, most of his time growing up was spent as a hockey goalie. Once he got to high school, he spread his focus to Hockey and Tennis, and continued his tennis career playing and coaching at Bowling Green State University. Once his athletic career came to an abrupt end, Adam still wanted a way to channel his competitive spirit, and found CrossFit at Stat CrossFit in Avon, Ohio and knew it would play a large part in his life moving forward. Being very career driven, after taking his first reporting job in Rapid City, South Dakota, Adam joined his first gym and never looked back. After just 6 months in the community of Rushmore CrossFit and seeing the change coaches could play in people’s lives, he got his CF-L1. Shortly after he competed in his first strongman competition, starting a whole new passion and focus. Adam won the South Dakota State Strongman Championship in 2016 in the Men’s lightweight category, and still holds two state records for the Viking Press and Husafeldt Stone carries respectively. That same year he competed in the NAS Strongman National Championships, and pioneered the Rushmore Strong Strongman program at his gym. Adam’s focus is now less on competing and more on coaching and helping people find general wellness and balance in their lives. He recently coached the 2nd place Heavyweight Woman at the Arnold Amateur World Championships, and continues to build relationships with athletes to help them achieve not only their fitness, but also their life goals. He continues to further his education as a CrossFit Level 2, and CF Gymnastics certified trainer, and is currently working to achieve a NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist with goal of helping people find balance and happiness in life.
- CrossFit Level 2 Certified Trainer
- CrossFit Gymnastics Certification