Moving from the Rio Grande Valley to San Antonio in 2012, Nelson found a community in crossfit. Like most weightlifters, he discovered a passion for weightlifting through crossfit in which he pursued further through obtaining his USAW Level 1 Certification. Some of his achievements in the sport include: qualifying for Nationals, The American Open, and University Nationals. Nelson looks forward to teaching others in the technical aspects of Olympic weightlifting and setting up others for success in the sport.
- USAW Level 1 Sports Performance Coach