A journey that began after a lifetime of competitive sports brought him to CrossFit in 2012 with a 53rd place in the Reebok CrossFit Games Open Masters division (55-59) he realized he had a chance at the title for the Fittest Man on Earth in his age group.

  • #6 Fittest Man on Earth age 55-59 in the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games Masters 
  • #8 Fittest Man on Earth age 60+ in the 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games Masters  
  • #13 Fittest Man on Earth age 60+ in the 2018 Reebok CrossFit Games Masters 

Martial Arts:
John holds a 6th dan black belt in Universal TaeKwonDo (2012) and was a personal student of Grandmaster Lou Grasso for almost 20 years. He has been teaching martial arts to children and adults for over 20 years. John is a purple belt in Brazilian JiuJitsu with the Charles Gracie Team. He is F.A.S.T. (Fear Adrenaline Stress Training) self-defense certified. John also won the 2008 masters division Grapplers quest belt. He also participated in the Ultimate Black Belt test (2007). The Ultimate Black Belt test is the brainchild of Tom Callos and is a groundbreaking method of testing the complete martial artist…mind body and soul.

John is a 1978 graduate of Gonzaga University and has a B.A. in liberal arts. His Blog…Sunday Stories has been continuously published weekly for over 5 years. It can be found at

Personal Vision:

I teach focus and inspire transformation. I believe each and every person has it in them to change the world by changing themselves and living a life of purpose on purpose. Your trip on this earth should be a journey to extraordinary!


  • 6th Fittest Man on Earth at The CrossFit Games 2014 Masters age 55-59
  • 8th Fittest Man on Earth at The CrossFit Games 2017 Masters age 60+
  • 13th Fittest Man on Earth at The CrossFit Games 2018 Masters age 60+
  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Level 2
  • CrossFit Kids
  • CrossFit Movement and Mobility
  • CrossFit Self Defense
  • CrossFit Gymnastics
  • 6th Dan Black Belt in Universal TaeKwonDo
  • Purple Belt in Brazilian JiuJitsu with the Charles Gracie Team
  • F.A.S.T (Fear Adrenaline Stress Training) self-defense certified

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