Ninja Warrior Coach
3) Good at coming up w/ workouts
4) Went to Highschool State in Swimming and Wrestling in the same year
5) Ability to learn quickly and understand fundamental in a short period of time
6) Able to be flexible to criticism and willing to change
1) Couching and teaching in swing dancing and swimming
2) Learned challenging workouts through football and wrestling which taught balance, speed, agility, strength, power, and endurance
3) Involved in light rock climbing for 3 years
4) Good mental strength and endurance
5) Will push myself and others to achieve what seemed as impossible goals
6) I am studying civil and architectural engineering with emphasis in structures
Once out of highschool, I got involved with rock climbing. I continue with rock climbing to this day. Once I started at the University of Wyoming, I got involved in the swing dancing club at the University. I became an instructor after 5 months of dancing and began to teach swing dancing. I currently teach other swing dance instructors how to teach properly. I have held an officer position in swing for 9 months. I also started my first full season in snowboarding and continue to snowboard today. In 2018, I started reffing for the Intramural program at the University of Wyoming in soccer, football, basketball, volleyball, and softball. I starting teaching new referees during the fall of 2019 and specialized in football amd basketball. I am also a sitting advisee on the UWYO Intramurals Sports council. I started to work at LEAP in late November of 2019 and plan on continuing with coaching in Ninja Warrior.
Through my involvement with sports and dance, I have improved my ability to learn quickly and have developed skills to teach others. I have found a passion with coaching and teaching and enjoy learning new skills to teach to my peers. I am grateful for the opportunity I have had and am interested in finding more.
I am currently working on my Bachelors of Science degrees in Civil and Architectural Engineering with a focus in Structural Enginner. I will be moving on to Master of Science degree in Structural engineering in two and a half years. After this, I hope to work on the structural design on custom built homes in Wyoming and Colorado. If given the chance, I may choose to follow my practicing engineering career with teaching highschooler or college level students in math or science.
My junior year of highschool was full of sickness and injuries. Right before the school year started, I was in and out of the ER due to seizures. I went to 5 different hospitals and visited 5 different neurologists. After 3 months of research, the reasoning for the seizures where never determined. Following this, during the second football game of the season, I was knocked unconscious while play defensive end. Due to this concussion, I had lost many functional skills including balance and speech. I spent the next 10 weeks relearning how to walk, run, and speak to get me back to a competitive level in school and sports. Once cleared, I went into wrestling season where I fought many sicknesses which took me out of a quarter of the season. Finally out of wrestling seasons, I went into swimming season ranked as one of the top breaststroke swimmers in the state. During our third swim meet, my hips locked out during the 100 breaststroke event and it hurt to walk. I was now back in the ER trying to figure out why they had locked out. The reasoning was the development of hip spurs on both hips which tore into ligaments in both hips. I was reccomend to see physical therapy and was not allowed to compete in breaststroke. After swim season's I was bench for the whole summer to help recover my hips. About midsummer, I was cleared to mountain bike where I wiped and partially tore my labrum tendon in my right shoulder and was benched once again. After this, the only options given to me was surgery to remove the bone spurs in my hips and to rebuild the tore ligaments in my hips and right shoulder. However, I opted out of surgery and continued with physical therapy. My goal was to go to state in two sports my senior year so I wanted to be ready for wrestling and swimming season. About a week before wrestling season started, I was cleared for the season and started training. I was 40 pounds over my weight class, couldn't do push ups or pull ups due to shoulder pains for the tore ligament, and lost most of my muscle weight and endurance due to limited exercise for the past 6 months. Everyday I went into wrestling practice, I told my couches and fellow wrestlers that I would make it to state. Even with my limited mobility, I learned new moves and techniques to work with my injured shoulder and protect it. I lost 50 pounds over the season and was able to eat and drink going into the regional championships. During this competition, I placed second overall only due to my shoulder dislocating during a takedown in the 2nd overtime which resulted in my competitor getting the advantage and ultimately winning the final takedown. I had lost the match, however I had completed the first half of my goal. I was in the top four in regionals and had qualified for the state championships in two weeks. I was ranked 8th overall in the state, however I was knocked out bracket during the 3rd round of the tournament. This spelled the end of my wrestling season and career but I had half the goal to complete. Three days later, I was in the pool and preparing for my final highschool sport. During the first swim meet, I qualified for state in the 100 breaststroke and was able to shift my focus away from breaststroke to keep my hips in a stable condition. I continued to practice and 2 weeks later, I learned about stem cell therapy. It was shown that if I went through the procedure, I would be able to heal my torn tendons in my hips and shoulders so I took the opportunity and within a month of swim seasons, I had the procedure done. Within two days, I had nearly full movement of my right shoulder and within one week, I was able to perform pull ups, push ups, and shoulder based work outs. I was also cleared to start swimming breaststroke a week and a half after the procedure. I started training the muscles the were effect by these injuries and greatly improve a month after the procedure. I had full mobility back in my shoulder and hips and was well prepared by the time the state competition was a week away. I went to state, and placed ninth overall in the 100 breaststroke and our highschool won the overall State Championship Title.
Through this whole ordeal, I never let the injuries hold me back. I fought through pain, frustration, and low self esteem to achieve what was assumed not possible. At points, I was laughed at due to my determination to meet my goal. However, I did not let these issues throw me down, I learned to work with them and fight through. In the end, I surprised everyone. I didn't surprise myself though. I knew my goals and I was only going to fail them if my body wouldn't let me go any further. I have taken this lesson with me to this day. If I have goal, no matter how difficult or impossible it may seems, I will achieve it. It might take a lot of late nights and early morning but I know I can handle it mentally and physically where nothing will stand my way.
Motivation & Passion
I have always enjoyed teaching and coaching. I enjoy helping individuals perform to the best of their abilities. My end goal as a coach is that the individual I am training surpasses my abilities. As Kenzaburo Oe states, "The ideal teacher student relationship exists when the student is better than the teacher". If my student out performs or becomes better than me, I have completed my task as a coach.
My goal for every individual is to help them reach their highest potential with the idea that they should be able to out perform myself. Once achieved, I can improve my knowledge to further the potential of every individual.