- CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
- U.S.A. Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance Coach
- CrossFit Movement and Mobility Trainer
- CrossFit Strongman Trainer
- Ranked 98th of 4,458 in Central East Region, 1,446 of 73,153 Worldwide in 2013 CrossFit Open.
- 8 years CrossFit Experience
Dustin was a three time 1st team all-conference and two time all state honorable mention in football and baseball at Sullivan South High School, and continued his career at Maryville College in both sports. Dustin has won several local CrossFit competitions and has ranked 105th and 98th in the Central East Region in the past two CrossFit Open Competitions. His goal is to make the 2014 Regionals and the 2016 CrossFit Games (he hopes Rich, Dan, and Graham retire by then). There is absolutely no one in Johnson City, and very few in the world that have more CrossFit experience than Dustin. Dustin teaches the 6 am class and several classes throughout the day as needed.
Dustin recently was named “Young Entrepreneur of the Year” in Johnson City at the 2013 Faith in the Future Awards. CrossFit Johnson City and CrossFit Kingsport, where Dustin is a partner, recently won the “Multiple Location Business of the Year” at the 2013 KOSBE Awards.
“Ski” was raised in Southern California, which explains why he is so cool and likes CrossFit so much. He was a multi-sport athlete, a martial artist, and rode any kind of board at high speed, whether in the ocean, on the road, or down a mountain (you know how people from California are).
Mike is a full time Captain at the Washington County / JC EMS, and is also a SWAT Medic and Flight Medic. Mike teaches our morning and mid day classes, manages our social media and website, and handles management responsibilities on his days off from EMS duties.
He is husband to his lovely wife Chantale Skowronski, father to his son Jacob Skowronski, who is an Exercise Science Major at ETSU, and best friend to Sully, who is an Alaskan Malamute and the size of a small grizzly bear.
Mike’s favorite part about coaching is helping others reach goals they thought were unattainable and the camaraderie forged when a group of strangers become family during WODs.
Chase Tipton “FEZ”
Chase was born in Weber City, Virginia but grew up in Kingsport, TN. He currently lives in Johnson City, TN and attends East Tennessee State University where he is pursuing a degree in Microbiology. He found CrossFit a couple years ago as a way of keeping his cardio up to par. Once it kicked his ass, he fell in love. Prior to finding CrossFit, Chase enjoyed the college gym as a way of “making his muscles BIG like Arnold’s”. Chase is currently a trainer at CrossFit Kingsport and CrossFit Johnson City. He holds a Level 1 Certification and is working towards his Coaches’ Prep Certification. Chase’s ultimate goal is to compete with the elite CrossFit Athletes at the CrossFit Games.
Amanda is from Bluff City, Tennessee. She currently attends ETSU where she is pursuing a degree in Biology with a minor in Art. She previously attended Maryville College. Amanda found CrossFit in 2012 when she moved home from Maryville College. She had never heard of it before but her dad asked her to join him for a workout and she fell in love with it on day 1. Prior to finding CrossFit, Amanda was a compete hunter jumper at Maryville. She also enjoys camping, fishing and riding horses. Amanda is currently a trainer at CrossFit Kingsport and CrossFit Johnson City as well as a cashier at Target. She holds a Level 1 Certification. Her future plans include continuing to coach and compete for the fun of it and maybe one day, own her own box.
*Bio coming soon