CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Games Staff Volunteer
HYLETE sponsored Certified Trainer
Matt, born and raised in mid-Missouri, has an athletic background ranging from football and basketball in his early years to trail running, mountain biking and kickboxing as an adult. Matt discovered CrossFit after being driven off Boone County’s wilderness running trails and inside during a particular snowy winter stretch. He labored through his first WOD (100 burpee pullups, for time) without finishing, and immediately signed up as a CrossFit member. Matt particularly enjoys coaching athletes new to CrossFit, especially on gymnastics and bodyweight movements. Away from CrossFit Fringe, Matt is a partner with Armstrong Teasdale LLP, a large regional law firm, and the former Commissioner of Securities for the State of Missouri. His wife, Laura, is a strong Crossfitter in her own right, and his kids, Ava (9), and Boone (4), are likely 2029 CrossFit Games competitors.
Some fun facts:
Favorite WOD: “Nate” (Muscle Ups! Handstand Pushups!)
Least Favorite WOD: “Karen” (Wall Balls . . . .)
Best WOD Music: Drive By Truckers + Jane’s Addiction + James McMurty + Beastie Boys = America