Kurt Backes

FRCF Coach

  • CrossFit Trainer, Level I (May, 2009)
  • FRCF Coaching Development Course (June, 2009)

Kurt has been a CrossFitter since June 2008. He was CrossFit certified in May of 2009, and competed in the 2009 Colorado Open as well as the 2009 Rocky Mountain Regional CrossFit Games.

Kurt grew up in a family that focused on the outdoors and fitness.  He spent the summers in the mountains – hiking, backpacking, mountain biking and fly fishing.  He played football and basketball from kindergarten through High School, although football was his passion.  He was fortunate enough in football to only lose a total of 10 games (3 in high school).  He has become addicted to the drive that CrossFit athletes have to re-define themselves, improve and push their own limits.

Kurt’s full time career is in Sales Management within the professional services field.  He has trained, mentored and coached teams of sales people in the fundamentals and processes involved in excelling in the sales profession.  He also started and chairs an annual charity event that raises funds for the American Transplant Association.

Kurt loves to spend time outside of CrossFit and work with his wife and two young kids, hopefully enjoying the outdoors together.