John San Filippo

FRCF Head CrossFit Coach

Certifications:

  • CrossFit Level-1
  • Russian Kettlebell Challenge Certified Instructor
  • USOC SafeSport Trained

John discovered the sport of CrossFit as a 17-year-old by stumbling across the CrossFit Games on ESPN but wouldn’t step foot into a CrossFit gym for the first time until 5 years later.

After a high-school career that culminated in being named an All-American in wrestling, John attended Wesleyan University, where he played football and wrestled. After his collegiate athletic career was cut short by two shoulder surgeries, he was introduced to CrossFit as a workout regimen by one of his friends.

While recovering from his second surgery, he started CrossFit, and began an individualized program. The physical therapist on staff at his gym worked in conjunction with the coaches to provide him with the proper progressions and rehabilitation from his surgery to ensure that his repaired shoulders would function properly. This experience convinced him that CrossFit can play a vital role in helping overcome injuries and dysfunction to lead a more fulfilling life. It also fostered a passion for helping others experience the liberation of gaining new strength and ability through physical movement. John is excited to share that passion with the Front Range Community.

In addition to coaching responsibilities at Front Range CrossFit, John is responsible for new members and community development. He is especially motivated by helping someone learn the skills necessary to enjoy CrossFit safely. Feel free to reach out to him with feedback, ideas, comments, and questions.

When he’s not at Front Range or working out, John can be found in the mountains, on his motorcycle, or wondering how he managed to spend so much money at his local bookstore on such a short trip. He also is pursuing a competitive career in CrossFit and Olympic Weightlifting.

 

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Skip Miller

Co Owner

CrossFit

  • CrossFit Level I (July 2006)
  • CrossFit Running certificate (January 2008)
  • CrossFit Barbell certificate (May 2009)
  • CrossFit Nutrition certificate (February 2009)
  • CrossFit Gymnastics certificate (April 2009)
  • CrossFit Football certificate (August 2010)
  • CrossFit Judges course (March, 2013)
  • CrossFit Defense certificate(April, 2016)

United States Weighlifting

  • USAW Club Coach (May 2006)
  • USAW Senior Coach (January, 2011)
  • USAW National Coach (January, 2014)

Kettlebell

  • American Kettlebell Club Coach (October 2007)

Skip is a three-time Ironman finisher, former collegiate swimmer and former Infantryman with the 10th Mountain Division. He currently competes in Weightlifting, Girivoy Sport and the occasional running race. Skip has been CrossFitting since 2003 and competed in the 2008 CrossFit Games as an individual. Skip is the 2010, 105 kg, Master’s Nationals Olympic Weightlifting silver medalist.

He has coached Volleyball, Swimming, Triathlon, Olympic Weightlifting and Girivoy Sport. Skip has been Coaching athletes in a variety of capacities for over 25 years.

All of the above is interesting information and I am happy to share with you my athletic history and qualifications. But what I am most proud of, and the information that matters most to you as a prospective FRCF member, is what I have accomplished as a Strength and Conditioning Coach. What I can do does not matter nearly as much as what my athletes can do.

Jodi Miller

Co-Owner, Business Manager

CrossFit

  • CrossFit Level 1 (November 2006)
  • CrossFit Running certificate (September 2008)
  • CrossFit Barbell certificate (May 2009)
  • CrossFit Nutrition certificate (February 2009)
  • CrossFit Gymnastics certificate (April 2009)
  • CrossFit Kids certificate (April 2010)
  • CrossFit Football certificate (Aug 2010)

United States Weightlifting

  • USAW Club Coach (November 2006)
  • USAW Senior Coach (January, 2011)
  • USAW National Coach (January, 2014)
  • USOC SafeSport Trained (February 2018)

Kettlebell

  • American Kettlebell Club Coach (October 2007)

Jodi competed in Olympic Weightlifting and won the 2007 Colorado State title in her age and weight class. By 2010, Jodi had won the 58 kg, Master’s National Olympic Weightlifting Silver Medal. She was also ranked first nationally in the 53 kg, masters 40-44 in 2010. And Jodi had won the Best Lifter award at the American Masters that year. Jodi competed in the American Open in Dec of 2010 and was one of only 5 Masters lifters to qualify and compete in this National-level open competition.

Jodi is a National Level USA Weightlifting Coach and Assistant Instructor for the USAW coaches courses. Jodi assists Paul Fleschler, USAW Senior International Coach and former Olympian Weightlifter, with Olympic weightlifting workshops and the USAW courses.

Jodi has also competed in triathlon, open-water swimming, 1/2 marathons, and Kettlebell Sport. She enjoys hiking, ski mountaineering and has completed many century road bike rides.

Jodi has been CrossFitting since 2005 and competed in the 2008 CrossFit Games as an individual. She is proud to have made it to the final workout with the top 16 women in the 2008 CrossFit Games.

In addition to Jodi’s fitness background, she has her Masters in Education and 7-years experience teaching art at the public school and college level. Jodi then persued a career in graphic design and was a Marketing Director for 6 years.

Jodi and her husband Skip opened Front Range CrossFit in August of 2006 to fulfill their passion for health and fitness. Jodi brings her understanding of teamwork, motivation and the ability to teach complex movements with efficiency, to her coaching with remarkable results.

Jodi runs the business, the website and the marketing for FRCF.

“Every day is an opportunity,” “The journey is the destination.”

Paul Fleschler

Paul Fleschler, MS, USAW, CSCS, RSCC
Paul Fleschler is the Head Coach of Front Range Weightlifting Club. Coach Paul has over 30 years of experience with weightlifting as an athlete and coach, and has taught 200+ coaching courses and clinics. He trains nationally ranked weightlifters, high school and collegiate athletes interested in improving strength and conditioning, youth, beginners, and anyone who is interested in learning more about the Olympic lifts.

Paul began competing in the sport of Weightlifting in 1982, as part of his high school’s strength and conditioning program. Once the “weightlifting bug” bit Paul, he eventually stopped participating in high school varsity athletics and focused solely on the sport of Weightlifting.

As an athlete, Paul’s greatest honor was representing the United States at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics in Weightlifting. Paul also competed at 5 World Championships, 2 Jr World Championships, was a bronze medalist at the 1991 Pan-American Games and represented the United States in over a dozen minor international competitions. Paul’s final competition as an athlete was the 1996 National Championships where he unfortunately, suffered a career ending injury.

Paul is the former Men’s National Coach for USAW and the former Men’s and Women’s Resident Coach at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. He also served in a supportive role for USA Weightlifting at the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games and several other major and minor international competitions.

Before moving to Colorado in the summer of 2001, Paul served as the Head Strength Coordinator for Indiana University Basketball. In addition to working with Coach Bob Knight’s basketball team, Paul assisted with 20 other varsity sports at IU.

Services

  • USA Weightlifting Certification Clinics, all levels
  • Weightlifting coaching, programming and training for individual athletes (local and long-distance)
  • Sport performance strength and conditioning
  • Introduction to the Olympic lifts

Experience

  • Member of the 1992 U.S. Olympic Team in Weightlifting
  • USA Weightlifting National Team Coach Men’s and Women’s Resident Coach, Olympic Training Center
  • USA Weightlifting, Coaching Staff, 2004, 2008 Olympic Games
  • Coached Casey Burgener to 1st alternate for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games
  • Treasurer of Colorado Local Weightlifting Committee (LWC): January 2016-present
  • Rocky Mountain State Games Commissioner, Weightlifting: 2002-present
  • Athletes Advisory Council representative for the United States Olympic Committee, 1996- 2000
  • Resident athlete U.S. Olympic Training Center: January 1991- August 1992

Qualifications & Education

  • USA Weightlifting Senior International Coach (Level 5/5)
  • USA Weightlifting International Category II Referee (Level 4/5)
  • National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • Registered Strength & Conditioning Coach (RSCC)
  • CrossFit Weightlifting
  • MS, Kinesiology emphasis in Motor Control & Learning: Indiana University
  • BA, Psychology: University of Illinois, Chicago

Brad Miller

FRCF Coach

  • CrossFit Level I (June, 2008)
  • FRCF Coaching Development Course (October, 2008)
  • CrossFit Football certification (Aug, 2010)
  • USA Weightlifting Level 1 Coach (September, 2010)
  • Has taken and passed the USAW Senior Coaching Course (January, 2011)
  • CrossFit Judges Course (March, 2013)

Brad, otherwise known as Jumbo Sexy, has been CrossFitting on and off since 2006.  He is a former Tennis Pro, who coached tennis for the first 3 years out of college.  During college he was ranked nationally in the top twenty, while also playing on the college’s basketball team in the winter season.

Brad started CrossFitting in 2006, and became a full time CrossFitter in the fall of 2007, when he moved to Denver and trained full time at FRCF for 6 months.  When I say trained full time for the winter of 2007, I mean that all winter all he did was CrossFit 6 days a week, eat, sleep and play XBox.

  • Brad competed as an individual at the 2008 CrossFit Games in Aromas California. 
  • Brad competes at all of the national kettlebell challenges, always placing in the top 10.  Brad has the third highest Secret Service Snatch Test ever recorded.

Stacy Claycomb

FRCF Coach

  • CrossFit Level 1 (January 2009)
  • FRCF Coaching Development Course (January 2011)

Stacy started CrossFitting in 2008.  She is a native Coloradoan who grew up in the metro area in a family that emphasized sports as much as academics.  On a whim, she walked in the doors of Front Range CrossFit and found the sport proved to be a great extension of her interest in fitness and the comradery that comes with being part of a team.  Stacy placed 2nd in the Colorado Open in 2008 and later competed as an individual at the 2008 CrossFit Games.  At the 2009 CrossFit Games she competed as a team member of Brother’s CrossFit.

When she’s not competing, Stacy volunteers as a judge at many of the FRCF events.  Training CrossFit is an ongoing exercise in humility and patience.  Within the walls of FRCF, there is a certain magic that comes with both the work and the shared celebration that comes with even small accomplishments. Coaching provides an opportunity to motivate others to achieve their measure of success.

Outside of the gym, Stacy is a pediatric audiologist at a local hospital.  While her main job is in the clinic, she also instructs graduate students and participates in community outreach programs to help ensure that deaf and hard-of-hearing kids have the opportunities and tools they need for a lifetime of success.

Kurt Backes

FRCF Coach

  • CrossFit 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.

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