Jon Kissick

FRCF Rowing Coach

Jon is a two time collegiate national champion in Rowing and a five-year member of the US National Rowing Team.  Jon has two Pan Am Games gold medals, a bronze and a 5th place finish at the World Rowing Championships, and a Gold Medal from the Goodwill Games.  Jon began his rowing carreer in college and ended it coaching for the University of California at Berkeley.

Prior to and after his rowing career Jon has been actively involved in outdoor activities and travels such as white water kayaking, cross country & backcountry skiing, hiking, mountainering and surfing.

Jon found CrossFit in January of 2008 as an efficient way to stay in shape for weekend activities.  Jon has come to value the comradery and support that is such a striking aspect of training at FRCF.

Amy Backel

FRCF Track Coach

Amy competed in a variety of track and field events throughout her career, from high jump and pole vault in high school, to the heptathlon and throws at the University of Oklahoma, and specialized in the javelin for her post-collegiate years.  She was a two-time NCAA Division I All-American, 2008 and 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials finalist in the javelin, and was the Oklahoma volunteer assistant throws coach in 2011-2012. Amy first began coaching in 2005 and was fortunate to work alongside and learn from some of the most well-respected coaches in the sport including John Powell, Dan John, and Brian Blutreich.  Her years under elite coaches, personal experience in track and field and strength training, and continued research into athlete development and energy system training make her a unique and enthusiastic coach.  She is excited to share her knowledge and passion for all things related to running, jumping, and throwing with the Front Range CrossFit community.