Coaches

11416375_910997062275486_2526095373219192275_oJared Stevens, Owner/Head Coach/Programmer

Jared is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer.  He grew up in Fruitland, Idaho but moved to Springfield to attend college. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education and Health from Evangel University. He was a nationally ranked receiver and kick returner at Evangel.  Jared also played football in Germany and France after college.  In addition, Jared has participated in several combines and even qualified for and attended the Elite Combine in 2007.  Jared has also participated in some bodybuilding competitions. Jared was a Student Strength & Conditioning Assistant at Evangel University for 3 years.  Then, Jared went on to be a Strength & Conditioning Specialist for a sports performance facility in Springfield from 2009-2010.  While there he trained professional athletes, collegiate athletes, high school teams and individual athletes ages 11 and up.  Jared trained under Brandon Ezzell, MSU Professor and St. John’s Sports Performance Director.  Jared has experience working with and supervising athletic development since 2001.  Jared is passionate about fitness and helping people reach their goals.  Jared specializes in programming workouts for athletes and does all of the programming for CrossFit 417 and Freak Performance. ACCOMPLISHMENTS: 2016 CrossFit Games Team - 23rd place 2016 Central Regionals Team - 2nd place 2015 CrossFit Games Team - 11th place 2015 Central Regionals Team - 2nd place 2014 North Central Regionals Individual - 5th place 2013 North Central Regionals Individual - 4th place 2013 Pantheon Games Individual - 2nd place 2013 Orlando Raid Games Team - 1st place 2013 OC Throwdown Individual - 13th place 2012 Pantheon Games Individual - 1st place 2012 North Central Regionals Individual - 6th place ann reg 13

Andrea Stevens, Owner/Coach

Andrea is originally from Michigan and came to Springfield, MO to attend Evangel University.  She ran indoor and outdoor track and field and set 7 school records at Evangel.   Andrea has a Master of Accountancy from Missouri State University and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management and Marketing from Evangel.  Andrea is a licensed CPA and works at Elliott, Robinson & Company, LLP (a CPA firm in Springfield, MO).  After playing sports her whole life, she continued working out but missed that competitive environment and that’s when she found CrossFIt.  Andrea is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer. “CrossFit pushes me to work hard everyday.  It’s challenging, addicting and fun!  I’ve always loved being on a team and when you’re doing CrossFit, it’s like being on the biggest, best team ever!” -Andrea ACCOMPLISHMENTS: 2014 North Central Regionals Team - 8th place 2013 North Central Regionals Team - 17th place 2013 North Central Regionals Individual Qualifier (Invitation)

10849807_791431718828_1531118936417412968_nJohn Hunt, Coach/Kids Class

John Hunt is a St. Louis, MO native and has spent the last 8 years of his life in Springfield. John was a key contributor to the 2005 Heart of America Football Conference Championship where John played cornerback and special teams for Evangel University.  John was also a member of the 4x400 meter relay that placed 11th at the NAIA National Championships. John also worked as a weight room assistant his junior and senior year. John received a bachelor degree in Recreation and in May of 2011, John received his graduate degree in School Counseling from Evangel and is now the Freshman Counselor at Glendale HS. While completing his graduate degree, John worked as a graduate assistant for the football team coaching the defensive backs and was granted the position of Speed Development Coordinator during the offseason. After college, John found CrossFit and has made big strides in the world of fitness while working under the wings of Jared Stevens. John is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer.  CrossFit isn’t just going to the gym and working out; it’s a lifestyle. “I am thrilled to be part of the CrossFit 417 family!” – John

image1Brenton Roggow, Coach

Brenton was introduced to CrossFit after playing 5 years of football at Evangel University where he received a Bachelor in Electronic Media. He wanted to keep training and stay in shape, but didn't know what path that would take until he found CrossFit. After coming off of 3 major knee surgeries and 1 major shoulder surgery, Brenton was told many times by many doctors that he would never be the same. But thanks to CrossFit and the support around him, he says that he is stronger and healthier than I have ever been. "My aches and pains have only improved the more muscle and strength those areas build. I can truly attest to the fact that there is nothing better for you improving yourself than Crossfit.  God has blessed me with many different Crossfit families across the country, but non greater than the family I have found at CF417. From the trainers, members, and the facilities, I cannot imagine any other place to be. I love nothing more than helping the people of this community meet their goals.  My favorite movements are anything that's a 1 rep power movement. I love setting new PR's for clean, snatch, squat, bench, OH squat. My least favorite movements are anything in increments higher than 50 (burpees, box jumps, thrusters)." - Brenton As for his life outside of Crossfit, he has a dog named Lokï. He also likes to spend a lot of time on social networks, doing media projects, and MC'ing CrossFit events around the nation. Brenton is a CrossFit Level 1 and Level 2 Trainer and holds CrossFit Gymnastics, CrossFit Endurance and CrossFit Mobility certificates. “... and this is what He requires of you: to DO what is right, to LOVE mercy, and to WALK humbly with your God.” ‭‭Micah‬ ‭6:8‬ ‭NLT‬‬

10003556_909125245796001_8459257019146337020_oMallory Lawson, Coach/Certified Nutritionist

Mallory is the Wellness Director, Student Wellness Coordinator, and Assistant Volleyball Coach at Evangel University.  Mallory played college volleyball and is also the head JV volleyball coach at Evangel.  Mallory has a master of organizational leadership from Evangel University and a bachelor of science in dietetics from Missouri State University. Mallory is married to Matt, who was a professional baseball player and now coaches baseball. Mallory is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer. Mallory is extremely passionate about health and wellness and desires everyone around her to become fit as well "CrossFit is contagious." - Mallory ACCOMPLISHMENTS: 2015 CrossFit Games Team - 11th place 2015 Central Regionals Team - 2nd place 2014 North Central Regionals - 8th place 2013 North Central Regionals Individual Qualifier

1544430_683665448322664_477054523_nTony Cauchi, Coach/Endurance

Tony grew up in Detroit and at 18 years old joined the Army.  He was a paratrooper and did Military intelligence attached to Special Forces. He left the army in 1995 and moved to Texas where he went to Angelo State University for his Bachelors Degree.  He graduated from Texas Tech Medical School and did his residency in Saginaw, Michigan in emergency medicine.  During residency he joined the Army reserves and has been deployed to Iraq twice as an emergency physician.  He then moved to Springfield in 2006 and have been employed at Mercy since that time.
He was an endurance runner and sponsored adventure racer for many years.  He has ran over 15 marathons and many ultramarathons including two 100 mile ultras, the Arkansas Traveler and Rocky Raccoon.  In 2008 he qualified for and ran the Boston marathon and in 2010 he did his first, and only, triathlon – Ironman Coeur D’ Alene.  Just for fun in 2006 he ran to Kimberling city from Springfield to meet friends at the lake.
Tony found CrossFit in 2011 but left because he wasn’t convinced he was done with running.  When he felt that he needed a direction change he again joined CrossFit in June of 2012 but this time came to CF 417 and know that it was the right decision.  CrossFit has changed his life.  He is in the best shape of his life and is excited to come to the gym every day.  He loves to coach and enjoys helping others get better every day with running and crossfit.  Tony is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer. ACCOMPLISHMENTS: 2014 CrossFit Masters Qualifier - 126th place 2013 North Central Regionals Team - 17th place
1460299_10151732461112204_636491753_nKaren Buckman, SkinnyFit Karen grew up in Hartville, Missouri where she was active in sports all through high school. She  played two years of college basketball at a junior college near St. Louis and then transferred to Missouri State University where she graduated with a Computer Information Systems Degree.  Karen started her own software consulting company in 2007 and now works from home full-time.  She is married to Carson and they have three beautiful children .  You will find Karen at the morning CrossFit classes most often, as she has a very busy schedule.  “I love how CrossFit is so challenging. There is always something to get better at and new goals to set.  I believe there are many excuses that can be made for not working out. You have to truly commit and make fitness a priority in order to stick with it.  I love the CF 417 family and have found not only a great place to stay fit but also created some lifelong friendships! ” - Karen

1457470_10151735818827204_524738853_nJennifer Fraley, SkinnyFit

Jennifer is from Rogersville and obtained a marketing degree from Missouri State University. She has been a runner since High School, running a marathon and half marathons since college.  Before CrossFit, she ran for over an hour, 5-6 times a week. The whole process took 2 hours with strength. “After baby number 2, I just didn’t have the time. At 6 weeks post partum, I nervously went to CrossFit 417 for the first time. I was hooked. It takes less than an hour and I love giving my kids a strong female example.” -Jennifer Jennifer is a mother of two young children; therefore, she is at the morning classes most often. She enjoys sharing CrossFit with her husband, Lee and the wonderful friends they have made at CF417.
 

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