- CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
- University of Delaware 2014
- Mainland Regional High School 2010
Russ grew up in Somers Point, NJ and graduated from MRHS in 2010. He was a four year rower at Mainland and went on to row at the University of Delaware where he sat in the Lightweight Varsity 8+ for three years. He studied Health & Physical Education at UD, and went on to coach collegiate rowing for five years including stints at UD and Marietta College. After relocating back to NJ, he spent one year teaching K-8 Health & PE before joining the team at OTG full-time.
Russ spent the past three years coaching CrossFit part-time, and immediately gained a passion for the things that you find inside a CrossFit box. Community, health, friendship, performance, and the one commonality between everyone: walking through the door to become a little bit better than you were the day before.