Like the ladies, we have some new faces on the men’s side of the team with two returning members from previous Games squads. TJ Barber, our 630pm CrossFit coach, returns to the Bomb Squad after being an alternate on last year’s team and on the 2011 team that went to the Games. TJ started CrossFit in 2007 and was one of the original four that started CrossFit Fury in 2008. TJ started CrossFit to stay in shape for professional ATV motocross racing, but over time CrossFit became a new priority. When he is not CrossFitting TJ works as a Mechanical Engineer for Honeywell Aerospace. TJ’s engineering background combined with a competitive edge eventually led to a vast understanding of functional movements and nutrition which helped him become a successful athlete. TJ brings experience, great gymnastics skills and efficiency in movement to this year’s team.
Steve Uriz, 30, and Morgan Gregory, 26, are the two new faces on the men’s side. Steve joined Fury less than a year ago, but took to the competitive programming immediately and has made huge gains. Steve is married with two young kids and works for Walmart, coaches wrestling and will be holding a Snatch workshop next weekend at Fury. Steve brings huge lifts and a great worth ethic to the Bomb Squad and we hope to see a Snatch event so he can hit that 300lb snatch he is so close to nailing.
Morgan is our newest member but he is a natural athlete and quick learner. Morgan started CrossFit in 2015 after many years of just lifting to be bigger and stronger. He became interested in CrossFit because he realized that he wanted a challenge and loves the idea of pushing his limits. Morgan is from Nashville but currently lives in Goodyear and works as a strength and conditioning coach for the Cinncinnatti Reds Organization.
The final member of the men’s side needs no introduction and is our very own Peter Egyed. Peter is the alternate and obviously has the experience, heart and dedication to the gym, team and sport in which he has been a part of since the beginning. Peter competed in the first ever CrossFit Games in Aromas, California in 2007 and the three following as an individual. He was on the 2012 team that went to the Games and on last year’s team that finished 16th at the Super Regional in Dallas, TX. The men’s side are a diverse but strong group of guys we can’t wait to see on the floor with the ladies in 4 weeks!