Meet The Team
Owner / Coach
Will’s interest in fitness started at a young age, with his love of baseball. After finishing his career at Carthage College, he turned his attention to the science behind exercise and sports performance. While earning his graduate degree in Exercise Physiology at the University of Northern Iowa, he had many unique opportunities to gain classroom knowledge and apply it to athletes. His work started with the baseball program, where he worked as the strength and conditioning coach. He also spent a great deal of time learning first hand about Olympic weightlifting under Coach Jianping Ma, a 1984 Chinese Olympic athlete.
For two years, Will was Coach Ma’s assistant at the USA Weightlifting regional training center. He has since traveled to China twice to learn from the best in the world in the sport of Olympic Weightlifting.
Will opened Superior Athletic Advantage in 2008. His passion was training young aspiring athletes, and since then he has coached more than 100 collegiate athletes of several different sports. Along the way, he has had the opportunity to work with several top athletes in the CrossFit North Central Region, as well as mentoring multiple coaches and gyms around the country, and writing training programs to enhance their Olympic lifting, strength, and fitness. CrossFit SAA opened in January of 2014, allowing Will the opportunity to apply his knowledge in an exciting new sport.
Certifications and Degrees:
-MA in Exercise Science
-BA in Psychology
-Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA)
-USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach Level 2
-CrossFit Level 1
Kurt's road to Crossfit lead him through many different sports over the years. However, he found that when it comes to overall health, the sport of fitness was the best way to see results. Once he was exposed, he instantly wanted to learn everything he could about CrossFit. He obtained his Level 1 Certification and began coaching CrossFit in 2012. Shortly after, he sought the help of Superior Athletic Advantage for his Olympic lifting. While expanding his knowledge of lifting, Kurt also obtained his CrossFit Gymnastics Certification. He is now ready to join Coach Will in coaching the athletes of CrossFit SAA.
-USA Weightlifting Sport Performance Certification
-CrossFit Level 2
-CrossFit Gymnastics Certification