Coaches

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Ryan and Amber Grage

 

-high school Camanche high school
-2 year Team Weber power lifting captain
-competitive power lifting since 12 years old
-5 time Camanche days power lifting meet champion
-3 time William Penn college power lifting meet champion
-2003 AAPF national power lifting champion
-2004 UAPC best teenage men deadlift
-one time UPA power lifting champion raw division
-amateur MMA record 5-1
-2013 Reebok Crossfit open rank 198th in the Midwest (over 100,000 competitors worldwide)
-2014 Reebok Crossfit open rank 168th in Midwest (over 200,000 competitors worldwide)
-Crossfit manager at Core Fitness (Miletich Fighting Center) 2012-jan 2013
-Crossfit trainer at Quad City Crossfit Moline, Il jan 2013-present
-Continually personal training High school athletes from Bettendorf and surrounding school districts
-Spending time with my wife Amber and three children

-experience/qualifications
-Crossfit level 1 certification
-personal training since 2003

ADARA GRIFFIN

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Adara Griffin is an avid crossfitter and trainer. She graduated from Moline High School in 2012 and will graduate with her Associates in Radiology this July. She competed in gymnastics for 16 years including a year at the University of Iowa. After retiring from gymnastics, she fell in love with the competitive side of Crossfit and it’s methodology on February 17th, 2015. She went on to get her Crossfit Level-1 Trainer Certification in October of 2015. In 2016, she placed 135th in the North Central region in the Crossfit Games Open. Later on that year, she switched gears competitively and concentrated on weightlifting and qualified for the American Open in the 58kg weight class. Her goal is to reach the Crossfit Regionals and perhaps the Reebok Crossfit Games someday. Outside of Crossfit, she also teaches Tumbling and Piano and enjoys participating in mud runs and eating Oreos.

 

LORI RISIUS
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-Waverly-Shell Rock High School (graduated 1994)
-University of Northern Iowa college. BA in Family Services (1994-1998)
-Adult and Child Counselor for domestic violence and sexual abuse victims (1998-2004)
-stay at home mom to two boys…my pride and joys in life. (May 2004-present)
-During this time I found a love for running. I completed The Bix, 5ks, 5 half marathons in the Quad Cities and Chicago area and a 10K on The Great Wall of China.
-November 2013, I needed a change from running and I walked into a local crossfit gym to see what it was all about. I been doing crossfit ever since.
-August 2014, I followed my trainer Ryan Grage when he opened his own crossfit gym in Port Byron. This has been my home away from home.
-I have competed in several crossfit competitions in the area.
-2015 Reebok Crossfit Open was my first open.
-2016 Reebok Crossfit Open-I placed 59th in Midwest and 807 worldwide for The Women’s Master’s 40-44
-April 2016 I received my Crossfit Level 1 Training
-Crossfit Trainer at Crossfit Port Byron (April 2016-present)
-As much as I personally love to crossfit, my real joy is being able to coach this passion of mine.
-I also love spending time with my family and friends, watching my boys play sports, being on the water, and dancing.

Stephanie  DenBesten

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-Cheerleader and Tumbling
-Camanche High School Graduate
-Clinton Community College-Associates Degree in Nursing
-17 Yrs OB/GYN RN
-2 Yrs Oral Surgery RN
-Currently Orthopaedic Specialists RN
-CPR/ACLS Certified
-Nutrition Certificate
-A wife to my CrossFitting husband Jeff, and mother to our four AWESOME children Keaton (19) Cooper(17) Campbell (14) and Kennedy (12) and four dogs 2 Great Danes and 2 Doodles
-Avid CrossFitter and Trainer
-CrossFit Level-1 Trainer Certificate Jan. 2013
-CrossFit KIDS Trainer Certificate Feb. 2013
-Participated in numerous local CrossFit Competitions and 2017 is my fourth CrossFit Open.
-I’ve always had a passion for fitness, and in Dec. 2011 I found CrossFit and have never looked back. It’s life changing. Being a mother of four extremely active children I wanted to get children involved in fitness and that is why I chose to not only achieve my L-1 trainer certificate but to become certified in CrossFit KIDS. My goal is to promote the importance of health and fitness for a life time, and to bring out the champion in every child.
-In my free time I love spending time with family, boating, shopping, and attending my kids games and gymnastic meets.