Veterans Overcoming Obstacles is proud to announce our 2019 Veteran of the Year:
Originally from Virginia, the accent comes out when I’m back home and when I’m singing.
I fixed land combat missile systems when I was in the Army (94A for those currently serving, but when I started out, my MOS was 27E).
I joined the Army when I was 17 (2003), turned 18 in Basic Combat Training, and met some of the best people I have ever known. Many of whom are still my close friends, even though I have not seen them in years.
I have been with the Devil Dog family for nearly a year and even though I take rather long breaks because I can’t figure out my routine in those times, the coaches and other members are always there with heart-felt “welcome-backs.” I love doing the METCON’s, participating in Barbell Club, and on occasion (though I should do it a lot more), getting my yoga on. I love the gym and the people. The coaches are great and everyone is always supportive.
So far, I have completed two lifting events (Silkies and Singlets and Colorado State Championship), two obstacle course events (Spartan Sprint and Tough Mudder), a running event (Baylon Michael Myer Memorial Run/Walk), and the annually held Devil Dogg Veteran’s Day Ruck Challenge with VO2. I hope to participate in many more events in the future with VO2 and Devil Dogg.
Going into 2020, I want to continue to participate in events with VO2, be more consistent with my health goals, and get bigger, stronger, faster. I want my ass and thighs to get SO big I have to get all new pants and PR all five of my major lifts (squat, deadlift, bench, snatch, and clean and jerk) by 20 percent of my current 1RM.
Thank you for selecting me as Veteran of the Year!