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Braden is a CrossFit Level 1 coach and Co-Owner of Crossfit Abilene. He holds a bachelors degree in History from Hardin-Simmons University where he played quarterback and receiver on the football team. When he’s not coaching he works as a salesman at Barr Roofing. Braden has competed in the sport of Crossfit since 2013 in local competitions and competed on the Crossfit Abilene Team at the South Regional in 2017. He is married to Carla and they have two dogs Murphy and Baxter.
Clayton is a CrossFit Level 1 coach and Co-Owner of Crossfit Abilene. He holds a bachelors degree in Mathematics from Eastern New Mexico University where he played baseball and was a two time all-conference selection as an outfielder. He also holds a bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University. When Clayton is not coaching he works at Rentech Boilers as a Sales Engineer. Clayton has competed in the sport of CrossFit, and was a part of CrossFit Abilene’s 2014 Regional’s qualifying team. He is married to Jessie Jo and has a son, Coleman Gibbs Young.
Carla is a CrossFit Level 1 coach and Co-Owner of Crossfit Abilene. She also holds a bachelors degree in Exercise Science and Human Performance from McMurry University, and a doctorate in Physical Therapy from Hardin-Simmons University. She ran cross country at McMurry and was a two time conference champion, and also ran in the Division III cross country national championship. She was also a member of the McMurry track team where she ran the 800m, 1500m, and steeple chase events. When Carla is not in the gym she works as a PT at Hendrick Medical Center. Carla has competed extensively in the sport of CrossFit, which included a 23rd place Open finish in the South Central Region, and she was also a part of CrossFit Abilene’s 2014 regional qualifying team. Carla finished 27th in the 2015 South Regional and 22nd in the 2016 South Regional. Carla was also a member of the Crossfit Abilene Team that competed at the South Regional in 2017. Carla is married to Braden and they have two sweet dogs Murphy and Baxter.
JESSIE JO YOUNG
Jessie is a CrossFit Level 1 Coach and Co-Owner of Crossfit Abilene. She holds a bachelors degree in Exercise Sports Science with a minor in Nutrition, and Master’s of Physician Assistant Studies from Texas Tech University. She pole vaulted for TTU with a best jump of 12″7′. At Jim Ned High School, she participated in cheerleading, powerlifting, cross country and was on the track and field team where she holds the class 2A state record in the pole vault. When she is not in the gym she works as a PA at Abilene Bone and Joint for Dr. Watts. She has competed extensively in the sport of CrossFit with a 15th place finish at the 2013 South Central Regionals, a 1st place finish CrossFit Games Open among females in the region in 2014, a 10th place finish at the 2014 South Central Regionals, and a 16th place finish at the 2015 South Regional. She competed on the Crossfit Abilene Team at the South Regional in 2017. Jessie is married to Clayton and they have a new baby boy Gibbs and precious fur baby Perry Jo.
Ursula is a CrossFit Level 1 coach. She holds a bachelors degree in Computer Information Systems Management from Colorado Christian University and a masters degree in Elementary Education from Wayland Baptist University. She was also an officer in the United States Air Force for eight years. She is married to Kelly who serves in the Air Force as a B-1 aviator. She also has a daughter, Ambria, and son, Avery.
Brent is a CrossFit Level 1 coach. He holds a degree in Human Communications from Abilene Christian University where he played receiver on the football team. He is also Cooper Institute – Personal Training Certified. Brent is also a firefighter and paramedic with the Abilene Fire Department. He has competed extensively in the sport of CrossFit and has had many impressive podium appearances at competitions all over Texas, and was also a member of CrossFit Abilene’s 2014 Regionals qualifying team. He is married to Bria and they have three kids Jansen, Jenner, and Journey.
James is a Crossfit Level 1 coach. He volunteers his time coaching at Crossfit Abilene. He graduated from McMurry University with a Bachelor’s in Sport Science and Human Performance in 2014. James has 3 years of strength and conditioning experience before coaching Crossfit and is USAW certified. Prior to competing in Crossfit, James was a member of the McMurry soccer team that won NJCCA National Championships in 2011. James was also named NJCAA All-American and conference first team in 2011. James was a member of the Crossfit Abilene Team that competed at the South Region in 2017. James is married to Dani and they have two dogs, Oakley and Buddy.
Jodi is a CrossFit Level 1 coach. She holds a Bachelors degree in Exercise Science and a Doctorates degree in Physical Therapy from Hardin-Simmons University. Jodi is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). Her athletic background includes high school and club softball, basketball, track and field, and cross country. Jodi played collegiate softball at Concordia University Texas and Hardin-Simmons University, where she was a first team all-conference selection as an outfielder. She also holds the single season steal record for both Concordia University Texas and Hardin-Simmons University. Jodi works as a full-time outpatient Physical Therapist at West Texas Rehabilitation Center. When Jodi is not in the gym, she enjoys being outdoors, spending time with family and friends, and traveling.