Coaches Meet our Team

TJ Clouatre

Head Coach
Nickname

TJ

Hometown

Newport News, VA

Qualifications

CF L1, Mobility, USAW L1, ISSA certified personal trainer

Occupation

Assistant Marine Officer Instructor ODU, CFC Head Coach

Competitions

Unrivaled Classic 2015 (2nd Place)
Athletic Lab Weightlifting Spring Classic 2016 (1st Place)
Unrivaled Spring Classic 2016 (2nd Place)
RUFIT Weightlifting championship (2nd Place Overall)

Fitness Background

CrossFit since 2009
Marines 2002
High School Wrestling

Favorite Quote

“It’s all about them squats, no treadmill.”

Favorite Movement

Snatch

Favorite WOD

Isabelle / Grace

Proudest Benchmark

140kg (308#) Clean and Jerk

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Jeff Jefferies

Nickname

Jeff

Hometown

ARMY brat, born in Houston, TX

Qualifications

CF L1, USAW L1

Occupation

Police Sergeant, Special Operations

Competitions

Compound CrossFit Throwdown 2015 Male RX Division (1st Place)

Fitness Background

CrossFit since 2013
Recovering “Globo Gym” addict
Judo
High School Wrestling

Favorite Quote

“Any man who led a life of ease never left a name worth remembering.”

Favorite Movement

Anything overhead

Favorite WOD

Anything under 5 minutes!

Proudest Benchmark

The first time I assisted an athlete hit a PR.

Jamal Anderson

Nickname

Legal Department

Hometown

Chesapeake, VA

Qualifications

CF- L1, CF Gymnastics

Occupation

IT Project Analyst / QA Tester

Competitions

Brute Strength CrossFit Total (1st Place)
Tuff Stuff VA Beach (3rd Place)
Athletic Lab Weightlifting Spring Classic (1st Place)
Brute Strength Sizzling Summer Powerlifting Meet (3rd Place)
Unrivaled Spring Classic 2016 (3rd Place)
RVA Spring Open 2016 (1st Place)
USA Weightlifting U25 Nationals 2016
Old Dominion Classic (2nd place)

Fitness Background

Travel Soccer- 13 years
High School Track and Field
Coached Girls Travel Soccer U15-U16

Favorite Quote

"Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will."

Favorite Movement

Snatches & Muscle-ups

Favorite WOD

"nasty girls"

Proudest Benchmark

137kg (301#) clean.

Eric Monasterio

Nickname

Eric

Hometown

Va Beach

Qualifications

CF-L1, CF-L2, CF Weightlifting

Competitions

Bend the bar 2014 (1st)
Defined Athletics Throwdown (2nd)
Defined Athletics Farm Games (2nd)
Team Grit 2016 (1st)
Neptune Throwdown 2nd.

Fitness Background

Crossfit since May 2013

Favorite Quote

Someday this pain will be useful to you.

Favorite Movement

The one's I'm weakest at

Favorite WOD

Murph

Proudest Benchmark

30+ Cindy

Autumn Mongold

Hometown

Chesapeake, VA

Qualifications

CF-L1, Crossfit Kids, AFAA personal trainer

Occupation

Nurse

Fitness Background

I was very active growing up. Through high school I rode and showed my horses. I also like to run and have completed a 5k and an 8k. I was introduced to crossfit through friends and never turned back. I love that no matter how good you are there is always something to work on. I enjoy teaching people and watching their faces when they finally do what they thought was impossible.

Favorite Quote

We are what we believe we are. C.S. Lewis

Favorite Movement

Muscle Ups

Proudest Benchmark

300lb deadlift

Scott Taber

Nickname

Tiny

Hometown

Chesapeake

Qualifications

CF-L1, CF Endurance, USAT L1, RRCA L1

Occupation

Enterprise Architect, Triathlon Coach

Competitions

REV3 Williamsburg 70.3 TRI (2nd Place Age Group)
REV3 Williamsburg Olympic TRI (1st Place Age Group)
Iron Man Florida 140.6
Washington NC Olympic TRI (1st Place Age Group)
Patriot 70.3 TRI (1st Place Age Group)

Fitness Background

Triathlon and since 2009
Crossfit since 2015

Favorite Quote

There may be people that have more talent than you,
but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do. - Derek Jeter

Favorite Movement

Wall balls, Kettle bell swings, deadlifts, and I kind of like Thrusters

Favorite WOD

Murph

Proudest Benchmark

Everyday when I complete the workout! Pushing beyond that comfort zone!

Steve Gulakowski

Nickname

Gulag

Hometown

Central City, PA

Qualifications

CF L1, CF Mobility

Occupation

Retired Navy

Competitions

Advanced to CrossFit Games Masters Qualifier 2015 & 2016; Team Grit 2013 (3rd Place); OBX M&M 2012 (5th Place);

Fitness Background

College Football and Baseball; CrossFit since 2011

Favorite Quote

"No plan survives first contact with the enemy." and "No-Rep"

Favorite Movement

People always tell me "But you like Thrusters"

Favorite WOD

Karen and Nancy

Proudest Benchmark

Filthy 50 at 50

Jessica Smith

Nickname

Jess

Hometown

Chesapeake, VA

Qualifications

CF-L1

Occupation

Probation and Parole Officer

Competitions

Team Superfit
Team Grit
Gangs of the Mid Atlantic (all top 4 finishes)
Farm Games (2nd)
Thrown Down at the Compound (2nd)
Battle for the Belt (3rd)

Fitness Background

I grew up playing softball and volleyball and began crossfit in April 2014.

Favorite Quote

"If you are already working hard, your fastest path to more progress is working smarter"

Favorite Movement

Snatch

Favorite WOD

Nancy

Proudest Benchmark

125 Hang Snatch

Suzanne Lamb

Nickname

Everyone has a different nickname for me

Hometown

I was born in Gaithersburg, MD but grew up in Chesapeake!

Qualifications

CF-L1

Occupation

Student at Old Dominion University (Exercise science major)

Competitions

Unrivaled classic (unsanctioned)
Girls gone rx Chesapeake

Fitness Background

Horseback riding
CrossFit

Favorite Quote

"My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure"
-Abraham Lincoln

Favorite Movement

Any Olympic lift and burpees (seriously!)

Favorite WOD

I honestly don't have one

Proudest Benchmark

My first pull up and 110 lbs overhead squat

Bryan Jervey II

Nickname

Plant based Jervey

Hometown

Chesapeake, Virginia

Qualifications

CF-L1

Occupation

Preschool TA, Coach

Competitions

Farm Games 2015

Fitness Background

Life long soccer player turned Crossfitter in March of 2015 and been training ever since.

Favorite Quote

You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think -Winnie the Pooh

Favorite Movement

Muscle Ups (Bar and Ring) and Handstand Walks

Favorite WOD

Open 16.3

Proudest Benchmark

Griff 10:42

Nick Imperial

Nickname

Nick

Hometown

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

Qualifications

CF-L1

Occupation

USMC

Competitions

Crossfit Middle Tennessee Oktoberfest Games
300 Fitness Games
KO Klash @ Crossfit Riverside
RUFIT 2015
The Farm Games 2015
Team Grit 2016
Country Music Marathon x 2
Tough Mudder

Fitness Background

High School wrestling and football
Marines since 1997
Crossfitting since 2009

Favorite Quote

"you don't begin to condition until you tire"

Favorite Movement

Overhead Squats

Favorite WOD

Anything with running and a barbell

Proudest Benchmark

Completing HERO WODs

Melissa Georges

Nickname

MK, Melly, Smelly Melly (Thanks Car) Lis, Lissa, Melis

Hometown

Chesapeake, VA

Qualifications

CF-L1

Competitions

Superfit RVA
Superfit Lorton
Superfit Hampton Roads
Battle of the Branches
Bend the Bar
Bend the Bar Team Series
Gangs of the Mid-Atlantic
Crossfit Team Series
Girls gone RX

Fitness Background

Started as the typical Gold Gym member who would get my fitness on, went to running and hit a huge milestone and ran a Full Marathon (don't ask why!) Needed a change, started Crossfit in 2013 and there has been no turning back. Fall 2016 began focusing on Olympic Weightlifting, but I still love Crossfit!

Favorite Quote

"Without struggle, there is no Progress!"

Favorite Movement

Clean and Jerks, Pistols, Deadlift, Shoulder to Overhead, Wallball Shots

Favorite WOD

31 Heroes and GRACE

Proudest Benchmark

Doing Murph RX
2:58 Grace
320# Deadlift

Clayton Evancho

Nickname

Clay

Hometown

Jacksonville, FL

Qualifications

CF-L1

Occupation

College Student at Old Dominion University

Competitions

Farm Games 2015
Superfit Richmond 2016 (1st place)
Rufit 2016 (2nd place)
Gangs of the Mid Atlantic 2015

Fitness Background

High school and College Football
High school Track and Field
High school Basketball
Crossfit since 2015

Favorite Quote

"You gotta risk it for the biscuit"

Favorite Movement

Bar muscle ups

Favorite WOD

King Kong

Proudest Benchmark

1st place at Superfit Richmond 2016
2nd place at Rufit 2016