Dutch has been competing in weightlifting at the national level for over 6 years with several top 3 finishes at national events. He has also coached weightlifters at the world championships and various other national and international competitions.
He is a father of 2 spunky children and a husband to the most amazing wife on the planet.
Shanna works as a coach and personal trainer at BlackBox Strength & Conditioning with special focus on the weightlifting program. Having received a B.A. in Athletic Training from Central College and a M.S. in Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology emphasis, from Texas A&M, she maintains a desire for fitness progress through sound technical development. She is knowledgable in sport and exercise psychology, nutrition, and general strength and conditioning alongside her athletic training certification (ATC) to offer an eclectic approach to total personal improvement. Her hope is to instill physical activity for life in her clients through education about the immediate and long-lasting benefits a healthy lifestyle bolsters.
Athletics always played a significant role in Shanna’s life having played volleyball, basketball, softball, and throwing javelin throughout her high school and undergraduate careers. She was introduced to the style of Olympic weightlifting in the spring of 2014 and quickly fell in love with everything about the sport. After competing in the American Open this past December, her next goal is to qualify for Nationals within the year. Beyond BlackBox, Shanna loves exploring new places in and out of the country, meeting up with family and friends for general shenanigans, and relishes trying different venues for food and drinks.
Jessica is the administrative assistant and utility coach at BlackBox, helping with daily logistics and operations at the gym, social media, and client relations, as well as coaching weightlifting. Although she did not grow up playing sports or even exercising at all, she discovered weightlifting in 2013 and fell in love with the complicated, frustrating, and yet somehow rewarding sport.
Jessica lives in far north Fort Worth with David (her husband) and Parker (retired racing/rescue greyhound). In her free time she loves to road trip, try new activities, and eat lots of food. Currently she is pursuing a degree in Kinesiology (focus in Clinical Health) and is very excited about her future in health and fitness.