Nevada Police & Fire Games
Aug 10th & 11th
Aug 10th & 11th
Billy grew up in Peru, Ecuador, Columbia, and California. He played soccer growing up and developed his skills playing in South America. Boulder City, Nevada is where he went to high school playing Soccer and Basketball. After graduating he joined the Marine Corps. He was deployed for Operation Iraqi Freedom for 10 months, and also trained in Israel, Japan, and Ukraine. He is currently a student at UNLV pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic training with a minor in nutrition sports nutrition.
Shain was born in Bakersfield, CA and has always been involved in sports. Born with a structural complication (of the ankle) and having multiple surgeries did not stop him from being an active kid growing up.Â Having lived in Peru and Ecuador during his youth, soccer became his main sport.Â After moving back to the US, Shain attended Boulder City High School where he wrestled and swam, in addition to playing soccer. Having to transition between them, he realized that being conditioned for one sport does not make you prepared you for the physical challenges of the next sport.
With over 8 years of training and more than 4 years of CrossFit coaching, Derrick is a young veteran. Having been recruited early on in life, he quickly gained mastery over the high-skill level CrossFit movements and has been involved in competitions ever since. CrossFit is more than a hobby for Derrick, it is deeply rooted, well understood philosophy and continual practice. “There’s nothing better than the positive energy that a big CrossFit Class brings!” Although his own words highlight the caliber of class he runs, his favorite coaching style is one-on-one – where he takes your goals and makes them his own.
Sheena Howard was born in Las Vegas, NV and grew up in Boulder City, NV. She graduated from the University of Nevada Las Vegas with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. During her last semester of college, she tried her first CrossFit workout at SinCity CrossFit. Besides cheerleading and many years of dancing, she was never involved in athletics until CrossFit. She instantly fell in love with the workouts and the community…..as well as her husband, Billy Howard! Just six months later she got her Level 1 Certification at TJ’s Gym in Novato, CA.
Krista is a native to the Las Vegas area. She was born in Boulder City and has been here for 27 years. She graduated from UNLV in 2009 with her Bachelors in Secondary Education – Art. Other than a couple of years of Gymnastics, Krista wasn’t active in sports when she was younger. She first experienced Crossfit in her brother-in-law Billy Howard’s garage and swore she would never try it. Eventually she gave in and tried Crossfit and hasn’t stopped since. Krista has been crossfitting for over 3 years now.
BS in Health Ecology from the University of Nevada, Reno.
I pursued my passion for fitness and health and graduated from The University of Nevada, Reno in 2008with a degree in Health Ecology.I have been a personal trainer since 2006, spent 2 semesters working for a physical therapist, and I have taught a variety of fitness classes over the years.
Jarett grew up in aLahaina Maui, Hawaii. He played many sports growing up, but his favorite was always football. He has always loved competing and being part of a team. He moved to Las Vegas with his family in 2006. He attended Foothill High School and played 4 years of football as a running back and safety. He is currently a kinesiology major at UNLV.
I grew up in Northern California and relocated here to Henderson in 2013. As a full time employee in the medical field, I find myself passionate about fitness and health and have found a home within the CrossFit community. Junior high through high school I played competitive rugby with a local club. I have taken the passion of learning new sports to a new level with the skills I have learned through CrossFit and am always looking for new sports to learn.