Staff

Jeremy Rutledge - Manager


Jeremy is the manager and head Strength and Competitor coach at Norman Strength. He is also the president of the Oklahoma Local Weightlifting Committee under USA Weightlifting. He has a background in crossfit, weightlifting, powerlifting, strongman, and highland games, and is currently an international level competitor in both weightlifting and powerlifting. His barbell club has produced multiple national competitors in both disciplines as well, in addition to A-class highland games athletes and national and world qualifying strongmen. Since becoming president of the OKlahoma LWC, Jeremy has served as Meet Director for the 2015 National Junior Championships of Weightlifting as well as the past six Oklahoma State Championships of Weightlifting. 

Qualifications: USA Weightlifting Local Weightlifting Committee (LWC) President, USA Weightlifting Sport Performance Coach, CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting Coach, CrossFit Lv. 1 Trainer, Starting Strength Lv. 2 Seminar.

Best Competition Lifts: Squat: 655 lbs — Dead Lift: 650 — Snatch: 137 kgs 

Tyler Poole-Manager

Tyler discovered his love of training in the Navy. While serving as a Naval Special Warfare Boat Operator he attended the Tactical Athlete and Functional Movement Screening courses at Athlete’s Performance in Pensacola, FL. This was his first exposure to athletes at the professional level. After receiving these credentials, Tyler was put in charge of the Tactical Athlete Program for his team, consisting of over 200 Naval Special Warfare Operators. After the Navy, he became a Personal Trainer at Aspen Athletic Club in Oklahoma City and later developed his own mobile training service. Tyler also trained under National, Pan Am and World Games champion weightlifter Bob White at Metro Weightlifting, and soon took on an apprentice role for many of the high school and college athletes there. During this time, Tyler qualified for the Collegiate National Championships in Shreveport, LA. He added CrossFit to his tool box in 2012 and has used a blend of techniques to design programs for athletes of all levels to achieve goals ranging from moderate weight loss and improved fitness to collegiate athletics and real-world tactical challenges such as reaching the summit of Mt. Rainier. Tyler’s attention to detail, versatile programming ability, and broad experience as a trainer from the every day to the extremes of military preparation sets him apart as an asset to Norman Strength and as one of the most sought after strength and conditioning consultants in the region. Tyler is currently finishing his Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Exercise Science at the University of Oklahoma.

Qualifications: Naval Special Warfare Tactical Athlete Instructor, CrossFit Lvl. 1 Trainer, USAW Lvl. 1 Olympic Weightlifting Instructor

PR’s: Back Squat: 370 lbs — Dead Lift: 465 lbs — Bench: 315 lbs — Front Squat: 335 lbs — Snatch: 118kgs/260 lbs — Clean: 143 kgs/315 lbs — Jerk: 145 kgs/320 lbs