Staff


JEREMY RUTLEDGE, CO-OWNER & HEAD COACH

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, CO-OWNER & HEAD COACH

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.

Qualifications: Naval Special Warfare Tactical Athlete Instructor, CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach.

CHRIS JOHNSON, Sooner Movement Coach & Nutrition Consultant

Chris is the Coach of the Sooner Movement classes. He has wide range of experience in crossfit, powerlifting, strongman, and highland games. In 2017, Chris qualified for the USPA Nationals in powerlifting for the 220 weight class. In 2018, he hopes to qualify for Strongman Nationals as well as USPA Nationals in the same calendar year. 

Chris oversees the development, programming and coaching of the Sooner Movement classes. He has been designing and implementing his Movement class program for over a year. 

PRs: Squat- 500lbs, Bench- 315lbs, Deadlift- 600lbs, 500M Row- 1:18.5

JOSEPH DAVENPORT, CROSSFIT L1 COACH

Joseph is a Crossfit coach here at Norman Strength and also assists with coaching the Sooner Movement classes. His favorite thing about being a coach is helping people work hard towards achieving their goals. Joseph is an active competitor and whenever he is not coaching, he is regularly training in CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting, with the goal of one day qualifying for both the CrossFit Games and the American Open.

Qualifications: CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, 1+ years of coaching experience. 

JORDAN BEENE, CROSSFIT L1 COACH

Jordan has been training in CrossFit for 6 years, and has been a certified L1 coach for over 2 years. He spends his time coaching at two gyms, both here at Norman Strength, and our sister gym, CrossFit Exile, in Moore, OK. Jordan loves CrossFit because of the communities he's surrounded by, how they help build him as a coach, athlete, and overall person and his goal is to help his members & athletes do the same and reach their goals.

Qualifications: CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, 2+ years coaching experience. 

BRADY DUNBAR, PERSONAL TRAINER & WEIGHTLIFTING CONSULTANT

Brady is an Assistant Coach & Nutrition Consultant here at Norman Strength and a personal trainer by profession. His personal experience comes from a powerlifting and Weightlifting background but has proven himself effective in training athletes of all ages for football, swimming, hockey, soccer, cheerleading, Weightlifting and overall fat loss! Brady competes on Norman Strength's Olympic Weightlifting team and loves coaching the Snatch and Clean and Jerk

Qualifications: Personal training certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine,  2+ years of coaching / training experience. CPR/AED certified.

JOSH WINFREY, CROSSFIT L1 COACH

Sports and fitness have been at the center of Josh’s life from an early age, playing football and baseball through high school and continuing to play baseball in college. After college, his focus transitioned from competitive athletics to a more comprehensive and general functional fitness required for military service. He has spent the last 16 years as an infantry officer in the Marine Corps, growing and refining his knowledge of human performance and effective training methods for building durability in physical fitness and mental toughness. 

CrossFit has been an integral part of that knowledge base and, for the last eight years, it has been his foundation in designing progressive and challenging fitness programming for groups ranging in size from 20 to over 200. He has run multiple marathons and half-marathons and, since joining the Norman Strength team, he has competed in multiple weightlifting meets and local CrossFit competitions. He loves CrossFit both as a sport and a fitness methodology and is passionate about utilizing his knowledge and experience to help people improve and maximize their potential.

Qualifications: CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, CrossFit Weightlifting Trainer, CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer, CrossFit Judges Course, CPR/AED.

 John Gramlich, Marketing Manager & Gymnastics Coach

John is the Marketing Manager and Gymnastics Coach at Norman Strength. Whether it's backflips, photography, videography, or photos and videos of someone doing a backflip, John is your go to guy for all things Marketing related here at Norman Strength. He runs our website and social media communication efforts and is our resource for all things creative. 

Additionally, for the past year, John has been our gymnastics coach, working with our athletes on all things from mobility exercises, to perfecting the handstand. John's experience ranges from competitive gymnastics, tumbling, and dance and his goal is to help athletes gain confidence and master body awareness in their gymnastic movements, elevating them to reach their desired goals.