Jacob Buckenmyer


I grew up in Southeast Missouri, where I wasn’t very athletic until high school.  In high school, I discovered I was a talented swimmer and was able to become all-state in both the 100m backstroke and the medley relay events.  Following high school, I decided to attend a school that had no swimming program, so I was at a bit of a loss of what to pursue athletically.  After a few years in college I was introduced to CrossFit by a close friend.  I immediately and enthusiastically dove into the world of CrossFit.  It only took a year for me to want to get my CrossFit instructor certification and begin coaching in Missouri.  When I graduated college I moved to California to pursue a career in acting, but I have been lucky enough to find opportunities to pursue and coach my other big obsession, CrossFit, between acting jobs.  I truly enjoy coaching and seeing people go through the same transformations I have.  It’s a good feeling to help people achieve goals or skills they never thought possible.

Fun Fact: It’s a dream of mine to play Gaston in the stage musical version of Beauty and the Beast (if you ask, I can bust out a few bars for fun)