Coaches

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Jordan Roskow

USN Veteran and Owner of Rise and Defy Athletics

Services: Contest Prep, Mobile Coaching, and Online Programming

Focus: Strength and Conditioning, Olympic Weightlifting, Strongman, Powerlifting, Adaptive Athletes, and Tactical Athletes of all levels.

  • USA Weightlifting Level 1 Certified (2020)
  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer (CF-L2)
    • Gymnastics Trainer Certificate (2015) with Pamela Gagnon, Owner of CrossFit Ballantyne, and Lead Coach for CrossFit Gymnastics
    • Kettlebell Trainer Certificate (2015) with Jeff Martone, Founder and CEO of TACTICAL ATHLETE® TRAINING SYSTEMS, INC. and CrossFit Kettlebell Subject Matter Expert
    • Powerlifting Trainer Certificate (2015) Shane Sweatt and Laura Phelps-Sweatt, Westside Barbell Athlete, World Record Holder, and owner of CrossFit Conjugate
    • Strongman Trainer Certificate (2015) with Hybrid Athletics owned by Rob Orlando
    • Weightlifting Trainer Certificate (2015) with Mike Burgener, Head Weightlifting Coach for CrossFit and Senior International Weightlifting Coach
    • Crossfit Judges Certificate (2017) (2015)
  • 5thSet Seminar (2017) powerlifting seminar and clinic with Swede Burns, creator of 5thSet methodology, owner of Keyhole Barbell, and 2016 Powerlifting Coach of the Year
  • WEMT (2018) with NOLS Wilderness Medicine Institute
  • CPR/AED

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Alec Petrone

USN Veteran and Coach at Rise and Defy Athletics

Services: Contest Prep, Mobile Coaching, and Online Programming

Focus: Strength and Conditioning, Strongman, Powerlifting, Baseball/Softball

  • United States Strongman National Championships 2022 (u82.5kg) – 4th Place
  • Arnold Amateur Strongman World Championships 2023 (u80kg)
  • Division I baseball player (Marist College) 2011-2015
  • Assistant Strength Coach Pace University (NCAA Div II) 2017-2018, Teams worked with: baseball, softball, soccer, swimming & diving
  • M.S. Exercise Science – Student, 2023

Brandon MacNamara

USAF Veteran and Coach at Rise and Defy Athletics

Services: Personal Training, Mobile Coaching, and Online Programming

Focus: Strength and Conditioning, Strongman, Powerlifting, General Fitness for Athletes of all levels.

  • ACE CPT
  • ACE Nutrition Specialist
  • Strongman Corporation Nationals 2022 (MWM200)
  • OSG Mid-Atlantic Regionals 2022 (u90kg) – 3rd Place
  • Official Strongman Games 2022 (u90kg)
  • B.S. Exercise Science – Student, 2025

Ethan Roberts

USMC Veteran and Coach at Rise and Defy Athletics

Services: Personal Training, Mobile Coaching, and Online Programming

Focus: Strength and Conditioning, Bodybuilding, and General Fitness

  • AAS Culinary Nutrition
  • Professional Natural Bodybuilding Association 2021 – 5th Place

Andrew Pepiot

Coach at Rise and Defy Athletics

Services: Contest Prep, Mobile Coaching, and Online Programming

Focus: Strength and Conditioning, Strongman, Powerlifting, and General Fitness

  • Strongman Corporation Nationals 2021 (MWM200) – 4th Place
  • Official Strongman Games 2021 (u90kg) – 12th
  • Arnold Amateur Strongman World Championships 2022 (u105kg) – 7th Place
  • OSG Mid-Atlantic Regionals 2022 (u90kg) – 1st Place
  • Official Strongman Games 2022 (u90kg)