Duprie Moon Sr.
I live in Dover Indiana, with my wife and 4 rescue dogs. I am a grandfather of 3 beautiful grandchildren. I am an Air Force veteran, I’m the Post Commander of the Bright Indiana American Legion and I’ve worked at Cincinnati bell for 28 years. I found CrossFit in 2012 after watching the CrossFit Games on TV. I went through Onramp with Cam and Justin in 2012 and have never regretted it. In 2014, I moved to Cincinnati Strength in Oakley to pursue an individualized program that would take me to the CrossFit Games as a Masters Athlete. I came
close a few times during the 2015 and 2016 seasons, finishing 24th and 28th in the world. In 2017, I decided I wanted to try USAW Weightlifting for a change of pace, so I sought out an individualized program for weightlifting at Project Lift in Columbus, Oh. My goal was to become a Masters National Champion, and I did that in March of 2017 in Savannah Ga. along the way I
became the Indiana State Champion also. Now I’m coming back to CFOTR, where it all began to share my experiences, build on the already existing OLY lifting program, build some technically strong athletes and hopefully get some of them to compete.
My CrossFit journey started in February 2010 – Having been a three sport athlete in school and immediately gaining the Freshman 15 (30?) in college…to say I was in a rut would be an understatement. Throughout college and a couple years thereafter, I bounced back and forth between 30 min running intervals, 5Ks and the occasional crunches and machines. In October of 2009, I ran into Laura Moore at a 5K run at Versailles Park and she told me about CrossFit on the River—it caught my interest.
A couple of months later, Mom and I decided to join the February 2010 On Ramp class. This was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I was INSTANTLY hooked. It was competitive and humbling all at the same time. Soon after starting, I saw major improvements in my fitness level and my endurance…and I was having fun! I know people say this all the time and it may not seem authentic to many, but CrossFit truly CHANGED MY LIFE.
I love the healthy competition and the constantly varied workouts as well as the CrossFit Family I have gained, which includes my Husband, Mom & Step Dad! The encouragement and support given to all of our members continues to amaze me. Watching people change and realize their potential, which in turn improves their self-confidence is what motivates me. I received my Level 1 certification in August 2012 and I am excited to share my passion and enthusiasm of CrossFitwith such an amazing group of athletes.
I spent most of my life in the Globo gym doing conventional weight lifting and over 20 years of Army physical fitness which consists of run, run, run with some pushups and sit ups. At the ripe old age of 41, I went to war. After spending a year of humping a huge rucksack, body armor, and weapon through the mountains of Afghanistan and getting smoked, I knew when I came home that my fitness regime had to change.
The sole purpose of an Airborne Ranger is to move long distances with heavy loads, do it quickly and then be able to fight when you get there. I knew I had to get stronger while maintaining good cardio. So, I pieced together different training strategies and started the process of getting “more fit”. After a few weeks into my new program, another member of my workplace fitness center came up and asked me if I was doing Crossfit. Standing there scratching my head, I replied “What the hell is CrossFit?” The rest, as they like to say, is history.
I became a main site junky anxiously waiting up every night for the next day’s WOD to be posted. Eventually I bought my own kettle bells, made my own set of rings and hung a rope outside from a tree. As I went through the daily WODS, I received a lot of funny looks; although, I receive them regardless. Gradually a few of my friends came over, drank some of the Kool-Aide and also became hooked.
Over the period of 2 years, our crew grew to about 10 people. In theory I was the expert Crossfitter; in reality I knew enough to be dangerous. I realized it was time to get the formal training and become a Level 1 instructor.
Training other people has always been a passion of mine. I’ve been doing it for almost 30 years in the Army and now here at CrossFit OTR. The personal satisfaction gained from using my knowledge and experience to help others lead enjoyable, productive lives, no matter what age, is immeasurable.