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Coach Leo

Boxing experience: Coach Leo has over 12 years of experience in combat sports, including 3 MMA fights, 10 kickboxing matches, 65 amateur boxing bouts including 4 Golden Gloves Championships (2014 NM, 2015 2016 2019 CO), and 2 National Championships (2017 PALs Nationals, 2018 National Western Qualifying Championships); at his peak in the amateurs Leo was ranked #3 in the US with USA Boxing. Currently an undefeated heavyweight prospect looking to climb the ranks and hold a world title!
 

Coaching experience: Having worked in boxing gyms as a coach, personal trainer, and mentor with all age and experience groups for 8 years Leo can help you customize and reach your fitness and boxing goals!

Personal Note: "Outside of boxing I love spending time outdoors rock climbing and hiking, when at home I enjoy playing the guitar, video games, and watching 90's movies. I'm also a big Lord of The Rings fan! I enjoy working with people of all ages and walks of life to help them reach their boxing and fitness goals, whatever they may be!"

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Andy Ruiz - former WBA, WBO, IBF, IBO world title holder, #5 ranked heavyweight in the world

Jon Jones - UFC light-heavyweight champion, #1 ranked pound for pound MMA fighter in the world

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Michael Hunter - Olympian, WBO cruiserweight title challenger and IBO Continental heavyweight title holder

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Alistair Overeem - former Strikeforce and Dream Heavyweight World Champion, K1 World Grand Prix Champion, #4 ranked UFC Heavyweight

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Coach Dwight

Combat Sports Experience: Coach Dwight's combat sports career began in Oakland, CA in 2015. Initially it was a means to lose weight and get in shape but shortly after starting his training the focus shifted to competition and Coach Dwight's first fight followed shortly thereafter. Since he began, Coach Dwight has competed in 20+ Jiu Jitsu competitions (with over 10 gold medal finishes) and has amassed 12 amateur MMA fights, 3 boxing bouts, and 4 kickboxing fights; he held the RUF Heavyweight Title, and No Limit Fighting Heavyweight belt. He is also a blue belt BJJ practitioner under Gracie Barra and holds other accolades as well.

Coaching Experience: Coach Dwight has coached people in many different disciplines including boxing, Muay Thai, MMA, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The first full time coaching gig came in 2018 at the Jackson Wink MMA Academy as an MMA instructor for the IncredAble Adaptive program. Coach Dwight has worked as a personal trainer in the combat sports sphere for over 5 years.

Personal Note: "In my free time I love to run with sheltered dogs from the NMDog, I also enjoy playing video games and I'm a great cook!" 

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Having balance in the life of a fighter is very important, outside of competition Coach Dwight loves to spend time coaching, working with youth, and he is an avid outdoor adventurer as well!

Securing a hard fought decision victory at the No Limit Fighting League in Sacramento CA in 2016

Winning at the Fight2Win No Gi BJJ Competition, February 2019

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Coach Drew

Boxing experience: Coach drew started boxing in 1997. Fought on the U.S. Army Team "World Beaters" based out of Ft Hood, TX. Won the USAREUR Championship in Germany (super middle weight class) in 1998. Fought in South Korea, Kuwait, Germany, and throughout the southern U.S.. He had an overall total of 54 amateur fights.

 

Coaching experience: Coach Drew started coaching in South Korea in 2003, later moved back to the states and coached the WMD Boxing Team in Central Wyoming. In 2011 Coach Drew made the move to Oklahoma where he opened his own gym - Wind River Boxing. During his years coaching in Oklahoma he was responsible for coaching the now retired George "Comanche Boy" Tahdooahnippah who finished his career (34-3-3) and Oklahoma's undefeated super middle weight champion Marcus "Milk" Sanchez (7-0). Coach Drew has also worked with many pro and amateur MMA fighters to improve their striking game. Having worked with a variety of boxers including adults, kids, professionals, amateurs, and fitness enthusiasts; Drew's passion lies in working with people who have big goals and love to put their time and dedication in the sport. 

Personal Note: "I'm a Native American enrolled in the Eastern Shoshone Tribe, from the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming. I have 2 daughters, and we love to do anything that gets us out of the house and into the wilderness. We love to hike, fish, and run on country trails. I train my daughters to box as well, so    yes -- I do have a huge passion for boxing!"

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Making the walk with his fighter George "Comanche Boy" Tahdooahnippah to defend his belts

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Coach Drew giving his team a post training pep talk in Oklahoma

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Wrapping a young boxer's hands prior to competition!

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Coach Nick

Sports Experience: Having competed in various sports since a young age, Coach Nick fell in love with football and earned All American honors at Fork Union Military Academy HS; he won the national underclassman football tournament two years in a row. Headed into college as a 5-star Rivals recruit he took his talents to Virginia Tech as a defensive end and left tackle. After starting as a redshirt sophomore and participating in invitational workouts with the Colts and the Cowboys, knee injuries forced Nick to forgo an NFL career and transition into coaching and powerlifting where he totaled 2100lbs at a lifting meet. Currently Nick is pursuing a professional MMA career.

Coaching Experience: For 3 years Nick was an Associate Director of Strength and Conditioning at Virginia Tech. His next pursuit took him to Liberty College in Virginia where he served as the chaplain for the men's basketball team. Nick has been a personal trainer for many years with certifications in NASM and USA Olympic Lifting. Nick enjoys working with high school athletes and people of all ages enthusiastic about fitness and personal development.

Personal Note: "With my recent move to Albuquerque I have fallen in love with the mountains and exploring the foothills. In my downtime I'm an avid reader, I enjoy racquetball, and playing my ukulele!"

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From being a player (2010-2013) to joining the strength and conditioning coaching staff (2014-2017) at Virginia Tech, Nick has competed and coached at an elite level.

At the Professional Strong Meet in 2015, posting a personal best 2100lb total. Squat-750 Bench-525 Deadlift-825

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