Kevin Ogar

Kevin is the Owner and Head Coach of CrossFit WatchTower. He is a Level 3 Certified CrossFit Trainer, has been coaching since early 2008, and is a member of the CrossFit Level 1 Seminar Staff. He is a 4-time Regional Competitor finishing as high as 6th in 2012. When he’s not at his gym, Kevin spends time with his dogs Boondock and Diamond.

Shannon Ogar 

Shannon is the General Manager and a Head Coach of CrossFit WatchTower. She is a Level 1 CrossFit Trainer, a Board Certified Athletic Trainer, and has her Master’s Degree in Sports Medicine from the University of Delaware. Shannon broadened her scope of the medical field by studying abroad at the National Taiwan Sport University learning traditional Eastern medicine while working with the Judo, Tae Kwon Do, and Olympic Weightlifting teams. During Graduate School she was a research assistant, worked with the Men’s and Women’s ice hockey teams as well as the head AT for a high school in Delaware.  In 2017 she was diagnosed with with Bell’s Palsy and the virus continued to spread attacking her Vestibular system.  She battled back from her nerve damage and is currently one of the fittest Standing Neuro Adaptive Female Athlete in the world, winning her division at the Wodapalooza Fitness Festival in 2020. 

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

CrossFit Adaptive Training

Certified Athletic Trainer

Eli Platt

Eli first started dabbling in Crossfit 10 years ago when he discovered Crossfit Endurance after 2 years of trying to be a distance runner. He was beat up, and the training methodology he found in Crossfit just seemed to make sense. Just as important was that it was fun.

Eli grew up playing basketball, football, skateboarding, jumping fences, climbing trees and riding BMX. He had to move, and he had to move better than I did the day before. Crossfit, for Eli, is a pursuit that allows me to scratch the same itch and play every single day. “Every day, there is something new to learn, something to challenge both mind and body. Every night when my head hits the pillow, I need to know that I did something that day to make myself better. Crossfit is a ready avenue for that sense of accomplishment, and I love helping others discover that.” 

Crossfit Level 1

Crossfit Weightlifting 

Crossfit Adaptive Training  

Jeromy Sorley

Jeromy is a native Coloradoan, He grew up playing every sport out there: football, basketball, soccer, ran track and more, although he spent most of my time skateboarding and snowboarding. He was sponsored for skateboarding at a
young age and continued to do it into my 20s.
Jeromy discovered Crossfit about 10 years ago when he decided he was done doing long endurance training and wanted to get strong.
After falling in love with it Jeromy decided he wanted to help others fall in love with it as well.
Jeormy have been coaching for over 6 years now. When he’s not lifting heavy or on the ground dying from a metcon he can be found hanging with my family, mountain biking or hiking 14ers.

Credentials:

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

i99 Gymnastics

Carl Paoli Freestyle Movement

Blair Johnson

Rowan Olson

Rowan has always loved exercising and did not feel like myself unless she had done something active that day. Her dad first introduced Rowan to CrossFit in 2014 when she was becoming burnt out from being a competitive swimmer. She was sick of spending 12+ hours in a pool every week and wanted to try something different. Rowan was immediately hooked and quit swimming within a few months of starting CrossFit. She loved that every day, the workout would be different and there were so many different movements to learn. Rowan also thought it was awesome how supportive the CrossFit community was and how all ages and ability levels were welcome. 

She started coaching CrossFit in 2018 while in college at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she majored in Kinesiology. After living in Illinois my whole life, Rowan moved to Colorado with her boyfriend, Andrew, in 2020 and joined CrossFit WatchTower. Rowan has a passion for understanding how the human body moves and functions and love that she can apply that to coaching CrossFit.

Mel Florio

Mel was introduced to CrossFit in 2016. She realized working out on her own wasn’t cutting it. Fitness is a great
passion of Mel’s, whether it’s in the gym or enjoying an outdoor activity. She enjoy helping others reach their
goals, but what attracted Mel the most is the community and the people.
Currently hold CF-L1, Scaling course, and striving for more.

Bill Keaton

Bill Keating, originally from Texas, Bill came to Colorado in 2018 and joined CFWT that year.  He’s been coaching CF since 2016 when he got his CF level one and has coached at 4 different gyms.  Bill is a bi-lateral lower extremity amputee who enjoys adapting workouts to each individual as needed. 

Danyelle Graziano

Danyelle was introduced to Crossfit in 2015 and quickly noticed this was her new home. After losing 40+ lbs and feeling a great sense of community she quickly understood that CrossFit is for everyone and her goal was to share her experience with others.

Born and raised in SLC Utah she moved to Colorado to play college basketball and has stayed in Colorado since.

She has two doggies Buddy and Alta and is supported by her beautiful wife Cyndi.

Da’sha Howard

Facilities Manager

1800 W Oxford Ave. Unit L Englewood, CO 80110

(720) 254-1283

Info@CrossFitWatchTower.com

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