Jul 23

Senior Spotlight: 2014

We are proud of all the hard work of our graduated seniors, which is why we want to not only putting their collegiate logo on the wall but also do a spotlight on each one of them!

 

Chris Hendrix

Hendrix Senior14

Height/Weight: 5’9″, 171lbs

Year in School/School: Senior, Olathe Northwest High School (committed to Avila University)

Sports Played: Baseball

Favorite All Time Athlete(s): Derek Jeter, he is a great role model on and off the field

Sports Goal: Become stronger, faster and more explosive so I can compete at the next level

Most Memorable Sports Experience: Making it to the KS State Tournament in 2013

How Long Have You Been Training at PSP310 months

Favorite Movement/Lift: Muscle Ups/Ring Rows

Favorite Part of Training at PSP3Training alongside other great athletes, and the competition of MADNESS

Advice to Other Athletes: “Stay focused on your goals.  Work toward achieving them everyday.  Surround yourself with people who support your goals and dreams.”

“What a great experience it has been having Chris in our program this past year.  It speaks wonders of him as Chris is the first athlete in the door every morning to get his pre-workout mobility in.  This is an athlete that understands what it takes to get to the next level and he has done an excellent job of being driven, competitive and coachable.  Through his hard work here I have seen Chris grow into not only a stronger, more explosive athlete but  also into a team leader.  We wish Chris the best at Avila as we know he will be itching for starting spot in 2015.”

Coach Hemphill

Jul 22

Senior Spotlight: 2014

We are proud of all the hard work of our graduated seniors, which is why we want to not only putting their collegiate logo on the wall but also do a spotlight on each one of them!

 

Jessica Krestine

Krestine Senior14

Height/Weight: 5’5″

Year in School/School: Senior, Blue Valley High School (committed to Bethel College for soccer)

Sports Played: Soccer, Volleyball

Favorite All Time Athlete(s): Mia Hamm

Sports Goal: Deadlift 1.5x my bodyweight

Most Memorable Sports Experience: Scoring the game winning goal on Senior Night this year

How Long Have You Been Training at PSP3Summer 2014

Favorite Movement/Lift: Deadlift

Favorite Part of Training at PSP3The family atmosphere

Advice to Other Athletes: “Always work hard.  Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.  Enjoy every minute.”

“It has been a pleasure having Jessica here with us this summer in preparation for her upcoming freshmen year at Bethel.  We have seen a huge change in her approach as she has seen the on-field benefits that strength training and plyometrics can bring to soccer.  At the same time she has done an excellent job taking her competitive mindset into overcoming the challenges we put before her daily.  We look forward to following her career at Bethel!”

Coach Hemphill

May 30

Summer Hours

 

Summer class hours have been released.  Classes will start June 2nd and run on this schedule until the beginning of school in August.  Looking forward to a great summer of training in OUR EXPANDED SPACE!  If you have not seen the new space, please stop by and check it out!

Class Summer Schedule

May 05

Athlete Spotlight: May

 

We are proud of every one of our athletes, which is why monthly we will be doing and “Athlete Spotlight” on athletes of our family.

 

May 2014: Reece Eddins

Eddins-May 2014

Height/Weight: 6’6″/200lbs

Year in School/School: Senior, Blue Springs South

Sports Played: Baseball

Favorite All Time Athlete(s): Derek Jeter, he is a great role model who plays the game the right way

Sports Goal: Higher velocity, go deeper into games, sharper pitches

Most Memorable Sports Experience: Pitching against Rockhurst in the Missouri State Sectionals game in 2013.  I pitched at 8 innings in a 2-1 win

How Long Have You Been Training at PSP39 months

Favorite Movement/Lift: Ring rows have stolen my heart, but burpees are a close second

Favorite Part of Training at PSP3I always have fun there and I always feel better after a workout there

Advice to Other Athletes: “Always work hard and strive to be better!”

“Reece is the definition of an “elite athlete elite individual”.  Not only is he a high level pitcher, but he is a great role model to all athletes on dedication, attention to detail and sticking with a process.  This offseason Reece made some great physical gains that in collaboration with his excellent pitching mechanics will make Reece a force on the mound as he heads up to Nebraska next year.  We look forward to tracking his progress throughout college and beyond!”

Coach Hemphill

Apr 25

Athlete Spotlight: April

 

We are proud of every one of our athletes, which is why monthly we will be doing and “Athlete Spotlight” on athletes of our family.

 

April 2014: Evan Bourn

Bourn-Apr 2014

Height/Weight: 6’2″/190lbs

Year in School/School: Senior, Blue Valley West

Sports Played: Baseball

Favorite All Time Athlete(s): Yadier Molina, Dominique Wilkins

Sports Goal: Becoming faster and more explosive for college baseball, 200lbs bodyweight

Most Memorable Sports Experience: Winning the 2013 Kansas 6A Baseball State Championship

How Long Have You Been Training at PSP3: 9 months

Favorite Movement/Lift: Squats and Pistols

Favorite Part of Training at PSP3Training with a great coaching staff, and being a part of “MADNESS”

Advice to Other Athletes: “FEED IT!”, “Stay disciplined when it comes to training and buy into the process of working hard.”

“We are privileged to have an athlete such as Evan as a part of our family.  This young man flat out is a competitor.  All of the progress that Evan has made over the past 9 months is strictly from his dedication to hard work.  We created the blueprint but he executed the plan flawlessly.  It is his focus on the process that allows his to make consistent progress whether it be in the weight room or on the field.  This focus and dedication is going to take Evan a long ways as he competes through collegiate baseball and beyond.”

Coach Hemphill

Mar 21

Athlete Spotlight: March

 

We are proud of every one of our athletes, which is why monthly we will be doing and “Athlete Spotlight” on athletes of our family.

 

March 2014: Clayton Custer

Custer-March 2014

Height/Weight: 6’0″/166lbs

Year in School/School: Senior, Blue Valley Northwest

Sports Played: Basketball, Baseball

Favorite All Time Athlete(s): LeBron James

Sports Goal: Start at Iowa State my freshmen year, Get drafted in MLB Draft 2014

Most Memorable Sports Experience: Winning back-to-back 6A Kansas Basketball State Championships

How Long Have You Been Training at PSP3: 9 months

Favorite Movement/Lift: Conditioning

Favorite Part of Training at PSP3Getting pushed to be the best I can be and the family atmosphere that is created

Advice to Other Athletes: ”Stay positive, failing only makes you stronger.”

“Clayton is an extremely talented young man who comes to the gym begging for hard work.  He does not shy away from every challenge that we throw at him, knowing he will be pushed to his limits next year.  He is a very humble athlete who treats every athlete with respect no matter what age.  This type of leadership is what is going to take Clayton to the highest level of whatever he sets his mind to.  I am extremely proud of the success that Clayton has achieved and know this is no where near the end of it.  CycloneNation is getting one amazing young man and some new fans!”

Coach Hemphill

Mar 13

Athlete Spotlight: March

We are proud of every one of our athletes, which is why monthly we will be doing and “Athlete Spotlight” on athletes of our family.

 

March 2014: Christian Kaufhold

Kaufhold-March 2014

Height/Weight: 6’0″/165lbs

Year in School/School: Freshmen, Blue Vally West

Sports Played: Football, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse

Favorite All Time Athlete(s): Claude Giroux (NHL Hockey Player)

Sports Goal: Make the Kansas City Varsity Ice Hockey team next year

Most Memorable Sports Experience: Winning the 2013 Missouri State Hockey Championship

How Long Have You Been Training at PSP38 months

Favorite Movement/Lift: Deadlift

Favorite Part of Training at PSP3Conditioning

Advice to Other Athletes: “Don’t give up, push yourself to be the best.  Remember, cheating doesn’t help you or your performance”

“Christian is a very quiet young man that is full of competitiveness.  From day 1 he has competed every day to get better in every aspect.  It has been a pleasure having Christian as a part of our family as his motivational desire sets a great tone for our younger athletes.  We look forward to continuing to watch Christian develop in a very talented young man!”

Coach Hemphill

Jan 27

Athlete Spotlight: January

We are proud of every one of our athletes, which is why monthly we will be doing and “Athlete Spotlight” on athletes of our family.

 

January 2014: Zack Engelken

Engelken-Jan 2014

Height/Weight: 6’5″/215lbs

Year in School/School: Senior, Blue Vally West

Sports Played: Baseball (committed to the University of Nebraska)

Favorite All Time Athlete(s): Justin Verlander

Sports Goal: Be the best pitcher and teammate I can be

Most Memorable Sports Experience: Winning the Kansas State Baseball Championship, spring 2013

How Long Have You Been Training at PSP3: 7 months

Favorite Movement/Lift: Ring Rows

Favorite Part of Training at PSP3Competing against other athletes in conditioning, and the satisfaction you get after each workout

Advice to Other Athletes: ”Don’t let anyone work harder than you, and always have fun in whatever sport you play.”

“It is my pleasure to work with Zack as he is not only extremely talented but also a very humble young man.  At the same time, Zack is an extremely competitive person who pushes his limits every day, in every workout.  It is this combination that makes Zack a big role model for our younger athletes who strive for the success that he has accomplished.  This type of drive is something that will continue to keep him ahead of his competitors in the future.  I look forward to following Zack through his career as he will be successful in whatever avenue he pursues.”

Coach Hemphill

Jan 23

Athlete Spotlight: January

 

We are proud of every one of our athletes, which is why monthly we will be doing an “Athlete Spotlight” on an athlete of our family.

 

January 2014: Tanner Gragg

Gragg-Jan 2014

Height/Weight: 6’0″/200lbs

Year in School/School: Senior, Blue Vally West

Sports Played: Baseball (committed to Kansas University)

Favorite All Time Athlete(s): Salvador Perez

Sports Goal: Be the best player that I can be

Most Memorable Sports Experience: Winning the Kansas State Baseball Championship, spring 2013

How Long Have You Been Training at PSP36 months

Favorite Movement/Lift: Deadlift

Favorite Part of Training at PSP3The mental challenge of getting through conditioning every day

Advice to Other Athletes: “Work your hardest every single day.  You get out what you put in.”

“Tanner is one of those guys that you just love having in the weight room.  Every day that he walks in the door we know he is going to get after whatever task is put in front of him.  At the same time Tanner is an extremely smart athlete who does an excellent job adapting to coaching.  In the beginning Tanner came in as one of the strongest athletes in our program.  Immediately we spoke about how only working to getting stronger could have adverse effects on his ability to catch, pitch, and hit.  It is with that for which I am excited to watch Tanner play this spring as I feel he has done an excellent job focusing on developing his agility, power and flexibility this offseason.”

Coach Hemphill

Dec 19

Athlete Spotlight: December

We are proud of every one of our athletes, which is why monthly we will be doing an “Athlete Spotlight” on an athlete of our family.

 

December 2013: Wesley Weissend

Weissend-Dec 2013

Height/Weight: 6’0″/172lbs

Year in School/School: Sophomore, St. Thomas Aquinas

Sports Played: Lacrosse, Ice Hockey

Favorite All Time Athlete(s): Kris Letang (Pittsburgh Penguins)

Sports Goal: Play Division 1 Lacrosse

Most Memorable Sports Experience: Making U.S. Hockey Regional Camp 2 years in a row

How Long Have You Been Training at PSP3: 6 months

Favorite Movement/Lift: Power Clean

Favorite Part of Training at PSP3: Hitting new PR’s

Advice to Other Athletes: “DON’T CHEAT”

“Wes is really a phenomenal athlete.  Not only does he possess the physical abilities needed for his sport, he also possess the mental drive to elevate his performance.   Every day he comes through the door hungry to get after the task at hand.  Being only a sophomore, he does an excellent job of pushing our older athletes to get better, as well as pushing our younger athletes to strive for success.  It is my privilege to have Wes be a part of our family, and we look forward to watching his progress on the ice and field.”

Coach Hemphill

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