Andrew Nelson

Andrew Nelson


  • LV 1 Cert

I grew up in the Republic area on our family farm, I still live on the farm with my wonderful wife Angela (also a CFR member), we along with my grandfather raise Angus beef cattle. This area has always been home to me and I couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. My love for this area has transferred into my professional career where I recently became the Public Works Director for the City of Republic. Being able to be a part of the growth of the City and help people with their everyday needs from water, sewer, streets, sidewalks and even animal control has been one of the most rewarding jobs I have ever had.

I played a lot of basketball and various other sports in high school and college, my introduction to CrossFit came through my Military career. My first Company Commander was a coach at CrossFit Springfield and on our first extended training he talked me into doing some WOD’s with him before our work day. From there I went and found the closest box to home, which happened to be the newly opened CFR and I have never looked back. The gym and the members are like nowhere else around it is a community, a family and the atmosphere is so encouraging.

What I love about CrossFit is the applicability and scalability to every person that walks in the door. Your scores on a workout are important but they are a measure that is unique to you and your level if fitness and are a measure you can look back upon, what inspires me is to see people putting out the maximum effort that they are capable of to get better.

Psalms 46:1
2 Thessalonians 3:13