Coach Spotlight ~ Dustin Cato

Ryan Fulwider | wod | August 19, 2020| 0 Comments

Meet Coach Dustin!  Coach Dustin is a MV-22 helicopter mechanic and crew chief.  He has been in the Marine Corps for 13 years. Coach Dustin is married to Tiffany who is a microbiologist and cell scientist at ATCC. Coach Dustin and Tiffany have no kids, but we have two dogs (Coffee Bean and Sierra). If you haven’t met Coach Dustin, say hi next time you are at Ardent!

How long have to been coaching Crossfit? I has been coaching CrossFit since Sept of 2018.

Why did you become a coach? I became a coach because I like helping others to reach their goals.

How long have you been doing Crossfit? I have been doing CrossFit for eight years.

Favorite crossfit movement? Any type of muscle up is my favorite type of movement.

Favorite Crossfit movement to coach? I enjoy coaching any movement.

What has been your favorite coaching moment? I remember coaching one morning class and there was rope climbs in the workout and one of the athletes told me that they had never done them before. That workout they ended up getting nine rope climbs because they refused to give up.

What is your advice to new CrossFitters? My advice to new CrossFitters is to be humble, but hungry.

What’s your favorite Ardent memory? My favorite Ardent memory was the open workout 20.5, so many people ended up getting their very first ring muscle up that workout.

What’s been your biggest Crossfit accomplishment? My biggest accomplishment is happening right now. I had shoulder surgery five months ago and to be where I am right now is unreal.

What are your favorite hobbies outside of CrossFit? My favorite hobbies outside of CrossFit are woodworking and hiking with my dogs.