Zach was born and raised in Chicago, IL. Growing up Zach played multiple sports but excelled in hockey, which took him to the highest levels of competition as a youth and junior player. Playing against many future NHL players instilled in him a love for competition. After playing four years of hockey for Miami University (OH) and studying Economics in the Farmer School of Business, Zach found CrossFit as a training tool in 2013. The need for competition after collegiate sports has driven Zach to take on CrossFit as a full time venture. Zach is a CrossFit Level 2 Trainer as well as CrossFit Weightlifting certified. His passions within CrossFit are lifting heavy as well as coaching. He is a trainer at CrossFit Paradox in Downers Grove, IL. Zach has competed in a multitude of local competitions and has traveled the country competing in the Granite Games, Wodapalooza, The Pantheon Games and Fit Nation’s Thunderdome. Zach’s ultimate goals are making the Central Regional as well as taking podium finishes at major national competitions. He lives by the mantra “The Hungriest Man Eats” and that drives him in and out of the gym.