CF TOTF Legends


Coach Dave LeClaire


Occupation: USAF, Cyber Systems Support

TOTF Status: Former Club President (Now Senior Advisor) and Veteran Elite

Family: Wife Erin, Daughter Emily (7) , Daughter Abby (9 months)

I am from Columbus, OH (AKA – God’s Country), but have lived all around the world because of the AF.

About myself: I am a huge Ohio State Buckeyes fan!!  Saturdays during College Football season you’ll only find me hanging with my family watching the Buckeyes.  Other than that, I love training and coaching folks.

I started CrossFit at CrossFit Omaha 5 years ago.  When the call went out for volunteers to begin a Functional Fitness-based program for Offutt, I jumped at the chance to help.  What we started became the current program under the banner of CrossFit Team Offutt Tactical Fitness.  I do CrossFit to personally see improvements in my fitness and to help expand this great community.

Favorite WOD:  “Elizabeth” 21-15-9: Cleans (135), Ring Dips

Certificates:  CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, USAW Level 1 Sport Performance Certified, CrossFit Football Certified, CrossFit Powerlifting Certified, CrossFit Mobility Certified

Goals: 200+ pound overhead press/ 350+ Bench/ 405+ Squat/ 500+ Deadlift/ sub-4 minute Fran/be healthier in my 40s than I was in my 30s



Coach John Hendricks


Occupation: USAF, Weather Forecaster

TOTF Status: Former Club President and Lead Coach

Family: Wife Kelly (who is also a badass CrossFitter), Son Tanner (16),
Daughter Kaisy (11, Daughter Eliza (3), and Daughter Adeline (18 mon)
I am from St Joe Missouri, but have lived all around the world because of
the AF.

I am a huge Denver Broncos fan!!

I started CrossFit 3 yrs ago, I do CrossFit because I like getting stronger
and the tight community of athletes.

Favorite WOD: Anything that has burpees in it.YEA RIGHT!!!

Certificates: CrossFit Level 1 trainer, CrossFit Level 2, USAW Olympic Weightlifting
Certified, CrossFit Level 2 Trainer

Goals: A 4 min FRAN, 500# deadlift, 400# back squat and a 300# Clean—STILL


Coach Carly Costello


Occupation: USAF, Public Affairs Officer 

TOTF Status:Veteran

Family: Husband Greg 

I am from Marietta, Georgia, born and raised, but my father was born in Omaha and raised in Kansas, so it’s nice to be in the fatherland.  

I started CrossFit two years ago with a box in my hometown. I had been working with a personal trainer for a couple years prior to starting CrossFit, but I never saw or felt the results I wanted. My best friend convinced me to join her box and within a month of starting CrossFit, I felt and looked stronger. I know what CrossFit has done for me so I am here to preach and teach it to others looking to improve themselves. Plus I just like picking up heavy things and putting them down.  

Favorite WOD:  Grace and anything with snatches  

Certificates:  CrossFit Level 1 trainer, USAW Olympic Weightlifting Level 1 trainer 

Goals: In the next year, plan to accomplish my first muscle-up, PR more than 200 pounds on squats and snatch more than 120 pounds. 2015 Regionals better watch out! 



Coach Jeffery Hart


Occupation: USAF, Administrative

TOTF Status: Veteran

Family: Wife Heather, Kids: Carly (2), #2 due in Aug

From: Owensboro, KY

In 2008 while deployed to Baghdad, Iraq, I heard about CrossFit from a couple Navy Officers who were doing Musclups and “Kipping” pull ups outside the office, as I was curling weights and making fun of them. Here I stand in 2014, after a little over 2 years of CF experience, I now understand “kipping” and don’t plan to look back. 

Favorite part of CrossFit is sharing my experience and what I have learned with others to help them with their journey to a healthier and fit life. 

Favorite WOD:  Anything Overhead or Handstand related 

Certificates:  CrossFit Level 1 trainer coming up (course and test in Apr 14)

Goals: 400lb Deadlift, 300lb Clean and Jerk, 200lb Snatch, sub 5: Fran



Coach Brian Haggerty


Occupation: USN, Submariner

TOTF Status: Veteran

Family: Wife Lisa, Son James (9)

I am from Johnstown, NY, but have been all around the world with the Navy.

I started CrossFit in 2009.  I rolled to shore duty in the worst shape of my life.  I quickly plateaued working out on my own, then a friend introduced me to CrossFit.  Almost immediately, I started getting leaner, stronger and faster.  I coach to help others experience similar life changes.  The combination of community and constantly varied exercise make it an unbeatable experience.

Favorite WOD:  Team WODs and running.

Certificates:  CrossFit Level 1 trainer, CrossFit Endurance (Running), and CrossFit Nutrition

Goals: Continue to grow the TACFIT community.



Coach David “Salt” Bacot


Occupation: USAF, Weatherman

TOTF Status: Lead Coach

Family: Wife Bianca, 2 Sons, 1 Daughter, 1 Son-in-law, 1 Daughter-in-law, 2 Granddaughters

From Houston, Texas; but home is where the AF plants us (14 sites and counting…)

Texas A&M fighting Texas Aggie class of 1990 – WHOOP!

I’d heard of CrossFit for years, but never found the way to start – gave it another go after arriving at Offutt (thanks Coach John!). 1.5 yrs and getting better every day – CAN!

Favorite WOD: Anything I have not yet done Rx (that would be ALL of them).

Certificates: CrossFit Level 1 trainer

Goals: enhancing our community; body-weight snatch; a muscle-up!



Coach Thatcher Cardon


Occupation: USAF, Family Physician

TOTF Status: Veteran

Family: Wife and 5 kids

I am from all over but Seattle is about as close to hometown as I get.

I love learning new things and working with my hands.

I started CrossFit in 2008 and loved it from day one. For many years it was a hobby and a fitness routine. Now it is a comfortable habit. I always knew I wasn’t as well rounded or functionally fit as I wanted to be but I didn’t know how to get there. CrossFit did it for me. It was like a radioactive spider bite. It has changed me in many ways and made me a better physician.

Favorite WOD: There’s no favorite that’s what I like about “constantly varied”.

Certificates: CrossFit Level 1 trainer

Goals: General Physical Preparedness for life.



Coach Haylle Lawrence
Occupation: USAF, Admin (Paper-pusher)
TOTF Status: Veteran
Home: Colorado Springs, CO
I began CrossFit at Colorado Springs CrossFit before BMT. Never hearing about CF before, I was shocked by my first WOD: Fran. Afterwards, I was left on the ground gasping for air and muscles shriveled up. I liked it. After arriving at Offutt, I finished on-ramp in Sept 2013 and haven’t looked back since… for the most part. 🙂
Favorite WOD: “Air Force,” Oly lifting, pretty much anything but Sumo DL, ring MUs, and wall-balls.
Certificate(s): CF Level 1 trainer
Goals: 200# Clean (25 lbs away), graduate with at least a 3.5 GPA from USAFA, and participate in a Division I sport.



Coach Kimberly Groeper “Lady Grape”


Occupation: mom, wife, and full-time student

TOTF Status: Veteran, Former Club President, Lead Coach and Club Training Manager 

Family: Husband Neill (my Hero), Daughter Brena (17 – Cross Country and Track Super Star), Son Zachary (14 – Shoots Tap and a Math Genius)

Born in Hawaii and lived there longer than anywhere else, but I am a military brat, prior enlisted, now a spouse and have been all over the world. 

I started CrossFit in 2012 with TOTF. In the last three years of doing CrossFit I have not only become a faster and stronger runner, but I have pushed myself farther than I ever knew possible. CrossFit helped me finally decide to get back to school and pursue a long dream of working with athletes and helping people. I am currently going to school to be a Physical Therapist Assistant and cannot wait to combine that with my love of CrossFit and coaching. 

Favorite WOD: All MetCons and Running

Certificates:  CrossFit Level 1, and CrossFit Level 2

Goals: To run a 4 hour marathon, do a muscle-up, and not fear box jumps



Coach Alana Knapp


Occupation: Knapp Household CEO/COO

TOTF Status: Coach

Family: Husband Kevin (Hooyah Navy Chief!), Daughters Natalie (7) and Sophia “Bug” (6)

Kevin and I are originally from Central California but still own our home in Port Orchard, Washington in hopes we get to go back there someday.

I tried CrossFit in June 2012 and was instantly hooked. I got my cert in November 2013.

Favorite WOD: I love the long chippers. Especially if there isn’t any running involved.

Certificates: CrossFit Level 1 trainer

Fun Fact: I lost 97lbs in 2010/2011 by eating right and exercising. There are no shortcuts. I love CrossFit because it involves hard work and is incredibly rewarding!!!!

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