COACHES

Armand McCormick 

OWNER | HEAD COACH | MA | CSCS | USAW | CFL1 | CFCPC | USATFL1 | CPT

Before earning his BA and MA in Exercise Science Armand served more than 4 years in the USMC as an infantryman. While serving, Armand received many awards and honors. After his service, he became the Director of XL Sports Acceleration. Armand is a CrossFit Level I Coach and holds multiple strength and conditioning certifications. In addition to coaching, Armand does the programming for CrossFit Kilo and multiple CrossFit gyms in Iowa. Programming is done from an extensive background of education and personal/professional experience. Armand has worked with multiple college teams at UNI and countless D1 individual athletes. As a highly competitive CrossFit athlete, Armand has a great deal of competition experience.

2011: CrossFit North Central Regional (3rd- individual), Reebok CrossFit Games (23rd- individual)
2012: CrossFit North Central Regional (2nd – team), Reebok CrossFit Games (8th – team)
2013: CrossFit North Central Regional (1st – team), Reebok CrossFit Games (6th – team)
2014: CrossFit North Central Regional (2nd – team), Reebok CrossFit Games (35th – team)
2015: Reebok CrossFit Games (19th – team)
2016: CrossFit Central Regional (11th – team)
2017: CrossFit Central Regional (7th – team), Reebok CrossFit Games (12th – Masters Men 35-39)

Contact Armand at [email protected]
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Sarah McCormick 

OWNER | BA | CFL1 | USATFL1

Sarah, a former Division I track athlete at the University of Northern Iowa found her love for CrossFit in 2009. She has earned her BA in Exercise Science from UNI and is a CrossFit Level I Coach. Sarah also runs our Nutrition Program and has helped numerous people change their lives for the better by educating and empowering them to make health and nutrition a priority.

2012: CrossFit North Central Regional (2nd – team), Reebok CrossFit Games (8th – team)
2013: CrossFit North Central Regional (1st – team), Reebok CrossFit Games (6th – team)
2015: CrossFit Central Regional (4th – team), Reebok CrossFit Games (19th – team)
2016: CrossFit Central Regional (11th – team)
2017: CrossFit Central Regional (7th – team)

Contact Sarah at [email protected]
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Travis Hansen 

COACH | BA | MA | USAW

After graduating from Waterloo West High-School Travis attended the University of Northern Iowa where he received his BA and MA in Exercise Science. Travis served as the GA strength and conditioning coach for the UNI volleyball team as well as Waterloo East High-School. Travis is a USAW certified sports coach and is the head assistant XL Sports Acceleration Coach.

Contact Travis at [email protected]
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Megan Timmins 

COACH | BA | MA | CFL1

Megan Timmins received her BA from the University of Iowa while playing volleyball there from 2006-2010. She went on to earn her MA in Exercise Science from UNI where she also worked as a graduate assistant with the women’s volleyball team. Megan was previously working for Superior Athletic Advantage, a strength and conditioning facility in the Chicago area.

2015: CrossFit Central Regional (13th – team)
2017: CrossFit Central Regional (7th – team)

Contact Megan at [email protected]
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Kate Bargman 

MANAGER | COACH | BA | CFL1

Kate graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 2010 with her BA in Exercise Science.  During her final semester, she completed an internship with XL Sports where she was introduced to CrossFit and quickly fell in love with the sport of fitness.

2013: CrossFit North Central Regional (1st – team), Reebok CrossFit Games (6th – team)
2014: CrossFit North Central Regional (2nd – team), Reebok CrossFit Games (35th – team)
2015: CrossFit Central Regional (4th – team), Reebok CrossFit Games (19th – team)
2015: USA Weightlifting American Open – Reno, NV (63kg)

Contact Kate at [email protected]
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Zildjian Seehase

COACH | BA| MS | CFL1

Zildjian earned her BA in Communications and MS in Kinesiology from the University of Northern Iowa. She attended Denver High School where she ran at state cross country for 3 years and was also a track athlete.

Contact Zildjian at [email protected]
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Isaac Barrett

COACH | BA | MA | CFL1

Isaac graduated from Denver High School in 2015. Following high school, Isaac played intercollegiate football at Upper Iowa University for five years. He was a three-year starter at strong safety and voted team captain his senior year. During his time there he completed his undergraduate degree in Exercise and Sports Studies and his Masters in Sports Administration, both of which he graduated with cum laude honors. After his time at Upper Iowa, he relocated to Montana to coach intercollegiate football. He spent this past year (2020-2021) at Montana State University-Northern, where he served as the linebackers coach and strength and conditioning coach for the Northern Lights.

Jacob Clark 

COACH | USAW | CSS

Jacob is currently a Senior at the University of Northern Iowa studying Exercise Science. He has made the Dean’s list 5 times while at UNI. Jacob has been weightlifting since 6th grade, and was a 3 sport athlete in High School competing in Football, Wrestling, and Track. He’s worked with High School strength & conditioning programs, and is a competitive powerlifter @ 220lbs/242lbs weight class.

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