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Meet The Team

Dylan Craze

Dylan Craze

Dylan is a coach at CrossFit Farragut who loves connecting with people. Growing up, he played football at Farragut high school and thrived in a team environment. After graduating high school, Dylan needed an activity to fill that competitive void. Showing his initiative and drive, he approached CFF for an opportunity in fitness. Quickly realizing his potential, CFF hired Dylan as the very first intern and he was well on his way to becoming a coach. Dylan is passionate about serving people and helping them achieve their goals. In June 2016, Dylan obtained his Level 1 certification and officially became a CrossFit coach. He is currently training to compete in the 2019 CrossFit Regionals. Certifications: CrossFit Level 1 CrossFit Level 1.
Caleb Boaz

Caleb Boaz

Caleb has always found joy in working with and coaching others, as he has a true desire to educate and help others make a better decision in all aspects of their health and wellness. Caleb helped to open sister gym, CrossFit Ktown in 2009. Since 2009, he has been very involved in CrossFit, and has his CrossFit Level 1 certification, USA Weightlifting Sports Performance certification, Club Coach certification, and CrossFit Barbell certification. Caleb helps do a lot of the programming at CrossFit Farragut, and is extremely passionate about not only coaching the functional side of fitness, but also teaching each member the in’s and out’s as to why we do what we do, and the importance of form and technique.
Mandy Lindwall

Mandy Lindwall

Mandy is an owner of CrossFit Farragut with over seven years of training experience. Prior to CrossFit, she’d been a three-sport collegiate athlete splitting her time between basketball, softball, and rugby. She won a Division I rugby championship and in high school was named a Top 20 softball player in the State of Illinois. Mandy has a first degree black belt in Taekwondo and finished the 2014 Chicago Marathon. Mandy has always aspired to own a gym. She loves all things health, fitness, and nutrition. When she’s not firefighting full time, you will find her training with the staff and clients at CrossFit Farragut. Certifications: A-EMT (Advanced Emergency Medical Technician) B.S. (Bachelor of Science) in Sports Management Professional Firefighter Level II.
Shane Poteat

Shane Poteat

Shane is one of the owners at CrossFit Farragut. He loves training, interacting with our members, and seeing them have fun. His athletic background began when he started playing hockey at the age of 13. To this day he still plays as a goalie in Farragut on several teams. His commitment to fitness didn’t end there when he graduated high school early in order to hike the entire Appalachian trail, in just 6 months. Now as a coach, he’s passionate about Olympic Weightlifting and helping others reach their goals. Certifications: USA Weightlifting and Sports Performance Coach ACE Peer Fitness Trainer.
Jessie Boaz

Jessie Boaz

Jessie has been coaching CrossFit since 2009 both in Knoxville and Nashville, and has competed in CrossFit at the Regional level. Jessie holds a degree in biochemistry, is Level 1 CrossFit certified, and holds an OPT athlete certification. Jessie is extremely passionate about all facets of nutrition and has implemented many programs to help with both fitness and health. She is a huge asset to this program and is passionate about not only coaching CrossFit, but teaching the nutritional side of health and wellness to members.
Ben Plotnicki

Ben Plotnicki

Ben is the head coach and programmer at CrossFit Farragut. He has a decade of CrossFit experience that includes four trips to Regionals (three as an individual and one as part of a team). He’s placed Top 70 in the Masters Division and has made the podium in both local and large-scale competitions. Ben’s also won three consecutive gold medals in weightlifting in Florida’s Sunshine State Games. Ben’s been CrossFitting since 2007 and began coaching in 2009. He prides himself on upholding the standards and integrity of the great coaches that came before him. As a fitness professional, Ben lives by three principals: leadership, training, and communication. Certifications: .
  • His expertise and education include
  • CrossFit Level 1 & II certificates
  • CrosFit Gymnastics
  • CrossFit Football
  • CrossFit Movemement & Mobility
  • CrossFit Kids
  • CrossFit Endurance
  • USAW Sports Performance Level I
  • Precision Nutrtion Level I
  • MS in Exercise Science
  • BS in Communications
  • NCSF CPT

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