Matt grew up in Diamond Bar, where he excelled at football, wrestling and track. He continued with football at USC, and was a member of two National Championship teams. He became a Deputy Sheriff after graduating, and then considered entering the Marine Corp-that’s where a friend first introduced him to CrossFit.
He wasn’t hooked instantly and even refused to do many of the fundamentals-jumping rope, for instance-but he slowly came around and began to embrace the ideas and community. He started competing on a local level, improving technique and his fitness, all the while making friends and getting more involved.
He received his Level 1 Trainer certificate, and began to put the pieces in motion to open his own gym and surround himself with his good friends and coaches. He and fellow Sheriff Cameron opened Trojan in the fall of 2012, and have worked tirelessly between both their careers and passion for CrossFit to build the best box in downtown and beyond.