David is a multiple time USA Gymnastics national champion and was part of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Team as alternate. After retiring from competition, David helped coach his alma mater, Stanford University, to an NCAA Team Title in 2009 and has continued to be a part of the sport through his position on the Athlete Advisory Council with the United States Olympic Committee. He is also a lead global gymnastics expert for adidas gymnastics. In addition, David captains Team Power Monkey (part of Power Monkey Fitness) which is comprised of elite gymnasts and coaches who help design new gymnastics equipment, as well as help the fitness community get a better technical understanding of gymnastics movements. David also teaches dynamic acrobatics to aspiring circus performers at the premier circus school in NYC, Circus Warehouse.
David has been doing CrossFit for about 5 years, is a CrossFit Level 1 coach, and has a regular gymnastics class at CrossFit LIC in NYC. He is excited about getting more involved with the CrossFit community and is passionate about bringing a comprehensive understanding of gymnastics to boxes all over the world.
Quote from David:
“I am incredibly excited to be a lead coach with CrossFit Gymnastics. The great things that Jeff Tucker has done to help build an understanding of technical gymnastics is incredibly important and I look forward to continuing to build upon his success.”