Mike “Sting” – Owner

Mike, callsign “Sting” is a retired USN Commander.  Mike became interested in CrossFit through a co-worker who introduced him to the main CrossFit website and began trying the WODs at the Pax River Drill Hall in 2009.  Prior to that, he had run, biked, and weighlifted.  While many of the WODs could be done at a conventional gym, there were many that could not due equipment (metal weights, no rings, ropes, or kettlebells, etc.).  Also, while trying to learn complex movements without a coach to correct improper form, many bad habits were formed.  He joined CrossFit PAX in July 2013 and encountered the excellent coaching staff who were able to quickly correct his form and improve his overall fitness.  He joined the staff as a co-owner in January 2014 and obtained Level 1 Trainer Certificate in March 2014 and Level 2 Trainer Certificate in February 2019.

As a Coach and owner, Mike’s goal is to ensure that CrossFit PAX is one of the best CrossFit gyms in the country.  He strives to maintain excellence in the coaching staff, and motivate every athlete to achieve their maximum potential.

Favorite WOD: Fight Gone Bad (the first WOD he did!)

Favorite Food: Steak, medium-rare

Hobbies: Boating, tinkering, aviation


CrossFit Level 2 Trainer