MS Fitness Clinic - Sat, March 24, Kansas City - Blue Springs High School, 8:00 am
Chairman and CEO
LES GATREL (Kansas City) - MS Patient, 2X NCAA All American Wrestler, NCAA Div II Coach of the Year, Member of Two Wrestling Hall of Fames, Successful Insurance Executive.
GARY ERVIN (Kentucky) - Founder and Chairman of Ervin Cable Construction, Cable Pioneer Hall of Fame, 2016 PSK Distinguished Alumni, Pilot, Triathlete, 2X contestant on TV's Amazing Race, he has run the Boston and New York marathons, and climbed tallest mountain on four continents; Mt. Everest, Aconcagua, Kilimanjaro, and Mt. Elbrus.
MIKE ELIAS (Jacksonville, Florida) - Professional Fundraising Executive, former Executive Director of PSK National Foundation, Founder and President of Sustainable Development.
DUANE FRITCHIE (Kansas City) - Retired Science Teacher, NCAA All American Wrestler, Ironman Champion, World Champion Triathlate, 2016 US Aquabike National Champion.
MIKE HAGERTY (Kansas City) - Legendary Wrestling Coach and Official. USA Wrestling Hall of Fame, Missouri Wrestling Association Hall of Fame, Missouri USA Wrestling Hall of Fame, UCM Athletic Hall of Fame. 14X NCAA Div I and Div II Finals referee, 5X Wrestling Coach of the Year, 6X USA World Team coach, 2X USA Wrestling Developmental Coach of the Year, Coach of USA Wrestling and Olympic programs, and 2015 University World Champions. Former President and Board member of NCAA National Wrestling Coaches Association. Founder and Executive Director of Inter-Collegiate Wrestling Officials Association.
JIM MCNAMARA (NYC) - Global Executive, Board Advisor and Investor. Digital Media and Mobile Advertising Pioneer. Launched new mobile advertising and data businesses for Verizon, Sprint & Telefonica in the US and EU. Founder and CEO of Wasabi Mobile.
DR. MIKE NICHOLS (St. Louis) - Nationally recognized medical researcher at Mayo Clinic, Purdue, and University of Missouri St. Louis.
MERRILL NORRIS (Des Moines) - Retired Hewlett Packard executive. NCAA National Qualifying wrestler, Wrestling Hall of Legends
DAN POWER (Wichita, Kansas) - Retired Limited Partner at Edward D. Jones, Hall of Fame Wrestler, 2016 UCM Distinguished Alumni for Community Service, Investment Chair of $51 million University Foundation. International Outdoorsmen and Big Game Hunter.
SENIOR EXERCISE DIRECTOR
Founder, The MS Fitness Challenge
Yahoo called David Lyons the #1 person for fitness and MS on the internet.
Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2006 at the age of 47, as a bodybuilder and former owner of fitness centers, Lyons made the choice to fight MS head-on through bodybuilding. He founded the MS Bodybuilding Challenge in 2008, and in 2009, at age 50, competed in his first bodybuilding contest with MS, winning a Most Inspirational trophy. That year David was presented with the Milestone Award by the National MS Society. In 2012, Lyons and his wife, Kendra, a registered nurse, created the MS Fitness Challenge to support people with MS in their efforts to stay as fit as possible, overcome limitations, and keep their bodies moving.
David attributes his strength and determination to the power of God in his life. He is a contributor to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes as a writer and speaker. In 2015, Lyons was honored by bodybuilding legend Arnold Schwarzenegger with the Health Advocate Lifetime Achievement Award, in 2016 he received the Lifetime Fitness Inspiration Award from the Global Bodybuilding Organization, an international fitness federation, and in 2017 David was honored by the National Fitness Hall of Fame with a Special Recognition Award.
Lyons is the author of David's Goliath, an autobiographical story of his journey with MS, and his new book, Everyday Health and Fitness With Multiple Sclerosis, is for anyone who wants to get in top shape while battling physical or emotional obstacles to getting started. He is also a columnist for Everyday Health writing about fitness for MS and other extraordinary people conquering MS in a unique way through exercise.
Along with Practical Fitness Online MS, David works with organizations such as Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, Medical Fitness Network and MS Views & News to help educate and train both fitness professionals and MSers on the importance of fitness, nutrition and mindset in battling this disease. He is also a Founding Partner of the National Fitness Hall of Fame Institute for educating fitness specialists and enthusiasts.
David has been brought on as a personal trainer educator with the National Federation of Fitness Professionals (NFPT) and has launched the MS Fitness Essentials course, which he developed to help trainers become educated on how to work with people battling MS through fitness.
In his latest role, David is now part of the Wrestling MS biking organization as Senior Exercise Coach and Advisory Board member to provide people with MS bikes, hope and support to help them regain balance, strength and freedom.
Here is a quote as well from me for your website:
As an athlete who was blindsided by my MS diagnosis in 2006, I have learned that through my faith, determination, positive reinforcement and a proper fitness program I could rise above this disease and continue to fight MS through my sport of bodybuilding. I am honored to be part of the Wrestling MS cause to encourage, educate and train those who choose biking as a means to conquer MS. It is not one aspect of fitness that wins the battle against MS, it is a combination and collaboration of many, and biking is a powerful weapon in the war!
Wrestling MS CYCLING COACH
Sandie started cycling when she was diagnosed with MS herself.
SENIOR MANAGER, DEVELOPMENT Bike MS