Wes was an All-CIF and All County athlete in both soccer and track in high school, and then went on to play four years of Division I soccer at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where they made their first appearance to the NCAA tournament, and achieved a “top 25” ranking in Division I. At Cal Poly, he earned All Conference and All Far West Region honors as the team’s first three year captain in the school’s history. After his last season at Poly, he was drafted by the Seattle Sounders in the 2012 MLS Draft. After deciding not to pursue soccer any further, he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology and then returned to Orange County and founded the Brea Barbell Club. He now coaches full time in weightlifting, and has coached lifters across all levels from CrossFit to master’s national champions in weightlifting. He currently is a strength and conditioning coach and speed training specialist at Virtus Strength, all the while managing his weightlifting team and training. Wes also contributes to multiple magazines in the industry, and is the cohost of two podcasts, Metcon Radio and The Athletic Blueprint. He founded both the Athletic Blueprint, and the Strength Supremacy (an indie strength competition). You can check out his club progress and his training on his social media, and join him on Twitch for regular Q&As on training and nutrition.