Coaches


Taylor Bagley

Intern Coach

  • Certifications
  • High school football 1st Team All State
  • 2 years of collegiate football (University of Central Missouri)
  • CrossFit-Level 1
  • USAW Sports Performance Certification
  • BS Exercise Science
  • First Aid / CPR certified
Taylor’s CrossFit journey began in August 2016 after stepping away from his collegiate football career. Needing to continue with an active lifestyle he found CrossFit was the answer. Taylor plans to receive his Masters degree in Sports Management, and also continue working towards becoming ACSM certified, as well as a CF-L4 Trainer.

Chrissy Hehemann

Intern Coach

  • Certifications
  • CrossFit Level 1 Certification

I am 30 years old and have been crossfitting on and off for 4 years. Anytime I took time off from crossfitting, I missed it terribly and no other workouts sufficed. That’s when I decided that I loved it so much that I wanted to coach the sport. I received my level 1 certification last year and am excited to start coaching. I have 2 little boys 3 and 1. I work full time at Werner Enterprises in the logistics department and also work part time as a server at Kona Grill. I also take ballroom dance lessons. I am an incredibly busy person, but I knew I needed to find time to keep this a part of my life.

My favorite lift is the snatch and deadlift. Both require so much power and control of the body. My dream/goal is to educate people on the functionality of crossfit and how its not just for super fit people. Being able to move and move well into our old age is something that is lacking in a lot of people, not just elderly people. I want to be able to teach and train people how to move their bodies and move objects in the most safest and efficient way.

Katelyn Teager

Head Coach

  • Certifications
  • CrossFit Level 1
  • USA Gymnastics
  • BS in Dietetics
  • Nutritionist Experience
  • ServSafe Certified
  • CPR and First Aid Certified
  • Awards:
  • 2014 7th place CrossFit NorthCentral Regionals
  • 2013 1st Place CrossFit Hydro Weight Lifting Competition
  • 2013 1st Place Team TacFit Games
  • 2013 4th Place Team NorthCentral Regionals
  • 2012 1st Place Team Heartland of America
  • 2012 3rd Place Cornhusker State Games
  • 2012 NCCA Gymnastics National Competitor for the University of Nebraska

Katelyn Busacker has been involved with CrossFit for over 2 years.  She completed a yearlong internship at CrossFit Omaha where she gained valuable experience as a CrossFit coach.

Katelyn has also proven herself at the competition level of CrossFit. In 2013 she was a member of the affiliate team which placed 4th at the NorthCentral Regional. In 2014, Katelyn earned 7th place in the individual competition at the CrossFit NorthCentral Regionals.  She has been involved in several other team competitions such as Heartland of America where her team placed 1st in 2012, Tac Fit Games, as well as the Battle of the Bluffs.  She has past experience in gymnastics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, nutrition coaching, personal training and education in herbalism.

Katelyn is a loving mother to her three year-old daughter. She will also soon become a beautiful bride and step mother of three.

Norita Casey

Coach

  • Certifications
  • CrossFit Level 1 Certificaton

I am 25 years old and have been competitively exercising “CrossFit” for 4 years.  After getting my Level 1 CrossFit Certification I had the opportunity to coach and have been a coach for 3 years now.  My favorite movements to coach are the Olympic lifts, there is something so beautiful about the snatch and clean and jerk.  My dream is to one day have my own Kids Crossfit Program and be able to compete at the regional level individually and games level as a team, hopefully both of those things are in my future!  I work as a preschool teacher during the day.  I don’t have any kids, but I do have a 7 month old German shepherd who is just like my really heavy baby.  My family is just like the Brady bunch, I am the oldest and my youngest half brother is 8.  I grew up playing sports, and I love how CrossFit takes me back to those team sport days.  I was a competitive Irish dancers from 11 to 18 years old, which allowed me to travel the United States for different competitions.”

Jonathan Pingel

Owner, Coach

  • Certifications
  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Endurance
  • USATF Track and Field Coach
  • Awards
  • NAIA Decathlete ALL American Doane College
  • NAIA Pentathlete All American Doane College
  • CrossFit Games North Central Region Team 4th place 2012 and 2013
  • Granite Games Elite Division Individual 21st
  • Life Time Fitness National Alpha Championships 1st place
  • Battle in the Bluffs Elite Individual Competition 5th place

Jonathan’s passion is for coaching and seeing people change their lives through the confidence that comes from being physically fit!  For the past 10 years Jonathan has been the Head Cross Country and Track coach at Westside Middle School.  Jonathan has also coached CrossFit classes at Vice and Downtown Vise.

Jonathan’s passion for competition is a huge part of his life.  In High School, Jonathan was all state in both football and track at Beloit Kansas. Doane College recruited Jonathan to be a Decathlete for their track program. He competed at Doane for 4 years, earning all American honors in the decathlon, pentathlon, and 4X400 relay. Upon graduation, he received a teaching degree in Education and an endorsement in Coaching.  After college Jonathan continued to train as an athlete by running marathons, doing triathlons.

Jonathan found CrossFit 5 years ago when a friend challenged him to do the “Filthy Fifty Workout”, thirty minutes later he was hooked on CrossFit.  The team atmosphere drew him to CrossFit Omaha where he was able to travel and compete for team CFO Team at varies competitions.

The CrossFit Community atmosphere is second to none.  Jonathan will pour his heart and soul into CrossFit Papio to help individuals transform their mind body and soul through the CrossFit Papio’s team atmosphere.

Bryce Teager

Coach

  • Certifications
  • Crossfit Level 1
  • Nebraska State Weightlifting record holder @77kg weight class (Snatch/Clean & Jerk/Total)
  • WSC football 4 year starter (running back)
  • Heartland Strongman Competition- 1st
  • Former Midwest Cage Championship Lightweight champion
  • 2009 North Central Regionals- 7th
  • 2012 Snow Bowl Team competition- 1st
  • 2013 TacFit Team competition- 1st
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B)

Bryce Teager has been involved in the area of strength and conditioning since 2002. He graduated from Wayne State College with bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and an endorsement in coaching. At Wayne State, Bryce was a 4-year starting running back and also participated in indoor track.

After college, Bryce interned with the strength and conditioning program at Kansas State University.  He was also a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, where he ran the volleyball as well as the men and woman’s basketball strength and conditioning program. While at UNO, Bryce started to learn about CrossFit and incorporated it into his athlete’s training.  Bryce’s first CrossFit competition was at the Midwest Regionals in 2009 where he placed 7th as an individual competitor.

Bryce took a break from competing in CrossFit to focus on his mixed martial arts (MMA) career in which he became the Midwest Cage Championship lightweight champion. Bryce used CrossFit workouts to supplement his training as a mixed martial artist.

In 2012 Bryce starting coaching at CrossFit Omaha and competed on CFO’s regional team in 2013. As a coach, Bryce realized that CrossFit was having a very positive impact on everyone who participated in it. Not only were the members benefiting physically, but many of them were also significantly improving mentally and emotionally. According to Bryce, “There is just something about pushing yourself to the limit, hitting PR’s, improving the way you move, and becoming more athletic that can really increase a person’s confidence and just make them feel better about life in general.” The improvements he saw in the members fueled his passion to help people become the fittest, healthiest, and best person they could be.

Bryce is also a firefighter for the Papillion Fire Department. He is a father to 4 children (Zoe, Brock, Maddie, and Ava) and a husband to CFP head coach, Katelyn Teager. In addition to his passion for CrossFit, he is always trying to educate himself about other areas of health including nutrition, stress management, sleep, recovery, and using herbs and food as medicine.

 

Jake Brower

Coach

  • Certifications
  • CrossFit Level 1 Certification
  • Class 2 Gymnast
  • #5 National Ranking In Class 2
  • Trained at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs
  • All Conference Basketball player in High School
  • High School Golfer
  • High School Junior Varsity basketball coach 2000-2002
  • USSA 13U AA baseball coach

Jake Brower began his journey with CrossFit in August of 2014 as a Founding Fifty Member of CrossFit Papio. With an extensive gymnastics background, and a long history with a variety of sports (baseball, basketball, football, skiing, snowboarding, wake boarding, diving, surfing, golf, etc), CrossFit was a natural fit from the beginning. His athletic background, combined with a passion for people, and history with coaching made the transition from CrossFit athlete, to CrossFit trainer a natural one.

When he isn’t at the gym, Jake is the Lead and founding Pastor of Finding Life Church here in the Omaha metro. He is husband to Anne Marie, and father to children, Sadie, Neal and Maggie.

Jake’s life has, and always will be all about people first. His love for others, and passion for shaping and building community are values that fit well with CrossFIt Papio, and make him a great addition to our coaching staff.

Jacob Chandler

Coach

  • Certifications
  • CrossFit Level 1 Certification
  • Ace Peer Fitness Trainer
  • Assistant High School Basketball Coach
  • Assistant Middle School Basketball Coach
  • High School All State Basketball and Football
  • College Linebacker at University Of Nebraska Omaha
  • 2nd Team All Conference and Academic All American Linebacker
  • 1st Place Finish Alpha Throw Down Ultimate Athlete Competition 2015

Jacob Chandler is a Founding 50 member of CrossFit Papio. We could tell instantly that Jacob had an extensive background in athletics. His strength and endurance is off the charts and being a former high school and college athlete allowed him to pick up on coaching quickly. Our favorite thing about Jacob is his enthusiasm and team spirit. Jacob is a natural coach he loves to motivate and encourage others.

Jacob was a standout high school basketball and football player earning all state honors in both. After high school Jacob continued athletics as a Linebacker for the University of Nebraska Omaha where he earned 2nd team all conference and academic all American honors. At UNO Jacob was introduced to CrossFit from CrossFit Papio coach Bryce Teager.

Jacob is currently a Fire Fighter for the City of Omaha. He and his wife Rachel have a son Clayton and another on the way! When not working out or on the job Jacob loves to spend time with family and be outdoors.  Hunting is a passion and love to watch and participate in sports, basketball, softball, volleyball, etc.

Ian Pille

Coach

  • Certifications
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Ian started CrossFit in January of 2015, and since then has seen incredible gains in terms of strength numbers and cardiovascular abilities. Very early on, he knew that he had found something special that would play a huge role in his life, and he wanted to help others find that for themselves. In June of 2016, Ian received his CrossFit Level One Trainer certification and now looks forward to training many people in the future and helping them achieve goals, overcome fears, and overall improve themselves for life.

Tyson Compton

Coach

  • Certifications
  • CrossFit Level 1

My Journey with CrossFit began in 2008 when there was only 1 Box in Omaha, which operated out of a local university weight room. I then went on to receive my Level 1 Certification at CrossFit Ethos in Laguna Hills CA in 2013.

I am from Kearney Nebraska originally and graduated from Doane College where I played football. Following College I joined the Marine Corps and was stationed in California at Camp Pendleton. I spent 4 years in the Marine Corps as an Infantry officer where fitness is a necessity to function. I have always been fascinated by fitness, health, and love a challenge. CrossFit falls into all three.

I truly enjoy working with people and helping them challenge themselves. Life is a sport and it is not meant to be watched from the sideline. CrossFit allows people to identify weaknesses mentally and physically, providing the opportunity to get better every day with real results. There are only two things you can control in this world; attitude and effort, we all must work to stay strong in both.

I now love living in Omaha with my wife Lindsay and am a Real Estate Professional at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. Some of my other passions include cooking, traveling, and spending time with my family. I look forward to getting to know you soon.