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Gabe grew up in the Blaine area where he attended and played baseball at Totino-Grace High School. As a pitcher, he holds state legion records for lowest earned run average and most wins. After attending Totino-Grace, Gabe played two years of junior college baseball at Anoka Ramsey. He then went on to play at one of the top Division 1 NAIA programs in the country at the University of Jamestown, and also played amateur baseball for the Coon Rapids Red Birds. Gabe brings all of the baseball knowledge he learned through the college level to today’s young players. When it comes to pitching, Gabe’s innate ability to analyze the little details is unmatched, and his passion for baseball is unmistakable. Gabe focuses on developing pitch movement as well as velocity for every player that trains at Complete Athlete.
Pitching, Hitting & Mental Game
Mason grew up in the Coon Rapids/ Blaine area and played high school baseball at Spring Lake Park High School. He was a 3-year starter as a pitcher and position player, winning all-conference as a pitcher his senior year. He earned his Bachelors Degree in Psychology with a focus on Sports Psychology from the University of Minnesota. Mason has been active in coaching and training baseball for years. He was a former coach for Minnesota Select, former trainer with Boyceball and is currently a coach for the Spring Lake Park legion baseball team. He has knowledge in all areas of the game but primarily focuses on the mental training aspect with the players at Complete Athlete.
Sam Krick played baseball through high-school and college. He spent his time playing for Upper Iowa University, Anoka Ramsey Community College and finished at South Dakota State University. During his time at Complete Athlete, Sam has helped many baseball players achieve and exceed their goals and expectations. Sam primarily focuses on helping his athletes with their hitting and fielding. Sam also focuses greatly on helping our athletes with their mental game at the plate with an emphasis on ensuring they don't get "too high" or "too low" after their on-field results. He set multiple records during his playing days. He is always willing to go the extra mile to help the athletes he trains become as successful as possible.
John grew up in Blaine and played high school baseball at Spring Lake Park High School. He was a 3-year varsity starter as a pitcher and first baseman. During his senior year, he was a captain and received all-conference recognition as a pitcher. He is now attending the University of Minnesota, working towards his bachelor’s degree in marketing and data analytics. John has been active in coaching and training baseball for years. He has done multiple years of training with youth baseball players, and is currently a coach for the Spring Lake Park VFW baseball team. He has knowledge in all areas of the game but his main focus is on pitching with the players at Complete Athlete.
Zach is the strength coach & coordinator for Complete Athlete. He was not always a natural athlete and it was not until high school where he found his niche in sports. Zach started out wrestling his freshman year of high school and ended up being a 3 sports captain in Wrestling, Cross Country, and Track & Field. After graduating from Spring Lake Park High School, he went on to earn his Bachelor's Degree from UMD in Exercise Science. Working with the college teams as an intern taught Zach an immense amount about training for multiple sports. <br><br> Zach has worked in the fitness industry as a gym manager, personal trainer, high school coach, and exercise specialist in the private and commercial gym setting. His true passion is coaching and training athletes in all areas of sport but especially when it comes to strength and conditioning. Zach enjoys the field of Exercise Science because it is always changing and requires constant learning to deliver the best techniques available to enhance athletic performance. When not coaching at the gym training or getting a workout in for himself, Zach is usually doing something outdoors with his dog Doug or getting caught up with the newest binge worthy tv show.
Catching & Hitting Development
Zach grew up in the East Bethel area and play baseball for Forest Lake High School. He was a pitcher and infielder on Forest Lake's varsity team where they won their conference and section, and appeared in the state tournament his junior year. Zach has played for amateur teams over the years such as the Eagle Lake Expos and currently plays for the East Bethel Bandits. Zach is pursuing his Bachelor's degree in Psychology at Metropolitan State University. He has coached Minnesota Twins Youth Camps, with knowledge in all areas of the game. At Complete Athlete, Zach will be focusing on our Catcher Development as well as Hitting Development.
Baseball: Pitching & Hitting Mechanics
Joey grew up in the Blaine area and attended Totino Grace high school. While there, he won a Gopher State Championship on 15AAA and took fourth in the Senior Classic state tournament during covid summer of 2020. After high school, he went on to play college baseball at the University of Minnesota Morris where he pitched all three years and was a starting pitcher for two of them. Currently, he plays for both the University of Minnesota club baseball and Minneapolis River Rats class A town ball team. With all of his experience, he brings passion and knowledge to all fields of the game. He specializes in pitching mechanics and development, as well as hitting mechanics.
Pitching Mechanics and Mental Training
Derek grew up in Blaine and played high school baseball at Spring Lake Park High School. He was a 3-year varsity starter as a pitcher and infielder. He went on to pitch at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, where he earned Academic All-Conference honors in 2021, 2022, and 2023 and was a member of their 2021 MIAC Championship team. He graduated from SMU in 2023 with a B.A. in Public Relations and Digital Media. Derek has knowledge in all areas of the game, but specializes in coaching pitching mechanics and mental training.
Matty grew up in Bethesda, MD an attended Walt Whitman high school. During his childhood, Matty played baseball and four years of high school baseball. In fall 2018, Matty moved to MN to attend and play baseball for Macalester College. After one season and three semesters, he transferred to Augsburg University and continued his college playing career. Matty is currently a senior at Augsburg and pursuing a BA in Communications. over his collegiate playing career, Matty has bolstered his role as a reliable submarine relief pitcher. Matty uses his expertise in pitching mechanics to help his athletes develop efficient and effective mechanics for their body.
Softball: Defense & Hitting Mechanics
Coach Sullwold graduated from Totino-Grace in 2016, she played volleyball, basketball and softball. Julia was captain her senior year in basketball and softball, and also played in the All-Star softball games in 2016. She continued playing softball at Iowa Lakes Community College in 2017-2018 where she is in the record book for stolen bases, 2017 2nd Team ICCAC All-Region, 2018 2nd Team ICCAC All-Region, 2nd Team NFCA All-Region. From 2018-2020 Sullwold played for Nothern State University in Aberdeen SD, she was NSIC All-Academic team member, on the Dean's List, and player of the week. Currently, Julia teaches Physical Education at St. Raphael's Catholic School in Crystal. "I will help develop each player to their potential"