Our Community

CrossFit On Track was founded in 2012.  We exist to help you become the best version of you. We challenge you physically and mentally every day. Whether you’re a former collegiate athlete turned couch potato, a desk jockey just trying to keep up with the mortgage and kids, or somewhere in between, we know that CrossFit will make you better at everything you do outside the gym. We also know that everybody needs a qualified coach to make sure they are exercising safely and getting the most out of their workout.

We are a team of caring, qualified coaches devoted to getting people on track with their lifestyle, fitness and overall health. We’re a supportive community of individuals from all walks of life who come together to support one another in a common goal. We’re passionate about helping our members reach their goals and have a proven process for doing so. Whether you want to reshape your physique, improve athletic performance or just get fit and healthy, we’ll get you there and make sure you have fun along the way!

Our Staff

The staff at CrossFit On Track are experienced and passionate about helping members reach their unique fitness goals safely and efficiently.

Mark Hufford – Owner – Coach – CFL1 – CPR/AED Certified

About: 9+ years CF athlete (started on a Groupon), married to his best friend with 6 kids, lost 60 pounds, loves guitar, technology tinkerer, played football, baseball, basketball and track & field growing up.

Favorite Movements: Clean & Jerk and Bar Muscle Ups
Favorite WOD: Elizabeth
Musical Motivation: Almost anything, just keep it clean 😉
Favorite Food: Cincinnati Style Chili (4-way onions)
Words to live by: The pursuit of easy things makes men weak.

Dan Smith – Owner – Coach – CFL1 – CPR/AED Certified

About: 6+ years CF athlete, loves rucking, pizza and Liverpool FC.  Married with 3 daughters, very proud girl dad, enjoys motivating others, constantly being in motion and outdoor workouts.

Favorite Movements: Squat Clean
Favorite WOD: Murph
Musical Motivation: EDM or something with a non-stop beat above 150 BPM.
Favorite Food: Pizza and Pad Thai
Words to live by: Attitude reflects leadership, captain

Janelle Shafer – Coach – USAW Level 1, CPR/AED Certified, Panda Power

Janelle Shafer is a cheerleader turned lifter and CrossFitter. She is an elite athlete, seasoned Olympic lifter and amazing CrossFit coach. As an Olympic lifter alone, she’s accumulated several accolades. She has competed in many national meets and represented the USA at the World University Championships in Chiang Mai, Thailand. CrossFit gave Janelle the “Fittest Woman in Kansas in 2017” title for winning the CrossFit 2017 Open in the state. She is a member of the On Track team which has competed at the 2014, 2015 and 2016 North Central CrossFit Regionals and has competed as an individual in the 2018 North Central Regionals.

About: 10+ years CF athlete, “2017 Fittest Woman in Kansas”, 2014, 2015, 2016 Regionals team athlete, 2018 Regionals  individual athlete, USAW athlete and international competitor.

Favorite Movements: Snatch, all gymnastics, devil’s press
Favorite WOD: Loves a LONG metcon!
Musical Motivation: Anything upbeat that she can dance to
Favorite Food: Noodles & Shrimp
Words to live by: Look great, feel great, perform great!

Erin Flynn – Coach

About: 10+ years CF athlete (started on a Groupon), former competitive gymnast, 26+ years of competitive gymnastics coaching, masters degree in public health, likes hiking, camping, gymnastics and anything outdoors

Favorite Movements: Squat Snatch & Bar Muscle Ups
Favorite WOD: CrossFit Games Open Workout 16.3
Musical Motivation: 80’s & 90’s Rock
Favorite Food: Pizza
Words to live by: Get comfortable being uncomfortable. Embrace the suck.

Leah Sapp – Coach – CFL1 – BLS/CPR/AED Certified

About: 12+ years as CF athlete, married to Cody for over a decade with 2 awesome kids, PA doing cardiac and thoracic surgery at HCA, loves finding new ways to increase her fitness and stay involved in the CrossFit community.

Favorite Movements: Bar muscle-ups
Favorite WOD: 
Musical Motivation: Country 🤠
Favorite Food: Cookie dough
Words to live by: To whom much is given, much is expected.

Maddy Schuman – Social Media / Creative Marketing

About:  30-something, KC native, LOVES sports, got into bodybuilding-style workouts in 2016. Transitioned to CrossFit in 2019 after desperately needing something new. Fell in love after the 1st workout (which absolutely kicked her butt), and has called CFOT home ever since!

Favorite Movements: Wall balls & double-unders
Favorite WOD: Diane
Musical Motivation: Shinedown
Favorite Food: Sushi, all Asian cuisine, seafood, donuts, popcorn & diet soda
Words to live by: Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about leaning to dance in the rain.

Tanner Pinnell – Coach – Masters in Kinesiology – CPR/AED Certified

About: 4+ years CF athlete, but followed for years before starting, needed to fill a void after playing college baseball, regular gym splits weren’t cutting it, CrossFit filled the void and gave him an awesome community. Loves baseball, golf, CrossFit and anything outdoors.

Favorite Movements: Gymnastics, ring and bar muscle-ups, snatch & squats
Favorite WOD: Amanda, CrossFit Games Open Workout 19.4
Musical Motivation: Big bootie mix, peloton remix/EDM and country 🤠
Favorite Food: BBQ, Italian, Sushi
Words to live by: Do hard things. If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everybody else’s success

Kyle Koontz – Coach – CFL1 – CPR/AED Certified

About: Grew up on a 300 acre farm wrestling 8 other step/half/full siblings. Competed in wrestling and track, joined the army right after HS. CrossFit was first true experience with a team. Started CrossFit on a Groupon in 2013 and was immediately hooked. Achieved his CFL1, became a coach and made it a personal goal to go to regionals (which he did). The rest is still writing itself…

Favorite Movements: Anything bodyweight
Favorite WOD: Nicole
Musical Motivation: Country
Favorite Food: Anything fried or fried anything
Words to live by: There is no reason to be alive if you can’t do deadlift

JD Dalton – Coach – CFL1 – CPR/AED Certified

About: 7+ years CF athlete, first WOD was “Grace”, community keeps him coming back.

Favorite Movements: Anything overhead (lunges, squats, handstand push-ups, wall-balls, etc.)
Favorite WOD: CrossFit Games Open Workout 14.2
Musical Motivation: 90’s Country – rips doors off hinges to Shania Twain.
Favorite Food: Sushi, pizza, avocado bagels
Words to live by: The resistance that you fight physically in the gym and the resistance that you fight in life can only build a strong character.

Sarah Laskares – Coach – CFL1 – BLS/CPR/AED Certified

About: Started CrossFit in 2014 after being bullied by a friend to join. Former college athlete, loves all things “cats”, chemistry and Taylor Swift. Fork Lift Certified.

Favorite Movements: Barbell cycling
Favorite WOD: Grace
Musical Motivation: Taylor Swift
Favorite Food: Nachos
Words to live by: 

Lauren Stretz – Coach – Former CFL1 – NASM CPT – NASM Nutrition – CPR/AED Certified

About: Competitive dirt bike racer turned mom & preschool teacher. Started CrossFit in 2013 as a way to get stronger and better able to pick up a 200+ lb dirt bike after crashing. Found a community of strangers inside another local gym which very quickly became a family. Loves being outdoors, riding dirt bikes in Colorado, and making memories with her family.

Favorite Movements: Power Clean
Favorite WOD: Annie
Musical Motivation: Remixes / techno
Favorite Food: Popcorn! 🍿
Words to live by: Do I need to be liked? Absolutely not. I like to be liked. I enjoy being liked. I have to be liked. But it’s not like this compulsive need like my need to be praised.

Bobby O’Neill – DC MS – Coach – CFL1 – CPR/AED Certified

About: 4+ year CrossFit athlete,  Doctor of Chiropractic (DC), grew up on a farm in small-town KS, former college football athlete, enjoys fitness, sports, eating, traveling, and anything outdoors.

Favorite Movements: Power cleans and back squats
Favorite WOD: Diane
Musical Motivation: Fall Out Boy, MGK, BLACKPINK & any excessively emotional punk/emo rock music
Favorite Food: Korean
Words to live by: Comparison is the thief of joy