About Us 2018-02-21T09:21:31+00:00

ABOUT US

WHAT IS CROSSFIT?

Established in March 2012, Copper City CrossFit was the first CrossFit affiliate in Butte, Montana. Anthony and Tara founded the gym because they had a passion for fitness and a passion for the great city of Butte.

Copper City CrossFit’s mission is to provide a fun and positive training environment in order to develop and foster a community of strong and healthy individuals that are dedicated to improving their quality of life.

The expansive facility features spacious locker rooms, showers, and kids play area.

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Anthony Fields
Anthony FieldsCoach | Owner
CrossFit Level 2 | CrossFit Powerlifting | USA Weightlifting Level 1 | CrossFit Kids

Anthony has been involved in CrossFit for eight years now. After years of on and off training that didn’t seem to get results and didn’t keep his interest, Anthony stumbled upon CrossFit. Early one morning he observed a rowdy group of CrossFit “early-adopters” trying to pull off these seemingly unusual and unorthodox workouts in a standard gym setting. They appeared to be challenged, having fun and getting really fit and this sparked his intrigue. After searching the internet for all things CrossFit and finding what looked like an achievable workout (20 minutes of pull ups, push ups and squats… which was quickly reduced to 7 minutes…) he gave the whole “CrossFit thing” a try. He hasn’t looked back since. Anthony decided in early 2012 to bring the joys and challenges of this exciting training methodology to Butte, America by opening Copper City CrossFit with his wife, Tara.

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Tara Callaghan
Tara CallaghanCoach | Nutrition Support | Owner
CrossFit Level 1| CrossFit Kids |USA Weightlifting Level 1 | USA Powerlifting Club Coach

Tara spent many years as an avid runner before trying CrossFit about 5 years ago.  She quickly became impressed with CrossFit due to its scalability and application to every day life, but most of all she became hooked on the CrossFit community and how it motivates its members through whatever their fitness journey may be. Tara has had a longtime interest in fitness and health; she spent time as a nurse in the US Army then went on to complete a Master’s Degree in Public Health.  She co-owns CCCF with her husband Anthony and is a CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Kids trainer, and has her USAW L1.

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Kara Assaley
Kara AssaleyCoach
American College of Sports Medicine Personal Trainer | CrossFit Level 2 | CrossFit Kids | USA Weightlifting Level 2 | USA Powerlifting Club Coach

Growing up, Kara enjoyed all sports and fitness. It seemed natural after Kara moved to Missoula from West Virginia that she would pursue fitness and sports further by obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Human Performance. After graduating she got her American College of Sports Medicine Personal Trainer certification, and worked with both individuals and small groups as a trainer at a gym in Missoula. Kara began using a lot of CrossFit based workouts for her own training as well as many of her clients. In the fall of 2012 Kara got her Level 1 CrossFit Certificate, and moved to Butte, where she began working out and coaching at Copper City CrossFit. Kara now holds a CrossFit L2, CrossFit Kids,  USAW Advanced Sport Performance Certificate and a USA Powerlifting Club Coach certificate.

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Ray Hibnes
Ray HibnesCoach
CrossFit Football | CrossFit Level 2 | USA Weightlifting Level 1

Ray graduated from MT Tech in 2006 and decided to continue living and working here in the Mining City.  After college, Ray spent several months following the programming of the Gym Jones, but switched to CrossFit because of the scalability of workouts to the gyms he attended.   In addition to playing football for Tech, he was also an assistant offensive line coach for two years.  When CCCF opened in 2012 Ray’s involvement in the gym increased to the point that becoming a trainer was the next natural step.  He  received his Level 1 Certificate in late 2012.

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Sarah Gallagher
Sarah GallagherNutrition Support, Registered Dietitian
Bachelor Science from Washington State University

I have been doing CrossFit for about 4 years. Since then I have improved on my strength, endurance, balance and mobility. CrossFit has made me a stronger person, inside and out, and I surprise myself with what I am capable of accomplishing in and out of the gym. I love the supportive environment in our CrossFit community. I’m excited to share my nutrition knowledge as I feel nutrition, along with fitness, is the foundation of our health and well being.

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Alison Spencer
Alison SpencerCoach
CrossFit Level 1 | USA Weightlifting Level 1

Alison learned of CrossFit when she decided to change her diet about 5 years ago. She looked to nutrition to stop a growing waistline and sort out a low energy, stuck-in-a-rut period of life. She chose the Primal Blueprint’s approach to nutrition, which also advocates re-learning to play and practicing functional fitness. As luck would have it, 6 months into her nutrition journey Copper City CrossFit came to town. Alison joined during its first month of operation in 2012 to learn how to squat, deadlift, and do a pull-up. Now, 4 years later she’s learned many gymnastics skills, fell in love with Olympic lifting, and continues to practice a paleo-based diet to support her CrossFit habit. She’s always open to learning new things and sharing her nutrition and fitness journey to help others. She received her CrossFit Level 1 certificate in December 2015.

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Scott Sampson
Scott SampsonCoach
CrossFit Level 1 | USA Weightlifting Level 1

Scott Sampson is a Butte native and sports enthusiast. While obtaining a degree in engineering, he was an all-conference offensive tackle for Montana Tech, and also spent 15 years coaching the Offensive front for the Orediggers before retiring to spend more time with his family.  Scott became intrigued with trying CrossFit after learning Ray Hibnes, who he coached at Tech, was involved with the gym, and decided to try it out. As an exercise enthusiast, Scott enjoys the personal challenges of CrossFit, how it relates to everyday life, and the community atmosphere. You may see Scott attending regular classes with his wife, or Olympic sessions with his children who excel in these areas.  “The family-oriented community at CCCF allows us to not only participate with family members, but share their struggles and celebrate successes.”

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Krissy Kraczkowsky
Krissy KraczkowskyCoach
CrossFit Level 1 | CrossFit Kids | USA Powerlifting Club Coach

A lifelong athlete, and health, wellness, and fitness enthusiast, Krissy started CrossFit three years ago in Baltimore, MD. After playing field hockey for Johns Hopkins University, where she majored in Public Health and received her Master’s in Public Health and Business Administration, Krissy spent years trying out and instructing different fitness programs – from boot camp classes to indoor cycling to kick boxing. CrossFit was the perfect combination of what she had been looking for – high-intensity, fun, competitive, variable, and, most importantly, had an incredible feeling of community. It was unlike any other program Krissy had experienced – she saw results, felt challenged, and was constantly learning new things. Krissy received her CrossFit Level 1 in April 2016, and began coaching part-time (in addition to her full-time position at a Baltimore-based non-profit, where she oversaw running, cycling, and triathlon training teams). Her favorite aspect of CrossFit is that there is always progress to be made – new skills, improved technique, heavier weight, faster times.  Krissy moved to Butte in August 2016 with her three dogs and her husband and she loves it here!

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Elisa Neiswender
Elisa NeiswenderCoach | CF L1 Certified
Elisa grew up in Spokane, WA and was more of a book worm than an athlete.  However, in adulthood, she realized that since exercise is part of a healthy life, she better start doing some.  She tried out several fitness avenues: going to a Globo gym, taking classes and running outside.  She found that these did not interest her and she couldn’t maintain any consistency. She discovered CrossFit in 2012 and was hooked right away. CrossFit has shown her that her body is capable of doing far more than she thought. She loves the CrossFit community and  thrives on a group of people encouraging one another to be the best they can be.  She has remained consistent with CrossFit through several military moves and has seen amazing improvements in ability and strength.
In February 2016, Elisa received her CrossFit Level 1 certification.  Her desire to coach stemmed from the experience she had with a coach from 2015-2017.  This coach said things in a way she understood and CrossFit made more sense than ever before. She realized she wanted to pass that instruction and encouragement on to other athletes.  With a move to Butte in 2017, this became a possibility. Copper City CrossFit felt like home from the beginning and she feels amazingly blessed to be a part of this community.
Maisie Walters
Maisie WaltersAthletic Trainer

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Erin Butori
Erin ButoriAthletic Trainer
Licensed Athletic Trainer

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