Growing up Kari was always very active, trying out various sports, but her main love was horseback riding. During college she competed on the Sam Houston Stock Horse Team and worked on a local horse farm.

After college she spent time working with a personal trainer but realized that it was not the route to a fit lifestyle that she wanted to maintain. Kari started Crossfit in January 2013 and quickly discovered the challenge and fulfillment that the Olympic lifts provided.

Gearing her focus towards the Olympic lifts, she decided to get her USAW certification in April 2016 in order to help others come to love the sport as she has and to grow the Denton Barbell Club.

When Kari is not at the gym training, she enjoys spending her time riding her horse or hiking.


  • USAW Sports Performance Coach

CrossFit Denton