Josh Stoetzel


Personal Trainer

Education, Experience & Qualifications

  • BS in Business Administration SUNY Oswego 2010
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
  • CPR & AED Certified
  • 2010 SUNY Oswego Assistant Baseball Coach
  • 2011 South East Missouri State Assistant Baseball Coach

Competitive Experience

  • OCC Baseball 2006-2007
  • SUNY Oswego Baseball 2008-2009
  • CrossFit Games Open 2013-2016
  • 2013 CNY Affiliate League-1st Place
  • 2014 No Weak Links-1st Place
  • 2014 CNY Throwdown-5th Place
  • 2014 CNY Affiliate League-1st Place
  • 2014 Catalyst Games-2nd Place
  • 2015 Open Northeast Region 128th place
  • 2015 Spring Fling-1st Place
  • 2015 No Weak Links-1st Place
  • 2015 Hail to the King (Top 200 NE Region Invite)-11th Place
  • 2015 Catalyst Games-1st place
  • 2015 Flex On The Beach
  • 2016 Open Northeast Region 199th place
  • 2016 Misfit Toys Throwdown-3rd Place
  • 2016 No Weak Links-1st Place
  • 2016 Wodapalooza Team Qualifier
  • 2017 Catalyst Games-1st Place

Throughout my entire life I have been involved in a number of sports. I knew that if I wanted to be competitive in whatever sport I was playing, strength and conditioning would be key. My passion for fitness began with the impact that exercise had on my athletic performance. When my competitive days of playing baseball were over, I was introduced to CrossFit by my wife Sarah and I have never looked back.

Still looking to be competitive, I was lucky enough to find Dan Goldberg who later became my coach. Through his knowledge and experience, Dan was able to bring me to a level of fitness I never knew I would be able to achieve. Unfortunately, after playing 15 years of competitive sports and 4 years of competing in CrossFit, I began to break down physically. I was rehabilitating a knee, shoulder, and neck injury all at once, and all required surgery. The road back to becoming healthy was a long journey, but one that I turned into a learning experience. While recovering from my own injuries, I discovered that helping people achieve their fitness goals and specifically helping people overcome injury through prehabilitation and rehabilitation was what I wanted to pursue as a career.

Dan and Ellen have built an incredible community at CFS. I couldn’t be more excited for the opportunity to be a part of this amazing coaching staff. I’m excited for my future with CrossFit Syracuse and I look forward to helping clients and members achieve their goals.