“Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.”  General George S. Patton, Jr.
Congratulations to our very own Chris Taggart, the October 2017 JCCF MVP!!   You have been a part of our community for what seems longer than a year. From the moment you walk in the doors you are smiling. You are encouraging to everyone around you. One of the most admirable traits that I see every minute you are in the gym is that you are KIND. You are kind and humble to absolutely every person you see.  The world needs more kindness, and we should all be ever grateful for all that you give. And it is not just you, but also your gorgeous wife, Sherry, that contributes to this act also. You make “smiles” contagious. Thank you for your inspiration, your service, and all of your impact.
Without further hesitation, meet Chris!!
Name: Chris Taggart
Age: 52 years old
Family: Wife-married to Sherry for 32 years and Daughter Reagan 17 yrs old
How long have you been at JCCF? CrossFitting for about a year and a half Started CrossFit in March 2016 after watching the Crossfit games.
Regular Class time: Normally come to 4:30 or 5:30 class.
Favorite lift is Power Clean
Favorite WOD is Hero wod “Murph”
Least favorite work is “Snatches” or 30″ Box Jumps.
Favorite meal is Taco Bell Bean Burritos.
Favorite beverage is Margaritas.
Funniest memory…there are many and usually involve Chad Burks. I think the time I got too close to him while spotting him doing squats….just read into that.
Best part about working out at 5:30….having my date with my wife, Sherry! 
What’s on my wallpaper? A picture of my daughter Reagan at about 10 years old in a Jeff City Jay tshirt and holding a football after a game against Rockhurst.
Favorite JCCF tradition-as a veteran it would have to be Wods honoring veterans/law enforcement/first responders.
Favorite candy bar-Mounds
What kind of animal would I be?  Jefferson City Jaybird…from the glory years of Coach Adkins!  Why…because he took kids of average size and talent and molded them into a team of winners by instilling discipline and what can be achieved through hard work.
Journey/greatest accomplishment-Meeting my wife and building a life on our own away from the safety net of parents and family. Joining the Army and finishing college. Finally, the birth of my daughter. I have yet to compete in a Crossfit event.
Advice to a newcomer to CrossFit-be patient and persistent…it will come.
Goals at CrossFit-6 months become proficient at DUs. 1 year-get a MU!
Quote-“Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.”  General George S. Patton, Jr.