Pat Sherwood


My first workout was "Murph". I did it in my garage in August of 2005 in Virginia Beach, VA. I had recently finished 7 years as a Navy SEAL and considered myself to be in excellent shape. However, that very first workout kicked my butt like nothing else ever had and I was instantly hooked. From that day forward fitness became my passion. I read everything I could on the subject, watched every video, opened an affiliate in VA, and even began helping CrossFit HQ run seminars on the east coast.

A lot has changed since the day I found CrossFit in 2005, but my passion for it has only grown. Whether you consider yourself an athlete or a couch potato the staff here at CrossFit Linchpin is ready to help you achieve your goals. Below is a list of past and present credentials.

  • Owner of CF Linchpin
  • Programmed events for the CrossFit Games
  • Host/Analyst for the CrossFit Games Update Show
  • Worked approximately 200 CrossFit Seminars, as a member of the CrossFit HQ Training Staff

 Current and/or previously held credentials include, but are not limited to:

  • CrossFit HQ Trainer
  • CrossFit Trainer Certification (CCFT)
  • CrossFit Trainer Certification (CF-L3)
  • CrossFit Coach Certification (CF-L4)
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Olympic Lifting
  • CrossFit Barbell
  • CrossFit Nutrition
  • CrossFit Gymnastics
  • CrossFit Rowing
  • CrossFit Mobility
  • 2009 CrossFit Games, Individual Competitor