Tom Pappas: Owner / Coach
Tom Pappas brings a wealth of insight and personal experience to Lane 5. He is one of the most decorated Decathletes of all time, making 3 Olympic teams, winning 2 World Championships, and holds 7 National Titles. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame at the age of 28, received the Jesse Owens Award, ESPY for Male Track Athlete of the Year, and Oregon Professional Athlete of the Year.
From traveling the world, coaching at the Division I Level, and training at the Olympic Training Center, Tom has a great deal of experience and knowledge to share with any athlete. He is a firm believer in fitness that Crossfit provides. After his competitive track career was over at University of Tennessee, Tom moved back to Eugene Oregon where his collegiate career started at Lane Community College. Tom always dreamed of opening his own gym once his professional career was over. Since being introduced to Crossfit, Tom continues to make it apart of his training. It is his goal to share his experience and help members in reaching their fitness goals.
Billy Pappas: Owner / Coach
Bill Pappas graduated from the University of Oregon where he competed for the Ducks in Track & Field. He accomplished All American honors and won the PAC 10 Championship Title in the Decathlon. Bill went on to compete professionally for two more years. His last meet was a memorable ending to his career when he was able to compete, with and against, his brother Tom in the 2004 Olympic Trials.
After hanging up the spikes, Bill went to further his education in the fitness industry. He attended one of the best known personal training schools in the nation, National Personal Training Institute, in Portland, OR. After graduating Bill began an internship and eventually became the Lead Practical, Program Design, Posture / Movement Analysis, and Anatomy Instructor for the school. Bill’s passion for fitness continues to grow and believes that CrossFit has a lot to offer anyone and everyone. He enjoys working out and competes in local and national CrossFit competitions.
Roslyn Overstake: Crossfit Coach
Victoria BC native, Roslyn comes to the sport of Crossfit with a diverse multisport background in Volleyball, Basketball and Track and Field. She attended the University of Oregon where she competed in the Heptathlon and was a multiple time All-American in the Javelin.
She has since started a career as an ER nurse while continuing to pursue her love for sport and competition through coaching. Roslyn has coached both Volleyball and Track at the high school level for the past 7 years and coached Track at a local University.
Roslyn joined Lane 5 in 2013. She has found the sport to be a natural fit. She says Crossfit presents a new challenge and set of skills to be learned while providing a fun and competitive environment. Along the way, she has found the same passion for coaching Crossfit that has made her a successful and effective Track and Volleyball coach. She loves helping people from all different athletic backgrounds learn to push themselves and to achieve a level of fitness and success they did not know was previously possible.
DJ Larson: Gymnastics Strength Coach
8 years of Crossfit
2x Team Regional competitor 2013, 2014
1x Individual Regional Competitor 2015
Strengths in crossfit: Pull Ups, C2B, T2B, HS Walking
Sports Back Ground:
High School- football, basketball
College- Basketball Northwest Christian College
Started Crossfit in 2012 at 235lbs, instantly fell in love with the sport of Crossfit as well as the dynamics of this type of group fitness. In the first 4 month of crossfiting and changing my diet lost 35Lbs and had more energy and self confidence then ever before.