Joe Valenzuela is the Co-Owner of CrossFit Wicked, CrossFit Coach, and CrossFit Kids Coach.
Joe is a former Pro Kennex sponsored racquetball player. Among his achievements, including numerous USRA-sanctioned tournament victories, he won the Massachusetts State Singles championship and was a quarterfinalist at the New England Regional. Joe also played lacrosse at Salem High School and Williams College, where he graduated in 1994.
Severe chronic back pain led to Joe’s retirement from racquetball in 2002 and derailed him for 6 long years. During that time, he went through physical therapy, tried acupuncture, yoga, and muscular therapy and found very limited relief. It was only after he started doing CrossFit in 2008 that he got his life back. At that point, Joe knew it was his life’s calling to bring CrossFit to as many people as possible. He has been preaching the CrossFit word ever since.
Joe has also coached Middleton youth soccer, Middleton youth basketball, and Tri-Town Tribal youth lacrosse.