David Tripp

Dave found CrossFit in 2012 and while looking to spread the knowledge, inspiration and CrossFit methodology, opened Land Warrior CrossFit in November of that year. His goal was to create a place where every person is respected as an athlete and inspired to work hard. Shortly after opening the doors at Land Warrior, Dave was called up for his second deployment with the Connecticut Army National Guard to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. He quickly found himself amongst fellow CrossFitters and was part of the all volunteer coaching staff at CrossFit Arifjan. He was able share and spread his knowledge and enthusiasm with hundreds of soldiers and fellow Crossfitters during his free time over the 9 month deployment. Much has evolved at LWCF over the course of ownership but Dave remains steadfast in his belief that “THIS PLACE WILL CHANGE YOU, IF YOU LET IT.”


  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer – 2012
  • CrossFit Coach’s Prep Course (L2) – 2014
  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer – 2018
  • CrossFit Kettlebell – 2012
  • USAW Sports Performance Coach – 2014
  • CrossFit Coach’s Prep Course (L2) – 2014
  • CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting – 2014
  • CrossFit Games Scoring Team – 2014, 2015
  • American Red Cross CPR/AED – 2017
  • CrossFit Scaling Course – 2016
  • CrossFit Judges Course – 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022