Brian Wilson

I was a Division I baseball player in college who transitioned into a triathlete, marathoner, and adventure racer. As the time and expense continued to grow with those hobbies, it butted up against my career as a Marine Corps Officer. I needed to shift gears and I started training with the more traditional body building approach that is pretty common in the military. The longer I stuck with this, the further out of shape I became and it wasn’t dependent on the time commitment (or supplement dollars) I threw at it. After several years of frustration with this routine, I was introduced to CrossFit. Thus, the addiction began. I’ve been CrossFitting fairly religiously since 2006 and after I got my Level I Certification was completely committed to opening a box. So here we are, Patriot and Potomac CrossFit (PCF).

In addition to coaching at PCF, I’m the Co-Founder and Director of Training at CrossFit Walter Reed, which trains amputees and wounded service personnel at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
Please email me at for personal training and nutritional counseling rates and availability.

Additional Certs:
CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting
CrossFit Endurance
CrossFit Mobility
USAW Club Coach

Published Articles:
Volume Training for Goats, CrossFit Journal
CrossFit Journal: CrossFit Walter Reed by Brian Wilson
CrossFit Journal: Serving Soldiers by Brian Wilson

Additional Resources:
Know When to Say Wendler
A Specific Generalized Template
Collected Blurbs

Brian discusses the Iliad, Books 9-10, with SJC Professor Lise van Boxel..