Meet Gary Valentine!


Since 2013 Gary has served as the USAW Level 1 and Level 2 Advanced Coaches Certification Lead Instructor.  He has won two World Masters Championships, and set a pair of World Masters Records in the clean and jerk. In 2002 he won the fifth of his six Pan American Masters Championships, setting a then World Record in the Clean and jerk with 153 kg. In 2006 Gary set the Pan American clean and jerk record with 154 kg. He also has won nine Masters National Championships. Additionally, he has qualified three times for the U.S. Senior National championships, the highest National Competition in the United States – all while over age 40!


Competing since 1979, Gary has won 17 Connecticut State Championships, and various Regional Open Titles. Gary continues to compete in Open and Masters Competitions, while coaching Team Connecticut. On August 7, 2013, he won his second World Masters Championship in Torino, Italy with another World Record Clean and jerk of 146 kilos – 322 pounds at age 56!


Gary trains Team CT out of his home in Wilton CT, where he also offers individualized 1-on-1 Olympic Weightlifting coaching. 


We are so excited to announce that he will be offering two small group training seminars here at CrossFit 203! (If there is more interest we can add additional dates.) These seminars will be limited to 5-6 athletes to ensure tons of coaching, feedback, and video analysis of your lifts.  The two dates Gary will offer are June 10, and June 17th. The seminar will run for four hours, 5-9 pm. Sign up is first come first serve. Cost is $175. This is a tremendous deal as he typically charges this for a two-hour individual coaching session. Take your Olympic lifting to the next level! Many of your coaches here at CrossFit 203 have spent time training with Gary, and can testify how great an opportunity this is! 


To reserve your spot, call (203-525-3005) or email ( as soon as you can!

Lisa locking out a devils press on Sunday

Elsa rolling through those devils presses!

Matthew and Cathy working hard!!!!

Kylie making easy work of those pistols