Starting in a small garage in Sneads Ferry, NC in September 2013 we have always been dedicated to achieving, and helping others achieve, higher levels of human performance. From this humble beginning Hybrid Theory Athletics (HTA) was born. HTA is a veteran owned and family oriented business with a hands on approach and years of experience over many disciplines of sport and strength. HTA’s methods were born from a lifetime of athletic endeavors including countless hours in various gyms, courts, cages, and fields. Some of these endeavors were more successful than others, and from these experiences, strong opinions and passions were formed into a blend stretching across several disciplines that we are proud to share with our athletes today!
Through years of hard work and an incredibly supportive community Hybrid Theory Athletics has has grown into the premiere facility that it is today. Boasting over 7500 sq/ft. in our primary location (Missing Link CrossFit) we are also proud to offer our athletes a satellite Weightlifting studio, Reborn Weightlifting. We have also been fortunate enough to expand our reach even further by adopting CrossFit Emerald Isle into the Hybrid Theory Athletics family. We are constantly striving to grow and offer our athletes the best facilities, equipment, and coaching possible. We are always happy to take suggestions and improve our offerings to our community. If you have a suggestion or comment, don’t hesitate to reach out!
Meet The Team
Casey is a founding partner of Hybrid Theory Athletics. Starting Missing Link CrossFit out of his garage in Sneads Ferry, NC., Casey was spark that ignited the community that we have today. An excellent people person with a captivating personality and enthusiasm for training, he is currently the operations manager for all of Hybrid Theory Athletics. He is an ISSA personal trainer as well as certified TRX trainer with an associate degree heavily backed in exercise science and physiology.
A Hybrid Theory Athletics founding partner, Al brings his love of research, coaching, and personal improvement to Hybrid Theory Athletics. He is a professional mixed martial artist (MMA) and amateur power lifting and strongman competitor. Allen is currently enrolled in his bachelor’s degree in exercise science with a focus in strength and conditioning at the United States Sports Academy and is a TRX certified trainer and CrossFit L2.
Jacob began training under the Missing Link CrossFit banner in June of 2016 and wasted no time in working toward, and achieving, his CrossFit L1. He is an integral part of the Hybrid Theory Athletics team as well the lead coach of Missing Link CrossFit. Jacob is proud to lead our team of athletes across the US at numerous Spartan races throughout the year. He has also earned himself a spot at the Spartan World Championships in September 2019 in Lake Tahoe, CA.
Ray has been on the Hybrid Theory Athletics team since opening in our first, humble location. As the owner and head coach of RavaFit Ray is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Performance Enhancement Specialist from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, Level 1 Sports Performance Coach with USAW, Tactical Strength and Conditioning Coach with National Strength and Conditioning Association, and Advance Olympic Weight Lifting Coach with Leo Totten Training Systems. Raymond also has a master’s degree in Health & Wellness from Liberty University as well as an undergrad degree in in physical education from Elizabeth City State. Coach Ray is also the HITT program coordinator for Camp Lejeune and MCAS New River. While not at his day job, he can be found training athletes at Reborn Weightlifting during barbell club hours OR coaching his own RavaFit athletes.
Mere joins Hybrid Theory Athletics team as a distinguished athlete and coach. A background in gymnastics and cheer has shaped her unique approach to training and teaching. As an athlete she has made her mark both on powerlifting and bikkini stages securing multiple first and second place finishes. She has nestled her way into our community as a respected coach and friend, finding her place among the staff as a personal trainer and the head coach and program designer for our Hybrid Theory Kids program.