This year at RetroFIT was an extremely busy and successful one for all of our athletes. Everyone from our middle schoolers, to our Division 1 college athletes found great success. We would like to honor all of our athletes from DLC Owlsthis year with this post. Please share it with everyone you know!

This past spring, our DLC Owls (photo, left), coached by JJ Rutherford, won the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Jamboree for U13 age group.

Claire Stemper

Claire Stemper (photo, right), a junior at Regis Jesuit High School, made First Team

All State for field hockey. She touted a .900 save percentage, 141 total saves, and had five shutouts. She capped off her magnificent season by announcing her commitment to the University of Michigan.

Adam Leonard

Adam Leonard led his Denver East  High School rugby team to a 10-5 victory in the State Championship this spring. As Adam enters his senior year, he hopes to reclaim the state title in his final season. (

The Regis Jesuit High School boys’ lacrosse team had four All American Selections, along with many other awards.

  • Adam Kratt, Senior, Air Force, All American
  • Ben Bechter, Senior, Hobart, First team All State, All American
  • Matt Soran, Senior, Drexel, First team All State, All American
  • Brett Quartuccio, Senior, Delaware, First team All State, All American
  • Truett Davis, Senior, Colorado College, Academic All American
  • Chase Konkel, Senior, Delaware, Second team All State
  • Joey Soran, Sophomore, Penn State, Second team All State
  • Conor Shea, Senior, Doc Stabler Award: “annually given to a player that demonstrates excellence in the classroom, leadership on his team and in the community and is excellent on the field of play”

Regis Jesuit boys' lacrosse

(photo courtesy of Aaron  Ontiveroz,  The Denver Post)

Regis Jesuit  High School girls’ lacrosse team had two selections to the all-continental league first team, Kathleen Roe (photo, left) and Nina Kelly (photo, right). Kathleen Roe also won the continental league player of the year award, was First Team All State and made The Denver Post’s All Colorado Team. Katie Schilmoeller made the all-continental league second team. Kate MacDonald, Mathison Davis, Noa Crowley and Mackenzie Reifsnider all made Second Team All League. 

Kathleen RoeNina Kelly

(photos courtesy of Courtney Oaks, The Aurora Sentinel

Davis Carter committed to Southern Indiana University for basketball. Davis spent one year playing junior college before he found the right school. 

Southern Indiana UniversityDavis Carter

Coach Jamie and his track athletes both saw great success as well. Jamie won his third straight state title with the Niwot High School girls’ track team. Here is a list of all his athletes that made First Team All State as well.

  • Alexis Carroll, Sophomore, Niwot, Hurdles/Jumps
  • Mackenzie Fidelak, Freshman, Niwot, Hurdles (photo, right)Niwot Track
  • Kela Fetters, Junior, Niwot, Sprints
  • Zoe Gilbertson, Sophomore, Mountain Ridge, Hurdles
  • Shayna Yon, Senior, Cherokee Trail, Sprints
  • Ryan Younggreen, Senior, Holy Family, Sprints
  • Lauren Sharpe, Senior, Niwot, Sprints/Jumps
  • Rachel Sharpe, Senior, Niwot, Sprints/Jumps
  • Kent Harris, Junior, Lutheran, Sprints

Jamie and his athletes also traveled to New Mexico for the Great South West Track Meet from June 5-7. His Colorado crew (in green, photo, right) won 1st place and completed a three peat!Great South West Track Meet

Lorne Jenkins, a rising junior at Campbell University, was selected First Team All Conference in track and field for hurdles and jumps.

Joe Schroer, who is in Army ROTC at the University of Kansas, set a goal last year to perform 70 push ups in two minutes. When it came time for testing, he shattered his previous goal with a personal record of 85.

Allie Peper, Ralston Valley High School hockey player and rising senior, committed to play at Harvard University.

Emi Smith (pictured below), Penn State girls’ lacrosse goalie, had an outstanding year in the cage. She made 158 saves, took her Penn State Nittany Lions to the NCAA Championship Quarter Finals and was named a third team IWLCA All-American.(Penn State Athletics)Emi Smith

Anya GersoffAnya Gersoff, a junior from Princeton University (photo, right), made it to the NCAA Championship Quarter Finals. She tallied 22 goals, six assists, and 23  ground balls (Princeton Athletic Communications).

Dan Shelanksi, one of our newest athletes and rising junior, was named second team all state in boys’ lacrosse with Denver East High School Angels. He won 109 face-offs and racked up 99 ground balls.

Our Thunderridge High School girls’ lacrosse players also had an incredible year. Sara Stewart and Kirstin Greenlaw made First Team All League. Meghan Gordon, Bailey McCue and Shelby Squire each made Second Team All League.

We had a number of girls make the Under Armour West National Team and Billy was named the coach. Players traveled from California, Wyoming, Arizona, New Mexico, Idaho and Oregon to tryout for the West National Underclass team. The girls who made the team are:Under Armour

  • Hope Adams-Cherry Creek
  • Meghan Gordon-Mountain Vista
  • Sydney Prokupek-Colorado Academy
  • Mackenzie Reifsnider-Regis Jesuit
  • Emma Richards-Colorado Academy
  • Hali Sibilia-Cherry Creek
  • Sara Stewart-Thunderridge

Caroline PerryCaroline Perry (photo, left), Cherry Creek High School, was selected a First Team All American, made The Denver Post’s All Colorado Team, and was selected as a 1st Team All State player. She had 63 goals 22 assists, and 26 ground balls. She also was named MVP of the high school girls’ division in the Vail Shootout. Caroline will play for the University of Colorado at Boulder Buffs next season.

Atlee Witt, a rising senior at Arapahoe High School, had a great year. She is a great role model both on and off the field. She scored a perfect 36 on her ACT and was inducted into the National Honor Society.

John Campbell, a senior from Denver South High School, enlisted in the United States Marine Corps.

Olivia Baglieri achieved a 3rd degree blackbelt in Tae Kwon Do.

Audrey Payne, a Kent Denver High School junior, made First Team All State in soccer.Colorado Academy

Colorado Academy girls’ lacrosse had a fantastic season. Team Captain Emma Richards, was her team MVP, First Team All Conference, and made The Denver Post’s All Colorado Team. Henley Hall won the coaches’ award, Second Team All Conference, and made The Denver Post’s All Colorado Team. Jackie Melberg won Second Team All Conference.  These girls helped Colorado Academy win the 2015 Colorado Lacrosse State Championship.

Erin O’Shaughnessy, a junior at Kent Denver High School, made Second Team All State in girls’ lacrosse, and made The Denver Post’s All Colorado Team.

Kendra Lanuza, a senior from Chatfield High School, made First Team All State, was named The Denver Post’s girls’ lacrosse player of the year, and made The Denver Post’s All Colorado Team. Kendra will play at the nationally ranked University of Denver next season.

Jen Lanuza of Chatfield High School, made Second Team All State. Darcy Neureiter

Darcy Neureiter (photo, right), a Kent Denver High School senior, committed to play field hockey at Wesleyan University, received the Christine D. Bullard Athletic Award at Kent Denver: Awarded to a member of a varsity squad who, by her exemplary spirit, outstanding sportsmanship and sound team play, has contributed most to the girls athletic program.

Will PalmquistWill Palmquist, (photo, left) a rising senior from Denver East High School, made First Team All State in boys soccer. He committed to the University of Denver this season too. Great things await him as he begins his senior season.

Rachael WalkerRachael Walker (photo, right), a rising sophomore  at the University of Oregon, was named MVP of the girls’ elite division in the Vail Shootout.

It truly has been an incredible year for all of our athletes. We at RetroFIT Training Center and Athletic Revolution Central Denver are ever grateful for all of you and wish our sincerest congratulations for all that you’ve accomplished.

We can’t wait to see what next year has in store!

For all your fitness and performance needs please contact us at or call 303.758.3138.RetroFIT

Congrats to Madeline Stesney and her Colorado Rapids Academy U 17 team for winning league and going a perfect 9-0 in the Colorado Youth Soccer league. Maddie (second from the left) also plays for East HS and has been training with us for 3 years.

Stes and teammates

– Congrats to Senior Katie Patrick and her Grandview Volleyball team for winning another title in the 5A CHSAA state championship.

– Congrats to Sophomore Alex Osredker for helping her Regis Jesuit Volleyball team improve and qualify for state.

– Please plan on joining us for our 4th Annual Thanksgiving morning “Burn the Fat before You Feast” Charity Bootcamp. Email us at or call 303 758 3138 to reserve your spot in this popular event.

Thanksgiving Day Boot Camp 2014 #1

I’ve been playing competitive sports for as long as I can remember. While they may have taken their physical toll on me I couldn’t imagine what my life would have been like with them.

And now, as I prepare to get ready to play in the FIL World Championships next week I can’t help but be constantly reminded of ALL the reasons I “shouldn’t” be doing this. Thoughts pop into my mind like, “I’m just too old for this stuff” or “Training makes my body too achy and sore” or “ the running I need to do is too hard for an old guy like me!”

Now If this conversation or self talk occurred while I was training one of my clients I would most likely, no, I would definitely tell that client that using age as a reason to keep you from participating in an event like this is the biggest bull excuse you can come up with!

Age is no excuse…Period!

I mean come on, it’s The World Championships!

No one had proved my point more than a former client of mine, Jean Runyon. Jean was an inspiration to me and all those at RetroFIT that knew her. I started training Jean when she was 67 yrs. young. At that time she struggled with simple activities of daily living like walking and driving. She wasn’t very strong but she had an incredible zest for life. Of course she would get stronger and more fit as we put time into training but the real transformation began when I asked her one simple question. “If you could would you ever want to do a triathlon”? Her response went right to the age excuse where she responded, I can’t do that, and I’m too old! I didn’t ask if you could or not I asked if you could, would you want to? After she said, well yeah, sure!

As they say, the rest is history and before Jean passed away she competed in 3 triathlons!

What would you do if you could?

I’m doing the big lacrosse tournament because it’s here in Denver but if it weren’t I would still find something else to push myself. It might be a 100-mile mountain bike race or a multi-day fitness event but I’m going to do something!

It doesn’t need to be a big tournament like mine in order for you to find your, “If I could I would” event. It just needs to be something that gives you a greater purpose to push yourself and challenge you in an entire new way.

“Why bother” you might ask.

“I’m perfectly fine doing what I’ve been doing.”

The universe is a funny thing. If you push yourself you just may inspire someone else to push themselves and so on and so on. You never know how it will end up from there.

I don’t care who said this quote “ If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten”! All I know is that what matters is the truth of it and the result of it.

Age is what you make of it. John Glenn said’ “there’s no cure for the common birthday”.

To me, that mean’s I’m getting older anyway so being that’s just life well then I’m going to soak up every min out of every day in whatever I do.

Too busy! Not a good enough excuse. It just means you have to prioritize better. Hey, I’m busy too! I run a business, coach and play lacrosse and have a very active 3 yr old girl!

What does it mean to you?

I know I’m truly blessed to be able to have a chance to participate in the FIL lacrosse Championships. I don’t take it for granted for even 1 minute that I’m able to bike and run hard and still go after it so I’ll be damned if I’m going to sit around and take getting older lightly and just do enough to survive!

So, Come on, let’s mix it up a little and get outside your comfort zone.

Don’t settle for same ole same ole just because of that number you call your age!

I’ll ask you again, What would you do if you could?

Hey, If you need some ideas DO please give me a call, stop by the gym or drop me an email.

DO NOT sit on your bum and wait around for life to just happen.

Until next time,

Coach Billy C

P.S. Our first game is 7/16 at 10:30 and 2:00 pm at Dicks Sporting Goods Park.