MEET OUR TEAM

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BRANDON HOGAN

Owner / Trainer

Brandon grew up in Farley, Iowa & graduated from Western Dubuque High School in 2015. During his time in high school, he played football, baseball, ran track, & was an avid snowboarder. He went on to play football for Iowa Western Community College & then for Northwestern Oklahoma State University. After facing an injury that ended his football career, he moved to Dubuque where he started Bar Raising Fitness out of his garage. He now has a facility in Dubuque & Dyersville.

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ANDREW MEYER

Facility Manager / Co-Owner

Andrew is from Dyersville, Iowa & graduated from Western Dubuque High School in 2015. In high school, he played football, baseball, soccer, & spent his spare time water and snow skiing. He continues to play soccer in Loras College & Clarke College soccer leagues. Andrew has received certification in Personal Training, Strength and Conditioning Training, Stretching and Flexibility Training, and Exercise Development. 

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TYLER POGGENPOHL

Trainer

Tyler is a Walcott, Iowa native. He attended Davenport West High School where he played football, wrestled, & did competition cheerleading. He was a two time state champion in competition cheer. After graduating in 2016, he went on to play football for Loras College. He was a four year defensive lineman & was name 2nd team all-conference. He graduated in 2020 with a major in kinesiology & a minor in coaching. Tyler now lives in Dubuque, Iowa.

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GAVIN NADERMANN

Pitching Instructor 

Gavin is from Epworth, Iowa & graduated from Western Dubuque High School in 2013. During his time at WD, he was an All-District & All-Conference pitcher & shortstop. He went on to Wartburg College where he pitched all four years, helping them win three straight Conference Championships. Gavin now is the Parks & Recreation Director in Dyersville & plays for the Epworth Orioles semi-pro baseball team.

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TY BAUSCH

Trainer

Ty grew up in Cassville, Wisconsin where he graduated from Cassville High School in 2019. In high school, he was awarded 2x All-Area & 3x All-Conference in football, 3x All-Conference in basketball, 1x All-Conference in baseball, & 1x All-Conference in track & finished 6th at state in the 4x1. Ty is currently pursuing a major in Kinesiology & a minor in coaching, while playing football at Loras College.  

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REID SNITKER

Trainer / Sales Manager

Reid grew up in Cedar Rapids, IA & graduated from Washington High School in 2015. In high school he competed in football, basketball & track. He was a 2x team football captain & lead the Warriors to the state championship football game in 2014. He earned 1st team all-state, 2x 1st team all-conference & Metro Player of the Year. Along with football, he was also a starter on the basketball team, a finalist in the Drake Relays 4x1 & a state long jumper. After high school he attended Iowa Western to play football & ended up graduating from the University of Iowa. Today, he regularly competes in triathlons.

TYLER CLEMEN

Receptionist

Tyler is from Dyersville, Iowa & graduated from Western Dubuque High School in 2014. During his time at WD, he was an assistant on the football team & was in FBLA. Tyler is a die hard sports fan. He is always watching some sort of sport! In his spare time, he enjoys going on the river, camping, & spending time with family & friends.