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HIM of the week

Get to know the HIMs of Ashland F3.

HIM OF THE WEEK

Click on any of the HIMs below to find out more about that HIM of the Week.

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Horshack

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Rook

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Outbreak

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Flonasty

Flonasty

Jeffrey Jay Sikkenga

  1. What's your hospital name? Jeffrey Jay Sikkenga. Named after my Dad’s favorite farm dog, “Jeff”. Middle name after my Dad, Jay. In our family, the son takes the father’s name as his middle name, so my son’s middle name is Jeffrey. Some weird Nordic thing.

  2. What do you do for a living? I’m a professor of political science at AU and also work at the Ashbrook Center. So I partake of both the light of scholarship and the darkness of administration.

  3. How long have you been in F3? I’ve been in Ashland F3 since before it was before F3. At one workout in the old AU field house, we had 4 guys show up. I thought: “l don’t think this thing is going to make it.” It’s those kind of bad judgments that have helped me rise as an administrator. Officially, though, I started in August 2019 after I got back from some time off in the summer. By that time, we were F3.

  4. When was your first post? Late August 2019

  5. Who headlocked you? Like so many others, I was originally head locked by Play D’oh. He is the greatest apostle Ashland F3 has ever had.

  6. What's the story behind your F3 name? It is a triple entendre. I was a young rapper in the 1980s with nasty flow (e.g. “The Message” by Grandmaster Flash); I’ve been reputed to study Niccolo Machiavelli, a supposedly nasty man from Florence, Italy (I disavow any knowledge of him or his teachings); and I once defecated in a trash can at an F3 workout.

  7. Where are you from originally? I was born and raised in Muskegon, Michigan, home of Harry Morgan, who played Colonel Potter on “MASH”.

  8. How long have you lived in the Ashland area? I’ve lived in Ashland since January 1997.

  9. What brought you to this area? I came here for a one semester temporary position at AU. It’s been a long semester.

  10. What's your family situation? 

  11. What are your hobbies? Disc golf, board games, poker, biking, hiking, reading, playing almost any sport for fun, watching sports, watching movies, insulting @Freud.

  12. What's your favorite movie? Hmm... it is tough to pick one, but Tommy Boy and Talladega Nights would be near the top of the list.

  13. What's your favorite book? Hmm... it is tough to pick one, but I generally like mysteries and maybe I would select Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None (aka Ten Little "Guardians").

  14. What's your favorite food? Hmm... it is tough to pick one, but probably seafood and specifically lobster, though I am generally too cheap to buy it.  Shrimp or Salmon are probably my favorite foods that I eat more regularly.

  15. What's your favorite song? Hmm... it is tough to pick one, but my favorite artist is Billy Joel and I would probably pick "Piano Man" since I played piano as a kid or maybe "Only the Good Die Young."  I know...you were thinking "Who Let the Dogs Out" or the University of Michigan fight song "The Victors."

  16. What's your favorite exercise? Hmm...it is tough to pick one, but probably The Motivator or Running a Stadium.

  17. What's your least favorite exercise? It is not tough at all to pick one - burpees!

  18. What's your proudest fitness accomplishment since joining? The first time I completed 100 push-ups per day in December for Mitch's Push-up Challenge as I did not think it would be possible for me.

  19. What's the worst F3 beatdown you've experienced? @FloNasty's wall stand workout during which we were in teams of 3 and one member of each team had to be doing a wall stand throughout the workout.  Luckily, I had @Elmer's on my team nd only had to do a wall stand for 5 minutes.

  20. Do you have any hidden talents or claims to fame? Mental computation - I won mental computation competitions in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades.  Ability to appropriately decorate my car in maize and blue the week of Thanksgiving.

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Flonasty

Outbreak

Don Stump

  1. What's your hospital name? Donald Gerald Stump

  2. What do you do for a living? Toxicologist

  3. How long have you been in F3? 2 years

  4. When was your first post? April 10, 2021

  5. Who headlocked you? Freud

  6. What's the story behind your F3 name? I mentioned that when I was a post-doc at NIH, I used to go to lectures by Anthony Fauci.

  7. Where are you from originally? closest town was Lenhartsville, PA, town of around 200 people

  8. How long have you lived in the Ashland area? 29 years

  9. What brought you to this area? job (WIL Research).

  10. What's your family situation? Married for 30 years, have 3 kids (1 girl, 2 boys), dog and cat.  All 3 kids were very good students (each National Merit finalist).  My wife has a PhD in Pharmacology.  They got their brains from her.

  11. What are your hobbies? F3, running, not much else

  12. What's your favorite movie? The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

  13. What's your favorite book? Pet Cemetery

  14. What's your favorite food? Baby back ribs

  15. What's your favorite song? Turn the Page by Bob Seger

  16. What's your favorite exercise? Manmakers

  17. What's your LEAST favorite exercise? Running the bleachers

  18. What's your proudest fitness accomplishment since joining? No matter how tough the workout was, I never quit, even when I was bleeding from dropping a block on my head or when I fell on my head.  Other accomplishment was running my first half marathon at 59

  19. What's the worst F3 beatdown you've ever experienced? Freud 45-min EMOM of pull-ups, push-ups, and sit-ups.  I was in such bad shape, I was not sure I was going to be able to drive home. It almost killed me.

  20. Do you have any hidden talents or claims to fame? Other than being one of 200 current toxicologists that are Fellows of the Academy of Toxicological Sciences, I am afraid not much.  I have devoted my life to my job, my family, and not much else.

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Outbreak

Rook

Chris Swanson

  1. What's your hospital name? Christopher Noble Swanson

  2. What do you do for a living? Mathematics professor

  3. How long have you been in F3? Since July 2019, slightly before the previous workout group became F3.

  4. When was your first post? I believe July 4, 2019.

  5. Who headlocked you? I don't recall, but I believe it was @Hobart or @Dan McD or @Play D’oh.

  6. What's the story behind your F3 name? I mentioned that I was in my high school's chess club and that my lower body is much stronger than my upper body, matching the shape of a rook.

  7. Where are you from originally? I grew up in the Massillon/Canton area, graduating from Massillon Perry High School.

  8. How long have you lived in the Ashland area? I have lived in Ashland since August 1999.

  9. What brought you to this area? Ashland University offered me a tenure-track position after I completed my PhD at the University of Michigan and my wife and I were hoping that I would get a job within driving distance of at least one of our families.  My wife's family lives just north of Indianapolis.

  10. What's your family situation? Linda and I have been married for 28 years, with our wedding being New Year's Eve in 1994, the year that we graduated from Denison University.  My son Parker (aka Pegamoo) is 23 years old and works as a software developer with IBM in Chicago.  My daughter Paige is 21 years old and will be starting her senior year as a premed major at Middlebury College this year.

  11. What are your hobbies? Disc golf, board games, poker, biking, hiking, reading, playing almost any sport for fun, watching sports, watching movies, insulting @Freud.

  12. What's your favorite movie? Hmm... it is tough to pick one, but Tommy Boy and Talladega Nights would be near the top of the list.

  13. What's your favorite book? Hmm... it is tough to pick one, but I generally like mysteries and maybe I would select Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None (aka Ten Little "Guardians").

  14. What's your favorite food? Hmm... it is tough to pick one, but probably seafood and specifically lobster, though I am generally too cheap to buy it.  Shrimp or Salmon are probably my favorite foods that I eat more regularly.

  15. What's your favorite song? Hmm... it is tough to pick one, but my favorite artist is Billy Joel and I would probably pick "Piano Man" since I played piano as a kid or maybe "Only the Good Die Young."  I know...you were thinking "Who Let the Dogs Out" or the University of Michigan fight song "The Victors."

  16. What's your favorite exercise? Hmm...it is tough to pick one, but probably The Motivator or Running a Stadium.

  17. What's your least favorite exercise? It is not tough at all to pick one - burpees!

  18. What's your proudest fitness accomplishment since joining? The first time I completed 100 push-ups per day in December for Mitch's Push-up Challenge as I did not think it would be possible for me.

  19. What's the worst F3 beatdown you've experienced? @FloNasty's wall stand workout during which we were in teams of 3 and one member of each team had to be doing a wall stand throughout the workout.  Luckily, I had @Elmer's on my team nd only had to do a wall stand for 5 minutes.

  20. Do you have any hidden talents or claims to fame? Mental computation - I won mental computation competitions in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades.  Ability to appropriately decorate my car in maize and blue the week of Thanksgiving.

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Rook

Horshack

Alex Sharick

  1. What's your hospital name? Alex Sharick

  2. What do you do for a living? Special Education Director

  3. How long have you been in F3? This is yr 4.

  4. When was your first post? Fall of 2019

  5. Who headlocked you? D’Monet

  6. What’s the story behind your F3 name? Welcome Back Kotter is the inspiration for my name. Horshack was the the class clown of the Sweathogs, a gang of lovable goofballs.

  7. Where are you from originally? We’ll that story goes back to when my mom met my dad…oh you mean?!…Ashland is where I grow up.

  8. How long have you lived in the Ashland area? Since I was 10 yrs old - 41 yrs.

  9. If you’re not from here, what brought you to this area? When my parents split, my mom moved us to Ashland & Ashland is where we have remained.

  10. What's your family situation Married 28 yrs to my beautiful wife Jennifer; 3 gifts I call my children- Simon, Owen & Claire; English Labrador - Finnegan (married, kids, pets, etc.)?

  11. What are your hobbies? Trail running, hiking AT, adventure challenges & a good book.

  12. What's your favorite movie? Tough one- tied for 1st- Quiet Man  & Dead Poets Society

  13. What's your favorite book? A Separate Peace by John Knowles

  14. What's your favorite food? Pizza

  15. What’s your favorite song? U2’s Where the Streets Have No Name

  16. What's your favorite exercise? Stairs

  17. What's your LEAST favorite exercise? Burpees

  18. What’s your proudest fitness accomplishment since joining? 3 yrs of 100 posts!

  19. What’s the worst F3 beatdown you’ve experienced? Flow Nasty’s run a lap while other guy holds a hand stand!

  20. Do you have any hidden talents or claims to fame? I can ride a unicycle & I tried out for the Columbus Crew & made it throughout the tryout; unfortunately @ the end, I didn’t make the cut.

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Horshack
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