THE CROSSFIT BASEL TEAM

Ramon “Mr. Glutes” Gysin

Ramon is the centre of our Box. The Paris of CrossFit Basel. His employees and costumers circle around planet Ramon like moons (also because of gravity due to his sheer mass). The ones who already had a barbell on their back, admire our alpha animal. His trouser-fillling bottom is known far beyond the borders of this country.

He has a consuming passion for Powerlifting, especially squats, and there is rarely a day without Squats. The world champion in Powerlifting and several-time champion in strongman still puts many CrossFitter in their place. He started with power sports as a schoollboy but soon it wasn't enough any more to inflate his chest. Thanks to the Making-Of of 300, he found access to CrossFit and also to his consuming passion. Within five days, he and his team could manage to turn CrossFit Basel into a top address in Europe. His credo: Grasp at every, even stupid, chance even if you almost kick the bucket doing it! Furthermore, Ramon is also popular because of his lustily laughing (which sometimes turns into grunting) and his sympathetic ear. At our popular barbecues, he often plays the role of the insatiable pig that eats all the leftovers!

Further training

Certified CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
Certified CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting Trainer
Certified CrossFit Strongman Trainer
Certified CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer
Certified CrossFit Rowing Trainer
Certified CrossFit Powerlifting Trainer
Certified CrossFit Mobility Trainer
IKFF Kettleball Level 1 Instructor
HQ Level 1 Staff
The Training Plan Collaborator
CrossFit Strongman Seminar Staff

Achievements in sports

Individual Athlete CrossFit European Regionals 2012
Winner Snatch Ladder Regionals 2012
World champion Powerlifting 2010, -90kg & 2012, -100kg (WDFPF)
Vice-world champion Powerlifting 2011, -100kg (WDFPF)
Swiss champion Powerlifting 2009, 2010, 2011, -90kg, 2012, -100kg, 2013 -100kg, 2014 -100kg (SDFPF)
Swiss champion Strongman 2012, 2013, 2014
Usually broken nose in the CrossFit Basel Team
European champion 2012, -100kg (WDFPF)
European champion Squats, deadlifting 2012, -100kg(WDFPF)
World champion Squats 2013, 2014 -100kg (WDFPF)
3rd at world championship Squats 2013 (WDFPF)
National Liga A Olympic weightlifting
Heaviest regional athlete of all times
Swiss champion Olympic weightlifting 2013 -105kg
Team Athlete CrossFit European Regionals 2013
Selected for Nationalkader Olympic weightlifting 2014, 2015
Vice-European champion Powerlifting 2014, -100kg, (WDFPF)
Worldrecord inSquats 2014 with 274kg (WDFPF)
Vice- world champion deadlifting 2014, -100kg
Swiss record in Singlelift Squats and deadlifting cat. -100kg
Swiss record in Powerlifting Squats, deadlifting and Total cat. -90kg and -100kg

Tom „the honeybadger“ Schwander

Tom is the bad concious of our Box. Beginners soil their pants at first when they see him and his stony expression, before they can get to know his friendly side - at the right star constellation and always 21 minutes after the birth of an albino hippopotamus baby. His absolute high point so far as a CrossFitter was unquestionably the fast march to Gempen. By then at the latest, he found out that CrossFit may not be the right thing for him and, therefore, he concentrates mainly on olympic weightlifting. He is the only one who decides on his training programme because no matter how successful your method is - Tom does it differently. His Nokia from the Stone Age and his rusty Volkswagen underline his status of a unique specimen.

Apart from all these charming characteristics, Tom is a real faithful soul, a declared animal lover, an experienced diver and he has an excellent Coach's Eye. His advice has already opened up many costumers and in his Oly classes he can make full use of his talents.

Further training

CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting Trainer
CrossFit Strongman Trainer
CrossFit Mobility Trainer
IKFF Kettlebell Level 1 Instruktor
Olympic Lifting Seminar with Dmitry Klokov in Mailand and Basel
CrossFit Strongman Seminar Staff
Dive instructor SSI

 

Achievements in sports

Unable to work for two days after the intro session
Swiss Champion in Powerlifting 2012, -82.5kg, 2013 -90kg, 2014 -90kg (SDFPF)
Swiss Champion Strongman 2012, Newcomer -90kg, 2013 Newcomer -105kg
Team Athlet CrossFit Regionals 2012
Individual Athlet CrossFit European Regionals 2013
National Liga A Olympic Weightlifting
Swiss Champion in Weightlifiting 2013, 2014, 2016
Selected for the national Olympic Weightlifting team 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Second place final ranking National Liga A 2017
President of the GHCBB (Gewichtheber Club beider Basel)
Trainer of the Olympic Weightlifting National Team Women 2017

Further training

CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting Trainer 
Coaching Seminar mit Dan John
SwissSnowSports Snowboard Instructor Stufe 1
SwissSnowSports Lawinenkurs



Achievements in sports

1. Platz CHallenge 2010/2011 mit Team "Dr. Gerhards in den OP"
1. Platz Snowboard Rail Contest in Scuol 2011
4. Platz Snowboard "local hero contest" in Scuol 2011
1. Platz Schachturnier "Projektwoche Gestadeck Schulhaus Liestal" 1994

Dino „the lung“ Gysin

Dino is a "doer", always travelling, active and open-minded. In order to be able to risk more on his snowboard, Dino started to do exercises. Away from the isolated Globo-Gym, he then came to CrossFit through his brother Ramon. Thanks to his training as a mechanic, he could equip the Box very soon with hardware. In return, he could practise for free. Later, more than just a hobby came out of this relationship. If it wasn't because of his two broken wrists in 2012, Rich Froning would start trembling. His dilemma was our luck, as he pushed on with the works at out Box because he couldn't concentrate on the training. Every single piece of steel of CrossFit Basel - starting from the rack to the coat-hook - has at least once passed through Dino's hands!

Apart from snowboarding, he sometimes tries surfing. According to him, CrossFit also offers an excellent preparation training for it. Apart from his sport activities, he has a project of interim use with a garden and outdoor-workshops together with other motivated people in the Rheinhafen in Basel. For the time being, the former CrossFit champ wants to find his way back to his old performances and to live up to his nickname again.