Yancy’s passion for fitness began in high school, where he actively participated in football, track & field, power lifting, and cross country. Yancy was a four-year letterman in Track & Field and state medalist at the Texas State Track Meet, three-year letterman and two-way starter on the football field, competed in the State Cross Country Meet, and was a Texoma Powerlifting Champion his senior year of high school.
Yancy competed at the collegiate level in cross country and track & field at the University of North Texas. He then enlisted in the US Navy and his passion for physical fitness continued as he was trained fellow service members during preparation for physical readiness tests.
After leaving the Navy, Yancy played one season of Semi-Professional Football for the San Diego North County Cheetahs and began a 15 year career managing military base air station refueling operations and civilian aviation FBO’s. He started a fitness business where for the past 20 years has allowed him to provide personal and large group training for general fitness, MS, HS, Collegiate, and Professional athletes and he’s the owner/founder of YancyCamp.com where he coaches many of the top pros in the sport of Obstacle Course Racing and he has appx 600 clients in 18 countries.
Currently at 46 years of age, Yancy still enjoys competing in the sport of obstacle course racing. He races all over the country and has numerous podium and top 10 finishes. On the extreme (some would call crazy) side of fitness, in 2013 he completed a 72 hour Spartan Death Race. He won Joe Decker’s 12 hour event “The Suck” in 2013 & 2014, He’s a 3 time Spartan Ultra Beast marathon finisher and two time World’s Toughest Mudder 24 hour 50+ mile finisher. Yancy is an Alpha Warrior Pro Coach, Power Systems Master Coach, Spartan SGX Coach, and US Army BOSS Strong Coach.