Derek ‘Spike’ Richards was the original owner of a CrossFit Affiliate in Laurel, MS. Along with opening Spike’s CrossFit in 2010, Spike owned and operated Spike’s Sandlot: Baseball and Softball Academy. In 2013, Spike transitioned into gym arena by opening Spike’s Fitness and Athletics in 2013. With this, Spike introduced Laurel and surrounding areas to specific athletic training and conditioning for adults and scholastic athletes.
South Central Sports Medicine and SportsPerformance+ Welcomed Derek “Spike” Richards to SCRMC in April of 2018.
- 2015 Silver Medalist Masters Nationals 40-44 age group 85k Class
- 2017 Bronze Medalist Masters Nationals 40-44 age group 94 Class
- 4 time World Finals Qualifier
- CrossFit Level 1 Certified
- USAW Certified Coach