OUR MISSION

To provide the highest quality in programming and education to provide our community with the necessary tools they need to reach their goals.

 

MEET YOUR COACHES

JASON LEYDON

Co-Owner, Head Coach

ANGELO SISCO

Co-Owner, Coach

KEGAN DILLON

Conquer Coach

JEFF FUNARO

Conquer Coach, Sports Specific Specialist

CHRIS HARRIS

Conquer Coach, Sports Specific Specialist

CONNOR DUDDY

Conquer Coach

DOM SCALZO

Conquer Coach

 

CONQUER

con·quer

/ˈkäNGkər/

verb

​​Synonyms: defeat, beat, vanquish, trounce, triumph over, be victorious over, get the better of, worst; More

 

successfully overcome (a problem or weakness).

a fear she never managed to conquer"

Founder of and head trainer at CrossFit Milford in Milford CT, which has been to the games 5 times and has had athletes at the games 11 years in a row.  Team CrossFit Milford finished 2nd in the world in 2015 and Jason has produced 10 podium finishers.

 

After opening his gym and establishing himself as a head coach during the inception of the sport in 2008, he has since shifted his focus to teaching his own seminars for both Athletes (Athlete development) and Coaches (proper coaching theories and techniques). His athletes include International record holders in powerlifting, National Team members for USA weightlifting, All American wrestlers, the elite in the CrossFit universe (30+ games athletes and over 7 podium finishers), State champions and All American high school basketball players.  

 

His professional focus is on personalized strength, conditioning and movement quality which ensures the foundation is properly built on an individual level so each athlete can reach genetic and athletic potential. He is an established, knowledgeable and respected teacher, coach and resource in the global fitness community.

 
 

On October 15th, 2002, Angelo Sisco was involved in a hit and run motorcycle accident that changed his life forever. In an instant, he went from being a 20-year-old entrepreneur to someone fighting to save his leg and his way of life.

 

After 8 surgeries, two months in a hospital bed, 5 months of daily rehab and the encouraging news from his doctors that any kind of athletics is permanently out of the question, Angelo fell into a deep depression.


In 2009 he discovered CrossFit and everything changed once again. He had a new focus. He had a new purpose. He lost 100 pounds.  

In 2010 Angelo opened O’Hare CrossFit and then CrossFit Harwood Heights, his second gym, in 2015.​

 

Angelo Sisco teamed up with his mentor Jason Leydon in 2018 to create Conquer.  After both seeing a gap in coaching programs not creating a strong foundation in both relationships and training, they decided to team up and create Conquer.

 

In his free time, Angelo loves to travel, eat great food and spend time with the peoples closest to him.

Jeff Funaro is a strength and conditioning coach at Crossfit Milford as well as VO2 Max implementation expert at XFit Lab.

 

Coming from a background in baseball, Jeff was a National Champion catcher at Eastern Connecticut State University.

 

After college, he played four seasons of Independent Professional baseball in the CanAm and Frontier Leagues.

 

In 2017, Jeff was the lead coach and programmer for Michelle Verzello, who qualified for the Reebok Crossfit Games. He also served as assistant coach for Team CrossFit Milford, who finished sixth at the 2017 Reebok Crossfit Games.

 
 

Work Hard Stay Humble. Four words Christian Harris lives by day in and day out. Always a competitor, playing baseball and football, Christian continued his game at CW Post. Playing wide receiver for the Pioneers, he knew he always wanted to stay fit and healthy years after being out on the field.

 

Christian followed his path into private and group training at Parisi School from 2008-2011 in Islip, NY. After his buddy told him about this new fitness thing CrossFit he may be good at, he took his word for it and checked it out.

 

Since 2011, Christian has not looked back. Going to the CrossFit Regionals 5 times and the CrossFit Games in 2016. He is the co-owner of a gym on Long Island NY...Freedom Athletic Academy, private trains many athletes, owns his clothing line...MFLH, and is the husband and father of two boys ages 3 and 7. 

If you ever catch Christian training you know, he is living by those four words. He works hard every single day whether training, coaching, managing, or designing. He puts forth 110% effort in all he does and stays humble about it.

 

Over his two decades as an athlete, including four-years as an Army Paratrooper, and seven-years as a coach, Kegan has experienced the many benefits that come with making physicality a priority, as well as the many pitfalls that can come with that lifestyle—and now he is dedicated to helping others on a similar journey to avoid those pitfalls and maximize their success both in and outside of the gym.

Kegan employs his knowledge as a lifelong seeker of performance to strengthen not only the body but also the mind through effort. It's the changes to one's behavior over time that Kegan believes will create lasting results for those he works with.

Kegan's journey started with a training accident in the Army which ultimately led him to seek out guidance about getting stronger, being fitter and trying to attain or surpass his previous achievements post-injury. This journey has had many stops along the way where Kegan has worked for OPEX, Jesse Burdick, Michael Blevins, and Mark Twight, to name a few. This combination of experience both learning and doing, has allowed Kegan to create his own unique spin on how he trains and interacts with his clients. 

Since 2012, Dominic has been on a mission to change his life for the better. During this time, he was able to fight his battle with drugs and alcohol and began his sober journey into fitness.

 

Coming from a background in Lacrosse, Dom has managed an array of awards throughout his time at multiple Universities.

 

In 2013, Dom began coaching Athletes eager to advance their careers in fitness. He has coached a handful of athletes over the years with one in particular standout client, Whitney Stephenson who made a name for herself after a few visits to the Atlantic Regional. He also has worked at multiple gyms throughout Florida and GA.

 

Over the years Dom has accumulated multiple certifications through OPEX Fitness, Training Think Tank Courses, WAG nutrition, Precision Nutrition, CF courses, USA Weightlifting and Westside Barbell. He has also has been apart of our Coaching Mentorship program with Jason Leydon.

 

Dom also works for Working Against Gravity, as a substitute coach, assisting in helping clients reach their fullest potential.

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