Coach Kuiper wrestled for Barrington High School from 2004-2008. Immediately following graduation, he served in the US Marine Corps, where he was a combat videographer. He completed two tours in Afghanistan and earned the rank of Sergeant. He has admitted that it was his wrestling training that helped make Boot Camp “tolerable.” After his five years of active duty, he stayed in San Diego for a year to start school and complete his personal training certification. He now lives in Crystal Lake and is studying Health Education at McHenry County College. He recently obtained a certificate in Olympic Weight Lifting and is dedicated to learning more about lifting and fitness. He is excited to be able to give back to the program that gave him so much.