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Absolute Results


In the past 25 years, many Absolute Athletes have achieved extraordinary results. Here are a few recent stories. 



Scooby Wright III

Absolute Athlete since 2005

Cleveland Browns Linebacker


Scooby has been regularly training with Cary
Hiner since the age of 10. After dominating in 
high school at Cardinal Newman, Scooby began

a historic career at theUniversity of Arizona. 

Scooby was selected to the Freshman All-American Team as a true freshman. His next year as a sophomore, 2014, was one of the best ever for linebacker in college: he wonthe Bronko Nagurski Trophy, the Rotary Lombardi Award, the Jack Lambert Award, and the Chuck Bednarik Award. He became the first sophomore ever to be named the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year, won All-Pac-12 Honors, and finished ninth in Heisman Trophy voting. After a serious knee injury limitied his play in 2015, he returned to dominance in the New Mexico Bowl, where he won the Defensive MVP Award. He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the 2016 NFL Draft, and is now at NFL camp in Cleveland. 
















Jason Schmuhl

Absolute Athlete since 2015

NCPGA Player of the Year 2015

Head PGA Pro at Windsor Golf Course

Jason Schmuhl has been regularly training with
Cary Hiner since 2015, when quickly regained the form that won him the North Coast PGA Player of the Year honors in 2008 and 2010, winning again in 2015. Jason has earned entry into eight consecutive PGA Professional National Championships, and has played in the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits, as well as the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Jason holds four course records including a 62 at his home course, Windsor Golf Club, previously held by TOUR veteran David Duvall. Jason has played with Tiger Woods, Retief Goosen, Jimmy Walker, Danny Willett, Troy Matteson, Russell Knox, Arron Olverholser, Chad Campbell, and Jerry Kelly. 














Koa Misi

Absolute Athlete 2002-2010

Miami Dolphins Linebacker

Koa Misi began training at Absolute Athlete in

his Freshman season at Montgomery High

School in 2002. After a stellar college career, he returned again to train at Absolute Athlete before the NFL Draft in 2010. Misi was a First-Team All-Conference defensive end at the Santa Rosa Junior College before playing for the University of Utah Utes, where he earned All-Conference honors in 2008 and First-Team All-Conference in 2009. Koa Misi has played for the Miami Dolphins since 2010, recording 336 tackles and 12.0 sacks. 

Other notable athletes trained by Cary Hiner:

  • James Moberg: Major League Soccer, Vancouver Whitecaps, drafted #50 in 2016 MLS draft

  • Diego Lopez: Monarcas Montella, U.S. Nat’l Indoor Soccer, Nat’l ID2 Program, MPC National Program, 2x North Bay Player of the Year

  • Scott Ware: USC Football National Champion

  • Greg Alexander: University of Hawaii

  • Jamie Van Horne: Captain of Yale's Women's Basketball Team

  • Maddy Gonzales: 2x North Bay Lg. School Player of the Year, committed to UC Santa Clara Women’s Soccer 2016

  • Fabian Valdez-Mendoza: Athletico Coach, Dominican College Men’s Soccer

  • Byron Mendoza: University of Charleston Men’s Soccer

  • Zuzu Romano: UC Davis Women’s Soccer

  • Claire Howard: committed to University of Montana Women’s Soccer 2016

  • Brooke Dunbar: committed to Eastern Washington University Women’s Soccer 2016

  • Megan Moore: committed to Seattle Pacific Women’s Soccer 2016



"Cary is a natural genius in analyzing human athletic potential and implementing programs designed to achieve that potential. Cary's training connects the brain and the body to create and build upon the foundation for skill development, athletic conditioning and injury prevention. As a PGA golf professional who has given over 50,000 lessons, Cary's perspective and knowledge of bio- mechanics has made me a better golf instructor."

- Dave Johnson / PGA Golf Instructor / Director of Instruction Rooster Run Golf Club

"Both of my children have worked with Cary over the past 5 years. His approach to technique and the fundamentals of speed are unique in this area. Cary’s training focuses on strengthening the core muscles and improving technique, not just running wind sprints. This translates into an increase in explosive speed and healthy strength that reduces injury. By working on the fundamentals, and explaining to the athletes how and why it will make them faster, Cary helps them buy in to the program. We saw immediate improvements within the first month and continue to see benefit. Both of my children, as well as other student athletes I’ve observed working with Cary, have increased their strength and speed on the field as well as the court, track and cross country course."

- Pat Coleman, M.D.

"After starting working out with Cary, I won the 2015 North Coast Professional Golfers’ Association (NCPGA) Player of the Year award. I am now driving the ball 10 yards farther and have gained 4 m.p.h. in club speed. Some other personal trainers seem to feel that more is better, and that type of program has not helped me. But with Cary, I actually have been able to translate the exercises we do into my golf swing. Cary is very good about taking things slowly, working on getting the proper form down, and making sure everything is connected throughout the entire workout. I have seen big improvements toward my goals of being stronger, more flexible, and having a more interconnected golf swing. I will definitely keep doing the program and see what else I can accomplish in 2016."

- Jason Schmuhl / PGA Head Professional / Windsor Golf Club

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