Tribute to Coach Dru Patrick

I met Dru Patrick at the Super Human Training Workshop, put on by Bud Jeffries and Logan Christopher. One of the things he said was, ” I don’t go to the gym to workout. I go to kill!” He had my attention right there.

Shortly afterwards Dru contacted me about running  a Powerlifting class at the Cave.

I met him for lunch at Buffalo Wild Wings in Sarasota and I was buying (I was thinking it was going to be a huge food bill based on his size, but it wasn’t). I look back at that and kind of chuckle about it. I remember telling him I probably couldn’t afford him.

We went for it anyway, and for the next 18 months he ran an incredible Powerlifting class at my gym. It strapped me financially, but I am glad I did it.

Though Coach Patrick is gone from this life, what he taught us remains.

He will not be forgotten!



Published by ironcave1

I was the owner of the Cave, a strength-based, veteran-owned, unconventional coaching facility, which closed on May 31, 2022 after almost 12 years. My full focus is now on bringing our steelclub and mace training called Mace Fit out to the public. Follow us at and @2slingsteel.

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