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Cali Schweikhart is a Spartan Pro and set the American Record for HYROX double competition with one of our previous guests Morgan Schulz. Both with degrees in Psychology, Cali talks with Evan about lessons learned from her backgrounds in soccer and basketball along with the psychology of sports performance. Cali's got some great insight in this epi…
 
What would it be like to be in the base of World Trade Center Tower 1 while Tower 2 is collapsing and live to tell about it? Evan talks to his Godfather, Inspector (ret.) John Kassimatis, who responded to 9/11 as a NYC Port Authority Police Officer. John talks through his experience, his mindset, how he made it out alive along with details about th…
 
This all Conquer The Gauntlet Pro Team episode features the newest female Pro, Jenny Overstreet. Jenny has been winning all the races that come through Kansas City over the last several years and won her Age Group at 2019 North American OCR Championships 15k. She talks with Ultra-OCR Man Evan Perperis and guest co-host Lisa Nondorf fresh off her fi…
 
Driven (formerly Green Beret Challenge) is one of the few multi-state Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) series still holding events this year. Evan sits down to talk with former Army Ranger and Greet Beret Mark Ballas about the re-branding, the history of his race series, the origin of F**K BALLAS and how they build better humans. Plus, Mark shares some…
 
2016 World's Toughest Mudder Champion and 4x Death Race finisher Stefanie Bishop is a pro/elite level adventure racer who specializes in expedition length racing (that's like 3-7 days in length). Long Island natives, Evan and Stef talk training for multi-day events, mental aspects of racing that long, using the "bathroom" while racing, her future p…
 
Bobby & Victoria Ross run the Tulsa based film making company, Stoke Shed who often cover aspects of the sport of Obstacle Course Racing (OCR). We often hear opinions of OCR media coverage from other athletes and rarely from the people who craft the art themselves. This makes Bobby and Victoria's opinions especially valuable as we discuss race cove…
 
Army Ranger and Spartan Pro Mark Gaudet joins Evan to talk crossover points between combat, military training, Ranger School and Obstacle Course Racing (OCR). The two share some "fun" Ranger School stories, talk about "The Army's Obstacle Course", the Darby Queen, and deep dive into Mark's champion mindset, mental toughness along with not quitting.…
 
You might remember Christopher "Beard" Accord when he took your band at BattleFrog back in 2015/2016. CTG Pro Evan Perperis sat down to talk to him about what was really going on behind the scenes, what decisions were good/bad, BattleFrog's plan for their TV show and if the brand still technically exists. Afterwards they talk the future of OCR and …
 
Ep 131: Co-founder of the largest OCR media website, Mud Run Guide, Brett Stewart joins Evan to talk about the current state of the OCR industry. The two talk past (Warrior Dash World Championship, BattleFrog, rise/fall of races), present (OCR PQ, changes brands have made) and future (what to do to support brands). Ultimately they attempt to answer…
 
(Updated: Delete and re-download if the guest audio sounds very low) Visually impaired runner, known famously throughout the OCR world as "Blind Pete" joins Evan to talk about upcoming projects he has for 2020 and beyond. The two are joined by one of Pete's guides Spartan SGX Certified coach Christy Chapman who is also his business partner for "Bli…
 
Morgan Schulz has already made a big impact in the OCR and HYROX worlds. In 2019 she had 4x1st place, 3x2nd place, 1x3rd place Spartan finish as well as finishing 7th at Spartan's North American Championship. She recently switched her focus to HYROX where she won Dallas doubles competition and narrowly missed a world record. Strength & Speed athlet…
 
Gary Shaw and Nicole Fleming are a power couple with impressive ultra-distance race resumes includes podium finishes at 100 mile races as well as top finishes in Ultra-OCR such as Tough Mudder's World's Toughest Mudder (Nicole 7th) and OCR World Championships Enduro (Gary 12th Elite and Nicole 1st 40-49 AG). They can also power through some short s…
 
Professional wrestler and multi-time champion The Greek God Papadon blesses the Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) audience with his presence in this crossover sport episode. Papadon has been pro wrestling for 20+ years, appeared in the movie The Wrestler and is the greatest unsigned talent today. He joins Evan to talk training, comparisons between OCR a…
 
Spartan purist and 2nd year veteran of the Spartan Pro Team, Immie Cross, joins Evan to talk Obstacle Course Racing (OCR). She runs through her tryouts for the Spartan Pro Team, how she found OCR, what makes her keep coming back, how she finally conquered one of her most challenging obstacles and a ton of great mental tips for racing/training. Plus…
 
Strength & Speed owner/podcast host Evan Perperis has some close friends that have done some pretty amazing stuff. In this bonus episode Evan talks to two of his friends, Rob (EMT for 7+ years) and Mike (EMT for 12+ years), as they deal with the coronavirus outbreak in New York. No politics, just hard working Americans doing their best to keep New …
 
Dr. Kirk Iodice returns to the podcast for a listener Q&A episode. Athletes submitted questions via Facebook posts and Kirk answers them in depth. Included are questions about dry needling, heat/cold therapy, benefits of unilateral exercise, tendon/ligament specific injuries, inversion therapy and more. The episode concludes with some immunity boos…
 
CTG Pro, short course specialist and 2018's 15k and 3k Age Group World Champion Ashton Abraham talks his training, backgrouind, injury, consistency in performance, Conquer The Gauntlet, Savage Races and future plans. Ashton's joined by host Evan and guest cohost Master of the Rig World Champion and Exatlon star Jay Flores. Random facts include extr…
 
888km Infinitus finisher Helene Dumais joins Evan again for another episode but this time as a co-host. The two of them talk to Northman Race's Sebastian Dion whose team won the 24 hour Platinum Rig World Championship in 2019. Sebastian tells how he got involved in OCR, how he quit smoking (it's not what you think) and his experience at the event. …
 
Race/facility owner of Binghamton, NY's Newbsanity and elite athlete Jarrett Newby joins Evan to talk about his team's recent performance at Platinum Rig's 24 hour Relay Championship. The two talk about Platinum Rig's very unique event that was mandatory obstacle completion for all 24 hours! Additionally, they talk future plans for the Newbsanity f…
 
8x World's Toughest Mudder (WTM) finisher Jason Rulo, the inventor of the Neptune top and 2xWTM finisher S&S's Kelly William's (both on Alpha Racing Team), join 6x WTM finisher Evan Perperis to talk #WTM2019. Between the three you get a wide range of experiences including Jason who has run all but one of the races, Evan who ran just Las Vegas/ATL W…
 
Earlier this year we interviewed hybrid athlete with an OCR background, Billy "The 100 Mile Slayer" Richards as he was starting his journey to set a world record. The plan was to run 42x100 mile races in a single calendar year. Evan catches up with him after pacing him for the last quarter of his 33rd 100 mile race of 2019 (his 10th in 10 weeks). W…
 
Spartan Pro Jordon Buscemi talks about his season including overcoming injury as his first year as a Spartan Pro. Jordon talks Spartan World Championship in Tahoe, how he was able to race shirtless in the icy conditions and shares his thoughts on burpees. Joining Jordon is Conquer The Gauntlet Pro Team's Evan Perperis and co-host Ashley Samples. As…
 
You don't want to miss this episode because we announce the largest OCR Giveaway Ever!!! What is it? You are going to have to listen to find out. Hannibal Race owner Amine Dib joins Evan to talk about his series including how he managed to put on events in Lebanon, Kuwait and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia but encountered insurmountable obstacles in I…
 
Chiropractor Dr. Kirk Iodice joins Evan on the podcast to discuss treatment modalities for the OCR athlete. Included in the podcast are discussions on adjustments, ART (active release therapy), IASTM (instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization), dry needling and taping. Tons of great information in this episode for listeners nationwide. Although …
 
Miranda Lynn Huber made big waves last year when she won Savage Race Dallas beating a whole crowd of big OCR names. In this episode, she talks with Evan about her background in pole vaulting, rock climbing, how she got back to fitness after having her baby girl and what the future holds. They talk Savage Race, Conquer The Gauntlet, BoneFrog and Gre…
 
Elite racer Ja Shua Ried, a regular of the podiums of Spartan Elite Races and Toughest Mudder joins Evan for a talk after his top ten finish at North American OCR Championships. Ja Shua talks his interesting background, how he went from smoker to ultra-runner to pro obstacle course racer. Plus, we reveal the story behind his chub cactus and share s…
 
We hit 100 episodes and sh*t is about to get weird. Want to know why I'm not in India for the Hannibal Race? Listen to the beginning. Then we run through listener questions including: Favorite pre/post race stretches? What OCR tools would you bring if stuck on an island? What OCR series would you bring back from the dead? Does anyone read the waive…
 
Pro Fisherman Aaron Churchwell, a former soldier deployed to Iraq with host Evan Perperis, joins Evan to talk about the crossover points between a fishing and Obstacle Course Racing (OCR). The two talk about creating bigger events, prize money, sponsorship, how to get sponsored, TV coverage, as well as some nuances of the sport fishing world The ep…
 
It's a packed episode with current and former CTG Pro Team athletes featuring Amy "Magic" Pajcic, Matt "The Mudder" Willis, Chirstina "Honey Badger" Armstrong and Evan "Ultra-OCR Man" Perperis. In this round table episode we talk about North American OCR Championship including the 3k, 15k, Relay and charity event. We talk obstacles, rules, "chicken…
 
Nightmare Challenge's Airek Dilley joins Evan for a deep dive into his personal life which included going to jail several times, being addicted to drugs and even an overdose. After finding fitness (Crossfit then OCR), Airek turned his life around to be a successful OCR athlete sponsored by Nightmare Challenge (part of the Ohio Grand Slam). Airek ta…
 
Conquer The Gauntlet Pros Doug Snyder and Lisa Nondorf are back for another episode with Evan. Lisa talks about her return to OCR and podium finish at a local race, Alpine Adventure, despite running with a torn bicep. Doug Snyder talks Conquer The Gauntlet Iowa and the local race, Hero Dash, which included a kayak portion (it didn't go as planned f…
 
Chrissy McFarland made big waves in the OCR community as a rookie taking a string of Savage Race podiums making big waves in both the traditional length course and Savage Blitz. Brenna Calvert and Evan Perperis talk to her about her training, her battle with Lupus and how BattleFrog's football commercial brought the OCR community something good. Pl…
 
Conquer The Gauntlet Pros and Master's power couple Doug Snyder and Lisa Nondorf talk Conquer The Gauntlet in the latest episode. Joined by Evan, the two discuss CTG Dallas, CTG OKC, the new Continuum format, CTG's new obstacles and what else is in store for 2019. Plus, Lisa share her dramatic story of injury and how she has been coping with sittin…
 
Tri-Fitness World Champion and competition coach Brandy Nelson Goddard joins Evan to talk about her favorite event. The Tri-Fitness challenge is part figure competition, part OCR, part gymnastics routine and part lifting competition to crown an overall winner. Brandy talks her competition history, preparing other athletes and her appearances on Ame…
 
Fresh off his 3rd place finish at OCR World Championship Enduro 24, military veteran and 5x World's Toughest Mudder (WTM) finisher Trevor Cichosz joins Evan for this ultra episode. Trevor is one of the most consistent athletes in our sport and regularly defies what most people view as possible. The two ultra-athletes discuss fueling, pacing, differ…
 
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