Strength & Speed
Ep 141: OCR Thoughts: How to Get on a Pro Team & Gender Specific Lanes

Ep 141: OCR Thoughts: How to Get on a Pro Team & Gender Specific Lanes

October 20, 2020

The newest female athletes on the Conquer The Gauntlet Pro Team, Miranda Huber and Jenny Overstreet (both podium Age Group medalists from North American OCR Championships) join Evan to discuss a wide variety of topics including:

-If obstacles should be scaled for men/women

-How to earn a spot on a Pro Team

-How to train and complete Pegatron

-Brands leading the industry in races in 2020

-Conquer The Gauntlet's new obstacle "Pay the Piper"

-Training, racing and challenges in 2020

Finally, the episode ends with some little known facts including figure skating and hearing loss.  Plus some fun information that "will tear your soul apart."

 

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Music provided by Dino Sinos (check out his other music on YouTube).

Ep 140: Everyone Loves Qs and As

Ep 140: Everyone Loves Qs and As

October 10, 2020

Listeners ask questions and Evan gives answers topics include:

-Solomon Speed Cross vs. VJs

-Pre-race fueling

-Pre-race acohol

-Training/racing with pumped out arms

-General training schedule for those racing ultra and short course

-Updates to Strength & Speed's Guide to Elite OCR

-Ideal multi-lap race distance (per lap and time)

-Starting your own brand/business/team

 

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Music provided by Dino Sinos

Ep 139: 3rd Degree Black Belt John Givelis & Pit Crew

Ep 139: 3rd Degree Black Belt John Givelis & Pit Crew

September 29, 2020

3rd Degree Black Belt in Goju-ryu Karate and a specialty in fail weapons, John Givelis, comes on the podcast to talk about martial arts training and what lessons can be applied to the world of OCR.  Although John isn't a racer, he did pit crew for Evan for two of his Toughest Mudder podiums and for 2019's World's Toughest Mudder giving him a unique perspective.  Topics covered include basics of different types of martial arts, if Karate is still applicable in a world full of MMA, opinions on OCR from a pit crew perspective and John also shares his opinion on some of Evan's favorite 90s martial arts movies/shows in a quickfire format.

 

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Music provided by Dino Sinos

Ep 138: Spartan Pro/HYROX American Record Cali Schweikhart & Psychology of Performance

Ep 138: Spartan Pro/HYROX American Record Cali Schweikhart & Psychology of Performance

September 21, 2020

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 episode packed with a ton of content.

 

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Music provided by Dino Sinos.

Bonus 5: 9/11 with Inspector (ret) John Kassimatis

Bonus 5: 9/11 with Inspector (ret) John Kassimatis

September 8, 2020

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 the heroes that responded to the terrorist attack on that horrific day.  Some of John's actions were portrayed in the movie "World Trade Center", but you need to listen to the story directly from the mouth of one of the heroes from that day.

 

Link and info for the 9/11 Museum and Memorial: https://www.911memorial.org/

Details on the St. Nicholas Orthodox Church: https://www.stnicholaswtc.org/

Music provided by Dino Sinos

Ep 137: A Cheerleader, a Mermaid & a Bigfoot Hunter Walk Up to a Bar

Ep 137: A Cheerleader, a Mermaid & a Bigfoot Hunter Walk Up to a Bar

August 28, 2020

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 first CTG win.  The episode gets a little weird at the end with surprising facts about the teammates.  (Podcast Clarification: Gigantopithecus lived sometime between 2.5 million years ago and 11,500 years ago.)

 

Episode brought to you by HYLETE, the makers of the best fitness apparel available.

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church Podcast Link: https://annunciation.podbean.com/

Music provided by Dino Sinos

Ep 136: Driven with Green Beret Mark Ballas

Ep 136: Driven with Green Beret Mark Ballas

August 20, 2020

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 of his thoughts on why some soldiers make it through Special Forces training while others come up short and Evan shares his secret on how to make your shoulder not hurt during Green Beret Challenge or military selection courses.

 

Episode brought to you by Elite Ops Energy Strips, use code CTG10 for 10% off every order.

Link to Ultra-OCR Man: From Special Forces Soldier to Record Setting Obstacle Course Racer: https://www.teamstrengthspeed.com/ultra-ocr-man

Music provided by Dino Sinos

Ep 135: Expedition Length Adventure Racing & COVID in Elite Athletes with WTM Champion Stefanie Bishop

Ep 135: Expedition Length Adventure Racing & COVID in Elite Athletes with WTM Champion Stefanie Bishop

August 8, 2020

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 plans in Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) and her recent battle with COVID-19 (including if she is experience long term effects).  Plus, plans for the future OCR-windwood band start to take shape.

 

Episode brought to you by Compex, makers of Electrical Muscle Stimulators (EMS) and the Fixx massage gun.

 

Music provided by Dino Sino (check out his YouTube page here)

Ep 134: The Future of OCR Media with Stoke Shed’s Bobby & Victoria Ross

Ep 134: The Future of OCR Media with Stoke Shed’s Bobby & Victoria Ross

July 30, 2020

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 coverage, Spartan National Series, documentaries, music videos, producing American Ninja Warrior submission videos, quality and where OCR based video coverage should be headed. 

 

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Music provided by Dino Sinos

Ep 133: Army Ranger & Spartan Pro Mark Gaudet on Mental Toughness

Ep 133: Army Ranger & Spartan Pro Mark Gaudet on Mental Toughness

July 19, 2020

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.  As a 4x competitor at the Best Ranger Competition and Afghanistan war veteran Mark has a lot of great knowledge that his led to huge success in OCR including being on the Spartan Pro Team, currently in 7th at the Spartan US National Series, 4th at World's Toughest Mudder and a whole lot more.  

 

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