Strength & Speed
Ep 102: Obstacle Specialist Miranda Lynn Huber & Savage/CTG/BoneFrog/GBC Podiums

Ep 102: Obstacle Specialist Miranda Lynn Huber & Savage/CTG/BoneFrog/GBC Podiums

October 8, 2019

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 Green Beret Challenge, plus her unique job working on the stealth Vertical TakeOff and Landing (VTOL) fighter plane, the F-35.

 

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Music provided by Marc Capaldo of Madison Ambush

Ep 101: Elite Ja Shua Ried & Spartan/Toughest/NORAM Talk

Ep 101: Elite Ja Shua Ried & Spartan/Toughest/NORAM Talk

September 28, 2019

 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 some facts about him you won't expect at the end of the episode.

 

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Ep 100: OCR Q+A & Aliens

Ep 100: OCR Q+A & Aliens

September 20, 2019

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 waiver? What's the deal with HB? How do you balance work/kids/training? What is the most technical obstacle in OCR? What would to build with a limited and unlimited budget? What to do during the off season? Who takes the best OCR pictures? What is the closest I have come to death in OCR? How many article are sitting on my computer unpublished? Who is my favorite teammate? How do you eat healthy while traveling?  What is the future of OCR? and much, much more.

Finally, the episode ends with the weirdest question "Are aliens real?" thank Christina Armstrong.  For more info on some of the books referenced check out Area 51 by Annie Jacobson, Inside The Real Area 51: History of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and Skunkworks. You can also do some research on your own of the Fermi Paradox and the Drake Equation.

Ep 99: Pro Fisherman Aaron Churchwell & War Stories

Ep 99: Pro Fisherman Aaron Churchwell & War Stories

September 12, 2019

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 episode ends with some good war stories from Iraq including a fire, near drowning and a firefight (some you can read about in more depth in the book Ultra-OCR Man). 

 

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Music provided by Marc Capaldo of Madison Ambush

Ep 98: North American OCR Championships & CTG Wichita Round Table

Ep 98: North American OCR Championships & CTG Wichita Round Table

August 29, 2019

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 wings", future of the series and more. 

Then we switch gears to talk Conquer The Gauntlet Wichita including both the Elite race and Continuum.  At the end of the episode we share some info you have never heard about the athletes that you don't want to miss.  Don't miss final shout outs to dryrobe, Atomik Climbing Holds, Oofos, Marena Sport, MudGear, Spartan and KC Timber Challenge.

 

Episode brought to by Goodr, the official sunglasses of both Mud Run Guide and the North American OCR Championships.

Music provided by Marc Capaldo.

Ep 97: Nightmare Challenge’s Airek Dilley Overcoming Drug Addiction & the DRX Games

Ep 97: Nightmare Challenge’s Airek Dilley Overcoming Drug Addiction & the DRX Games

August 3, 2019

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 talks details of the Ohio Grand Slam (including events like Indian Mud Run, Black Swamp Dash, Black Diamond OCR, Nightmare Challenge and Mud Ninja) and the upcoming DRX Games in Ohio on August 25th.  Plus, Evan shares some exciting news for fans of S&S attending the North American OCR Championships.

 

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Music provided by Marc Capaldo of Madison Ambush.

Ep 96: Local Brands (Hero Dash, Alpine Adventure) & Big Brands (Toughest Mudder, Tougher Mudder, Conquer The Gauntlet)

Ep 96: Local Brands (Hero Dash, Alpine Adventure) & Big Brands (Toughest Mudder, Tougher Mudder, Conquer The Gauntlet)

July 30, 2019

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 for him).  Evan talks about the canceled Tougher Mudder Long Island and the results/pit crew tactics/pacing from Toughest Mudder Central (Minneapolis).  Plus, Evan talks his experience at Advanced Healthcare and Sports Injury with Dr. Kirk Iodice.  Finally, the three share some personal secrets including an insane discovery in the desert of Iraq.

 

Episode brought to you by Stoke Shed.  Stoke Shed is a Tulsa based multi-media company creating great videos for local brands, races, bands and more.  If you want OCR covered in a unique format that drives traffic to your brand and teaches you life lessons, Stoke Shed is the way to go.

Ep 95: Savage Chrissy McFarland & Mandatory Obstacle Completion Domination

Ep 95: Savage Chrissy McFarland & Mandatory Obstacle Completion Domination

July 18, 2019

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.  Plus, Brenna shares some embarrassing personnel stories. 

 

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Ep 94: CTG Master’s Power Couple & a Torn Bicep

Ep 94: CTG Master’s Power Couple & a Torn Bicep

July 8, 2019

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 sitting out most of the season.  Finally, the three discuss their results from InsideTracker including Doug's DNA profile results.

 

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Music provided by Marc Capaldo of Madison Ambush

EP 93: Tri Fitness World Champion Brandy Nelson Goddard & The Most Well Rounded Fitness Challenge

EP 93: Tri Fitness World Champion Brandy Nelson Goddard & The Most Well Rounded Fitness Challenge

June 28, 2019

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 American Ninja Warrior, Guinness Book of Records Gone Wild show (including her literally jumping in/out of her panties), America's Got Talent and Let's Ask America. 

 

Episode brought to you by the dietitian of the CTG Pro Team, Luc Labonte, providing nutrition advice for OCR athletes and beyond.

Music provided by Marc Capaldo of Madison Ambush.