Last year I compared World’s Toughest Mudder (WTM) 2014 with 2015. Since another year has passed in the same location, new athletes to the WTM course probably want to know how this year compared to the last two years in Vegas. Here is a quick rundown by topic with my two cents thrown into the mix.
I recently spent a lot of time on airplanes so I took all the results and data from this year’s Obstacle Course Racing World Championships and calculated all the statistics for pass/fail rates. I’m going to go out on a limb and state that one of the obstacles this year has created an industry first. But first, the statistics. The numbers of competitors including pass/fail information was taken directly from the timing data gathered by Chosen USA, this year’s official timing company.
Jared Bandy (AKA #NeverSettleNinja) from season 8 of American Ninja Warrior has set out to bring not only the Ninja Warrior but the OCR lifestyle to his small Texas community through the launch of the Weekend Warrior Campaign.
Yesterday Variety broke the news that NBCUniversal International Formats has sold “Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge” to Denmark’s Kanal 5 after launching sales at Mipcom. The Danish version of the show will be produced by Nordisk Denmark and will be the first international adaptation of the NBC reality show.
The voting for Mud Run Guide’s 2016 Best of OCR is now open. We received more than a thousand nominations from the OCR Community. The team at Mud Run Guide has compiled the list of who you the OCR Community nominated as the movers, shakers, leaders, and top races in our industry globally.
Yancy Culp, the founder of Yancy Camp announced today the Virtual OCR Games on the Yancy Camp website. The OCR Games gives obstacle racing enthusiasts a way to train together and compete in the offseason. Starting today registration is open for the OCR Games.
Arnel Banawa of OCRTUBE.com was back on the road this past weekend after a Thanksgiving in the mountains with his family. His latest stop was at the Atlanta Spartan Race in Conyers, Georgia Horse Park. Banawa captured the excitement of the weekend in his latest video along with asking participants what Spartan Race means to them. Watch the recap of the Atlanta Spartan Race and you will feel like you were there for all the action in person.
We are the Wolfpack Ninjas! We train super hard and have consistently done well on the American Ninja Warrior TV show. Sure those obstacles are fun, but we LOVE OBSTACLE COURSE RACING! So much so that we are putting together a really sick event called the Wolfpack Ninja Tour!
After six years in business, The Battlegrounds continues to grow in terms of participants (last year’s race included runners from 29 states) and recognition. It is the Missouri's only permanent venue that is an OCR World Championships qualifying race.
On April 29th and April 30th American Ninja Warriors own super team, the Wolfpack will host its first public competition event at Magness Arena in Denver. The event is to bring the ninja lifestyle beyond the television and into the lives of average everyday people.