11203078_746699782114518_2488083720552491783_nBadass Dash Chicago

Badass Dash held their first of two mid-western events of the 2015 season outside of Chicago in Hoffman Estates, IL. Over 1,500 participants took place in the event. Junior Hernandez would take the top spot on the podium for the elite race with Anastasia Netzel joining her as female winner. Other divisions at the race included the recreational division and the K-9 division where participants and their dogs complete the course together. Full results…


Race Results:

Elite Men Elite Women
Name Team  Time   Name Team  Time
Junior Hernandez 41:22 Anastasia Netzel 46:47
Jose Hernandez 43:06 Rocio Henciek 51:54
Patrick Saladino 44:01 Rumbi Hilborn 54:48

11193279_1083440821682816_3480038019146668231_nThe Battlegrounds

The Battlegrounds Mud Run, a permanent obstacle course outside of St. Louis, Missouri held the first of their OCRWC qualifier races for the year. The course shares the grounds with the Cedar Lakes Vineyard. The men's race was a tight one between David Baker and Justin Stewart finishing less than 30 seconds apart from each other. On the women's side of the race Heather Moss came out on top with a commanding win over the rest of the women's field on the challenging course.  Moss had this to say about the race,

“Battlegrounds Mud Run had a hometown welcoming atmosphere with fun and challenges for all racers. From the clear marked course, high energy volunteers, and plenty of mud, it is a must go. As an added bonus, there is Cedar Lake winery across the way for post race tasting. As their motto goes, “life is better when battled”.”


Race Results:

Elite Men Elite Women
Name Team  Time   Name Team  Time
David Baker 37:38 Heather Moss  Icebug 58:15
Justin Stewart 37:59 Pam Hart 1:04:10
Andrew O'Sullivan 41:23 Amanda Beauchamp 1:08:14


Savage Race Mid-Atlantic

11187363_953819134640306_1159267042877579262_oSavage Race headed to Kennedyville, Maryland this past weekend. Racers from both the United States and Canada traveled to take a chance at running the race series many in the industry are buzzing about. Ryan Atkins continues this streak this season with yet another win and second Savage Race win of the season. Yuri Force would finish second and Canadian Jesse Bruce would take third.  On the women's side Lindsay Webster took the top position for women. Atkins has this to say about the race and the win,

“The Savage Race in Maryland this weekend was a great race and competitors flocked to the venue to experience Savage's own special take on OCR. I was pleasantly surprised by the race, and had tons of fun out there. The race was really well organized and I think that Savage has created a great niche for themselves in the OCR market, with obstacles that are large and really fun. Obstacles and terrain were certainly easier than a BattleFrog or Spartan event, but when racing elite what makes the race hard is pushing yourself against competitors to your max so hard obstacles aren't always a necessity.”


Race Results:

Elite Men Elite Women
Name Team  Time   Name Team  Time
Ryan Atkins BattleFrog 39:46 Lindsay Webster 53:40
Yuri Force Athletics8 40:24 Jodie Fleming 1:03:55
Jesse Bruce Alpha Obstacle Training 43:53 Chrisa Dustman 1:04:06


11115604_10206714333795772_3873120823281263288_nSpartan Race Colorado

Spartan Race was on the road in Colorado over the weekend. The event was held in Fort Carson, Colorado. The Spartan Race Pro-Team dominated the race sweeping the podium. For the men Isaiah Vidal took top honors and for the women K.K. Stewart-Paul continued her winning streak taking home another victory for the season. Paul talked about the race… 

“A fun and challenging weekend fought with much conviction, motivation and inspiration from everyone, extremely grateful for positive surroundings.”


Race Results:

Elite Men Elite Women
Name Team Time    Name Team  Time
Isaiah Vidal Spartan Race K.K. Stewart-Paul  Spartan Race
Chad Trammell Spartan Race April Dee  Spartan Race
Glenn Racz Spartan Race Orla Welsh  Spartan Race


11174543_10153284020509394_7292583866573388579_oWarrior Dash

Warrior Dash took place in two locations over the weekend in both Arkansas and Oklahoma. Racers traveled over a fast course in both locations. In Arkansas Andrew Larey and Amanda Gay took top honors on the day. In Oklahoma Nathan Palmer and Hisa Turner took top spots on the podium.


Arkansas Race Results:

Elite Men Elite Women
Name Team   Name Team
Andrew Larey Amanda Gay
Blake Keeton Tetyana Konak
Chad Sanders Breanna Briggins

Oklahoma Race Results:

Elite Men Elite Women
Name Team   Name Team
Nathan Palmer Hisa Turner
Chandler Smith Sarah Wagoner
Josh White Randi Lackey


11061273_817654764990841_933454169083566709_nSISU IRON

The SISU Iron took place in Monrovia, California. This 30-hour extreme endurance event drew athletes from around the nation to challenge themselves both physically and mentally. Two hundred athletes signed up for the event and about half showed up to toe the line at the start Friday evening. The participants covered about 50 miles in the course of the weekend competing in challenges including mathematical equations as well as challenges requiring brawn. As participants completed challenges they were given merit patches and presented them at the end of the race. 25 Athletes finished the event and received their spike at the end of the race. Top honors of Ironman and Ironwoman (an award voted on by athletes) were awarded to Ken Herzog and Andé Wegner. Ben Sexton was awarded the Golden Squirrel Award, an award voted on by staff.

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