About Evan Perperis

Evan is a Conquer The Gauntlet Pro, NSCA-CPT, owner of Strength & Speed along with a Hammer Nutrition sponsored athlete whose biography "Ultra-OCR Man: From Special Forces Soldier to Record Setting Pro OCR Athlete" is now available (hard copy, digital or audiobook). His highlights included 2018's 1st place Team Atomik at World's Toughest Mudder, 2nd Pro Team Coed at North American OCR Championships in 2018 and yearly record setting Ultra-OCR events for charity. With 50+ overall OCR podium finishes, he captured his training techniques and strategies in his books, "Strength & Speed's Guide to Elite Obstacle Course Racing", "Mud Run Guide's Ultra-OCR Bible", "Conquering The Gauntlet" and covered some of his favorite OCR events in "MRG's Ultimate OCR Bucket List" (all available from ).

Which Battle of the Lions is right for me?

By |March 12th, 2021|

Our own Ultra-OCR man takes you through the NEW Battle of the Lions Tour - and which events may be best for each of us

21,000 Foot Ultra-OCR and Virtual Race Option

By |February 21st, 2021|

For the last five years, I’ve been doing an Ultra-OCR related charity events to raise money for Folds of Honor, scholarship money for children whose parents were killed or wounded in action.  (You can check out some of the previous ones here 7 days in a row of OCR marathons, all 24 hour OCRs in [...]

Conquer The Gauntlet Turns Ten!

By |February 14th, 2021|

Conquer The Gauntlet was one of two brands regularly putting on events after quarantine in 2020 (the other being Savage Race).  After putting on five events total in 2020, they are scaling back in 2021 for their 10th anniversary race and focusing on one massive celebration for the entire weekend near Tulsa, Oklahoma. Queen [...]

Gear Review: HYLETE Modus Long Sleeve Shirt

By |February 12th, 2021|

HYLETE brings their super soft and comfortable fabric design to the world of button-down shirts.  The 88% Polyester, 12% Spandex shirt feels great, almost like silk.  Despite being very comfortable, it looks similar to other dress shirts but feels much better.

Gear Review: VJ MAXx Shoes

By |February 8th, 2021|

VJ MAXx shoes providing the traction you need. VJ Shoes are known for their tag line #TheBestGripOnThePlanet and I think they backed it up with their XTRM model (read that review here or Ninja Warrior’s Amy “Magic” Pajcic review of the iROCK3s here).  However, I wanted to see if the third shoe in [...]

Which KC Timber Challenge is Right For Me?

By |January 7th, 2021|

Regardless of why you are involved in the sport, from competitive to “I’m just here because this is something to do on the weekend”, you’ll find that KC Timber Challenge has a place for you.

Gear Review: RockSauce Fire and Ice

By |January 4th, 2021|

"it is like Icy Hot or Ben Gay but next level and better" - read more

Gear Review: HYLETE Apex Light Compression Shorts

By |January 3rd, 2021|

Hylete has done a great job of providing our crew members gear to review, Evan Perperis gives us his 5-star review on HYLETE Apex Light Compression Shorts

Seven Presents for the OCR Athlete with Too Much Stuff

By |December 28th, 2020|

As athletes, we tend to collect a LOT of stuff we *think* we may need... but once you have all that stuff, what do you really need?

Permanent Facility Spotlight: Newbsanity’s Extreme Ravine

By |December 17th, 2020|

Newbsanity crew after the race and awards ceremony at Extreme Ravine. You may know Newbsanity’s Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) venue Mud Gauntlet really well, but did you also know they have a second course across the street.  Their Extreme Ravine venue is not quite a trail race and not quite an OCR, its [...]

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