CTG Pro Team

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Conquer The Gauntlet Pro Male Athletes


Ashton "Ashton" Abraham

From: North Miami Beach, FL
      (when visiting family) Conquer Fitness Tulsa
Specialty: Short course OCRs
First Year in OCR: 2014
Biggest Accomplishment in OCR: 2018 North American Championships 1st place age group champion in the 15k & 3k, 20-29

Other OCR Highlights:
-2018 Season, 10 OCR races with 10 podiums( 7-1st place, 1-2nd place, and 2- 3rd place)
-1st Place CTG OKC and Little Rock 2019
-1st Place Florida Blitz 2019 winner
-2nd Place Sprint Boca 2019 
-Helping grow the OCR community, especially in South Florida - with Jay Flores

Why is CTG your favorite race?
Conquer the Gauntlet Tulsa was the first OCR race I ran back when they were just starting up. After my 1st and only DQ due to not being able to complete Pegatron, I was hooked. CTG is the best balanced running, terrain, and grip strength OCR. If you want to get the most bang for your buck while having a great time and pushing your boundaries, CTG is the race. CTG is also very family oriented. David Mainprize and all the amazing staff definitely make everyone feel apart of the #CTGFamily.


Jay "Captain Puerto Rico" Flores

From: Miami, FL

Trains at: ATP Obstacle Gym in Fort Lauderdale, FL

      (when visiting family) Legendary Fitness Wisconsin

Specialty: Technical Grip Strength Obstacles

First Year in OCR: 2013

Biggest Accomplishment in OCR: 2017 OCR World Championships “Master of the Rig” World Champion

Other OCR Highlights:

-12 weeks on Exatlon: Estados Unidos (6x a week televised OCR based reality show on Telemundo)

-2017 US OCR Championships gold medalist 15k Men’s 25-29 age group

-2017 US OCR Championship silver medalist 3k 20-29 age group

-50+ overall OCR podium finishes
-2 x Nominated for Mud Run Guide’s “Most Inspirational Person in OCR”
-7 CTG Podiums in 9 CTG races

-Never lost a CTG Belt

Why is CTG your favorite race?

Conquer the Gauntlet provides the most well balanced challenge in OCR (running, terrain, grip, balance, strength). If you want to grow as an athlete and test your boundaries, CTG is the best place to do so. CTG also has the best family feel. Every time I cross the finish line David Mainprize is there for a big hug and I can’t wait to spend a few hours with the rest of the #CTGFamily


Brint "The Land Shark" Hastert

From: Small Town, KS
Trains at : Goat House CrossFit
Specialty: Short Course, don’t let that fool you though he's will to dive into an endurance event at anytime
First year OCR: 2017
Biggest accomplishment in OCR: TBD, no satisfied just yet.

Other OCR Accomplishments:
-Around 20 overall podium finishes
-2x 1st place finishes at Conquer The Gauntlet
-2x 2nd place finishes at CTG plus a 2nd place finish at CTG Team Race and 2nd place Continuum finish
-5th at HYROX Dallas in Pro Division
-Podium finishes in 7 out of 9 races of 2019
-Meeting some amazing friends

Why is CTG your favorite race?

It’s my favorite because it challenges all aspects of OCR and the community that comes with it is unmatched.


Evan "Ultra-OCR Man" Perperis

From: Long Island, NY residing in Kansas City, MO

Trains at: Apex Climbing Gym in Kansas City, KS

      (when visiting family) Otherworld OCR in Frederick, MD

Recovers at:  Advanced Healthcare and Sports Injury PA in Olathe, KS

Specialty: Ultra-OCR (Obstacle Course Races between 8 hours and 24 hours long)

First Year in OCR: 2013

Biggest Accomplishment in OCR: World Championship Team (Team Atomik) at the 24 hour long 2018 World's Toughest Mudder

Other OCR Highlights:

-2nd 2018 North American OCR Championship- Pro Coed Team- CTG Prime

-2019 undefeated in Conquer The Gauntlet Continuum (4x wins)

-2nd Team (2+) 24 hour 2017 World's Toughest Mudder- Team Merrell

-9 Conquer The Gauntlet Elite Podium Finishes including a win at CTG Iowa 2018

-50+ career OCR podium finishes

-Record for most OCR miles (191 miles) in a week: 2020's OCR America 2 (8 day total was 200 miles, 1000+ obstacles)

-2017 Ultra-OCR Grand Slam (1st or 2nd at every 24 hr OCR in the US)

-2018 Record for the longest OCR ever- 48 hours of Endure The Gauntlet

Why is CTG your favorite race?
It is hard to pick one thing that I love about Conquer The Gauntlet. Some might say, the price and experience you get is unmatched across the OCR world. Others that their obstacles are challenging and push you to become a better athlete and person. However, I would say the #CTGFamily. Finding a group of people that are passionate about the same interests is simply the best. Every race is like a family reunion and an unforgettable experience.


Doug “TheDougg” Snyder

From: Gautier, MS

Trains at: NOLA Muscle Park in New Orleans

Specialty: Technical Obstacles and Sneak Attacks

First Year in OCR: 2012

Biggest Accomplishment in OCR: Never lost a band/belt in six years of OCR across 14 different OCR series


Other OCR Highlights:

-Undefeated 2018 CTG Masters male (5 Masters CTG wins)

-The only male Masters finisher in his first CTG

-Nominated 2018/2019 Best Male Masters OCR Athlete

-13 overall OCR podium finishes

-34 Masters OCR podium finishes (9 Masters wins at CTG)

-2018 1st place  masters National Ninja League (NNL) qualifier

-Never lost a belt or band in more than seven years of OCR


Why is CTG your favorite race?

It’s my favorite because of what makes it unique!  (Ever notice they hand out their own brand of water?)  I have a mental checklist of what I like most about each different race I’ve run.  When I discovered CTG in 2017, I was amazed at how many of my ‘likes’ it has.  First off, it’s a family operation with a strong sense of faith, which creates a family atmosphere for the participants.  The consistency of the staff/owner’s presence race after race is awesome.  Speaking of presence, having the pro team hanging out at every race and greeting everyone makes the festival area even more fun.  As for the course, I love the obstacle difficulty, which is the best in the OCR industry.  Also, I like the use of terrain in course layouts, efficiency in obstacle construction, and the “simple complexity” of them (who else would think of putting an eyebolt in a bowling pin and hang it up??)


Scott Wierzycki

From: Pacific, MO
Trains at: Home
Specialty: Obstacle Specialist 
First Year in OCR: 2012
Biggest Accomplishment in OCR: 1st Age Group 2017 US OCR Championship 15k

Other OCR highlights: 
-First triple podium in a single race for Conquer the Gauntlet (2nd Overall\1st Master's in the elite wave, 3rd for the Continuum)
-First to win an overall elite 1st (Wichita 2017), master's 1st (Multiple), and continuum (Dallas 2019)
-4x Continuum winner
-32 Elite OCR podium's and 12 trail\road race podium's

Why is CTG your favorite race? 
The more challenging obstacles are what first got me hooked on CTG. The owners and whole CTG family are an incredible group.