MudGear-Battle Of The Lions Pro Team

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MudGear-Battle of the Lions 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 BOTL your favorite race series?
I love the race series with four different type of races throughout the season.

Why is MudGear your "go to" for racing apparel?
Mudgear is my go to because of the outstanding quality and longevity of their gear.
 

Jay "Captain Puerto Rico" Flores

From: Miami, FL

Trains at:  Ninja Street Obstacle Academy

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:

-American Ninja Warrior: Season 14

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

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


Why is BOTL your favorite race series? 

BOTL is my favorite race brand because of their constant obstacle innovation and their commitment to the OCR community!


Why is MudGear your "go to" for racing apparel?
I first put on MudGear socks in 2016 and they have been my favorite OCR apparel company ever since.  Their products are built tough and allow you to attack obstacles without worry. 
 

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: 3rd HYROX US National Championship, Pro Men

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
-3x HYROX Podium finishes in the Pro Division
-Podium finishes in 7 out of 9 races of 2019
-Meeting some amazing friends

Why is BOTL your favorite race series?

The people and mandatory obstacle completion, makes the race fun and interesting every time.

Why is MudGear your "go to" for racing apparel?
Their spandex undies are comfy and firm and keep my junk n the trunk!
 

Kendall "The Highlight" Ortez

From: Dallas, TX

Trains at: Gauntlet Fitness in Dallas, TX

Specialty: Short course (3-7 miles)

First Year in OCR: 2017

Biggest Accomplishment in OCR: Getting 3rd overall in the pro division team race at 2019's North American OCR Championship


Other OCR Highlights:

-American Ninja Warrior National Finalist Season 11

-1st Conquer The Gauntlet: Tulsa 2019

-1st Warrior Dash TX 2019

-15+ podium finishes

-2x American Ninja Warrior Competitor 

-Being able to use obstacles to share the gospel to kids 


Why is BOTL your favorite race series? 

I truly believe they have the best obstacles that challenge me and really help show the best ocr athletes, they have a great blend of obstacles to heavy carries to push any body 


Why is MudGear my go to for racing apparel?

MudGear has been my go to since 2018, especially their socks for all those longer races. They’re apparel last the longest and dries really quick so I’m not carrying extra weight around in the race.

 

Evan "Ultra-OCR Man" Perperis

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

Trains at: Motus Ninjas in Overland Park, KS

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

Specialty: Ultra-OCR (Obstacle Course Races between 5 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

-Undefeated in Conquer The Gauntlet Continuum (6x wins, 2019-2021)

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

-3rd Battle of the Lions: Perpetuum

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

-80 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

-2x American Ninja Warrior Competitor 


Why is BOTL your favorite race series? 

BOTL has something for everyone, with each event having a different theme it helps you become a well rounded athlete.  Plus, the community that surrounds it along with the owners that run it create a memorable event every single time.


Why is MudGear your "go to" for racing apparel?
Performance.  It simply comes down to that.  MudGear is "made tougher" just like they say and allows me to run ultra without worrying if my race apparel will hold up.
 

Thomas "The Barefoot Wonder" Plush

From: Wichita, KS 
Trains at: Home gym and homemade obstacle course on our property that has gibbons, pegatron, stairway to heaven, Tarzan swing and more! 
Specialty: short burst and pound for pound strength. Tough feet 
First year OCR: 2017 
Biggest accomplishment in OCR: 1st place Team Relay 2021 World Championship Open division 

Other OCR Accomplishments: 
-1st place Wichita Gladiator
-1st place The Siege 5k OCR
-1st Place The KC Timber Challenge 2021
-2nd place CTG Wichita 2019
-3rd place CTG Wichita 2020 
-Only athlete to podium barefoot at CTG (2 total) 
-The first athlete to complete an OCR World Championship barefoot 

Why is BOTL your favorite race series? 
 The constant change in each race and the drive by the organizers to make the course challenging and unique. I love the passion David and Sydney bring to the series. 

Why is MudGear your "go to" for racing apparel? 
I race barefoot when I can and I tried a pair of their socks for recovery and could not be happier with the way they helped me for recovery. I truly believe that your gear will help an athlete succeed and their socks and compressions do just that.