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Media: Digital Articles

Conquer The Gauntlet Pro athletes have been featured in lots of Obstacle Course Racing digital articles.  They appear almost weekly on the largest most comprehensive and best OCR news website in the world Mud Run Guide.  Plus, they even reach outside the OCR circle appearing on news websites and non-OCR fitness related websites.  The actual list is too comprehensive to collect all of them, but here is a sampling.

Mud Run Guide's Badass Women of OCR

Our female atheltes were featured heavily in Charity Fick's "Badass Women of OCR" series, which highlights the accomplishments of women in OCR both on and off the race course. 

Read about the "Badass" women of the CTG Pro Team here:

Lisa Nondorf

Randi Lackey

Amy Pajcic

Ashley Samples

Mud Run Guide Gear Reviews, Race Reviews, Op-Eds and News

Our athletes regularly appear in a gear reviews and race reviews from other brands.  Below is a sampling of some of those online articles.  Name and link for the article provided as well as which CTG Pro Team athlete or athletes appear in each.

Gear Reviews


Gear Review: HYLETE Verge II Shorts Doug Snyder, Evan Perperis
Gear Review: Atomik Liquid Chalk Evan Perperis, Jenny Overstreet
Gear Review: HYLETE Helix II Shorts Doug Snyder, Evan Perperis, Nathan Palmer
HYLETE Liner Tech Hoodie Review Ashley Samples
Ultra-OCR Man Now On Audiobook Evan Perperis
Gear Review: VJ Shoes XTRM Doug Snyder, Evan Perperis, Jenny Overstreet
Gear Review: Atomik Ninja Hangboard Jenny Overstreet, Evan Perperis
Gear Review: Rapid Reboot System Randi Lackey, Jay Flores
Gear Review: Compex Fixx 1.0 Massage Gun Evan Perperis, Amy Pajcic
OCR America 2: The Gear Evan Perperis, Amy Pajcic


Gear Review: SPIbelt Randi Lackey, Evan Perperis
Gear Review: Compex Wireless Evan Perperis 


Montem Sneaky Snuggler Blanket: Evan Perperis

Harbinger Weight Vest: Randi Lackey

OOFOS OOmg Shoes: Lisa Nondorf, Jay Flores, Nathan Palmer, Amy Pajcic

Elite Ops Energy Strips: Evan Perperis, Doug Snyder

MudGear: More Than Just Socks: Ashley Samples, Randi Lackey, Amy Pajcic, Jay Flores, Evan Perperis, Matt Willis

Atomik Rig Grips: Ashley Samples, Evan Perperis, Randi Lackey

Hyper Elite Weight Vest: Evan Perperis

OOFOS Recovery Footwear: Ashley Samples, Lisa Nondorf, Evan Perperis

Xero Terraflex Trail/OCR Shoes: Evan Perperis

Frogskins Accessories: Gloves, Hats and Hood: Evan Perperis

Merrell Trail (OCR) Shoe Line: Jay Flores, Evan Perperis

Frogskins Tops and Bottoms: Evan Perperis


Hylete’s 6 in 1 Backpack: 40 L vs. 60 L: Evan Perperis

Hylete Icon XL Convertible Backpack: Ashley Samples, Nathan Palmer

Marena Sport Partners with Conquer The Gauntlet: Randi Lackey, Nathan Palmer, Ashley Samples, Evan Perperis

Sinergy Sports Products: Evan Perperis


Neptune Thermoregulation System: Evan Perperis

dryrobe: Evan Perperis

Bodyhacker: Evan Perperis

Road ID: Evan Perperis


Fitbit Surge: Evan Perperis


Race Reviews


Race Review: KC Timber Challenge’s XTC Jenny Overstreet, Evan Perperis
Freedom Reigns at Conquer The Gauntlet Ashton Abraham, Scott Wierzycki, Randi Lackey, Doug Snyder, Jenny Overstreet


Race Review: Spring Hammer Race Zumbo Falls Scott Wierzycki, Evan Perperis
Race Review: Warrior Dash Kansas City Evan Perperis
Race Review: Hannibal Race Kuwait Evan Perperis


2018's World's Toughest Mudder Results: Evan Perperis

The Hammer Race:  Evan Perperis

Extreme Timber Challenge: Evan Perperis

48 Hours of Endure The Gauntlet Summary: Doug Snyder, Evan Perperis

Warrior Rush (5k, 6 hr, 24 hr): Evan Perperis

Warrior Dash Minnesota: Evan Perperis

Green Beret Challenge: Operator St. Louis: Evan Perperis

Dirt Runner’s Final OCR Events in Marseilles, IL: Evan Perperis


US OCR Championships: Matt Willis

Hannibal Race (Lebanon): Evan Perperis

True Grit Enduro 24: Evan Perperis

Warrior Dash TN: Evan Perperis

Savage Race Georgia (Spring): Jay Flores, Evan Perperis


CTG-XTC: Evan Perperis, Jay Flores

Hardcore Mudd Run: Evan Perperis

BattleFrog Chicago: Evan Perperis

BattleFrog Kansas City: Nathan Palmer, Evan Perperis

BattleFrog Charlotte: Amy Pajcic, Evan Perperis

Conquer The Gauntlet Wichita: Randi Lackey, Nathan Palmer, Evan Perperis

BattleFrog Nashville: Amy Pajcic, Evan Perperis

Hannibal Race- Awkar, Lebanon: Evan Perperis


Hannibal Race- Lebanon: Evan Perperis

Conquer The Gauntlet Wichita: Evan Perperis, Nathan Palmer, Randi Lackey, Bryce Robinson

Tough Mudder KY: Evan Perperis

Warrior Dash IL: Evan Perperis


News and Op-Eds


Movie Review: My First Marathon Amy Pajcic, Evan Perperis
CTG Pro Team OCR Workouts To Go Randi Lackey, Evan Perperis, Michelle Warnky, Nathan Palmer
8 Days of Ultra-OCR for Charity: OCR America 2 Evan Perperis, Nathan Palmer, Michelle Warnky
Doubling Down in the Midwest Jenny Overstreet, Randi Lackey, Doug Snyder
OCR Documentaries to Keep You Motivated Amy Pajcic, Evan Perperis
OCR in Drag Evan Perperis 
Supporting Brands During 2020 Lisa Nondorf 
OCR-COVID Friendly Gym Precautions Randi Lackey, Evan Perperis
Stoke Shed: The Future of OCR Video? Michelle Warnky, Evan Perperis, Amy Pajcic, Randi Lackey, Doug Snyder, Nathan Palmer, Lisa Nondorf
8 Day of Winter OCR America 2 Lessons Learned Amy Pajcic, Evan Perperis, Michelle Warnky
Op Ed: Are Pros Doing Enough for the Sport? Matt Willis, Amy Pajcic, Evan Perperis, Nathan Palmer
Ultra-OCR Man: New OCR Book for Charity Evan Perperis
Mud Run Guide’s Ultra-OCR Bible Goes Digital Evan Perperis, Amy Pajcic 
OCRmill 24: Lessons You Can Apply to Your Own Training Nathan Palmer, Evan Perperis, Randi Lackey
OCRmill 24 Recap: 24 hours of Treadmill OCR Lisa Nondorf, Nathan Palmer, Evan Perperis, Randi Lackey


How a DNF Change My Life: A Perspective on World's Toughest Mudder: Evan Perperis

Training Tuesday:  Get Your Team RockTape Certified: Randi Lackey, Evan Perperis, Nathan Palmer, Ashley Samples, Lisa Nondorf

InsideTracker: Evan Perperis

So You Lost Your Band, Now What?: Ashley Samples, Matt Willis, Evan Perperis

Preparing for 48 Hours of OCR: Mental Strength: Evan Perperis, Nathan Palmer 

Preparing for 48 Hours of OCR: Physical Strength: Evan Perperis

Five Things We Can Learn About OCR from 2018’s Boston Marathon: Randi Lackey, Amy Pajcic

Endure The Gauntlet: 48 Hours of OCR: Evan Perperis

2018 Conquer The Gauntlet Pro Team: All Athletes


Ultra-OCR Grand Slam Lessons Learned: Evan Perperis

Success of Military Vets at World’s Toughest Mudder: Evan Perperis

Last Minute OCR Themed Halloween Costumes:  Amy Pajcic, Ashley Samples, Evan Perperis

Breaking the Mold with Conquer The Gauntlet: Randi Lackey, Nathan Palmer, Evan Perperis

Post-Race Cleanup with No Hotel: Ashley Samples

Family First at Conquer The Gauntlet: Ashley Samples, Nathan Palmer, Jay Flores, Evan Perperis

Five Ways Toughest Mudder Will Change World’s Toughest Mudder: Evan Perperis

OCR Training with an Unlimited Budget: The People: Ashley Samples

Ultra-OCR Grand Slam: Evan Perperis

Five Weird Things That Are Normal for OCR Athletes: Nathan Palmer, Evan Perperis

My Solution to World Championships Overseas: Matt Willis, Randi Lackey


CTG Virtual Training Event: Amy Pajcic, Evan Perperis

Conquer Fitness Opening Soon: Nathan Palmer, Evan Perperis

Are we Ready for the Catastrophic Success of World’s Toughest Mudder?: Evan Perperis

The Best North American Race Series for Improving for OCRWC Is…: Nathan Palmer, Evan Perperis

Bring Back Warrior Dash World Championships: Ashley Samples, Evan Perperis

Are We Pushing Too Hard: The Elites and The Competitive: Ashley Samples

Strength& Speed’s OCR America Summary: Nathan Palmer, Evan Perperis

BFX: A New Home for Multi-Lap Legionnaires?: Evan Perperis

Unhealthy Obsession or Dedicated Athlete?: Evan Perperis

The Next Level: The Obstacle Rating System: Evan Perperis

Going to the Xtreme Part 2: Do I Need to Shave my Body?: Evan Perperis

Identifying an OCR Athlete in the Wild: Part 2: Ashley Samples

Identifying an OCR Athlete in the Wild: Part 1: Randi Lackey, Ashley Samples, Evan Perperis

Should OCR Athletes Care How Much They Can Lift?: Randi Lackey, Nathan Palmer, Matt Willis

Fugitive Run Gets Caught: Nathan Palmer, Evan Perperis


Spartan Race TV Show: A Response to a Response: Evan Perperis

Multi-Lap Legionnaires: Evan Perperis

Doubling Down: Preparing and Performing at Back to Back Races: Evan Perperis

Tough Mudder: Fear of…: Evan Perperis

How to Look Good in OCR Photos: Evan Perperis


Facility Spotlights


Obstacle Course Racing Home Gyms Amy Pajcic, Evan Perperis, Ashley Samples, Doug Snyder, Lisa Nondorf, Jenny Overstreet
Gym Review: ROKC Evan Perperis, Jenny Overstreet


Permanent OCR Facility Spotlight: The Battlegrounds: Evan Perperis

Permanent OCR Facility Spotlight: Shale Hill: Evan Perperis

Permanent OCR Facility Spotlight: Dirt Runner: Evan Perperis

MudGear Blog

Our athletes appear occasionally on the MudGear blog:

CTG Pros Ashley Samples shared her story on MudGear's blog: Athlete Spotlight: Ashley Samples

with Doug Snyder and Jenny Overstreet

Squirrel's Nut Butter Blog

dryrobe Blog

Several athletes featured on the blog of the world's most advanced changing robe including:

Seven Essential Reasons to Get a dryrobe:: Evan Perperis

dryrobe and the Ultra-OCR Grand Slam: Evan Perperis

dryrobe supporting Conquer The Gauntlet Pro Team: All Athletes

Lessons Learned from 48 hours of Endure The Gauntlet: All Athletes

5 Epic dryrobe moments of 2018: Jay Flores, Lisa Nondorf and Ashley Samples

Improving Racing Performance with dryrobe Amy Pajcic, Lisa Nondorf, Evan Perperis, Ashley Samples

Five Reasons You Need a dryrobe for Ultra-OCR Evan Perperis

Four Year of Ultra-OCR with dryrobe Evan Perperis

Surviving 200 miles of Winter Obstacle Course Racing with Evan Perperis and Amy Pajcic


RockTape Blog

Interview conducted by RockTape highlighting their support to CTG Pro Team's male endurance athlete Evan Perperis.

Ultra-OCR Man, Evan Perperis, Goes Stronger Longer

Folds of Honor

Folds of Honor provides scholarships to children whose parents were wounded or killed in military service.  Thanks to the support of Conquer The Gauntlet, Team sponsors and the CTG Pro Team, we've collectively raised more than $10,000+ for the charity through multiple events.

Article covering the Endure The Gauntlet event talking about the results and the $6500+ raised for charity:

Evan Perperis Enduring The Gauntlet: Video segment shows All Athletes


Yolked interviewed CTG Pros Evan Perperis and Amy Pajcic about training, racing and recovery

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Complete Human Performance

The leader's in hybrid training Complete Human Nutrition (CHP) has published articles with several of the CTG Pro Team athletes shown.

Frequent OCR Training Mistakes: Evan Perperis

Three Pillars of OCR Training: Nathan Palmer,  Evan Perperis, Randi Lackey

VJ Shoes USA

Article for VJ Shoes USA with Evan Perperis:

Six Tips to Prepare for an Ultra

Obstacle Racing Media

CTG Pro Team athletes occasionally appear in Obstacle Racing Media's website. 

Warrior Dash Wisconsin Race Review: Evan Perperis

Mud Ninja Race Review: Nathan Palmer, Amy Pajcic, Evan Perperis

LifeFuels Blog

LifeFuels, a tech company that created a "smart" shaker bottle, sponsored the Warrior Dash World Championship in 2015 and featured an article written by CTG Pro Evan Perperis

Train For Warrior Dash with Evan Perperis