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2018 Conquer The Gauntlet Pro Athletes
"Off The Course"

Our atheltes don't just spend all their time training and racing.  Each balances a busy schedule of working, famiy time, training and racing.  Here is what they do off the course when not crawling, climbing and swinging off of obstacles.

More than just great athletes...

Christina "Honey Badger" Armstrong

Christina "Honey Badger" Armstrong doesn't care that on top of training to keep up with the young athletes, she juggles a full time job as a Special Education teacher along with a second job on weekends along with holiday breaks as a teacher for Helping Everyone Reach Outstanding Educational Success (HEROES). In addition to her 3 personal children, she has "adopted" 40 more as her schools head Cross Country and Track coach. Christina's greatest joy is encouraging her athletes to participate in OCR and watching them accomplish their personal goals!
 

Jay "Captain Puerto Rico" Flores

As a Global Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Ambassador, Jay knows just how important STEM is to the future of the world. He’s spreading the word through his energizing presentations and outreach to schools, community groups and industry experts. The power of STEM, Jay advocates, can help young girls and boys become super heroes, solve big (and little) problems and contribute their best ideas to improve our planet.

 

Brenna "Red Beast" Calvert

When she is not traveling the country and world to build and setup or race OCR, Brenna lives in Kansas on a cattle ranch. You will find her hanging out at Anytime Fitness where she is manager or on the ranch being entertained by the animals and outdoor activities
 

Nathan "NaPalm" Palmer

Nathan is the head of maintenance for All Star Sports.  His daily tasks include things like tearing apart gokarts then rebuilding them, fixing pitching machines, and cleaning up the grounds (aka playing with the foxes that call the area home).  His work brings children and visitors countless hours of joy.  Nathan also works as a part time rock climbing instructor, driver for uber, and has his own handyman business on the side.
 

Randi Lackey

Randi spends a lot of time in the gym, not just for her own training, but for her fitness class of incredible women called “Buns and Guns”.  In addition to that, she manages a city pool during the summer months and then coordinates a mentor program during the school yearcalled Mission Mentors.   This local program through the schools provides volunteers from the community to children in need of a positive role model.  While juggling all of this, she’s also a wife and mother of two girls that keep her very busy!
 

Evan "Ultra-OCR man" Perperis

Evan spends his days as an active duty member of the US Military. With 44 cumulative months in combat zones, mostly Iraq, he stays busy between training, racing and traveling.  He is also the owner and founder of the website Strength & Speed.
 

Lisa Nondorf

When she's not traveling for OCR Lisa fills her weekends with traveling for gymnastics competitions. She is a full time gymnastics coach to over 50 gymnasts. She coaches ages 4 to 18. These kids train anywhere from 2 - 20 hours a week. She also spends her early mornings as a personal trainer to some pretty amazing people!
 

Bryce Robinson

Bryce Robinson is a husband and father of two. During the week he works as a landscape contractor all over northeast Oklahoma. His free time is mostly spent with family and taking care of his own yard. He is also one of the coaches at Conquer Fitness in Tulsa.
 

Amy "Magic" Pajcic

Dr. Amy Pajcic is a full time veterinarian at a 24 hour clinic, where she does a lot of ER work in addition to regularly scheduled appointments. Her favorite part of the job is surgery.
 

Doug "TheDougg" Snyder

With a Masters in Marine Biology, Doug currently works at Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission as a fisheries survey coordinator and programmer for a survey of recreational fishing around the Gulf of Mexico and East Florida.  Data from every day of the year is gathered and used to estimate fishing pressure on species.  Doug uses this information to help set reuglations to insure there will be healthy populations of fish available for future generations to both eat and just enjoy catching.
 

Ashley Samples

Aside from being a full time mom, Ashley Samples also has a full time job. She is a Financial Analyst at a Fortune 500 company where she has worked for over 9 years. Ashley often jokes that she only works there for the free gym membership.

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Matt "The Mudder" Willis

When you see Matt at work, he's your typical IT Manager.  Planning infrastructure deployments and assisting users when needed.  What you don't think of is an Obstacle Racing Athlete who trains every day on his lunch break, before work and still finds time to be an assistant Salsa dance instructor on the weekend.  Figure that one out!
 

Lauren Woodcock

As if OCR training and racing isn't enough obstacles for one person, Lauren is a full-time coach at a ninja gym during the week. Her favorites are her incredible ninja kids- the next generation of ninjas and OCR athletes is looking strong! Outside of obstacles, Lauren stays busy with....uh....oh yeah, it's really just busy with obstacles!

 

Jeff Yanda

Jeff works as a Marketing Director for Chick-fil-A in the Des Moines Metro area. As part of his duties he helps contribute to charities and fundraisers In the local community. However, when he's not podiuming at races, he's best known for his ongoing work as a model/actor for the Peak Agency.