The S&S Dev Team is a group of OCR athletes that have a strong desire to improve. Unlike a regular club, the athletes on this team are all actively pursuing improvement. Some are new to OCR, some are age group athletes looking to join the elite wave and others are elites looking to climb higher towards the podium.
Leah Sandel Hensley
Though she be little, she is fierce. Leah has been a member of the The Battlegrounds Battle Corps for the last couple of years and has so many races from 2016 her results require a spreadsheet.
Here are some of the high points:
1st Battlegrounds Spring Sprint Course
2nd All Female Team Green Beret Challenge in St. Louis
50 miles at World's Toughest Mudder
6th Elite BattleFrog Chicago
9th BFX 24
10th Battlegrounds Spring Race
Look for Leah at anything in driving distance from St. Louis as well as atOCR World Championships.
This mother of two possess the heart of a lion and is willing to do whatever it takes to get to the finish line. She ended last year as the 51st woman in the Elite Point Series for Spartan Race and is looking to improve on that placement in addition to getting getting a couple more podium finishes this year.
Some of her highlights from 2016 include:
3rd Elite Spartan Sprint Boston Sunday
5th Elite Spartan Super Boston Saturday
7th Elite Spartan Super Boston Sunday
8th Elite Spartan Sprint Boston Saturday
8th FIT Challenge
22nd Elite Spartan NJ Beast
Keep on eye out for her this year if you are racing the mult-lap FIT Challenge, Bonefrog in New England or most Spartan Races in the NE
Besides being an OCR athlete Luc is also a registered dietitian, personal trainer and wellness coach. A true S&S Athlete Luc's background also includes some competitive bodybuilding!
Nathan has some ambitious goals for 2017 including going for his first 100 miler, retaining his title from Sports for Sound and some age group wins.
S&S loves our ultra-athletes and is glad to have Nathan on the 2017 Dev Team. Keep an eye out for him at trail and OCR events in the Ohio area.
William is a 5x NCAA All-American, USATFCCCA Central Region Athlete of the Year and NCAA D2 Track and Field Academic All-American of the Year. In 2016, he finished 2nd at the USATF Outdoor 400m and 10th at the indoor 400m.
Whether racing at OCRs with hard obstacles or flat and fast courses Michael is a stellar OCR athlete. He has his sights set on some top 10 finishes along with a couple of podiums in 2017. Take a look at his results from 2016.
Keep your eye out for him at CTG, Toughest Mudder, Worlds Toughest Mudder and of course OCRWC.
Miles Keller is a competitive OCR athlete whom resides in Keller, TX but is from all over the south. Miles started out to get fit and then evolved into pursuing OCR podium dreams with a passion, drive, and burning desire to keep going that he can't explain. When Miles Keller isn't competing for the podium in the first wave of the day, he enjoys going back through the open waves to take pictures for race reviews, and most of all helping everyone along the way. First two podium finishes were last year at terrain ft worth, and an external trail run. If you ever ramped off a guy's back to get over the wall, that was probably Miles' back. Miles Is an Obstacle Warriors pro team member and regularly competes in ninja competitions. Miles Keller also co-hosts the Link Endurance podcast. With the words "yell at me" usually in sharpie on his chest and back he truly is an OCR addict
This father of two and endurance enthusiast training with Yancy Camp is ready to crush the course. His motto of "always chasing the win and never giving in" Will be needed this weekend.
Recent race highlights include:
2016 Rugged Maniac 3rd place finisher
2017 OCRWC Pro Qualifier
2017 11th place 50k Aravaipa Coldwater Rumble 50k finisher
This up and coming OCR athlete is still young but already has a couple of podium finishes to his name including Rugged Maniac and Terrain Race.
1st Newbsanity Extreme Ravine 15k
2nd Newbsanity Mud Gauntlet
2nd Newbsanity Frozen Four
3rd Hardcore Mudd Run Extreme PA
6th Shale Hill 8Hour Polar Bear
6th Rugged Maniac New Jersey
9th Warrior Dash NY
10th Catherine Valley Trail Half Marathon
12th Glassfest 8k
14t Spartan UltraBeast Killington
11th place open male team at OCRWC
15th Male(3rd Age Group, 1st American in Age Group) at WTM 2016 (80 Miles)
Finisher on History Channel’s The Selection: Special Operations Experiment (Roster #19)
Check out the 2017 announcement video with S&S Ultra at around 2:18 and 2:22 into the video.
Cody "Manbun" Peyton:
Conquer the Gauntlet Tulsa: 2nd
Conquer the Gauntlet Little Rock: 3rd
Mud Run Guide's Summer Splash: 3rd
Rugged Maniac Kansas City: 6th
Conquer the Gauntlet Wichita: 6th
Spartan Race Chicago: 8th
Savage Race Ohio: 8th
Battlefrog Cincinnati: 18th
Conquer the Gauntlet KC
Conquer the Gauntlet Wichita
Master's in Exercise Science
NCCPT- Certified Personal Trainer
2014 AFPA Heartland Championship- 1st Novice Lightweight Bodybuilding, 1st Overall Novice Bodybuilding, 1st Novice/Open Men’s Physique Class B
Nathan "Napalm" Palmer:
2015 Race Highlights
Conquer The Gauntlet Kansas City- 1st
Austin Spartan Sprint-1st...
Warrior Dash Tulsa-1st
The Fugitive Run; Mud Obstacle Course- 1st
Conquer the Gauntlet Wichita-1st
Conquer the Gauntlet OKC-2nd
Austin Spartan Sprint-2nd
Austin Spartan Super-2nd
Conquer the Gauntlet Tulsa-3rd
Austin Spartan Super-3rd
Atlas Race KC-7th
Spartan Race Stadium Sprint-8th
Spartan Super Chicago-10th
2nd Mud, Guts and Glory
5th Spartan Stadium Sprint Tampa
7th Florida Savage Race
Warrior Dash- 8th
1st Warrior Dash Ohio
1st Spartan Super Ohio
3rd Mud, Guts and Glory
2nd Spartan Super Austin
3rd Battlefrog New Jersey
Currently ranked 4th in the Battlefrog Point Series
193 mile Run Across Michigan in 3 days
3:10 Marathon PR
1:30 Half Marathon PR
7th Mud, Guts and Glory
25+X Tough Mudder
65 miles at World's Toughest Mudder 2014
2nd Rugged Maniac Southern Indiana
63rd Spartan Beast Ohio
4th Rugged Maniac Southern Indiana
4th Spartan Sprint Indiana
Icebug-OCRGear Sponsored Athlete and 2014 Strength & Speed OCRWC Athlete Kevin Righi
See below for previous race highlights.
Evan Perperis: See highlights in the S&S Founder Section.
Paul's 2014 Individual Race Highlights
2nd place age group finish in Waikiki Swim Club Biathlon Series 2014
7th place overall (3rd in age group) XTERRA Kauloa Ranch Trail Run 10K 2012
5th place overall military heavy Bataan Death March 2007
Numerous top three age group finishes in Olympic triathlons, sprint triathlons, 10k runs and 5k runs
Finished Inaugural Assault on Pikes Peak 2010 (bike ride up Pike’s Peak), Warrior Dash Colorado, MCBH Swamp Romp and Little Creek Mud Run
Paul's Team Accomplishments:
Ran Anchor for the 9th place team at the Honolulu Rainbow Ekiden relay race 2014
9th place 4 person open Adventure Xstream Moab 2011
Member of the 2010 Check Point Tracker National Championship, 4 person open champion team
Member of the 2nd place overall male team in the 2010 Pikes Peak Fall Series
Eric's 2014 Race Highlights
The Munson Mayhem duathalon (5K 10mi bike, 5K), overall winner
The Spirit race 5K, overall winner
Double double road race (10k, 5k in the same day), Age group winner 35-39
DOT to DOT 10K, overall 3rd place
Great Escape Run 5K, overall 2nd place (beaten by S&S team member Juantonio)
Plaza 10K PR 38:43, 61st out of 3325
Rusty's Race Highlights:
6th in Age Group at OCRWC
For more race highlights see his profile below under the OCRWC team.
Rimas: 1 Goofy's Challenge Completed (Full marathon on Saturday and Half Marathon on Sunday)
6 Marathons Completed
7 Half Marathons Completed
1 Tough Mudder
Evan Perperis: See highlights in the S&S Founder Section.
Rusty Palmer (Follow him on Facebook here)
Messerfit/ Crossfit Lebanon Sponsored Athlete
1st place overall Mudocalypse
2nd place overall Heaven and Hell Gravel Mine Challenge
3rd place age group Tampa Spartan
6th place overall, 1st in age group at Mud Ninja
8th overall Warrior Dash
3x Tough Mudder Finisher
Kevin Righi: 1st place SuperFit East Coast Championships 2014 (male/female scaled)
1st place team scaled SuperFit Roanoke 2014
2nd Overall Spartan Citizen Bank Sprint 2014
2nd place Team 2013 Summer Capital Affiliate League
2nd in Age Group Smith Mountain Lake Sprint Triathlon 2014
6th place at 2013 CMC race at Bryce Resort
9th overall August 2014 Mud Guts & Glory
Countless obstacle races including 3 Tough Mudder finishes
Crossfit Level 1 Coach & certified ISSA Fitness Trainer
Collegiate Lacrosse Player