Our Ambassadors from around the world!
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Amy, an Ambassador for @athleticbrewing @frogfuelactual @spartan and the @mud_sweat_tears_1 Pro Team. Being connected to the OCR Community and her love for OCR makes us proud to welcome her as a Buddy. Amy also wants OCR Buddy to expand into trail racing further and who better than someone that sweats pixie dust to help us spread the word. We won’t let you down Amy.
Antonio represents @nuunhydration @inspyrgear and @zirenutrition . Not only does he run obstacle races, but he has also run multiple half marathon and the 2019 @nycmarathon . Even though he trains for long distance runs, he finds time to run OCRs and is partial to local events. He has been a supporter of OCR Buddy for years, promoting the app to his fellow athletes. He intends to help OCR Buddy support those that need their race “fix”. We welcome him to the OCR Buddies.
Asa is the operator of @vikingobstaclerace and is also know around the OCR Community because he is always volunteering and participating in events whenever he can. He is always trying to find ways to help the community, including bringing multiple events together for the benefit of the community. He has been a supporter of OCR Buddy from the beginning and we are thankful that Asa applied to be an OCR Buddy and we welcome him to the Ambassadors.
Ashley, a social butterfly with a permanent smile and is getting married soon. How did she pick a date? She checked OCR Buddy first! Well, maybe second. She has been a supporter from Day 1 and a valuable friend. She is on a personal journey which will only enhance The Buddies as a whole.
Audley is what we would call your obstacle course athlete. He has no allegiance to a brand or type of race, he does every single one her can. Whether local, regional or national, the type of event doesn’t matter, as long as he can get on the course. He is partial to events that support veterans and first responders. Audley’s goal in becoming an OCR Buddy Ambassador, is to interact further with the OCR Community and get more involved. We can do that for you Audley and welcome to our Ambassador Team.
Austin is an Ambassador for @buckedupsupps and also runs with @defy_ocr . He has been in OCR for about four years and is always striving to improve. While he feels his performance is not yet elite, his mindset and desire are already at “pro” level. While not working or preparing for his next adventure in life, Austin is training and preparing for that next event. We are proud to have him representing OCR Buddy and we welcome him to the Ambassadors.
Brett, the “Spartan T Rex”, believes anything is possible if you have the right people there to support you. What better attitude as a Buddy to help others achieve anything they put their minds to. Brett supports @athleticbrewing @frogfuelactual @battlemilesllc . He knows that the first time racers needs support as they are the future members of the OCR Community. Welcome aboard, Brett.
Brian is an ambassador for @redcon1 and has the desire to help others get stronger. With a unique perspective on racing as he typically runs solo, he can remind the community that being solo on a course doesn’t mean you are alone. Mentoring and helping is part of who he is and we welcome that to The Buddies.
Candice, of South Africa, is a co-operator of @ocr_hub . @ocr_hub is an OCR and fitness facility. She lives OCR. South Africa has a growing OCR population and Candice just hopes to get more people addicted to OCR “just like us weirdos.” If being weird means playing on obstacles, showing others how to achieve their goals and be all that they believe they can be, then we all should be just like Candice. Welcome to the Buddies!
Charles, host of @middleofthepackpod also represents @beastgoodr @nuunhydration @lunafise_official and @honeystinger. Charles loves OCR and wants to promote how fun it is and how personal confidence can grow simply by being out on the course. He credits OCR with helping him “come out of his shell” and through his work in the sport, we know he will help others do the same.
Corey appreciates the closeness of the OCR Community. He represents @goodr @vengacbd and races with #flatlineraocr and @mit_ocr_team . He loves supporting the smaller brands to help their growth. He spreads the word of OCR and helps those getting involved in the sport of OCR and he also participated in Ninja competitions. Being an OCR Buddy gives Corey more outlets to spread the word of the OCR Community and we welcome his enthusiasm to the COR Buddy Ambassadors.
Dennis is a huge supporter of the entire OCR Community. If it is OCR (or Trail) related and is something positive, Dennis will support it. He represents @lazarusnaturalscbd @vitalsox @carborocket and @freetrain . More importantly, to us, we welcome him to The Buddies for his constant desire to help others and his continued support and promotion of OCR Buddy.
Dwayne, a Navy Veteran does all that he can for the OCR Community. He is an Ambassador/supports @legendborne @moreheartthanscarsofficial @operationvalor and others. He has done epic videos of pushups to bring awareness to those who suffer from PTSD and suicidal thoughts. Always with a smile and always offering support makes us proud to have Dwayne as an OCR Buddy
Emily, an @fnx_fit Ambassador, started into fitness after her kids moved out. She tries to convince other women that it is better to start late than not at all. She wants to show that not only women can compete in OCR, but Master Division women can succeed as well. Age is just a number for Emily, because her heart is young and her drive is strong as she not only competes…she podiums. What a great message she delivers and we thank her for wanting to be an OCR Buddy.
Emma, part of @phoenixraceocr, applied to be an OCR Buddy Ambassador because she wants to strengthen her relationships and skills in the OCR Community while wanting to contribute in any way possible. OCR challenges her to improve and that is why she loves it. OCR Buddy does not have Ambassadors for podiums and prominence, we have it to better improve the OCR Community and the people around it. Emma is exactly the person we hoped would apply and we are happy to have her as an Ambassador.
George, of the country Cyprus, is a certified trainer and is a @spartan Cyprus fanatic. He has dedicated his life to helping people and motivating them to live a healthy lifestyle. He enjoys finding new challenges to help people. He is the @spartan Team Captain for Cyprus in 2021 and we are excited to see where his roads lead to. We will follow that journey together with George as a member of our OCR Buddy Ambassadors.
Greg is a self-declared “older athlete” who is not only into OCR but soccer as well. When not training or racing, you will find him on a soccer field referring the games and being a positive influence. Greg works to stay positive and to be an influence on others. He will push himself and show others that it can be done if you believe in yourself and your own abilities. We don’t believe that Greg knows the word “no” and that attitude makes him a perfect fit for the OCR Buddy Ambassadors.
Heiki is the head of @ocrestonia and works to promote the sport of OCR within Estonia. His passion for OCR has translated to wanting to spread it through his country and Europe. Imagine promoting and helping brands within a country, that’s what Heiki does. So, when the application comes in to be an OCR Buddy how can we say no? If he can help build OCR in a country, imagine how he can help the rest of the OCR Community. Thanks for being a Buddy.
Jaime-Lynn is relatively new to the sport of OCR, but has fallen in love with it like the rest of us. She wants to be more involved and wants to get more people involved with the sport of OCR. She likes to motivate others through her words and back it up with her actions, and that is a perfect reason to welcome her as an OCR Buddy Ambassador. Will it be easy? No. But it will be worth it. Plus, her anniversary is my birthday. Can’t overlook that!
Jeremy represents @collarxelbow and @battlemilesllc . When not in the gym, you’ll most likely find him out running through the Las Vegas heat as one of his upcoming goals in the Rock N Roll Marathon in Vegas 2022. Jeremy is very honest and open about who is he and the importance of a healthy mind and body. Promotion of one’s self being and worth is about as important as it gets and Jeremy does just that. That is a message that should be promoted in any community, and we are proud to be resource for Jeremy to promote himself to the OCR Community. Welcome to the Buddies!
John, while representing @questnutrition is also the operator of @wolfpakfitness_tn . Wolfpak Fitness is not only a place to help people get better at obstacle racing or ninja racing, but also a place to learn to lead a healthier lifestyle. John wants to introduce more people to the sport of OCR and we will help him and the people of Tennessee anyway we can with John leading the way. We welcome John into the OCR Buddy Ambassadors,
When I first met Jon, his first words to me were, “What can I do to help you?” What a way to say hello! Jon represents @athleticbrewing @beetelite by HumanN @honeystinger @axleworkout and @altrarunning . A teacher by trade, Jon wants to share his aspirations with the OCR Community and he understands that supporting companies he believes in and sharing that is the first step. Thank you for believing in OCR Buddy and welcome to the team.
Josh, a @fnx_fit Ambassador, loves OCR and the OCR Community. He is a huge supporter of events in the Midwest USA and supports it at all measures. Whether its by motivating others, going to events to support or being part of build. He trains. He smiles. He races. He smiles. He is with people. He smiles. Promotion of himself and of the OCR Community makes Josh a welcome addition to the OCR Buddy Ambassadors.
Kelly, a member of the @spartan Pro Team, the @altrarunning RED Team and is an ambassador of @surphyto AltRed and of @caterpy . Why is she a Buddy? She loves supporting the things that she believes in and she uses OCR Buddy to determine her busy schedule. Her knowledge and drive will be a benefit to The Buddies and the OCR Community.
Kevin, an ambassador for @salmingrunningnorthamerica and @tennessee_pre is also the founder of @morphin_time_fitness . Kevin is, in his own words, a fitness junkie who loves to inspire others and help people chase and achieve their goals and dreams. He inspires us already and we are proud to welcome him to The Buddies.
Kortney is an original Buddy. She is a @honeystinger Ambassador but she knew me before there was OCR Buddy and before she was a “Martin”. She has been a friend to OCR Buddy and helped form it from the very beginning. She will help promote OCR Buddy to other types of races and for that we say thank you.
Kristina is a @spartan Ambassador. She has used racing to help her through some difficult times and only wants to inspire others and to show others where to start to overcome their own problems. Crossing the finish line makes Kristina feel unstoppable. Her drive to show people that nothing can hold her down and that racing can be a positive force her life is a natural addition to the OCR Buddy Ambassador team. We look forward to her next inspiration.
Kristina, who is a teacher, would shock her students if they saw her on the course. She is out there training and realizing her potential at events as her results are only improving. More importantly, she does all of this with a smile and having fun. She loves to test her limits and wants to share the amazing OCR Community with her friends and everyone around her. Her goals are exactly ours and we proud to have Kristina as an OCR Buddy.
Llewellyn, the co-operator of @ocr_hub in South Africa is another of our International Buddies helping to grow the sport within a country. Llewellyn also knows that helping people overcome obstacles on the course is also helping people overcome obstacles in life. What a great message to promote to the OCR Community and the athletes of South Africa, Welcome to the Buddies!
Manuel has been hooked since his first race in 2017. His attitude about his achievements got out attention. He may not succeed, but he learns from his mistakes and is excited to try again. He has a never say die attitude and that is exactly what we hope to promote to the OCR Community. When he is on the course, you may see Batman, but we see an OCR Buddy who will keep promoting this sport to all that he meets.
Marcial, of Switzerland represents @ocrne @swissobstaclesportsfederation and is part of @worldobstacle . Marcial is a positive force in the OCR Community in Europe and we are lucky to have him as a Buddy. He has used OCR Buddy and understands how important it can be to finding a schedule between multiple countries. We welcome him to our team.
Maryam is from Kuwait, definitely not a hotspot of OCR in the world. However, she is a leader in @thunders.kw and represents @auraathleisure @asicsfrontrunner and @spartan .We are lucky to have her as a Buddy because everything about her motivates others. As she has said, “One day or day one, it’s your choice.” We choose to bring Maryam to the world.
Megan, who also represents @questnutrition has been racing since 2012. As a mother of two young girls, she likes to show them that anything is possible if you work for it. By showing that she can accomplish anything she puts her mind to, Megan can be an inspiration to her family and friends. When you ignore negative mind sets, Megan believes that there are no limits to what you can do. Isn’t that what we are all about here? That is a great message to promote and we are happy to have Megan as an OCR Buddy Ambassador and we hope we can keep her promotion going strong.
Michael is the youngest Buddy. He represents @drinkorgain @xfeat @gritarmy and @spartankidsrace . His drive to improve and promote what he loves in second to none. He’s been doing burpees daily for almost 600 days in an attempt to challenge others to gain strength from within. As Michael says, every day is an opportunity to start. We are glad he has chosen to start being Buddy with us.
Mike wants a platform to be able to share his enthusiasm for obstacle racing. That one sentence is why Mike is an OCR Buddy Ambassador. He enjoy helping people complete obstacles and looks to develop relationships within the OCR Community. He already does what we do and is a perfect match for OCR Buddy.
Nathan is a proud @spartan Ambassador, a @battlemilesllc affiliate and is powered by @limitlessnutritionzone . He is an adaptive athlete and credits obstacle racing with a positive effect upon his life. “Don’t let people or yourself tell you that you can’t do something – get your ass up and do it.” No better words can be said. We support Nathan, that attitude and are proud to welcome him to the OCR Buddy Ambassadors.
Owain, of Wales, is a @spartan Global Ambassador and an OCR coach, personal trainer and nutrition coach. He believes #nobodyisordinary and is also a new dad. He wants everyone to succeed, and isn’t that the goal of the OCR Community? He loves pizza. Just wanted you to know that.
Phillip is a supporter of the OCR Community. He is a supporter of everything he is involved with, and that is a great trait to have. He is constantly promoting those things he believes in from events to his community, his country and (we say this humbly) OCR Buddy. Phillip is proud to race and be part of the OCR Community. We thank him and welcome him to the OCR Buddies.
Raul is one that shows how OCR can change someone. He has recently lost a lot of weight and credits OCR with helping to motivate him to exercise more and to eat better. He also fell in love with trail racing because of OCR. Ask him about how OCR Buddy made his scheduling easy. He has been supporting since Day 1 and that doesn’t go unnoticed. We welcome him to the OCR Buddies.
Robert is a former US Marine, an author, teaches martial arts, an Ambassador for @battlemilesllc and he works hard and plays hard. His work ethic, his training and his desire to be on a course as much as possible is admirable and inspiring. He is a supporter of events of all types and pushes himself to always improve upon himself. He is also willing to say, “How can I help?” and that is a trait of an OCR Buddy Ambassador. Good person. Great Ambassador.
Steve is from the United Kingdom and is a @toughmudder Ambassador. Steve understands that life shoudn’t be taken too seriously and that having fun and laughing is an important part of life. He loves being on the OCR course and I can guarantee that he will be smiling the entire time you see him racing. His positive attitude make him a logical choice to be an OCR Buddy Ambassador and we welcome him to the team.
Stuart is a @spartanraceuk and @soshydration Ambassador. He is a personal trainer through @definitive.fitness. He changed his life to help motivate and train others. His enthusiasm is contagious and he is a Level 2 OCR Coach with @ukosf_ and has been a judge for @worldobstacle virtual events. He only wants to be the best that he can be and that is all we want for him and we hope as an OCR Buddy Ambassador we can help in any way possible.
Susanna races with @thecrewocr and is dedicated to the sport of obstacle racing. In her own words, she promoted to sport to anyone and everyone that will listen. She loves obstacle racing and is not afraid to share that love everywhere she goes. Enthusiasm for this sport does not go unnoticed and we are glad that she wanted to be an OCR Buddy Ambassador.
Terry represents @spartan @honeystinger and @_allwedoisrun when he is on the course. He is a health nut and always recognizable on a race course. He is an energetic athlete who is always out there pushing himself. His desire and love of the sport are infectious and we are proud to have him as an OCR Buddy Ambassador.
Thomas, of Denmark, is always out there running, training and getting to as many events as he can. Take a look on Strava and you will see hundreds of kilometers a month in his chart. That is dedication. He is proud to be an OCR Buddy Ambassador and we cannot thank him enough for his outreach in Scandinavia from the first time he downloaded the app. We thank him for helping us and we thank him for being an OCR Buddy.
Will is a @1stphorm Legionnaire is also a High School Principal that dreams of bringing OCR into his school on a consistent basis. He is a natural motivator that works with the youth of today. He is also out there racing, hitting podiums and representing OCR in a positive way wherever he goes. His desire to increase the appeal of OCR and to spread its positivity makes him an easy choice to join the OCR Buddy Ambassadors.