Obstacle Dominator

This episode is one of the only two times that Yuri Force (the highest performing of the most underrated athletes in the sport) has been interviewed. With over 30 (probably 40) Savage Race 1st place wins, Brakken and Beni had to chat with the guy who runs at the top WHEREVER he shows up.

They find out: -How Yuri has naturally been hitting the endurance training on the head even though he has no idea what he's doing... -A LOT of in depth information of training... -Beni tells the tail of when a bunch of people made him cry at the Atlanta airport... -A fitness challenge issued to the listeners... ...and much more! Get connected with Yuri: Facebook: Yuri Force Instagram: @foxforce13

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It's time to get to know Brakken! The OD hosts have been wanting to open up the range of topics discussed on the podcast and thought a great way to do that would be to interview and get to know Brakken as the person he is 1st and athlete second. We chat about...

-How the parenting landscape has changed from his childhood compared to current day when Brakken had CPS called on him and his wife one evening for the activity they were doing in a parking lot with their kiddos... -The difference growing up in a passion driven home can make on a kids adult life... -Brakken's total denial of Beni's attempt to get him to try shrooms... ...and much more!

Get connected with Brakken:

Facebook: Brakken Kraker Instagram: @brakkenkraker

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HEY. OD had Johnny on the books BEFORE Big Bear, there was just a scheduling conflict...but we got him now! Beni and Brakken chat with Johnny from a suprisingly audio-friendly car situation on top of a mountain. They chat about...

-The deets on Johnny's HUGE break out win against an extremely stacked field at Spartan US Series race the Big Bear Beast last weekend...

-His knowledge on how to prepare specifically for the aggressive stimulus your body recieves during a race...

-Beni accidentally outs a secret of Brakken on the pood...

-Some not so detailed deets about the upcoming Obstacle Dominator training guide 3.0...

...and much more!

Get Connected with Johnny:

Facebook: Johnny Luna Lima

Instagram: @johnnylunalima

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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Season3-Ep14_1.mp3
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One of the biggest names of the old-gaurd in OCR, over 30 podiums at BIG races (Spartan World Championships, Battlefrog Championships) and THE TMX Female World Champion (and runner up the following year,) Corinna Coffin is BACK with a 2nd place win at the 2nd stop of the Spartan Stadion series in DC at Nationals Park and an interview with Brakken and Beni.

They chat about:

-Her accomplishment of competing in the Crossfit Games and completing grad school at The University of Utah for Sports Nutrition...

-Her race in DC and plans to throw down in rest of the stadion series this year...

-What Beni said about her when he didn't know her boyfriend was standing right next to him at that race...

...and much more! Get Connected with Corinna: Instagram: @cscoffin13

Obstacle Dominator Training 3.0 guide coming at you in June!

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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Season3-Ep13.mp3
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The Stadium Series athletes know his name, but it's time to introduce the rest of the OCR community to Bo Muzikowski. From inner city Chicago to Ivy Leaguer to Spartan Stadium Series Champion, Bo has as unique of a backstory as you'll find in our sport:

- how being home schooled prepared him for endurance sports...

- his connection to Keanu Reeves...

- overcoming training injuries...

...and much more!

Get connected with Bo:

Facebook: Bo Muzikowski

Instagram: @bomuzikowski

Obstacle Dominator Training 3.0 guide coming at you in June!

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Everyone knows the "old gaurd" (Lyndsey, Amelia, Rose etc,) so lets get to know one of the new girls who are coming in and consistenly nabbing podiums and top 5 places at top races, Leigh Ann Wasteney (pronounced waste-uh-knee):

-Leigh's childhood being raised on a farm... -Her trifecta as a triple sport collegiate athlete...

-News that Hobie Call will come out of retirement and train to win the Spartan World Championships IF Joe Desena decides to reverse his decision to have the WC race on Sunday instead of Saturday...

...and much more!

Get connected with Leigh-Anne: Facebook: Leigh Anne Wasteney Instagram: @leighanne-wasteney

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Brakken and Beni decide to have a chat talking about some of the aftermath of the end of last episode where Beni brought up alot of instances of Isaiah Vidal cheating, as well as covering a wide range of topics such as:

-How butt sex is alot like alcohol... -An official invite to Isaiah to come on the podcast to chat with B&B about the accusations leveled at him... -Why Beni is now trail running with a weapon on him... ...and much more!

OBSTACLE DOMINATOR TRAINING GUIDE 3.0 IS BEING RELEASED IN MAY! Keep your eyes peeled like a banana.

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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Season3-Ep10.mp3
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Welcome to stat city. Watch how Jack Bauer brings statistical backed facts to the realm of shit talking, showing who's hot and who's not in OCR...as well as some super controversial heated arguments between Beni and Brakken at the end of the episode covering:

-How (with cited sources) Isaiah Vidal is by FAR the athlete with the most complaints filed against him for mid race unsportsmanlike conduct (and the juicy deets of those instances)...

-The argument that Hobie Call is NOT the greatest OCR athlete because he's just been riding the title of "godfather" to his victories...

-Defense of the statement that Robert Killian has greater range than Ryan Atkins does...

...and muuuuuuch more!

Get Connected with Jack: Facebook: Jack Bauer Instagram: jack_bauer_ocr

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Soon to have his huge breakthrough race (fingers crossed for Seattle Spartan tomorrow,) and runner up for the the co-host position behind Brakken, Kirk Dewindt comes on to chat about:

-Beni's massage from an Asian lady that...well, we're still not sure if it was an "Asian massage." -Kirks 4:09 miles and track history...

-The pro's significant others in OCR...

-A little trash talk from an audio clip a listener sent in...

...and much more!

Get connected with Kirk:

Facebook: Kirk Dewindt

Instagram: @kirkdewindtpt

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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Season3-Ep8.mp3
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Although Brakken and Beni skipped the train for an April fools joke, they took advantage of the March fever to bring you March Shoe Madness where they break down a bracket get the final answer on best OCR SHOE. Arguing back and forth for they're picks, they cover:

-the 16 most popular OCR shoes available...

-traction, durability, weight, water retention, fit, protection and comfort...

-stories about fails and victories in the different models...

-and a PSA announcment from Beni that you probably want to hear if you're using CBD oil...

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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Season3-Ep7.mp3
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Brakken and Beni spend this episode chatting with Beni and Brakken about things that Brakken and Beni think about things. 

-A rant from Brakken about people (mostly the pros) beginning and ending each race with a safe padding of social media proclaimed excuses...

-Beni's struggle with caring TOO much about what other people think, yet learning that there can be a healthy level of that...

-A conspiracy theory (and a suprisingly realistic possibility) surrounding the Ryan Woods Truss-Gate event, spurred by reviewing the recent John Penland fire jump debaucle...

-A preview of the sexy (lit, sick, totally rad) NEW OBSTACLE DOMINATOR TRAINING GUIDE to be released very soon...

...and much more!

Get connected with Brakken and Beni:

Facebook: Brakken Kraker/Beni Gifford

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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Season3-Ep6.mp3
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Spartan Pro Team athlete, Drop the Hammer, Man-bun extroadinaire Ryan Kent joins Beni and Brakken today in what was supposed to be a usual interview, but then turned into the real talk episode about..well, lots of stuff:

-The not so glamourous reality of being a full time professional Spartan Racer

-How participating on the tv show (and being the first ever to complete) The Selection mentally, emotionally and physically wrecked Ryan for months afterwards

-His undefeated USA 8k record that he set at 8 years old and much more!

Get Connected with Ryan:

Facebook: Ryan Kent

Instagram: @dr0p_the_hammer

 

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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Season3-Ep5.mp3
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Speaking of people who have beat Beni, the 6'2 195 lb beast from South Africa Thomas Van Tonder chats with the OD duo today. They cover:

-How he is one of the only 3 Redbull Sponsored OCR Athletes in the world...

-How, contrary to popular belief, he does not regularly train with lions and giraffes...

-The argument that even the most obstacle dense OCR (OCRWC 3K 2019) was still geared towards the fastest runner...

-His personal record of nonstop 300m+ monkeybar traverse, and why the racing scene in South Africa is so awesome...

...and much more!

Get Connected with Thomas:

Facebook: Thomas Van Tonder

Instagram: @thomas_ocr

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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Season3-Ep4.mp3
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Last week we interviewed the male winner of the Jacksonville Spartan US Series race, this week we've got the female winner; multiple x OCR World Champion, accomplished rock climber, a Spartan Pro Team member who definitely runs faster than you...Nicole Mericle!

We chat about:

-Nicole's target to take down Lindsey Webster in 2019 (and how she's already taken down Beni in a Spartan this year...) -Her blow by blow of the Jacksonville Super... -Brakkens unsung heroism on the Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge tv show on NBC... ...and much more! Get connected with Nicole!

Facebook: Nicole Mericle

Instagram: @nickeldm

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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Season3-Ep3.mp3
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After his dominant breakout race in Jacksonville at the 1st event of the Spartan US Series, we had to break Ryan Kempsons OD cherry and have him (and his similarly dominant brother Matt) on to chat about:

-Ryan's big win in Jacksonville against a HUGE stacked field (Atkins, Woods, Killian, DeWindt etc)... -The team feeling between him and his brother instead of the usually sibling rivalry... -His struggle and triumph through long lasting injury... ...and much more!

Get connected with Ryan and Matt:

Facebook: Ryan Kempson/Matt Kempson

Instagram: @coach_kempson/@rockymountainkempson

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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Season3-Ep2.mp3
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While Hunter's focus moves solely to Crossfit, Obstacle Dominator refocuses with a NEW host, marking the beginning of season 3 and some BIG, EXCITING changes. But who IS the new co-host to complete the sweet sweet Beni OD-partnership?

-A man who has beaten EVERY name in Spartan Race (Jon Albon, Hobie Call, Ryan Atkins, Hunter Mcyntire, Robert Killian etc) except for Cody Moat and Sergei Perelygin

-A true OG of OCR, proven by the fact that he's been around long enough to be one of the few that is still owed prize money by the long deceased Superhero Scramble


-The most well read and educated competitive athlete in the sport on health and fitness, and all things OCR


-A multiple time Spartan Series champ


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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Season3-Ep1.mp3
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So much in this episode! Beni has a convo with 3 of the best athletes in OCR: Veejay Jones (20 yr old on the Spartan Pro Team, undefeated in 2019), Nikolaj Dam (Denmark athlete, 5th at OCRWC 15K...beating Ryan Atkins btw) and Leon Kofoed (7th at OCRWC 3K). We cover:

-Beni breaking his Spartan Race 3 1/2 year fast (losing to Veejay, but beating both the Danes)

-Nikolaj's masters in exercise science and how he and Leon are in the US for several weeks to train at altitude and kick American ass in Spartan -Veejay's juicy runners booty and Leon's hand that is the size of his face cause he droppped the Yokahoma tire on it mid race

-A first person breakdown of the crazy, 10+ lead changing Spartan Super and Sprint weekend from which all 4 people in the room are still unshowered and nasty from...

and much more!

Get Connected with Veejay, Nikolaj and Leon!

Instagram: @veejay_jones / @nikolajdam_ocr / @leonkofoed_ocr Facebook: Veejay Jones / Nikolaj Dam / Leon Kofoed

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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Ep48.mp3
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Every couple of a years a new dark horse stud muffin makes their way into our growing sport of OCR. In 2018, that was Rebecca Hammond. Collegiate runner turned obstacle racer, Rebecca shocked the field by literally fumbling her way to a 2nd place in a series Spartan Race, taking down the champ of the females, Lindsay Webster in the process.

We chat about:

-Becca's background and why she's chosen OCR as her home to drop the hammer...

-Hunter's obssesion with Zimbabwe and super charged dislike of hippies and "spiritual people."

-How Beni is apparently turning into an athletic pothead...

...And much more!

Get connected with Rebecca!

Instagram: @becchamm

Facebook: Rebecca Hammond

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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Ep47.mp3
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While Hunter is busy doing silly crossfit things at Wodapalooza, sweet sweet Beni met up with Kellie Kauten, who is one of the leading experts on the newest, hottest supplements that is so good, Spartan Race immediately got in the game when it became legal. We're talking about CBD Oil. Listen in to learn about:

-How Beni uses CBD oil to increase his weekly volume and yet STILL wake up every day recovered overnight...

-Kellie's search for a solution when she was told she'd be in assisted living within 10 years (at age 40) and doctors couldn't help...

-Why, though CBD is now fully legal, there are more issues with regulation than ever before...

-Why smoking pot gives you nowhere NEAR the amount of health benefits of CBD...

...and much, much more! Get Connected with CBD Wellness-Artistic Organics: www.artisticorganics.com

Instagram: @cbdfrisco

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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Ep46.mp3
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Beni and Hunter (with some baxkground Mack Roesch and Matt Kempson) bring back the most eligible bachelor in OCR: Kirk Dewindt. Front pack elite racer, Kirk got his stab at fame on the TV shows Bachelor, Bachelorette, Bachelor Pad and Bachelor in Paradise...ok, you get it. He's hot and single. Now he gets to be REALLY famous by being on the podcast. They chat about:
 
-Hunters curly blonde butt-fro and current living state of a perpetual fart hot-box...
 
-How Beni "poops from his butthole" and refuses to wear shirts...
 
-Kirks plan to fail 3 obstacles in the upcoming Spartan Series race to model the genuis training of Ryan Woods...
 
...and much more!
 
Get connected:
Facebook: Kirk Dewindt
Instagram: @kirkdewindtpt
 
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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Ep45.mp3
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After a holiday hiatus from poodcasting, Hoonter and sweet sweet Beni catch up over an insult-filled reunion conversation while interviewing The King of Obstacles Mack Roesch (pronounced "rush.")

They talk about:

-How Beni's 101 mile weekly mileage has him looking like a hairy, Israeli squirrel-monster...

-Mack's short course goals for the 2019 season...

-Hunter's plan to get into the Crossfit Games through battling some Asian dudes...

...and much more!

Get connected with Mack:

Facebook: Mack Roesch

Instagram: @mackroesch

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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Ep44.mp3
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