Spartan Race Numbers – May 11-12 2019 – Boston

Date:   May 11-12 2019    Venue: 508 INTERNATIONALCHARLTON MASSACHUSETTS

Total Finishers: 6,442

Podium Saturday Beast

Men Women
1 Ryan Kempson 1 Cali Schweikhart
2 Brent Trail 2 Kelly Manning
3 Ryan Nolette 3 Lisa Musacchio

Podium Sunday Sprint

Men Women
1 Ryan Nolette 1 Kelly Sullivan
2 Michael Suazo 2 Michelle Aitken
3 Scott Wierzycki 3 Kristina Petit

North American Championships Qualification – Men

1 Ryan Nolette 11 Scott Wierzycki
2 Kyle Fleury 12 Eric Florio
3 Michael Suazo 13 Andy Pascasio
4 John Dadamo 14 Matt West
5 David Cretsinger 15 Alex Goodwin
6 Ian Richardson 16 Georgio Khoury
7 Jake Goran 17 Alonzo Coron
8 Matthew Lynn 18 Nick Caruso
9 Brandon Tower
10 Andy Boudreau

 

There are only 18 qualifiers as all the other men elites had qualified at a previous race

North American Championships Qualification – Women

1 Kelly Manning 11 Lydia Rounds
2 Courtney Lins 12 Ruth Straub
3 Miranda Kielpinski 13 Kathryn Lapp
4 Kristina Petit 14 Kyla Ose
5 Robin Fontaine
6 Nicole Aleles
7 Melisa Stanisic
8 Sheila Hatala
9 Alanna Dolan
10 Courtney Blair

There are only 14 qualifiers as all the other women elites had qualified at a previous race

Finishers plus or minus: The number of finishers was 179 less than the same venue on the same weekend last year. This brings total number of Spartan Finishers for the year to 115,575.

Previous week’s North American Qualifiers

Spartan Race Numbers – May 4-5 2019 – Montana

Date:   May 4-5 2019    Venue: MONTANA SPARTAN ULTRA, BEAST AND SPRINTBIGFORK MT

Total Finishers: 5,906

Podium Saturday Beast

Men Women
1 Ian Hosek 1 Alyssa Hawley
2 Mikhail Gerylo 2 Ashley Heller
3 Matt Rock 3 Jessica Lemon

Podium Sunday Sprint

Men Women
1 Aaron Newell 1 Sara Knight
2 Ian Hosek 2 Amanda Nadeau
3 Bryan McCombs 3 Ashley Heller

North American Championships Qualification – Men

1 Mikhail Gerylo 11 Caleb Rounds
2 Glenn Racz 12 Mathew Quinlan
3 Kristian Wieclawek 13 Bailey Harlin
4 Brayden Jessen 14 Dillon Merseal
5 Dylan Pollmann 15 Lucas Klinker
6 John Schmidt 16 Leonard Page
7 Bryan Ludlow 17 Michael Wombolt
8 Ryan Mulvihill 18 Joseph Fry
9 Eric Ebeling 19 Matthew Best
10 Sean Simmons 20 Austyn Sherwood

 

North American Championships Qualification – Women

1 Jessica Lemon 11 Irena Michalcik
2 Nancy Loranger 12 Katelynn Kaiser
3 Kayla Rose Hardy 13 Sarah Keller
4 Margaret Batchelar 14 Nicole Byrne
5 Sally Thompson 15 Sunny Arakawa
6 Loren Burke-Gaffney 16 Anna Priebe
7 Jessica Knudsen 17 Sydney Krall
8 Amy Edwards 18 Kelly Cruz
9 Jennie Bender
10 Katie Mills

There are only 18 qualifiers as all the other women elites had qualified at a previous race

Finishers plus or minus: The number of finishers was 316 more than the same venue on the same weekend last year. This brings total number of Spartan Finishers for the year to 109,133.

Previous week’s North American Qualifiers

Spartan Race Numbers – Apr 27-28 2019 – Palm Beach

Date:   Apr 27-28 2019    Venue: S. COUNTY REGIONAL PARKBOCA RATON FL

Total Finishers: 7,617

Podium Saturday Sprint

Men Women
1 Alvaro I Vasquez 1 Terra Jackson
2 Abraham Ashton 2 Amy Hood
3 Cole DeRosa 3 Michelle Kasold

Podium Sunday Sprint

Men Women
1 Alvaro I Vasquez 1 Michelle Kasold
2 Cole DeRosa 2 Ashley Carpenter
3 Bill Heatherly 3 Myriame Essalki

North American Championships Qualification – Men

1 Alvaro I Vasquez 11 Wilberth Garcia
2 Abraham Ashton 12 Mack Roesch
3 Frankie DiSomma 13 Ely Ramirez
4 Doug Freeman 14 Ryan Burns
5 Yasiel Veloso 15 Isaiah Pettiford
6 Andrew Iehn 16 Hamed Rivera
7 Caleb Cooper 17 Nicholas Higgins
8 Matt Todd 18 Richard Hernandez
9 Jeffrey Thomas 19 Kornelijus Jakas
10 Evan Sumners 20 Marlon Tharp

 

North American Championships Qualification – Women

1 Amy Hood 11 Maggie Sullivan
2 Jessalyn Kinlaw 12 Marissa Hayes
3 Ande McDonald
4 Katherine Hansen
5 Mary Galbicka
6 Anita Haudebert
7 Stacy Vasquez
8 Casie Pritchard
9 Christine Capozziello
10 Daphne Rosado

There are only 12 qualifiers as all the other women elites had qualified at a previous race

Finishers plus or minus: The number of finishers was 1,766 more than the same venue on the same weekend last year. This brings total number of Spartan Finishers for the year to 103,227.

Previous week’s North American Qualifiers

Armen Hammer – The Man Almost Probably 100% Responsible For Getting Hunter To The Games


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The man, the myth, the mullet, Armen Hammer, comes back on the show to discuss:

  • How he got Hunter McIntyre to the Games
  • His take on Brent Fikowski’s take on Hunter
  • What the F is Crossfit/Greg Glassman up to.
  • How is Gregg Glassman like/unlike Desena
  • So much more.

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Show Notes:

Glassman’s new healthcare initiatives

Armen and Glassman on Grandma’s couch/loveseat

Hunter McIntyre vs. Brent Fikowski

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Spartan Race Numbers – Apr 27-28 2019 – Tri-State NJ

Date:   Apr 27-28 2019    Venue: MOUNTAIN CREEK RESORTVERNON NJ

Total Finishers: 6,429

Podium Saturday Ultra

Men Women
1 Ryan Atkins 1 Rea Kolbl
2 Ivan Santana 2 Ashley Etue
3 Craig Winters 3 Kelly Sullivan

Podium Saturday Beast

Men Women
1 Ryan Kempson 1 Lindsay Webster
2 Joshua Riedlinger 2 Heather Gollnick
3 Luke Bosek 3 Cali Schweikhart

Podium Sunday Beast

Men Women
1 Logan Broadbent 1 Amy Bevilacqua
2 Jason West 2 Rachel Rounds
3 Michael Blye 3 Michelle Aitken

 

North American Championships Qualification – Men

1 Craig Winters 21 Logan Broadbent
2 Adam Ribeiro 22 Eric Ahern
3 Tyler Kruschenske 23 Alexandre Inamasu
4 Lowell Carson 24 Joshua Gregg
5 Mike Davis 25 Timothy Kelly
6 Michael Pereiro 26 Sam Konowitch
7 Nathan Oriol 27 Jonathan Pickard
8 Bartolo Leon 28 Joey Bevilacqua
9 Chris Madden 29 Frank Lanno
10 Oleksii Demianenko 30 AJ Sgaraglio
11 Ben Rodkey
12 Matt Liptak
13 Andrew Hostetler
14 Richie Hilton
15 Seth Baumiller
16 Miles Bartlett
17 Walter Derrig
18 Matthew Johnson
19 Damian Bartosiewicz
20 Alex Smirnov

North American Championships Qualification – Women

1 Ashley Etue 21 Amy Bevilacqua
2 Rebecca White 22 Rachel Rounds
3 Jael Morgan 23 Jillian Heller
4 Angela Stanski 24 Danielle Biancorosso
5 Marcia Coelho
6 Jes Parker
7 Katie Falkowski
8 Dorothea West
9 Elizabeth Poland
10 Jennifer Dowd
11 Anne L’Heureux
12 Lisa Musacchio
13 Alyssa Macleod
14 Emily May
15 Natalee Dias
16 Jennifer Cyr
17 Cheryl Zonkowski
18 Kathleen Carey
19 Stacey Ries
20 Fontaine Kaufmann

 

Only 24 women were not already qualified from this weekends 3 races as all the others had previously qualified from a previous race.

Finishers plus or minus: The number of finishers was 620 less than the same venue on the same weekend last year. This brings total number of Spartan Finishers for the year to 95,610.

Previous week’s North American Qualifiers

Spartan/Craft launch a new OCR shoe – Guarantees them for one year!

Spartan Craft RD Pro OCR Shoe

When Spartan entered a long term deal with Reebok back in 2013, the industry was excited to have shoes designed specifically for obstacle racing. Sadly, the early models never lasted long, under even moderate conditions. Reebok tried several more times over the years, and yet never got it quite right.

In March of 2018, Spartan and CRAFT Sportswear entered a global partnership, naming Craft “official performance apparel and footwear” sponsor. The two companies began selling co-branded apparel almost right away and promised the OCR world a new shoe in 2019. Earlier this year, Altra made a Spartan branded King MT 1.5 model, which confused some in the community who have been waiting for the new Craft/Spartan creation.

Finally, this morning, Spartan and Craft announced  The “Spartan by Craft RD PRO OCR Running Shoe”. Here’s the kicker, they are GUARANTEEING them up to one year. We spoke with Spartan CEO Joe Desena yesterday. He has been doing intense tests (as only Joe can) with them and wanted to put his customers at ease since it went so poorly the last time around. Customers will have to pay to ship the shoes both ways, and there is some other fine print, but the guarantee covers the following conditions:

“If: [1) the sole has split or is removed from the upper, 2) the outsole is worn through into the midsole, 3) the stitching has failed, resulting in a split or torn seam, 4) the upper is damaged, forming a hole, or 5) the eyelets are detached from the upper.

This covers most of the places that the Reebok shoes failed in so many times. I am very curious to see how these shoes hold up. The first things that jump out at me (without holding them) is that certain racers hate speed lacing (I happen to love it). Second, At 295 g (10.4 ounces), they are heavier than several current well-loved OCR shoe brands like the aforementioned King MT, the VJ XTRM, and Hoka Evo Jawz.

Here is an interview with Mike Lunardelli, the VP of Merchandise over at Spartan Race recorded this afternoon.

Spartan Craft Pro OCR Shoe

Here is the official press release :

Today, Spartan and CRAFT are announced an OCR footwear line to address the needs of the sport’s athletes. Designed in partnership with Spartan’s athletes and CRAFT Sportswear’s team of designers engineered and tested the Spartan RD Pro by CRAFT to ensure it stands up to the rigors of the world’s largest obstacle course race brand.

The Spartan RD Pro by CRAFT focuses on what every OCR athlete needs out on the course:

  • Superior Drainage – CRAFT has engineered Hydrain ™ technology to quickly and effectively evacuate water from the inside of the shoe.
  • Total Grip -The OBSTA-Tech ™ outsole system was engineered to conquer. The lug system provides traction on varying outdoor terrains while the X shaped design pattern on the forefoot and upper ensures optimum grip at the unique angles created by uneven terrain. The midfoot area is reinforced in order to give stability and traction for climbing.
  • Built for Speed – The RD PRO comes loaded with a speed lace closure system and ARC-Foam™ (Active Response Cushioning) technology. ARC was developed to provide an optimum ride for runners.
  • Built to Endure -The RD PRO is “virtually indestructible” according to Spartan and CRAFT. The
    quick-dry and easy-clean nylon upper get you to the next race while the ObstaTech™ KPU engineered cage adds enhanced mid-foot flexible ribs, heel stability layer, durable toe cap reinforcement and added lateral durability to prevent blowouts.

Spartan Craft RD OCR Shoe

The Spartan RD Pro by CRAFT can be pre-ordered as of today for $140 USD on Spartan.com and will be available in a variety of colors for men and women including the red, blue, green and yellow used in Spartan’s variety of event distances.

Bonus: Go to the bottom of this page to see a video of the tests Joe Desena did on the shoes.

New Spartan Craft Shoe Joe Desena