Trifecta Challenge

2018 Power Systems + Spartan Trifecta Challenge Update

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It’s been a busy Spring for our Trifecta Challenge chasers.

Team Power Systems, Team Rhino, and Team Lock Box have all completed their first race of the series. After dozens of obstacles, a few burpees, a ton of teamwork, a lot of mud, and last but not least, a shiny new medal – all teams are still training at full steam ahead!

On April 28, Team Power Systems opened their Trifecta Season with the Spartan Super in Jacksonville, FL. We were excited to have our Master Coach PJ Stahl and Axle CEO Andrew Page join us in the swamp for 28 obstacles and 8.2 miles of mud, sweat, and grit! Our seven person team started and finished the race together, with two OCR first timers earning their very first medal. Check out some of our race photos below – thanks to Spartan Race and our teammate/photographer Andrew Page.

At the start gate, squeaky clean and ready to go!
PJ Stahl grabbing the biggest log from the pile for the log carry.
Swampy mud
Josh Goldman, Power Systems VP & General Manager, dominating his nemesis, Olympus.
Teamwork makes the Dream Work! Christy helping (PS Brand Manager) & Elisabeth (PS Education Coordinator) navigate Olympus.
Still Muddy Buddies, somewhere in the middle of the course.
That moment on Bender that Christy knew she had conquered it!
PJ and Fergus (PS Director of Sales) conquering the Vertical Cargo Net
Fergus nailing the Multi Rig!
Andrew Page at the Dunk Wall
Daryl (PS Business Development Manager) making the sandbag carry look easy.
Leaping over the Fire Jump and crossing the Finish Line!
Spartan Race first timers – Andrew & Daryl – looks like they have mixed reviews about what just happened.
You’ll know at the finish line – way to go Team!

On May 19, Power Systems Master Coach lead his Trifecta Team LockBox through the Spartan BEAST in Big Bear, CA. 12 miles and 30 obstacles on the grounds of the Snow Summit Ski Resort overlooking Big Bear Lake. This team encountered some tough terrain and elevation change, however the views from the top were awesome! Check out some of their race photos below. Congratulations Team LockBox LA – you crushed it!

Trifecta Team Lock Box – all smiles at the start gate
Heavy sandbag carry – up a ski slope hill – no problem for PJ
Teamwork makes the dream work
Still all smiles at the 1/2 way point
That hill was intense! Time for a quick rest to re-hydrate, and refuel.
“Quit hanging around PJ!” Oh wait, that’s the Tyrolean Traverse obstacle.
Big Bear Lake View from the TOP!
All cleaned up & ready for the mandatory medal shot.

Training for an Obstacle Course Race this summer? Make to check out some OCR Training Tips from Power Systems Master Coach, Yancy Culp, before you tackle your course.

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Elisabeth Fouts

About Elisabeth Fouts

Elisabeth serves as the Education Coordinator for Power Systems and is their primary content contributor for blogs and articles on a variety of subjects from personal training and group fitness programming to product spotlights and health club operations. She holds a B.S. in Exercise Science and has over 15 years of experience in the fitness industry from a personal trainer & group fitness instructor to regional level fitness management. Elisabeth is also a Master Trainer for PowerWave Master and holds industry group fitness certifications with ACE & Les Mills.