Television Appearances

American Ninja Warrior

Evan competed on American Ninja Warrior 3x (seasons 13-15) with televised appearances in S13 and S15, which aired on NBC.

American Ninja Warrior

  • Season 15
  • Season 14
  • Season 13

Toughest Mudder

Evan appeared as a featured athlete on the Toughest Mudder TV series in 2x one hour long race coverage TV episodes for the 8 hour race which aired on CBS.

 2017 Toughest Mudder Series

  • Northeast (Philadelphia)- Aired August 19, 2017 on CBS
  • Midwest (Chicago)- Aired October 28, 2017 on CBS

Hannibal Race

Evan appeared racing and was interviewed for the Hannibal Race in Lebanon on two different occasions, which provided live coverage of the event airing on Middle Eastern TV stations MTV and LBCI. 

 2017 Toughest Mudder Series

  • Hannibal Race: Le Plateau De Bakish, Lebanon: Aired on Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation International July 23, 2017 (Video Link)

  • Hannibal Race: Le Plateau De Bakish, Lebanon: Aired on Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation International December 13, 2015 (VIDEO LINK)

Spartan Palmerton 

and World's Toughest Mudder

Evan appeared as a background athlete on two major OCRs that were televised. .

Major Televised OCRs

  • 2016 World's Toughest Mudder Race and Post-Show: Aired on CBS and CBS Sports on December 25, 2016
  • Spartan Super Race: Palmerton, PA: Aired on NBC Sports September 18, 2015

Local TV Stations

Evan was featured and interviewed a couple of times on local TV stations concerning work in OCR and the military. 

Local TV Interviews

  • Conquer The Gauntlet: Wichita, Aired on Wichita local news, KWCH, segment "Where's Shane?" July 14, 2017, Three segments aired highlighted Evan and CTG Pro Team completing obstacles
  • Local Manhattan, KS  TV Interview (2022)

Video Appearances

Ultra-OCR Man (2023)

The Documentary

The long awaited, professionally produced documentary is finally here! Bobby Ross shot, edited and produced this beautiful 24 minute documentary that deep dives into Evan's psyche. Watch as Evan takes on some of the most insane endurance challenges for charity included an Ultra-OCR at "21,000 feet of altitude" and 8 days of OCR marathons in the frigid winter.

OCR Everest (2021)

Climbing the height of Everest at Tough Mudder New England.  Shot/produced and edited by Bobby Ross

Other BoBby Ross pROduced VIdeoS (2019-2022)

Tough Mudder (2022)

Tough Mudder spotlight video on Evan "Ultra-OCR Man" Perperis done in lead up to World's Toughest Mudder 2022.

Full article on Tough Mudder: Evan "Ultra-OCR Man" Perperis Why We Mudder

Army Public Affairs Produced (2021-2023)

Evan being highlighted for 1st Infantry Division and using physical fitness to keep himself physically healthy, inspire his soldiers and maintain a high degree of mental wellness.
Created by the Public Affairs Office of 1st Infantry Division using OCR footage shot by Bobby Ross along with contributions from Jason Dupree and Jake Diehl.
Other video is promoting Big Red One Year of Family Physical Strength and the Fort Riley OCR/Ninja Club.
Third video is focused on the 1ID Combatives Team

OCR TALK (2018)

OCR Talk's Jason Dupree filmed and produced this short film during Evan's 48 hour charity OCR, Endure The Gauntlet. (8 minutes)

Strength & SPeed (2016-2018)

Strength & Speed's Jake Diehl produced this Endure The Gauntlet recap video after the 48 hour event. (17 minutes)

Overcome and Run podcast audio overlaid with video and pictures taken by Strength & Speed during the seven day OCR America event to raise money for Folds of Honor. (1 hour 37 minutes)

OCR Warrior (2015)

Short course OCR competition filmed on site at Atlas Race Kansas City hosted by Brett Steward from Mud Run Guide.

Magazine Appearances

Endurance News & Hammer Nutrition Flyers

I-29 Magazine

Local magazine featuring stuff from around the Kansas City area.

I-29 Magazine

  • I-29 North Magazine: September 2019: Professional Endurance Athlete of Platte City. Available in print and digital.
  • I-29 North Magazine: November 2019
  • Cover image and two page spread, The Perperis Family: Make the Most of Your Time Together. Available in print and digital.
  • I-29 North Magazine: April 2021.  Platte City's American Ninja Warrior. Available in print and digital.

Metcon Magazine #1

Several photos in page two of a three page article highlighting common training mistakes and their solutions.

Print version available here.
Digital version available here.

Squirrel's Nut Butter Team Spotlight

Interview with the CTG Pro Team by Squirrel's Nut Butter featuring answers from athletes on the team including Evan.

SNB x Conquer The Gauntlet

Warren County Record



  • Article in the Warren County Record for 1st Place win at Summer Splash 2015

Endurance Sportswire

Article on Endurance Sportswire talking about Evan completing the first Everest Challenge that is also an OCR.

Evan Perperis Completes First-Ever OCR Everest Challenge on Tough Mudder Course

Stratton Magazine

Quoted in Stratton Magazine in preparation for the 2022 OCR World Championships.

King and Queen of the Mountain: 2022 OCR World Championships


Interview with Evan Perperis for RockTape about how they support his training and ultra-distance racing:
Ultra-OCR Man, Evan Perperis, Goes Stronger Longer

Comic Books

Tribulation Task Force

Ultra-OCR Man comic book character based on Evan's real identify (professional ultra-endurance Obstacle Course Racer, Special Forces Veteran and Orthodox Christian) shown in a cameo of the Christian based comic book Tribulation TaskForce issue: Secret Files #2.

Green Lantern

Technically the first printed written work, a letter to the editors of Green Lantern in Issue #106, the Emerald Knights story line conclusion featuring Hal Jordan fighting Parallax.

Podcast Appearances

No Excues by Tough Mudder

The Ultra OCR Man,” Evan Perperis, served in the United States Army Special Forces, allowing him to excel in the extreme sport of Ultra Distance Obstacle Course Racing as a result of 44 cumulative months of combat experience. In this episode, Evan discusses overcoming challenges, giving back, living life to the fullest, combat stress, the Infinite Hero Honor Challenge and more. Article here.

Optimize Yourself

Evan talks mindset, facing new challenges and getting outside your comfort zone with fellow 2x American Ninja Warrior competitor Zach Arnold on the deep dive into mindset on the Optimize Yourself Podcast.

What it's Like...with Luce

A podcast highlighting ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Hosted by Lucy Norris, listen along as she picks the brains of our generation's trendsetters and tastemakers to discover the true meaning of success. These are the stories of those who felt the fear and did it anyway!

Obstacle Running Adventures

Link Endurance

Miles Keller interviews Evan Perperis on topics including his Ultra-OCR Grand Slam, OCRWC's 24 hour event announcement and answers listener questions related to bodybuilding.

Episode 116: CTG Pro Member Evan Perperis Talks OCR Ultra Training & Racing

Post Endure The Gauntlet event talking with Morris Brossette and Miles Keller about the 48 hour charity event.

48 Hours of Endure The Gauntlet Recap

No Excues by Tough Mudder

SOFLETE (a website that sells training plans, apparel and supplements designed by and for Special Operatoins Forces type athletes), interviews Evan to talk about OCR as a sport and his 48 hour charity event Endure The Gauntlet.

Episode 57: Evan Perperis

Overcome and Run

Overcome and Run podcast Episode #2. Subscribe via podcast app or direct link to the interview is here.  

Day by day coverage of OCR America with daily 10-15 event recap interviews:

Day 1: Tough Mudder New England

Day 2: Shale Hill

Day 3: Viking Obstacle Race

Day 4: Newbsanity Mud Gauntlet

Day 5: Newbsanity Extreme Ravine

Day 6: Dirt Runner

Day 7: Conquer The Gauntlet Oklahoma City

3rd Appearance: Preparing for World's Toughest Mudder with Allison Tai and Evan Perperis

Obstacle Racing Media

Obstacle Racing Media's pre-race coverage of 2016 World's Toughest Mudder.

2016 WTM- Pre-race coverage

2017 WTM Post-race coverage

The Obstacle Order

The Obstacle Order podcast did an episode covering Evan's exploits called "OCR Renaissance Man" covering a variety of topics including nutrition, ultra-OCR, WTM, OCR America, Conquer The Gauntlet, off-season training and much more.

Episode 95: OCR Renaissance Man

Episode 104: Evan Perperis, Training for the Long Haul

Radio Interviews

KMAN Radio (Manhattan, KS)

  • Evan appeared as a guest on 1350 KMAN in February of 2022 where he talked about OCR, Ninja and his day job working for 1st Infantry Division highlighting the Big Red One Year of the Family. Available Here
  • Another episode was recorded in April of 2023 talking about 1st Infantry Division Combatives team.

KJCK Radio (Junction City, KS)

  • Evan appeared as a guest on KJCK 107.9 in mid-February of 2022 where he talked about OCR, Ninja and his day job working for 1st Infantry Division highlighting the Big Red One Year of the Family.
  • Another episode was recorded in April of 2023 talking about 1st Infantry Division Combatives team.


Special Forces Veteran and Professional Obstacle Course Racing legend Evan "Ultra-OCR Man" Perperis is available for public speaking engagements via both in person and digitally. Topics include military service, Ultra-OCR training/accomplishments, goal setting/motivation and more. Historically he has spoken to corporate groups, leadership retreats, military focused fundraisers, veteran events, elementary school classes, high school classes, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and youth Obstacle Course Racing training groups.

Contact him for pricing and availability at or through the "Contact Us" section of the website.

Adult Groups

Evan has talked at adult focused groups like HYPE in Manhattan KS and the Eisenhower Library in Abilene, KS.


Evan has talked at Riley County Grade School on Veteran's Day and taught a full day of classes on culture, experiences in the military, racing and more in West Islip NY, Fairview OK and a high school in Suffolk County Long Island.

Boy Scout Troops and Youth Fitness Groups

Evan speaking to Lionhearts OCR, a youth fitness group, via Zoom located near Chattanooga, TN.

Fitness Seminars

Evan is also available for more physical seminars and has taught weekend long events at ninja/OCR gyms.

Advertisements (2016-Present)

Below are a sample of Various Brands and Social Media Advertisements Used to Promote Races/Products.

MudGear Commercial (2021)

Hannibal Race Kuwait (2019)