Details about Evan's military service and martial arts background.
Evan is an 19 year military veteran and an active duty member of the US Army Special Forces. With 44 months of combat experience, all to the Middle East, he continues to serve his country in between races and spending time with his family.
For more details on his service as well as some "fun" war stories, pick up a copy of his book "Ultra-OCR Man: From Special Forces Soldier to Record Setting Professional Obstacle Course Racer" now available in:
All profits from the sale of the hard copy books will go 100% to the charity Folds of Honor.
Amazon Kindle Digital.
Perfect for you e-reader, tablet or capable of running off the Kindle App on your phone.
Audiobook via Audible
Great option for listening during a long run, training for your next big event or driving to a race to keep the motivation burning hot.
Special Forces Qualification Course
Modern Army Combatives Program: Level I
SF Advanced Urban Combat Course
Persian-Farsi (Level 1/1)
Dari (Level 1/1)
Iraq (32 months)
Kuwait (2 months)
Qatar (4 months)
Lebanon (6 months)
The Army considered all of these as "combat zones" during time of deployment, despite some of them having a low threat level.
When not racing OCR, Evan spends much of his free time training in martial arts.
-Assistant Instructor for Tiga Tactics
-Aplomb Martial Arts (blend of Shaolin Kempo/Kung Fu and some BJJ) (Brown Belt 1st Degree)
-Combatives OIC for 1st Infantry Division
-1st ID All Army Combatives Team (Alternate Welterweight)
-Certified at the basic level (Level 1: 2009 and BCC: 2023) in the Modern Army Combatives Program (MACP)
-Self teaches traditional martial arts weapons using YouTube videos and books
-Actively training in:
-Jeet Kune Do
since June of 2021
Occasionally does things like work with Bobby Ross for coreographed fights (see Reign vs. Bang below):
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Radio interview conducted on Manhattan, KS KMAN radio talking about Combatives along with teammate Brad Johnston (BJJ brown belt & 3rd place Lightweight at 2023 All Army Combatives competition).
Radio interview conducted on KJCK Junction City, KS radio talking about Combatives along with teammate Brad Johnston (BJJ brown belt & 3rd place Lightweight at 2023 All Army Combatives competition).
Cover image on Aplomb Martial Arts landing page.
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