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SGPT Interviews Kokoro Grad Don Riley

SGPT: Tell us about yourself? DR: 47 years old, 5’9 160lbs. Born and raised in Chicago, I’m a married father with four ape-like boys. I’m an Adjunct Professor in Exercise Science and Sports Studies at two Chicago universities. SGPT: Did you have an athletic background growing up? DR: I tried to play as many sports... Read More
24.12.17
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SGPT Interviews Kokoro Grad Pierre Descoteaux

SGPT: Tell us about yourself? PD: I am a husband and a father to my two young girls. I am also a junior high science teacher during the week and mostly workout to be able to climb when possible over the weekends. My passion is ice and alpine climbing and being in shape makes this... Read More
15.11.17
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Delta Force Operator Talks About Special Forces

Former Delta force Sergeant Major “Shrek” McPhee talks about his experience in Army Ranger school and working his way up the ladder. I always knew I would join the Army and serve my country but did not know when or how that would happen. I go to the Army recruiter and told them I wanted... Read More
06.06.17
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Interview With Lauri Lovvorn, Bataan Death March Finisher

SGPT: Tell us about yourself? Lauri Luvvorn: I am a CrossFit coach at CrossFit Throne in Lubbock, TX. I am also a chiropractors assistant at AMC Chiropractic. SGPT: Did you have an athletic background growing up? LL: I have been a CrossFit athlete for 6 years. I also currently do archery, Goruck, and SEALFIT. I... Read More
25.03.17
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SGPT Interviews Navy SEAL Jeff Gonzales

SGPT: Tell us about yourself. JG: That’s a good question, I was born and raised in Texas. An above average athlete, I played water polo in high school and competed on the junior national pentathlon team. I decided I wanted to be the best within the special operation field and that meant the SEAL Teams.... Read More
01.02.17
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SGPT interviews 20X Challenge Grad Pierre Descotaux

SGPT: Tell us about yourself? Descotaux: I’m a 38 year old science teacher in a middle school in Calgary, Alberta; Canada. One of my passions is ice and alpine climbing. In the first training book I’ve ever put my hands, the author was alluding to the fact that the stronger you are the harder you are... Read More
15.01.17
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GORUCK Interview with Eliot Ness

SGPT: Tell us about yourself? EN: 31, Male, US Navy Reservist and a Deputy US Marshal. I live in Fort Lauderdale, FL. SGPT: Did you have an athletic background growing up? EN: I was a competitive swimmer for 20 years and also cross trained with Thai boxing and American Boxing. SGPT: How did you train for GoRuck?... Read More
12.01.17
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SGPT interviews Brian Anderson Kokoro Grad

SGPT: Tell us about yourself? Anderson: I’m 39 years old, married, and have two young daughters. I’m a corporate lawyer in the San Francisco office of a big law firm, which means I have to sit at a desk and be indoors far too much. My reward is working out and being outdoors. I love... Read More
06.01.17

SGPT interviews Spartan Racer Michael Makar

SGPT: Tell us about yourself? MM: I’m Michael Makar. 43 years old. I’ve been married for 11 years and we have 9 year old boy/girl twins. About 10 months ago I had my right hip replaced due to a condition called avascular necrosis. 3 months after the replacement I was able to walk again without... Read More
05.01.17
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Interview With Navy SEAL Lt. Commander Amir Pishdad

Check out this months SGPT exclusive interview with Navy SEAL Lt. Commander Amir Pishdad. SGPT: Tell us about yourself? AP: I was 17 already scuba diving and knew I wanted to be s frogman when I joined the navy SGPT: What influenced you to want to join the SEAL Teams? AP: There was a TV... Read More
02.01.17
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SGPT Interviews GORUCK Graduate Christopher Bones

SGPT: Tell us about yourself? Christopher Bones: 41 year old male. 5’ 7’ 195lbs. Self employed attorney in New York City metro area. Married with one kid. SGPT: Did you have an athletic background growing up? CB: Have been involved in numerous athletic and physical activities most of my life. Typical American kid – I played... Read More
15.10.16
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SGPT Interviews Kokoro Grad Chad Smith

SGPT: Tell us about yourself? Chad Smith: I am a 34 year old married father of two daughters. My “why” for participating in Kokoro is to build character through self-imposed suffering with the goal of being a better husband, father, son, brother and employee. I’m trying to build a lifestyle for my family and I... Read More
04.10.16
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SGPT interviews Jeff Kubik Kokoro grad

SGPT: Tell us about yourself? Jeff Kubik: I grew up on a farm in southern Alberta, Canada. I’m 26, currently enrolled in a degree in Athletic Therapy. I coach and compete in Crossfit, and have been involved with Sealfit for the past four years. I continue use the practices I learned from the coaches and... Read More
22.06.16
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Lauri Lovvorn 20X Challenge and GoRuck Interview

SGPT: Tell us a little about yourself and your background coming into the GoRuck and 20X events? LL: I am a CrossFit coach at CrossFit Throne in Lubbock, TX. I have been a CrossFit athlete for two and a half years. Prior to CrossFit I did ice hockey, gymnastics, martial arts, track, volleyball, and dance.... Read More
18.11.13
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