Archive: Interviews

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SGPT Interviews GORUCK Finisher Dennis Stoika

SGPT: Tell us about yourself? DS: I am former United States Marine, former police officer, and currently a Supervisory Special Agent for the FBI with just under 30 years of total government service at this time. For the past 10 years, I have also ran a part-time self-defense and fitness business as the Owner and... Read More
06.10.17
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SGPT Interviews Navy SEAL Lance Cummings

SGPT: Tell us about yourself? Lance Cummings: I’m a simple guy. Dad to two great twins, Chiropractor, Coach, Athlete, Hunter, Husband to wonderful wife. One brother in Ga. SGPT: What influenced you to want to join the SEAL Teams? LC: The call to action, working with like minded individuals, military discipline and great toys! SGPT:... Read More
25.09.17
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SGPT Interviews Marine Recon and GORUCK Cadre Dave Rage James

SGPT: Did you have an athletic background growing up? Rage James: Yes, I grew up a tough kid. My dad was a hot roofer and quiet man; He demanded respect and hard work! I wrestled for Apple Valley, MN they have a outstanding Wrestling Program and also ran track and lived in the Apple Valley... Read More
07.07.17
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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 Interview with GORUCK Tough Finisher Jay Jairdullo

Check out this interview with Jay as he talks about how he trained to get ready for the GORUCK Tough event. SGPT: Tell us about yourself? JJ: 40 years old, married with 5 children. I am a Police Officer and owner of Primeval Strength and Conditioning/CrossFit Primeval SGPT: Did you have an athletic background growing... Read More
17.02.17
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Daniel Camp GORUCK Heavy Interview

SGPT: Tell us about yourself? DC: I am a 50 year old criminal defense attorney working for Santa Clara County. I served 7 years in the Navy, serving in the Phillipines, Antarctica, New Zealand, and then Pt. Mugu California. I graduated from UCSB with a degree in Philospohy, and then went to law school in... Read More
14.02.17
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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 GORUCK Grad Patrick Jesse

SGPT: Tell us about yourself? Patrick Jesse: I am a 41 year old, Firefighter/Paramedic for the Chicago Fire Department assigned to Squad 2 of the Special Operations Division. I have been with the Chicago Fire Department for 16 years. I am a graduate of numerous colleges including Northwestern University (MA), University of Chicago (MS), University... Read More
29.01.17
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SGPT Interviews JJ Wellemeyer GORUCK Graduate

SGPT: Tell us about yourself? JW: My name is JJ Wellemeyer and I’m a 29 year old Army JAG Officer. Currently, I’m training for Kokoro 30 and a potential slot at Ranger School. SGPT: Did you have an athletic background growing up? JW: I played hockey, baseball, and football growing up. I focused on baseball... Read More
19.01.17
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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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