Hard Charge Chicago/Milwaukee Televised Obstacle Race

August 26, 2013By Anthony MatesiRace Reviews No Comments

I was invited to take on the Hard Charge Chicago/Milwaukee course, since I had nothing planned that weekend and it was close to home I just had to give the first ever Televised Obstacle Race a go. Before starting the race I was given a GoPro Hero 3 camera to wear on my head along … Read More

Alpha Warrior – Pure Obstacle Racing

June 20, 2013By Anthony MatesiRace Reviews 2 Comments

After finding out that Alpha Warrior was going to be taking place in San Diego the week after my Spartan Group X Training I just knew I had to sign up for this race that looked very similar to what you would see on Sasuke or better known here as American Ninja Warrior. A race … Read More

Colorado Spartan Sprint – Obstacle Heavy Racing

May 14, 2013By Anthony MatesiRace Reviews No Comments

Another weekend and another Reebok Spartan Race event in the books. This time to get my obstacle racing fix I flew out to Colorado, a state I’ve only driven through at night and seen from the the Denver Airport. After this weekend my love for this sport, the Spartan Race series, and everything that comes … Read More

Indiana Spartan Sprint – Hardest Sprint Yet…

May 3, 2013By Anthony MatesiRace Reviews 3 Comments

Founders Race Just a year ago a group of us Midwestern folk were pushing hard to bring a Spartan Race Spartan Sprint to Indiana. At the time the only Spartan Race was in IL and the rest were either on the East or West coast. With a lot of help from the Corn Fed Spartans … Read More

Gladiator Assault Challenge – Snow Edition

April 25, 2013By Anthony MatesiRace Reviews 3 Comments

Another week and another obstacle race to test my progress since my surgery November 30th. This time I was racing up in Wisconsin for the my third appearance at the Gladiator Assault Challenge. This race has become one of the races that I look forward to every time it comes around. The obstacles, challenges, distance, … Read More

Vegas Super Spartan Race – All In

April 16, 2013By Anthony MatesiRace Reviews 1 Comment

Returning to the Obstacle Racing world as an athlete and competitor has been one of my primary goals ever since I elected to have the labrum in my left shoulder repaired by Dr. Mark Bowen. Since then it has been an upward battle with myself to redevelop my strength and flexibility, still a work in … Read More

Midwest Super Spartan Race – Best Obstacle Race of the Year?

November 4, 2012By Anthony MatesiRace Reviews 3 Comments

It’s been difficult finding where to even begin in regards to the weekend of non-stop obstacle racing fun. Just a year ago, I was attending my first ever Spartan Race. I had been emailing back and fourth with Tommy Mac trying to gauge how difficult this obstacle race would be in comparison to the Warrior … Read More

Indiana Spartan Race Founder’s Obstacle Race – The Perfect Holiday Gift

October 25, 2012By Anthony MatesiRace Reviews 1 Comment

Obstacle Race season is coming to an end for me this weekend.  Friday night I will be heading down to the Spartan Race Super Spartan in Marseilles, IL. This is where it all began last year. Sure I started my obstacle racing a few years back with the Men’s Health Urbanathlon and I really got … Read More

EPIC Racing Arena – Citizen’s Elect Video Submission

October 15, 2012By Anthony MatesiNews, Workouts No Comments

EPIC Racing Arena, has requested that elite racers wanting to get a leg up in being selected to race in the Elite Races submit a video of themselves performing the following challenge: At a Football field perform 15 pull-ups (for men, 5 for women) then run to the opposite end of the field, go around … Read More

Super Ultra Beast – Part 1: Going Above and Beyond

September 29, 2012By Anthony MatesiRace Reviews 3 Comments

After months of anticipating this race, it was finally here, The Spartan Race Ultra Beast.  My father tagged along with me for this trip so we woke up at 4am on Friday morning, Sept 21st. We arrived in Boston around 10am and wasted an hour trying to get our rental car situation sorted out, and … Read More