Sgt Devin Kimball USMC Ret, traumatic brain injury. Cpl Gabriel Beltres USMC Ret, paralyzed left arm. Cpl Ray Hennagir USMC Ret, triple amputee.
These heroic veterans are all medically retired Marines who continue to bravely tackle every challenge in front of them, including obstacle course races, in hopes of inspiring all those around them. “When people look at us they judge our injuries and thank us for our service, but our duty isn’t up yet,” says Kimball. “This team proves we are still in the fight and we can still exceed people’s expectations and motivate our nation.”
Kimball, Beltres, Hennagir, and over 1,000 other service members are a part of Team Semper Fi Fund, an organization dedicated to supporting wounded warriors who have “refused to let their challenges prevent them from competing in athletic events, and whose drive and determination [is] inspirational to us all.”
Each year, thousands of teams join together to participate in Savage Race events around the country. We’d like to share some of their stories with you in this series on the teams of Savage Race.
James Stangle and a group of friends ventured in to the world of obstacle course racing (OCR) at Savage Race Ohio in 2013. To their surprise, they placed first in the team competition and were instantly hooked on OCR. Then, just over a year and a half ago, James broke his femur in a dirt bike accident.
Each year, thousands of teams join together to participate in Savage Race events around the country. We’d like to share some of their stories with you in this new series on the teams of Savage Race.
Team Blacksheep, who recently participated in our inaugural TrainSavage event, is a group of athletes who participate in obstacle course races, road races, and weekly team cross-training workouts. Currently 22 members strong, Team Blacksheep was founded in Winter Haven, Florida, but also has members in Orlando, Auburndale, and Lakeland, and as far away as the states of Maine and Michigan.