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Brakken Kraker

Host & Guest on Obstacle Dominator
Brakken Kraker was one of the first superstars in Obstacle Course Racing and a fixture on the Spartan Pro Team from 2013-2017. He grew-up in love with all sports and in high school competed in baseball, basketball, track, and cross country. In college, Brakken led his Track & Field program, earning All-American honors as a middle distance runner. Although successful in all distances in OCR, his passion is the shorter, faster format embodied in Spartan's Stadium Series. A teacher by trade, Brakken is currently a full-time OCR coach, father to 3, ages 1, 3 and 5, husband, and still-dominant short course OCR athlete.
Recent episodes featuring Brakken Kraker
Season Three; Episode 21: Beneath the Breakout - Aaron Newell
Obstacle Dominator
Aaron Newell has been all over OCR news lately, and we would be remiss to not chat about his break out race at the North American Championships (NORAM,)...but we took a turn to see who he was as a young man, and Aaron opened up. We explore: -How his violent relationship with his father drove him to spend hours every day running, competitive rock climbing and nordic skiing (earning him title of New York State Champ) -His dislike of boy scouts, love of chocolate milk and struggle with constant injuries for years -Where he's headed in the sport ...and much more! Get connected with Aaron: Facebook: Aaron Newell Instagram: @aaronnewell93 NEW TRAINING GUIDE HAS ARRIVED! Go to obstacledominator.com and use code "OBDOMVIP" for 20% off the entire package. Don't forget to leave a review on iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you tune in! Questions, comments or feedback? Leave 'em below, and click here to leave your questions now... Music courtesy Skorge - Sail (AWOLNATION Dubstep Rmx)
Season Three; Episode 20: Veejasimus Maximus
Obstacle Dominator
It's NORAM time! Brakken is busy buffing his shiny head, so Beni shacked up in a cabin with Veejay Jones in the mountains of Stratton, Vermont. - Just hours before go time for the 3k North American Champs, Beni asks Veejay what his plans and predictions are...and he comes out swinging! - Just after finishing, the two rejoin to recap the details of the race; what it's like to race head-to-head with legend Ryan Atkins, the complexity of the obstacles and exactly how accurate (or not) his predictions were... - Some great not-so-rapid rapid-fire questions... ...and much more! Get Connected with Veejay: Instagram: veejay_jones Facebook: Veejay Jones Submit and get your questions answered: Instagram: @obstacledominator www.obstacledominator.com Obstacle Dominator Training Guide coming soon! Don't forget to leave a review on iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you tune in! Questions, comments or feedback? Leave 'em below, and click here to leave your questions now... Music courtesy Skorge - Sail (AWOLNATION Dubstep Rmx)
Season Three; Episode 19: Veerman's Breakout
Obstacle Dominator
Tyler Veerman makes his first appearance on the OD podcast right after his big breakout race in Utah at the series finale of the US Spartan National Series, where he took down some of the biggest names in the sport; Ryan Kempson, Ryan Kent, Ryan Roods, Robert Killian, Cody Moat etc. We chat about: -His extremely unusual athletic background... -A little chat about the Crossfit Games and Hunter Mcyntires presence there live this weekend... -Tyler's goal of top at the Spartan World champs in Taho... -A peak into his training that's propelled him to where he's at (and going)... ...and much more! Don't forget to tune in and watch the GRIT GAMES this SUNDAY starting at 8am. Here's the llink: https://www.facebook.com/gritfitnesstx/ Get connected with Tyler: Facebook: Tyler Veerman Instagram: @tveerman_ocr Submit and get your questions answered: Instagram: @obstacledominator www.obstacledominator.com Obstacle Dominator Training Guide coming soon! Don't forget to leave a review on iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you tune in! Questions, comments or feedback? Leave 'em below, and click here to leave your questions now... Music courtesy Skorge - Sail (AWOLNATION Dubstep Rmx)
Season Three; Episode 18: Q&A
Obstacle Dominator
Time to answer your questions, you fantastic listeners you! -Lots of questions of training, Stadion racing tips and fueling... -Kirk Dewindt fires off some trash talk that leaves Brakken defenseless (but is then rescued by Beni)... -A bold statement about "smoking you so bad you'll retire" to both the show hosts from a listener call-in... ...and much more! Submit and get your questions answered: Instagram: @obstacledominator www.obstacledominator.com Obstacle Dominator Training Guide coming soon! Don't forget to leave a review on iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you tune in! Questions, comments or feedback? Leave 'em below, and click here to leave your questions now... Music courtesy Skorge - Sail (AWOLNATION Dubstep Rmx)
Season Three; Episode 17: OD Revamps
Obstacle Dominator
After a month break Beni and Brakken are back, and with quite a different look. They cover some GREAT content as well as... -WHY such a long time with no episode (and how thats related to why Beni is now missing several teeth, including one of the front ones...) -A recap of the Dallas Stadium, Brakken's first ultra trail race (50k) and a look forward at the final race of the US Spartan Series in Utah... -Common HUGE gaps in understanding of absolutely BASIC training principles... -Beni's new sub 5 mile PR and Brakkens new post-collegiate mile PR... ...and much more! THE OBSTACLE DOMINATOR GUIDE IS INDEED COMING SOON Give us a rating on iTunes (or wherever the hell you listen to us) As well as follow us on IG (and Facebook but, bleh. FB is dead.) @obstacledominator Don't forget to leave a review on iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you tune in! Questions, comments or feedback? Leave 'em below, and click here to leave your questions now... Music courtesy Skorge - Sail (AWOLNATION Dubstep Rmx)
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Milwaukee, WI, USA
Episode Count
28
Podcast Count
5
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1 day, 15 hours