Loveland, CO (Feb 6th, 2019)- Today, Cerus Fitness announced its 2019 pro team for the racing season. The pro team includes each of the 2018 pro racers as well as two new additions to the team.
The 2018 Cerus Pro Team boasted a number of podiums and athletic accomplishments. Alicia
Ocasio competed all over the greater United States. She saw a 4th place finish in Warrior Dash, Second Place in CerusLuv and First in the CerusLuv2Ruk Race for Women.
Alexia Weatherford's 2018 season included a second place finish in the Bataan Death March and First Place at the Inaugural CerusRuk race in Livermore, CO.
Richard Leeper's season included a number of first place age group finishes in obstacle racing,
road races, and a 2nd overall finish at the CerusLuv race in October 2018.
Richard Leeper, Alicia Ocasio and Alexia Weatherford will return to the Cerus Pro team in 2019.
New additions to Cerus this year include Steve Gaborik and Kristen Robb.
“We couldn’t be more proud of what our team accomplished in 2018. Not only were the pros
outstanding in their personal athletic accomplishments, they also combined to host numerous free training events to the surrounding community– truly taking on the role as community leaders for Cerus and the greater Colorado athletic community.” Said Chris Johnson, owner of Cerus Fitness.
“This year our team is growing with two wonderful additions. Steve and Kristen are leaders and
exceptional athletes. They lead others through encouragement and positivity– two of the aspects which are so important to Cerus and what we stand for as a community.”
Steve grew up in athletics, getting his start in wrestling, football and Rugby. He was a 4 year
college athlete playing Rugby for Virginia and was selected to the all state team his Senior year.
Steve’s journey into obstacle racing began in 2011 and quickly progressed from a casual pursuit
into a serious, year round endeavor. By the 2016 season Steve pushed into year round OCR
specific training and began to compete across the country.
Steve now competes in the competitive and age group categories for many of the world’s biggest obstacle racing events including the Obstacle Racing World Championships.
Kristen started her athletic pursuits at an early age in volleyball and softball. She is well versed
in a number of other sports including basketball and soccer. An outdoor enthusiast, Kristen
enjoys hiking, paddle-boarding, surfing and trail running. Kristen began obstacle racing in 2012 at several different events with a group of friends. She enjoys the teamwork and encouraging aspect of OCR but also loves the side of obstacle racing which forces her to overcome her fears and persevere. She loves obstacle rigs and swinging types of obstacles saying they “make her feel like a kid on a jungle gym”!
After nearly 6 years of racing solely for fun, Kristen began to pursue competitive obstacle racing in 2017, finding the podium at a number of races and ultimately competing in the Obstacle Racing World Championships. Last October Kristen once again qualified and participated in the Championships traveling to London, England to compete in all 3 events.