TEAM Special Ops Survivors remembered some of our fallen heroes and honor their spouses at the Battle Frog event in Houston March 28-29, 2015.
Heroes honored at this event:
- SSG Brandon Eggleston – USA, 3rd SFG(A) (4/26/2012)
- SFC Michael Russell – USA, 3-160th SOAR (6/28/2005)
- Capt Todd Bracy Air Force 7th SOS (3/31/2005)
- TSgt Howard Arlen Walters – USAF, 20th SOS (11/23/2003)
- MSG Emigdio Elizarraras – USA, 7th SFG(A) (2/28/2006)
- GySgt Ryan Jeschke – USMC, 1MSOB (8/10/2012)
- SFC Gary J. Vasquez Army 7 SFG(A) (9/29/2008)
Read a special message from Camille McNeese, who took part in the event alongside TEAM Special Ops Survivors who were honoring her fallen husband MJR Mathew Wade Worrell.
BattleFrog is an obstacle course race group founded by former U.S. Navy SEALs. Houston will be the first Texas stop on the 2015 race tour that will see the organization award more than $1 million in cash and prizes to competitors during the 2015 race season.
BattleFrog includes an entire family-friendly experience that includes interacting with SEALs, enjoying multiple attractions within the festival compound, and watching a live Navy SEAL demonstration.
“BattleFrog was created as a tribute to our nation’s military and to help people learn about the work Navy SEALs do in protecting our great nation,” said Don Mann, BattleFrog chief executive officer and retired U.S. Navy SEAL member of Team SIX. “Our events are unique because actual Navy SEALs are guiding and mentoring the racers who are learning how to push themselves beyond their personal physical limits.”
BattleFrog transforms every race venue into a demanding obstacle course designed to test the strength, skill, and determination of any athlete. Participants are able to choose between the BattleFrog 15K, BullFrog 5K, BullFrog Mile and TadPole Dash 400M courses, each of which is inspired by BUD/S (Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL) Training, the six-month long qualification course that all SEALs must undergo.
BattleFrog events in Texas will also feature the formal introduction of Team BattleFrog, the group’s new pro team that will be led by the top OCR athletes in North America. Racing standouts Ryan Atkins of Canada, Corinna Coffin of Virginia and Claude Godbout of Canada, have all been named as members of the new Team BattleFrog. Atkins and Coffin will serve as captains of the male and female teams, respectively.
BattleFrog founders have announced that a percentage of the profits generated from the series will be shared evenly with the Navy SEAL Foundation and the Navy SEAL Museum & Memorial. This direct support honors the fallen, promotes the SEAL legacy and supports the families of those who served.
The 2015 BattleFrog race series will be sponsored in part by Kill Cliff, makers of the premium recovery drink.