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The Tough Mudders of Onward Search

by Hillary O'Keefe on Nov 16, 2011

in Events,Facebook,Onward

If you think Onward Search is made up of just your average, run of the mill, digital and interactive recruitment professionals, think again.  Our team includes some brave, tough-as-nails, won’t-back down staffing pros, as we have the Tough Mudder 2011 pictures to prove it!

When Jeremias Stelter, Regional Vice President at Onward Search, suggested team participation for this crazy, obstacle covered, 12 mile race, select members of the Northeast OS offices were undaunted by the prospect of freezing water, omni-present mud, towering climbs and even the potential to get electrocuted. The Tough Mudder race is no joke, and Onward Search is proud to have joined the other ‘Mudders’ who braved the course. Below are just a few select snap shots of the Onward Search Tough Mudders in action, but you should definitely check out all of the awesome (and sometimes painful to look at) photos from the event here on the Onward Search Facebook Page.

From left, Mike, Justin, Matt, Randy, Ken, Josh, Peter and Jeremias get ready to get muddy.

Josh Gampel, Senior VP of Onward Search, takes off, literally, across an obstacle.

Jeremias Stelter, Regional Vice President for Onward Search, makes quick work of the mud mound obstacles!

Onward Search CEO, Kevin Clark, (center, and clean) receives a muddy and enthusiastic greeting from the OS Tough Mudder competitors.

Ken Clark, COO, stayed low but kept on his feet to get through the Electroshock Therapy obstacle. Yes, those live wires carried 10,000 volts.

The team made it through freezing water, slippery mud, and ridiculous obstacles with their smiles intact... well, sort of.

Congratulations on a job well done to everyone who participated in the 2011 Tough Mudder Tri-State Race. We can’t wait to see you there again next year!

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Debra Gampel November 16, 2011 at 5:18 PM

I am especially proud of my son Josh, but everyone deserves a lot of credit for giving their all , for such a worthwhile cause. The obstacles we face in life make us stronger. Congratulations to the amazing team!

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Hillary O'Keefe November 17, 2011 at 8:21 AM

Well said, Debra! Credit is due all around!

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Jeremias Stelter November 20, 2011 at 9:33 PM

This was one of the best experiences I have ever been through…and also one of the worst ha ha. Every single turn on the 12 miles is another grueling adventure. I’ll definitely participate in this again…just need to heal my body first. lol

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Hillary O'Keefe November 21, 2011 at 8:53 AM

Rock on, Jeremias! Some of those pictures on our Facebook album look positively painful, which makes it all the more impressive that you guys ran it. The distance alone seems too much to handle… but cold mud and live wires? I’ll leave that to you guys!

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