The organization of USAOCR includes the following committees:
Much of the work for USAOCR is performed by volunteers who help put on events and training programs and carry out national and regional tasks. Committees have been formed to advise the USAOCR Board of Directors and work with the National Office and other members to promote and improve participation in training and events. All Committees report to the Board of Directors, and all Committee members have the right to attend Board meeting. It is the responsibility of the members of each of the Committees to support USAOCR´s efforts to develop Obstacle Racing and related Sports in the United States.
Chair: Ms. Andi Hardy
Vice Chair: Mr. Jason Goggins
Members: Ms. Alyssa Davis Foley, Mr. Marquette Shumate, Mr. Troy Kaster, Mr. Tony Matesi, Mr. Miles Keller
The Athletes’ Committee shall facilitate and promote communication between USAOCR and currently active athletes, and serve as a source of opinion and advice to USAOCR's Board on current and prospective policies of USAOCR. The Athletes Committee shall make recommendations to the Board on issues related to the needs and concerns of the elite athlete members of USAOCR . The Athlete Director shall automatically serve as a member of the committee. The remaining committee members shall either meet the qualifications to serve on governing boards as defined by the USOC or be a current member of USAOCR. There shall be one (1) member representing each of the five (5) regions.
Clubs and Teams Committee
Chair: Mr. John Greening
Vice Chair: Dr. Ande Wegner
Members: Ms. Jenni Crites, Ms. Casey Rotondi, Mr. Ed Leon, Mr. Jon Greening, Mr. Steve Green, Mr. Jerry Caughman
USAOCR actively promotes clubs and teams to potential members and works to create new programs to encourage activity throughout the club system. Whether you are looking to join or start a club or team, USAOCR has the resources you are looking for.
Co-Chair: Rachel Cosgrove
Co-Chair: Madison Spiotta
Members: Michael Mulvey
The Development Committee works with the Athletes Committee on coaching, training, coach certification and athlete development. It also works with the Medical Committee to ensure the health and wellness of Junior, Youth and Adult athletes.
Chair: Mr. Jack Donenfeld
Vice Chair: Mr. Tim Wiseman
Members: Ms. Serena Jura Lorenzoni, Mr. Robert Smith, Mr. Jerry Caughman
The responsibility of the Ethics Committee is to enforces the USAOCR Code of Ethics, and investigate this violations. The Committee is advisory and submits Resolutions to the Board of Directors.
Chair: Mr. Bob Smith
Vice Chair: Ms. Casey Seland
Members: Ms. Serena Jura Lorenzoni, Mr. Dan Bainey
Chair: Mr. Justin Manning
Vice Chair: Ms. Simone Waugh
Social Media Subcommittee Chair: Ms. Samantha Wishner
Members: Mr. Geraldo Mercado, Mr. Tony Matesi, Mr. Paul Hoffman
The Media Committee manages all aspects of marketing and media, including social media and PR.
Chair: Dr. Stuart Weiss
Vice Chair: Dr. Trent Nessler
Members: Ms. Casey Jindra, Mr. Chris Joffe
Chair: Mr. Tim Wiseman
Vice Chair: TBA
Members: Mr. Jerry Caughman
The Nominating Committee shall be responsible for:
Chair: Open for Nominations
Members: Mr. Mike Larkin
Vice Chair: TBA
The USAOCR Safety Committee provides advice and proposes policies on safety to the USAOCR Board of Directors.
Safety of athletes, spectators, staff, volunteer and all people involved with Obstacle Sports, disciplines, events and races is of the utmost important for the continued growth and development of the sport.
USAOCR is committed to developing safety standards in line with international standards and World OCR safety guidelines, ensuring design, build, structural integrity, use, maintenance and procedures meet a minimum standard.
Chair: Mr. David Magida
Vice Chair: Mr. Shawn Masur
Members: Ms. Serena Jura Lorenzoni, Mr. Miles Keller, Mr. Robert Smith, Mr. Jerry Caughman, Mr. Kevin LaPlaney
The Technical Committee supports the development of the sport. The Committee is advisory and submits Resolutions to the Board of Directors. It's duties are:
Chair: Ms. Jenny Tobin
Vice Chair: Ms. Serena Jura Lorenzoni
Race Director Commission
Vice Chair: TBA
The USAOCR Race Director Commission (RDC) functions as an advisory board to the USAOCR Board of Directors. This commission gives voice to race directors with sanctioned events. There are up to 12 participants on the commission, appointed by the Board and led by a Chairperson. Video conferences are held every quarter.
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