US Military Endurance Sports

USMES Adventure Racing Team

Dave “Dash” Ashley

Adventure Racing

Dash has served on active duty in the U.S. Army and US Air Force for 20+ years. He has served in various duty assignments including Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) launch operations, satellite operations and acquisition. He has commanded at the squadron level; and, while on staff rotation at the Pentagon, he was selected for group level command and will move to Los Angeles Air Force … full profile »

Douglas Crytzer

Adventure Racing

Douglas Crytzer has served in the 82nd Airborne Recon, 9th Regiment Manchu’s, and as the Tactical Team Leader of Task Force II, Special Operations, among other military assignments. Doug’s military experience fed his hunger for adventure. He is a graduate of the Military Mountaineering Instructor Course and the Jungle Operations Course, as well as a distinguished honor graduate of the Air Assault … full profile »

JD Eskelson

Adventure Racing

JD has served in all aspects of the U.S.Army for almost 34 years. He first served as enlisted Soldier in the Army Reserves and then as an Officer in the Utah Army National Guard. Currently, he is stationed in Utah in the Army Reserves. JD has served in numerous positions but his highlights are as an Executive Officer in a LRSD (Long-Range Surveillance Detachment) and Airborne Infantry Commander. … full profile »

Jesse Tubb

Adventure Racing

After serving in two different units in the Army Reserves for six years while in college, SFC Tubb won a position in the Army Field Band at Ft. Meade.  He was stationed there for three years then he won the audition for the Army Band “Pershing’s Own” at Ft. Myer in 2005 where he currently serves as the assistant principal trumpet in the Concert Band. Jesse started out racing mountain bikes in … full profile »

Ron Flick

Adventure Racing

Ron has served on active duty in the U.S. Army for 17 years. His duty assignments include Fort Bragg NC, Joint Base Lewis McChord WA, Torii Station Okinawa Japan, Fort Belvoir VA, and his current duty assignment is Fort Bliss TX. Ron has been actively competing in Adventure Races for four years and has raced in events that range from 6 hours to 8 days. Ron attempts to race in 4-8 Adventure Races … full profile »

Shane Hagerman

Adventure Racing

Shane is a retired US Army Green Beret and Airborne Ranger, with 25 years of active duty service.   Shane is a multi-sport adventure athlete and has gravitated toward ultra-endurance events in challenging terrain. Trekking, biking, paddling and orienteering are his passions. Shane has nine years of highly successful multi-sport competitive experience:  winning numerous Regional races, top five … full profile »

Tamela Swan

Adventure Racing

Tamela attended West Point with the Class of 1985. While at the United States Military Academy Tamela played lacrosse and was a member of the Academy Marathon Team.  Tamela held the Academy record for the women’s marathon finish time and she successfully completed Airborne School.  Tamela now works and lives in northern NH. Tamela started multisport racing in 2002 with triathlon and duathlons, … full profile »