Dirt in Your Skirt Announces Extreme Nation Team




35468_511529515556773_773431743_nExtreme Nation is quickly taking the obstacle racing world by storm, with the combination of Hobie Call designing the course and $150,000 dollars in prize money at stake, everyone has taken notice. Extreme Nation is changing the way we all think about obstacle course racing, with a team format and just over two-miles long, it is looking to change how people think about obstacle course racing.

Registration opened today and quickly teams are beginning to form all over the country and no doubt the world soon. Dirt in Your Skirt has followed suit. We have rounded up some of our friends and fantastic obstacle course racers to represent our team for the first Extreme Nation event.

Dirt in Your Skirt – Extreme Nation Team

858399_10151229848236861_1173815140_oElla Kociuba

Ella, has been blazing through the Spartan world since late 2011 in Texas. This Flag Nor Fail athlete is one of the top ladies to watch in the sport these days. Her recent win at the Spartan Sprint in Arizona over top ranked athletes April Luu and Tyann Clark showed the world she has the speed and strength for the short courses. We are excited to have her on our team as she brings her youthful spark, endless energy, and is an all around badass on the course.


VolkslaufJanice Ferguson

Janice is not only a Dirt in Your Skirt Ambassador and competitive CrossFit athlete she has a true passion for obstacle course racing. This past year she took second place in the gulf coast Spartan Race in her home state of Mississippi as well as won a handful of other local races. She is also the owner of Bandit CrossFit and re hear she has added obstacles to practice on in her gym. One thing is for sure Janice loves to run short distances and can tackle any obstacle. She isn’t letting a recent hand injury slow her down, and is using this time to build even more speed going into Extreme Nation.


340373_569690136381464_1941446152_oIrene Call

Most people know Irene as Hobie Call’s wife, however she is a force to be reckoned with. Although she may not race as much as other races, when she does she makes her presence known. She finished only once out of the top 10 in the seven races she competed in last year. In the 2013 season she has finished outside of the podium only once, taking a close forth place. She is definitely one to watch as she trains with the best and closely follows most of Hobie’s workout routines. Don’t let her smile foul you she is a fierce competitor.


nuvision_action_image_storefront_1410857Margaret Schlachter

Captaining the team is Margaret Schlachter, Dirt in Your Skirt Founder. Although she might not have any wins to her name she made her way onto the podium seven times last year and is known as a racer who is “always there” when it comes to the top ten finishers. She has in the last couple of months added CrossFit into her training routine along with her signature trail runs. Never one to backdown from a challenge she is excited to round out the team and tackle this short intense course this June in Michigan.

The Dirt in Your Skirt team is formed and ready to take on all that Extreme Nation has to throw at them. For now it’s back to training and prep for the rest of the season.


Margaret Schlachter

About Margaret Schlachter

Margaret Schlachter is Founder of She has been part of the OCR Community since 2010. When not working on the next article she can be found running from race-to-race. She is Editor-in-Chief of She authored the book Obstacle Race Training.
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