Proud to introduce the team that will be racing........
Summit Adventure Racing & Team Commie Bar is a nationally ranked adventure racing team based in Deep Creek Lake, MD in the epicenter of adventure sports. The team competes in expedition and multi day adventure racing both in the U.S. and internationally in Europe, and is composed of athletes from MD, NY, CO, PA, MI, NC, SD, WA and France. Team Commie Bar’s Cowboy Tough 2016 team is a four-person male from all over the US: Mark Bolyard (NC), Darren Steinbach (WA), Mike Flanery (SD) and Jon Gamm (CO).
Mark is an Adventure Racing veteran completing four 72-hour events and with several USARA Nationals appearances. He is also an aspiring American Ninja Warrior with multiple obstacle course races under his belt.
Mike is an outdoor enthusiast who took the AR plunge last year at RAID Gaspésie and is back for more this year as part of Team Commie Bar. Mike’s day job is instructing South Dakota National Guard Blackhawk helicopter pilots.
Darren lives in his Sprinter van traveling around the country in search of climbs, whitewater, and events to test his mental and physical endurance. He is a strong runner, mountain biker, paddler, and climber, and has a positive attitude when things start fall apart... which is good, considering he likes to get lost too.
Jon is team captain, and in addition to numerous Xterra and traditional long-distance triathlons he has completed Equinox 48, Sea-to-Sea 72, and RAID in France 90 hour ARs. He is also team medic and morale officer with a ready supply of medicinal Grappa on hand at all times. We are all new to Cowboy Tough, and looking forward to sharing a fantastic experience in the wilds of Wyoming!