Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Tough Mudder: For Wounded Warriors

Two local employees of Nightforce Optics, Christopher Stump of Orofino, and Josh Stuart of Peck, will be traveling to Las Vegas, NV on April 26-27, to take part in the “Tough Mudder” competition.

The competition raises money for the Wounded Warrior Project and is a physical adventure challenge that promotes teamwork and camaraderie. This is something they have chosen to do on their own, without sponsorship or monetary help for any expenses incurred.

Chris and Josh are former Navy servicemen, hence the team name they’ve chosen: the “Idaho Squids.” They are looking forward to tackling the obstacle courses which are designed to test all-around strength, stamina and mental grit, qualities that surely served them well while they were enlisted men.

If you are interested in donating to the Wounded Warrior Project as a gesture of support for one or both of these veterans, please go to the following website to contribute in their name: click on the “Donate Now” link under either of their names.

If you have any questions about Chris and Josh’s adventure, or wish to extend either of them words of support and encouragement, please send an e-mail to them in care of:

You can check out the Tough Mudder website for more information about this worthy worldwide event at

About Tough Mudder

Tough Mudder events are hardcore obstacle courses designed to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit and camaraderie. With the most innovative courses and over one million inspiring participants worldwide, Tough Mudder is the premier adventure challenge series in the world.

Tough Mudder is a proud supporter of Wounded Warrior Project. To date, Tough Mudder participants have raised over $6 million to support thousands of warriors returning from the battlefield. Every dollar raised is well spent:

Providing combat stress recovery programs; adaptive sports programs; benefits counseling. employment services.

These are only a few examples of the programs offered to our injured veterans! These programs and services aid in brave Americans’ transition from service-connected injury to civilian life.

Tough Mudder is more than an event; it’s a way of thinking. By running a Tough Mudder challenge, you’ll unlock a true sense of accomplishment, have a great time and discover camaraderie with your fellow participants that’s experienced all too rarely these days.

Tough Mudder by the numbers

78%: Average percentage of participants who finish a Tough Mudder.

80%: Percentage of participants who do Tough Mudder as part of a team.

1,000+: Number of people who have the Tough Mudder logo permanently tattooed on their body.

3.5 hours: Average time it takes to finish a Tough Mudder course.

10 to 12 miles: Length of a Tough Mudder course.

If you are interested in participating in this event and participating on a team, please contact Chris Stump or Josh Stuart.

Good luck, Chris and Josh, and thank you both for your past service to our country and for supporting our wounded servicemen and women!

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