Tyler Veerman, Consistency is Key
Interview by Kurt McIntire
05 06 19
Today let’s chat with Tyler Veerman, @tveerman_ocr, Spartan Pro team member. He secured a 13th place finish at Spartan World’s in 2018, and has been on a tear in 2019 with 5, 6, 3, and 5th place finishes. This consistency puts at him at 6th place in the US Spartan National Points Series.
Would you have guessed that this elite athlete also has a background in circus performance? As a member of the University of Illinois’s Gamma Phi Circus, his specialties were wall trampoline, tumbling, and vaulting!
Shorts: Human Octane Elite Compression
TV: Human octane shorts are my primary gear choice. The shorts are very durable, comfortable, and not to mention convienent since theres a zipper on the backside where you can store things such as nutrition or extra gloves.
Socks: Mudgear Trail socks 1/4 crew
TV: Mudgear socks are great because they help dispel dirt & debris from my shoes. The materials are also great when wet because they dont cause me any blisters.
Shoes: Salomon S/Lab Sense 7 SG
TV: Lately my shoe choice has been Salomons. They provide great traction & drainage through soft, wet, & muddy ground.
Nutrition: EndurElite PerformElite Pre-Workout
TV: And I can’t forget Endurelite! They provide excellent endurance supplements that help me to properly fuel before and after my races. I give much of my credit to this brand for helping me to earn some strong finishes in the spartan race national series.
Favorite part of race day:
TV: Seeing everyone and chatting with all the athletes, staff members, etc. Also I love checking out a new venue for the first time. It always gets me super excited to see what kinds of resources Spartan tries to utilize for the race.
Where you can find Tyler next:
TV: My next race is Big Bear beast and I’m looking to THROW DOWN on them hills, 😆.