Ben Greenfield is an ex-bodybuilder, Ironman triathlete, obstacle course racer, human performance consultant, speaker and author of 13 books, including the New York Times Bestseller “Beyond Training”. Ben is a Spartan SGX certified coach, has been voted by the NSCA as America’s top Personal Trainer and by Greatist as one of the top 100 Most Influential People In Health And Fitness. He works with individuals from all over the globe for both body and brain performance, and specializes in anti-aging, biohacking, and achieving an ideal combination of performance, health and longevity. A frequent contributor to health and wellness publications and a highly sought after speaker, Ben’s understanding of functional exercise, nutrition, and the delicate balance between performance and health has helped thousands of people around the world achieve their goals and improve their quality of life – from high level CEO’s to soccer moms to professional athletes and beyond. He is the founder and owner of KION, a company that provides everything a human being needs to achieve peak performance, look amazing, defy aging, and live an adventurous, fulfilling, joyful and limitless life.
Iron Mind / Breaking Down an Animal in the Field
Joel Turner is the World Leader in the Science of Shot Control. Joel has developed the science of Controlled Process Shooting and teaches a tangible, robust system of thinking through a high stress shot process. This is the information hunters and shooters have been seeking since shooting began. As the founder of ShotIQ, Joel has implemented this science to minds ranging from beginning archers to Tier 1 military operators. This will be a life changing event for all those that attend. Life is too short not to have this science.
I’m a die-hard elk hunter but love everything that is Western Hunting. My addiction started at a young age when hunting trips were simply riding around with my dad and grandpa looking for blacktail bucks and Roosevelt elk near my hometown of PeEll, Washington. As I grew up my passion and love for the outdoors continued to grow. Eventually my obsession for calling elk, spurred the creation of Phelps Game Calls in 2009. Since then Phelps Game Calls has become recognized as an industry leader in quality elk calls and elk hunting information.
I still reside in the small logging town of PeEll, Washington with my beautiful wife Sondi, son Hunter, and daughter Payton . I can only hope they share in my passion for the pursuit of western big game.
Back Country First Aid
Ryan Clairmont is a Physician Assistant (PA) currently serving in the U.S Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. He received his Physician Assistant training while serving in the U.S. Army where he served 2 tours over 28 months during Operation Iraqi Freedom as a Battalion PA. He is currently a Coordinator Instructor for Tanana Chiefs Conference based out of Fairbanks, Alaska where he supervises Alaska Native village medical clinics and staff across interior Alaska. He has an extensive background in combat and wilderness medicine and has a passion for hunting and the outdoors.
How to Pick Your Next Hunting Spot
Travis Jones 31 years old out of New Glarus WI. Travis comes from a family of hunters being only 3 when his father started taking him on his first deer hunts. Growing up in a small unincorporated town he spent most his days hunting, fishing, and trapping. At the age of 14 Travis went on his first western hunting trip for elk. Although unsuccessful, from chasing his first screaming herd bull up the mountain to finding his first shed antler, a fire was lit inside that grew into the passion he has for the western hunting scene today. After high school at the age of 17, Travis moved to Laramie Wyoming where he attended WyoTech Technical school where his love and knowledge grew for the western mountains. After Tech school Travis move back to his home state where he met his wife Angie. Travis introduced his wife to the hunting world where she too found a new loved passion. Today Angie and Travis spend several weeks a year in the western mountains finding shed antlers and patterning migration routes in the spring and chasing bulls and bucks in the fall. Throughout these years of mixed failures and success, Travis became very good at finding elk and deer in any unit they hunted. Once he learned the system they used to survive in those mountains he began to hone in on were to find the larger herds and better quality bulls and bucks. Travis has now developed a system putting him on game the first day in the field. Travis and Angie have since started their business WapitiWear LLC were they have chosen to teach others this system. Being from the Midwest he understands the struggles to a new back-country hunter wishing to tackle those mountains this fall.
Choosing The Right Gear for Your Next Hunt
Brian has been in the fitness industry for 20 years training people of all walks of life and abilities. He has been a hunter and an athlete his entire life participating in sports from track/field, football, boxing, mountain bike, trail running and obstacle course races. His hunting career consist of mostly midwestern game but his new passion is backcountry elk hunting. Hunting and Fitness had always been two separate passions of Brians until he started to compete in Train to Hunt a few years ago. At that point a light went off and he helped to expand the "hunter athlete" movement in Wisconsin by creating and designing classes and workouts for people wanting to compete in Train to Hunt and to go west to hunt in the mountains. Brian understands the struggles that many people have that live in the east but want or do most of their hunting in the western mountains. The gear, training and hunting tactics are much different then what midwestern or eastern hunting calls for. Brian has tested numerous brands and methodologies of gear when it comes to backcountry hunting. He understands that sometimes there is no wrong or right way of purifying water but there are easy and hard ways depending on the environment you are in. He also understands that everyone has a "favorite" pack, boots, weapon, etc but urges people to take a birds eye view of the situations you may encounter because it could mean life or death if you are not equipped properly. Brian hopes that the information he will share with you will help put you on a fast track to discovering what is the right gear for your next adventure so it saves you some time and money. Instead of having to listen to hours of podcasts or spend enormous amounts of time and money at your local REI store you will have a detailed list of gear that you will need for your next hunt.
Developing Mental Toughness / Training with Purpose
Kenton is the founder of Train To Hunt and the Train To Hunt Challenge. He was raised in the rugged mountains of North Idaho where he hunted deer, elk and bear. He was a four-sport athlete throughout high school and attended Lewis Clark State College in Lewiston, ID for his undergraduate studies. Kenton played catcher for the Warriors and received his degree in Kinesiology as well as a Teaching certificate for Physical Education (K-12) and Health (6-12). After college Kenton started coaching and teaching when he found his love of helping people over-come physical and mental barriers. He coached football, wrestling, and baseball while going to the University of Idaho where he received his Master’s degree in Sport Psychology. Immediately following graduate school (2003) he began his personal training career and in 2008 he started his own business and became one of the first people to open a Crossfit Gym. It was during a backcountry hunt in 2010 that the idea of training hunters for the demands of their specific hunting style came to him. He launched the Train To Hunt website in 2010 and the Hunter Athlete movement was born. A year later, he launched the Train To Hunt Challenge to give hunters an event to measure how well their training and shooting programs were preparing them for the up and coming season. He loves God, his wife, Heidi, his three children, Jett (8), Ryder and Harper (6) and believes that the most important thing to remember is “People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care.”