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Brian started obstacle racing with the Spartan Super in Temecula, California in 2012. His sports background includes high school Cross-Country, Track & Field, Baseball and Basketball. Brian served with distinction in the U.S. Marines, having competed two tours in Afghanistan and receiving multiple awards including the Purple Heart.
Spartan Pro Team
Mid (5-12 miles / 8k-20k) Long (12-18 miles / 20k-30k)
2017 Spartan U.S. Elite Points Series 2nd Place
2017 Spartan NBC U.S. Championship Series 6th Place
2017 Spartan NBC U.S. Championship Series, Ashville, NC 3rd Place
3x OCRWC (25-29 AG) Champion (2014, 2015, 2016)
2014 Obstacle Course Racing World Championships
2019 Spartan U.S. National Series, Jacksonville, FL - 8th Place
2018 Spartan Elite Sprint #1, Charlotte, North Carolina - 1st Place
2018 Spartan Elite Sprint Winter, Greek Park - 1st Place
Link Endurance Podcast
October 2018 Interview with Elite OCR athlete, Marine, & Purple Heart Recipient Brian Gowiski: Motivational Speeches, and Chopping Firewood.
Temecula Spartan Race in 2012. I did it because a friend of mine said she wanted to do one race every month for a full calendar year. Spartan Race was the first race she chose for us.
It might sound cliché, but I love the competition. I thrive on trying to narrow the gap between myself and the top athletes in OCR. Every day I train with that in mind.
I would say either Italy or Scotland. I'm drawn to the beauty of these countries.
I eat way too much ice cream. I mostly eat healthy, but ice cream is my weakness.
My two buddies Earl Granville and Jonathan Lopez. Both are adaptive athletes but they both are crushing the same course as the rest of us. Earl is missing a leg and Jonathan is missing an arm, but you should see those two do a rope climb. It is simply amazing.
I have always dreamed of being a football player. It's my favorite sport and I would like to think I would have put an effort towards that.
Spartan U.S. National Series, Jacksonville, FL 2/23