International OCR Committee Voting Members

Our International OCR Committee is a collective of prominent and well-informed OCR figures, who were chosen specifically for their knowledge, their impartiality, and their passion for OCR.

The International OCR Committee contributes to the OCR World Championships Top 10 World OCR Athletes Rankings system. Each member in this committee ranks their top 15 female & male athletes, assigning a score of 15 points for their #1 ranked athlete down to a score of one point for their 15th place athlete. These scores are then averaged across all committee members to achieve a final ranking.

In addition to ranking athletes, our members have regular conversations together, sharing pertinent performances from their region, discussing these and anything else that might affect their decisions.

With votes being cast monthly by the committee, this system aims to rank athletes worldwide who are unable to compete against each other, before they compete head-to-head at the World Championships taking place September 22-25, 2022 @ Stratton Mountain Resort, Vermont, USA. This initiative marks the first time athletes are ranked across multiple brands worldwide.

International OCR Committee Members

Abraham Laines, Central & South America

Race Director and founder of Mochica Race, OCR LATAM, Latin American Obstacle Championship, creator of the Peruvian OCR National Ranking, and Peruvian National OCR Championship.  Abraham is expertly versed in the importance of OCR both as a professional sport and a personal endeavor.


Fabian Yeo, UK & Europe

As the founder and editor of UK based Mud & Glory, providing live footage, podcasts, and results, Fabian delivers the most comprehensive coverage of OCR in the UK and Europe.  Fabian has his finger on the pulse of OCR and is often breaking the news.


Eric Sirois, Canada

Eric discovered the sport of obstacle course racing in 2012 and never looked back. Eric fell in love with the sport and is competing on all sorts of courses, from short to long and from fun to hardcore.  In 2014, he founded OCR NATION. Since then, the team has covered hundreds of events. If you have been to OCRWC, you’ve probably come across them, immortalizing your performances on photo and/or video.


Will Hicks, USA

Will Hicks is part of the team at The OCR Report. He hosts The OCR Report podcast and World’s Toughest Podcast, the #1 rated OCR podcast in the world. You can email Will at, text him at (619) 485-2726, and follow The OCR Report on Instagram at @theocrreport.


Katie Joyce, UK

Katie Joyce is a British athlete who has been competing in Age Group since 2016. She found OCR when training for the London Marathon in memory of a close friend, taking on a Tough Guy with her daughter Libbie, and has been hooked since then. She has since competed in most UK races, particularly thriving in endurance events, becoming the Spartan Ultra World Champion in Age Group 30-35 in 2019. As well as her own training and racing she manages her two young daughters who are both proficient in OCR.

Interested in joining our committee? Email for further information.