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Mission Statement: 

Veterans Overcoming Obstacles (VO2) mission is to help Veterans Battle PTSD and prevent suicide through health and fitness.  We accomplish this through support group meetings, yoga, CrossFit, and obstacle course racing.  We are looking to rebuild the camaraderie we once had in service, while bridging the gap between Veteran and Civilian.  VO2 is a non-profit organization that is committed to helping Veterans transition from service to being a healthy, active, productive member of society. 

“Dunn and Darth” Partner Workout

Honoring Heroes past and present.


                                        Hosted by: Devil Dogg CrossFit

November 10th, 2017

Marine Corps 242nd Birthday

@ CSU-Pueblo Thunderbowl

Price: $40 per teams of 2


Mission: To honor the memory of PFC Dunn, raise money for Veterans Overcoming Obstacles whose mission is to Battle PTSD and Prevent Suicide through health fitness, and support Darth Vader as he continues to overcome adversity and set an unparalleled example of what it means to be a leader.


“Dunn and Darth” Partner Workout


For time: 45min Cap

Suicide Run

100m Sandbag Lunge

Stadium Bucket Carry

44 Burpees Over Planking Partner

44 Sit-ups

220yd Buddy Carry

400m Run


Check in at 4:30pm, Heat one non-competitive at 5:30pm, Heat two competitive at 6:15pm







Chris Carter:








My name is Chris Carter.  I am the owner and head coach of Devil Dogg CrossFit and the founder of Veterans Overcoming Obstacles (VO2).  VO2 is a non-profit foundation whose mission is to help Veterans battle PTSD and prevent suicide through exercise, yoga, and massage therapy while practicing mindfulness and meditation.  I started this group to give back to those who have served our country and to help me in my recovery as well.

I was raised in a severely dysfunctional family which is the root of my PTSD.  I eventually turned to drugs and alcohol as a way to escape my reality.  This went on for about 20 years until I decided to become sober March 14th 2014.  Though sobriety I have learned a lot about myself.  One thing that I have learned is that I have PTSD and am highly stressed.  I have always used exercise as a way to deal with stress, but it was just not quite enough.  Because of CrossFit and being able to open my mind to new options I have found that including yoga, meditation, and massage therapy to my training regimen, I have become a calmer person.  I look at things differently now, am slower to react to situations, and I try to live in the moment.  I am a big believer in leadership by example.  I believe that if I can incorporate these elements into my life to help me, then they just may help others as well.

Last but not least, I believe that one of the biggest keys to my success is a positive community that supports me.  Without them, this would not be possible.  I would like to encourage anyone that struggles with PTSD, having thoughts of suicide, or is having trouble finding their sense of purpose to join us.  We have a very welcoming Community that will not only hold you accountable but will also be there to pick you up when you fall down.  Life is hard and there is no way around that, but we want you to know that there is hope.  You just have to persevere.  Do not give up!  Join us and become a Veteran Overcoming Obstacles and let nothing stand in your way!


Semper Fi,

Coach Carter




Cora Hughes Hofmann:



My name is Cora Hofmann, I have a BA in Psychology with a minor in Sociology/Women’s Studies and a MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.  My first semester of college I took an introduction to psychology class and I knew I wanted to study humans as individuals.  After moving to Colorado I started running and again much like yoga running opened up so much more for me. I started to fall in love with the mountains and when I met my husband I not only fell in love with him but rock climbing, snowboarding and backpacking. I found psychotherapy, meditation and yoga before I found CrossFit. Discovering each has changed my life in different ways.  When I needed yet another change of routine in my life I went looking for something that would challenge me physically. I started hearing about CrossFit, so when I looked up affiliates in Pueblo and I discovered Devil Dogg CrossFit. After the excitement of doing something new wore off, I still find myself focused on CrossFit. One reason being DDC is an encouraging family of great athletes. The second reason seems to be due to the part of the CrossFit definition that states “constantly varied.”