Team Profile: Rootstock Racing

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Rootstock Racing

Rootstock Racing (Team #23)

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  • From: Philadelphia, PA

  • Category: Premier Division

  • Recent honors: Winners of the 2017 USARA National Championship & finished at the top of the 2017 USARA national points series

  • Scouting Report:
    This team has been tearing up the adventure racing scene for the last year or so, with success at Australian expedition races and smaller events closer to home . . . they're a force to be reckoned with for Untamed New England 2018 and we're excited to see how they take on the course!

Philadelphia, PA

Rootstock Racing Team Members

Abby Perkiss (Captain)

Brent Freedland

Brian Reiss

Joel Ford

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Goals for the race

As with any race we do, our primary goal is to get to the starting line fit, healthy, and ready to race hard and finish the full course.

Previous Untamed New England Highlights

Members of the team have competed in the 2009, 2010, 2012, and 2013 editions of Untamed New England. We have several all-time "highlights reel" AR moments from these events, including the middle-of-the night lake crossings under starry skies, epic traverses in the mountains of New England, and especially the misty dawn Dead River packraft in 2012, when we came around a bend and watched a doe save her fawn from a Canadian lynx attack. We can't wait to see what 2018 has in store!

Team Inspiration

As a team, we subscribe to the idea that the whole is greater than the sum of each individual part. Our strength lies in our ability to problem solve, endure in tough conditions, and work together as a unit.


Our primary sponsors are kanpas compasses, SOURCE hydration, Foot Kinetics lubricant, Astral PFDs, Thorlo socks, Loksak map bags, Lupine lighting, and Autopilot map boards. These are some of the finest outdoor gear companies and products out there, and we are eternally grateful to have their support.

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