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Joe De Sena: Spartan School, The Olympics, and Death

The OCR Report

Release Date: 05/20/2024

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Are you an ? For less than $5 a month you can support the sport we love. We are on the way to our first 2,000 members. ! --- Joe De Sena is the President of Spartan.  Joe joins Will Hicks to talk about Spartan School through . While they were talking, OCR in the Olympics came up, and they wrapped up with a story from Joe about how he used to wait for the school bus at a local funeral home where he saw a new dead body every. single. day. --- Leave a or on . --- Support the Sport we love! for less than $5! Follow  Leave a review for the show on  

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Are you an ? For less than $5 a month you can support the sport we love. We are on the way to our first 2,000 members. ! --- This past weekend there was controversy at the finish line of DEKA Norcal. The Director of DEKA, Yancy Culp joins us to talk about the finish line and the resulting updates to the DEKA Rule Book. The OCR Report is the official live stream home of DEKA. You can watch the full race only on . --- Leave a or on . --- Support the Sport we love! for less than $5! Follow  Leave a review for the show on  

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Joe De Sena is the President of Spartan. 

Joe joins Will Hicks to talk about Spartan School through 2Hr Learning. While they were talking, OCR in the Olympics came up, and they wrapped up with a story from Joe about how he used to wait for the school bus at a local funeral home where he saw a new dead body every. single. day.

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