On August 29, Precise’s Jake Richter participated in the grueling Tough Mudder event near Pittsburgh.

Why did you choose to support the Wounded Warrior Project?

The Wounded Warrior Project is a nonprofit organization with the mission to honor and empower wounded US servicemen and women and provide comfort, care, and education to their family members to help support the recovery of their injured warrior.  These men and women give the ultimate sacrifice to defend the freedoms, security, and life that we all enjoy and this was one way that I could show my appreciation and gratitude. The Wounded Warrior Project is the official charity sponsored by all Tough Mudder races and is a great cause that I was more than happy to support.

Have you ever competed in a Tough Mudder before? Was it tough? 

Being a 10.3 mile run interspersed with 21 obstacles with names such as Everest, Arctic Enema, and Electroshock Therapy, it was definitely tough and tested me both physically and mentally.  But it was also a lot of fun…it’s been years since I’ve gotten to play around in the mud and reminded me of being a kid on a playground again. This was my first Tough Mudder but probably not my last.

As a really busy trial consultant, it’s amazing that you were able to dedicate your time to help others. Comments?

I have to mention two great things about working for Precise.  First is the “work hard, play hard” environment that allows me the time and flexibility to still do the things that I love outside of work.  The second is the support that I receive from my co-workers.  This race fell on a Saturday in the middle of a 2-week arbitration that I was working 12-16 hours a day on.  Yet I knew that I wouldn’t have to even think about missing the race because someone would step up and sacrifice their weekend to cover for me…thanks, Jody!!!