Ropella Group Conquers Tough Mudder

Ever heard of Tough Mudder? If you know anyone that has participated, for better or worse—it’s an unforgettable experience!

Tough Mudder is a team-oriented 10-12 mile (18-20 km) obstacle course designed to test physical strength and mental grit. Tough Mudder puts camaraderie over finisher rankings and is not a timed race but a team challenge that allows participants to experience exhilarating, yet safe, world-class obstacles they won’t find anywhere else.


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Employees, leadership, friends and family of the Ropella Group all participated at the team-building event after training for several months.The obstacle course kicked off in Santa Rosa County during a chilly first week of March. The obstacles included:

Patrick Ropella, CEO & Chairman of the Ropella Group, emerging out of a semi-tractor trailer filled with ice
  • Mude Mile 2.0
  • The Liberator
  • Cry Baby
  • Electro Shock
  • Shawshanked
  • Arctic Enema 2.0
  • and many more.

“My favorite was the King of Swings because of the challenge. I felt like some of the obstacles were too easy, but that one definitely got me going.” said James Raffield, IT manager for the Ropella Group. For more photos of the Ropella Group in action, click here.

Jeff Bennett, VP of Client Partnership Development, helped organize and persuade employees to participate. “It was a really fun experience. I would definitely go next year,” said David Layne, Client Manager for Ropella Experts. Brandon Sierra, Executive Search Consultant, mentioned that he was just happy to have finished the race. Patrick Ropella, CEO and Chairman of the Ropella Group, put an emphasis on giving back to the community by setting up a Wounded Warrior Project sponsorship account in tandem with the Tough Mudder event.


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ToughMudder is all about teamwork, which aligns with the Ropella Group’s values perfectly. Who knows, maybe the Ropella team will find themselves in Hawaii for the next Tough Mudder event?

The Ropella Group has a very unique culture of values and principles set against the backdrop of a family-oriented atmosphere. Numerous team building exercises and outings bring Ropella’s team members together so that working together just comes naturally.

If you would like to be a part of a world-class organization right here in the Greater Pensacola Bay Area, check out our careers page here.