GRIZZLY SURVIVOR: A Providence Story

Tyler Wilschetz is a pastor and avid bowhunter based out of Kalispell, MT. This archery season (Fall 2021) Tyler encountered a grizzly bear point blank and lived to tell the tale. As you will see, he was one wrong move away from meeting our maker. In this video, Dustin and Tyler relive his incredible story and talk about what we all can learn from the experience, as well as best practices for Grizzly bear defense.


MTNTOUGH believes that mental toughness is just as important as physical strength and that the strongest muscle in the human body is the one between your ears. With a coaching staff comprised of former Navy SEALs, Army Rangers, and renowned physical trainers—the workouts aren’t easy. The goal is to prepare clients for both the unthinkable and the everyday—to have the mental capacity and physical stamina to self-rescue in an emergency, or grind through a 12-hour workday and still play with the kids after dinner. Ara Megerdichian, MTNTOUGH coach and former U.S. Army officer and Ranger, believes the best way to harden the mind is by reaching and exceeding physical boundaries, by taking challenges once considered impossible and making them attainable and repeatable.