Below are some of the links to television stories, newspaper features and photo albums about our Quest.

Link to the TV Stories:

Outlook Magazine:


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Web Albums:

Here is the web album from the Mat's Quest 24 Hour Challenge! 24 Hours of exercise around Lake Hefner to raise awareness of morbid obesity, and raise money for a scholarship!

Here is the web album from the "Dance from Obesity Ball!" I was one of two key note speakers at the event, to raise awareness about morbid obesity.

Jodi Peters, Clinical Pharmacist Manager at Pulmonary Hypertension Center Oklahoma Heart Hospital

Pastor Clark Mitchell

Mat's Quest

We are dads, brothers, sisters, mothers and friends. Mat's Quest has access to the best doctors, pharmacist, dietitians, exercise physiologist, psychiatrist, personal trainers, professional athletes, ministers and people who just want to make a difference.

Who We Are

​Where are we now and What is next


Dr. Greg Walton, MD FACS

Bariatric Surgeon

Mat and fellow Terra Tri team members, competed well in Cartagena, Colombia and have had very successful back-to-back weekends in both the Oklahoma State Winter Games and The Greenleaf Trail run in Eastern Oklahoma. We are well into our winter build to get ready for an amazing 2017, which will include some of the most extreme physical activities in the history of Mat's Quest. 

  • December 4th ~ Ironman Colombia Half (6:16)
  • January 21st ~ Oklahoma State Games (2nd)
  • January 28th ~ Greenleaf Trail Run 30K (1st)
  • March 10th ~ St Patricks Triathlon (6th)
  • March 18th ~ March in Okarche Du (2nd)
  • April 2nd ~  Ironman Galveston 70.3
  • May 6th ~ St George 70.3
  • May 29th ~Captex Olympic
  • June 3rd ~ Rt 66 Olympic
  • June 4th ~ Legends 100
  • July 9th ~ Boulder Peak 5150
  • August 5th ~ Norseman Extreme Full
  • September 16th ~ Redman Full
  • November 19th ~ Ironman Arizona Full

Of course there will be Duathlons, Aquathlons, 5k's, 10k's and other assorted runs, swims and bike rides. Keep an eye on this section of the website for updates and results. 

Our History

Dan Tigert, Professional Athlete and Personal Trainer 

2007 – Mat's Quest began with the realization that something personally had to be done.
2008 – March 10th, Dr. Greg Walton performed a vertical banded gastroplasty.
2009 – 

Mat's Quest journeyed into the Himalaya's to hike and climb, showing what is possible.

2012 Mat's Quest was able to successfully help raise funds for two amazing ladies to receive gastric sleeve surgeries, and hundreds with motivation and advocation. 

Mat's Quest has continued to assist, advocate and motivate through social media, print, local and international media, by pushing physical limits physically, mentally and spiritually.