Former Jenks football stars find success in business world
Jenks football has seen many standout players throughout its multi-decades of success, but the name “Lohr” might be one of the more popular amongst Trojan stars.
Jason Lohr played football for Jenks and was a part of the start of the Trojan football dynasty. Jason was a starter for the 1996 state championship Jenks football team as a junior and then again as a senior in 1997.
Jason’s younger brother, Brandon, was a four-time state champion, as he was a key member on the Jenks football team in 1997 through 2000.
Jason went on to play collegiately at Nebraska University and Brandon at the University of Tulsa. Now, they have hung up the cleats and have traded the football field for the business field, where they are having success with Push Pedal Pull.
Jason is the manager of the only Tulsa area location, while Brandon is the assistant manager. The store is located at 9934 Riverside Pkwy in Tulsa just across the Jenks bridge.
“We started doing deliveries here (Push Pedal Pull) when we were in high school when our stepdad ran the store, so we have been a part of this for more than 20 years,” Jason said. “We used to be located on 71st (street) between Riverside and Lewis, but we moved to our new location in 2006 and business has increased quite a bit since the move.”
Push Pedal Pull sells high-end fitness equipment, but Brandon said they give a personal touch that other stores do not.
“We try to customize a plan for each product we sell for each of our customers,” Brandon said. “We believe that is what sets us apart. One thing we have been able to do is change and adapt with the times. You have to be able to adapt to what people are looking for at the time.”
Most of the sales for Push Pedal Pull come from walk-ins or people calling if they saw something they liked on the website. People can and will also make appointments to come in and try out a piece of equipment to see if it is the right fit for them.
With their current location, they get a lot of customers from the Jenks and south Tulsa area, but they also attract customers from the entire greater Tulsa market. Jason said it is good to be back home after he spent some time in the Edmond area working at one of the Oklahoma City area locations.
“It is cool to be back with us both being Jenks grads,” Jason said. “It is nice to be back home in Jenks and south Tulsa. This area has exploded since we were in high school.”
Brandon said being in this area makes it a little easier to talk to customers.
“It is a lot easier to talk with customers, even if they don’t know us personally, because a lot of them have heard about us from our days of playing football locally at Jenks and for me also at Tulsa,” Brandon said. “I think it would be a little different if we tried to do this in a different state.”