Army Reserve Command "Best Warriors"

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Combatives Tournament

Posted by geraldostlund on July 17, 2009

    Lastnight the combatives tournament took place.  The competitors faced each other in grueling matches that lasted three minutes each.  Three minutes doesn’t sound like much time but to the fighters in it, exhausted by all of the events that took place earlier this week, it was a long time. The winners of each match moved up the ranks and the fights only got harder. 

   In the end two fighters were left standing. One NCO and one Soldier, SSG Ashley and SPC Thomas. They faced each other in the final match.  The last match was a five minute elimination match for bragging rights as the Army Reserves Best Combatives Fighter. 

  The fight was intense as each one of them took dominant positions over and over on the ground.  The match lasted almost the full five minutes. But at the end SPC Thomas proved to be best.

  In the end the competitors congratulated one another as the Best Warrior Competition came to an end.  Tonight two of them will be named The 2009 Non-Commissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year.

 SSG Francisco Gutierrez


Check out the photos on Flickr, Videos on Vimeo, and Audio on the Army Reserve site 

To see Video or Photos of your favorite competitor, click their name below:

Antolik      Arcilla     Ashley     Becher     Brunet     Butler     Carroll     Crumbacker     Eisner       Foster     

Harp    Heideman     Hill     Kime        Kovats     Lowe     Ludwig     McBride     Patnode      Peiler      Skelton    

Schultz     Thomas     Thompson     Tran     Zimmerman


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