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Early morning P.T.

Posted by paorussell on July 26, 2010

Day 2

The Army Physical Fitness Test at the 2010 Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition at Fort McCoy, Wis. on Moday, July 26, 2010. Sgt. Daniel Acree (84), Sgt. 1st Class Martin Rodriguez (95) lead a group of runners.

The Army Physical Fitness Test at the 2010 Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition at Fort McCoy, Wis. on Moday, July 26, 2010. Sgt. Daniel Acree (84), Sgt. 1st Class Martin Rodriguez (95) lead a group of runners.

3 a.m. wake-up to keep up with the competition.  I was glad I had purchased two bottles of insect repellant but kind of bummed that I left both of them at the office. The mosquitoes descended as the competitors, looking as tired as I felt, warmed up. After the push-ups and sit-up events, I glanced across the still-moonlit field, wondering who the fastest runner would be, then headed  to the track to ask one of the cadre if event scores would be counted in the final selection.

My interview with a platoon sergeant was cut short by cheers from the sidelines as the last runner rounded the bend. Watch the video of Sgt. First Class Jacqueline Craig (video) as she crosses the finish line with a group of fellow warriors who doubled back to provide a much-needed morale boost. It’s really great to see how much everyone, including the staff, looks out for each other.

Sgt. Adam Kourelis waits for the 2-mile run

Sgt. Adam Kourelis waits for the 2-mile run

Off to a great start was a very optimistic Sgt. Adam Kourelis, who came in either first or very close to it on the run.  Judge for yourself here, (video) it was too close for me to tell… I will let you know later when I find out. He credited regular runs with his wife for his fast finish.(video)  Everyone seemed to be in good spirits. A rewarding breakfast that included milk, juice, a Nutra-grain bar, Frosted Flakes and Apple Jacks (APPLE Jacks!) was served on site before the group headed off to prepare for the board appearances and written essays. More about that in a little bit.

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7 Responses to “Early morning P.T.”

  1. Diana said

    Go Adam Kourelis..you can do it my black ninja!!!

    Love
    Diana, Eggie and Jisele!!

  2. SGM Cunningham said

    THE 63rd RSC “LEADS THE WAY”

    “GOOD LUCK TO OUR “BEST WARRIORS”

    SSG RATAPRACHIT and SPC MILLER

    SGM DAVID L. CUNNINGHAM

  3. Ben Rodriguez said

    Rodriguez is the winner hands down!! y’all better play catch up

  4. Liz Crespo said

    Go SGT Kourelis and SPC Hughes show them why you got here!!! Best of luck!

  5. SFC Corkrum said

    SGT Kourelis and SPC Hughes,

    Stay focused, remember your training over the last month and prior and know we are pullin’ for and proud of you both!

    SFC Corkrum

  6. SFC Mark Lindholm said

    Is there anywhere we can view the APFT Results?

    Good job to all the competitors.

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