Wranglers Compete in Soldier Olympics

Story by Pfc. Amy M. Lane
Public Affairs Specialist
4th Sustainment Brigade

FORT HOOD, Texas — A team of five Soldiers from the Wrangler Brigade participated in the Soldier Olympics Oct. 15 by completing the Warrior Obstacle Course.

The competition, which was open to all Soldiers on Fort Hood, was designed to build Esprit de Corps and allow Fort Hood brigades and battalions to compete against each other. The event kicked off the Oktoberfest celebration on post, with approximately 30 teams competing.

Cpl. Aaron Stapleton led the team from the 4th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), which included Soldiers from several companies.

“We trained together for the last three weeks,” he said. “It was good PT and we had fun practicing the tire flips, HMMWV push and the other events. It’s a tough course but we have no problem doing it.”

Teams were timed as they navigated a 3.25 mile obstacle course. The course began with a low crawl through a mud pit, followed by a tire flip, a log crossing and a water jug carry. Soldiers had to climb over walls placed between the obstacles to make the course more challenging.

The second part of the course began with competitors moving 50 sand bags, followed by twenty log presses. They had to push a HMMWV before completing a stress shoot event at the range. The final part of the course began with a buddy carry then Soldiers ran 400 meters to the finish line while wearing pro masks.

The event, which was hosted by the 4-5 Air and Missile Defense Battalion, 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, took two days to set up with more than 150 Soldiers from the unit working to ensure everything ran smoothly.

 

news photoA team of Soldiers from the 4th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), completes a tire flipping event during the Soldier Olympics Oct. 15 at Fort Hood, Texas. Approximately 150 Soldiers from Fort Hood competed in the Olympics, which kicked off the Oktoberfest celebration. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Amy M. Lane)

 

news photoSpc. Dustin Hann, 15th Finance Company 4th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), helps his teammates move 50 sandbags 50 meters during the Soldier Olympics Oct. 15 at Fort Hood, Texas. Approximately 150 Soldiers from Fort Hood competed in the Olympics, which kicked off the Oktoberfest celebration. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Amy M. Lane)

 

news photoSpc. Dustin Hann, 15th Finance Company 4th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), helps his teammates move 50 sandbags 50 meters during the Soldier Olympics Oct. 15 at Fort Hood, Texas. Approximately 150 Soldiers from Fort Hood competed in the Olympics, which kicked off the Oktoberfest celebration. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Amy M. Lane)