Are you the ultimate tactical athlete?

17 Jul 2015 | Lance Cpl. Jonah Lovy 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing

 Do you have what it takes to become the ultimate tactical athlete? Marine Corps Community Services is slated to hold a Tactical Athlete Competition July 28-30 aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort.

The challenges in the competition will be based on the rigorous fundamentals of the High Intensity Tactical Training program, said Kel­ly Colon, a personal trainer and HITT instructor aboard MCAS Beaufort.

The HITT program provides an alternative source of strength and conditioning training for combat readi­ness. The program includes a research-based curricu­lum coupled with practical application to develop war­rior athletes, and follows national standards set by the National Strength and Conditioning Agency.

Events from the HITT program include farmer carries, tire flips, sprints, cone drills, broad jumps, and kneeling ball throws.

“Our main objective when we do these courses is to teach Marines how to prevent injuries and still get a good workout in,” said Colon.

The male and female with the top scores will be in­vited to Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twen­tynine Palms, Calif., to compete in the finals.

“A lot of bragging rights go with this and you only get one shot,” said Colon.

Registration forms are available at the fitness center aboard MCAS Beaufort. To compete in the challenge you must be an active duty Marine. For more informa­tion call 228-6412.