MARINE CORPS AIR STATION BEAUFORT, S.C. --
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.
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.
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.
from the HITT program include farmer carries, tire flips, sprints, cone drills,
broad jumps, and kneeling ball throws.
main objective when we do these courses is to teach Marines how to prevent
injuries and still get a good workout in,” said Colon.
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.
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.