Flaco Guapo Media/ Staff report
Photos courtesy of Airman, Russ Stewart, 17th Training Wing Public Affairs
GOODFELLOW – The 17th Training Wing concluded Wingman Week over the weekend, Friday, April 13, with its annual Sports Day at the Mathis Fitness Center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas.
The day began with a wing-wide formation at the football field and opening remarks by Col. Jeffrey Sorrell, 17th TRW vice commander, and celebrity athletes, Kevin Klein and Rebekah Bonilla.
The Airmen were released to participate in the Alpha Warrior competition at the “Battle Rig” on the Mathis Fitness Center physical training pad nearby.
Celebrity athletes Kevin Klein and Rebekah Bonilla demonstrate and explain the techniques necessary to qualify for the Alpha Warrior competition at the Mathis Fitness Center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, April 13, 2018.
The Alpha Warrior Military tour brings head-to-head competition to those who protect our country. Two day events are schedule throughout the country to bring the “Battle Rig” to military installations around the nation.
(Photo courtesy of U.S. Air Force Airman, Russell Stewart).
Klein and Bonilla demonstrated and explained the techniques necessary to qualify for the Alpha Warrior competition. Kevin is a pro athlete with Alpha Warrior and one of the top competitors on NBC's American Ninja Warrior.
Kevin is a strength and conditioning coach by trade and is a flag runner for the Dallas Cowboys. He is also one of only a few who have advanced to the finals of American Ninja Warrior, three out of four seasons.
Rebekah Bonilla is a pro athlete with Alpha Warrior. Her athletic foundation started early, showing natural ability in many sports including soccer, football, basketball, track and Cross-Fit. After seeing Kacy Catanzaro's historic run in 2014,
Rebekah was compelled to put her competitive spirit and desire to inspire others into action. She had her first appearance on Ninja Warrior in 2015.
The Alpha Warrior Military tour brings head-to-head competition to those who protect our country. Two-day events are schedule throughout the country to bring the Battle Rig to military installations around the nation.
The first day included a meet and greet with the Alpha Warrior Pros followed by a competition the next day. The objective is to complete each obstacle on the course and finish with a 100% completion rate to become a PROVEN ALPHA WARRIOR.
Alpha Warrior provides both training and application of obstacle fitness for civilians and military around the world.
U.S. Air Force Col. Jeffrey Sorrelll, 17th Training Wing vice commander, addresses the crowd before announcing the winner of the Sports Day at the Mathis Fitness Center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas.
The 315th Training Squadron who had won the last two years was over thrown by the 316th Training Squadron. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Zachary Chapman).
Rebekah Bonilla celebrity athlete, Airman 1st Class DeVontee Lawson, 316th Training Squadron trainee, Amn. Jonah Chose, 316th TRS trainee, Airman 1st Class Christiana Bardsley, 315th TRS trainee, Kevin Klein celebrity athlete and U.S. Air Force Col. Jeffrey Sorrell, 17th Training Wing vice commander stand together at the presentation of awards following the Alpha Warrior competition portion of Sports Day on Goodfellow Air Force base, Texas, April 13, 2018.
Bardsley placed 1st, Chose 2nd and Lawson 3rd. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Air Force Airman, Russell Stewart)
Here are the official results from the top male and female Alpha Warrior competitors:
First - Master Sgt. Jamaal Chesney, 315th Training Squadron Assistant First Sergeant
Second - Amn. Jonah Chose, 316th TRS trainee
Third - Airman 1st Class DeVontee Lawson, 316th TRS trainee
First - Airman 1st Class Christiana Bardsley, 315th TRS trainee
Second - Capt. Jennifer Henning, 17th Medical Operations Squadron physician
Third - Airman 1st Class Maggie Hicks, 316th TRS trainee
Sports Day was the conclusion to Resiliency Week, a week of events held to encourage Good Fellow members to focus in their wellbeing. Sports Day also included many games such as football, volleyball and a team firetruck pull.
Multiple units competed to earn points for a trophy.