Maxwell Air Force Base   Right Corner Banner
Join the Air Force

News > ACSC team tops in mud run
ACSC team tops in mud run

Posted 10/19/2012   Updated 10/19/2012 Email story   Print story

    


by Rebecca Burylo
Air University Public Affairs


10/19/2012 - MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. -  -- A little mud wasn't about to slow down the students of the Air Command and Staff College coming off a win at Montgomery's dragon boat race in August.

As they braved the elements and fought their way through ravines, creeks and woods, the ACSC Division 4 Flight 37 team proved victorious in Prattville's inaugural Tukabatchee Area Council Mud Run Sept. 29.

Pure grit, determination and a bit of friendly competition helped this team of seven tackle the challenges the course threw their way, from mud pits and sand dunes to hay bales and military crawls. However, the course was no match for these Maxwell majors despite losing some of their team along the way.

Originally consisting of eight members, Maj. Stephen Anderson, Maj. Ehren Carl, Maj. Ben Chamberlin, Maj. Brian O'Grady, Maj. Vic Norris, Maj. Mike Pontius, Maj. Joe Gallaher and Maj. Abdul Haris, the team lost Carl and Anderson to intramural football injuries before race day. Carl's wife, Lindsay Carl, a former Air Force officer, stepped up to take his place and was the team's superstar, according to Norris, adding that it was her motivation that kept them going.

"We are all type A personalities who are very competitive and run rather regularly," said Norris. "Ultimately, Lindsay's motivation probably pushed us all, and me lagging in the back of our team, across the finish line first. I don't know how she did it when I could barely breathe."

Four made it across the finish line first, including Lindsay Carl, Chamberlin, O'Grady and Norris. Finishing in 34 minutes and 17 seconds, the team went back along the mud trail to find the rest of their flight and pulled them through the last stretch of the race.

The mud run was sponsored by the Southern Orthopedic Surgeons and all proceeds benefited the Boy Scouts of America.



tabComments
No comments yet.  
Add a comment

 Inside Maxwell AFB

ima cornerSearch

tabSocial Media Dashboard
Facebook

Facebook

Twitter

Twitter

YouTube

YouTube

tabTop StoriesRSS feed 
Maxwell announces athlete of the year

ANG two-star visits CCAF

Lewis assumes command of 42ND MSG

Airmen promote healthy living to local community

EES/WAPS briefing team visits Maxwell July 28

Velasco assumes command of 26th NOS

Security Forces remind Maxwell visitors of BRAVO Gate Entry Requirements

Airman's Attic scheduled to undergo renovations

42nd Comptroller Squadron Closures for July and August 2015

Enlisted promotion study reference material released

  arrow More Stories

tabAETC NewsRSS feed 
AETC website undergoing extreme makeover

Laughlin Air Force Club member wins truck

Living legend receives ROTC Distinguished Alumni award

Commentary – NCOs echo through eternity

D-models return to flight after longeron repair

Pillars of resiliency: spiritual resilience

Top cop visits Luke


Site Map      Contact Us     Questions     USA.gov     Security and Privacy notice     E-publishing  
Suicide Prevention    SAPR   IG   EEO   Accessibility/Section 508   No FEAR Act