The 24th Quartermaster Company were able to return to the JBLM Intramural Basketball Championship and defeat the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 508th Military Police Battalion, 61-48, March 20 at Soldiers Field House on Lewis Main. The 24th QM Co. lost last year in the final to 62nd Maintenance Group.
Sports & Leisure
JBLM Northwest Adventure Center offers a five-level course on kayaking, including proper paddling, rescue and trip preparation. The course is held indoors at the Kimbro Pool inside McVeigh Sports and Fitness Center on Lewis Main.
WASHINGTON As “March Madness” makes its annual appearance on the American sports scene, basketball fans that understand the history of the game know Dr. James Naismith invented it in 1891.
Leisure: Kimbro Pool is hosting an Aquatic Egg Hunt April 4, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., on JBLM Lewis Main for ages ranging from 6 months to 10 years. Children may keep eggs they collect and will also receive goodie bags.
Madigan physical therapist measures effects of weight lifting
UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson joined UFC Fit Coach Mike Dolce for a fitness talk with service members of Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The talk focused living a healthy, active lifestyle focused on natural earth-grown foods.
National champion athlete Joseph Gray was first introduced to running by joining his dad on physical training runs around Gray Army Airfield on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. His passion developed through college and onto multiple USA squads in cross country, mountain running and other types of races.
The annual Saint Patrick’s themed fun run attracted another record crowd with runners wearing different types of green on both the 5K and 10K courses around JBLM Lewis Main.
Sports: Team representatives for units wanting to compete in the 2015 JBLM Cross-Country Series are asked to attend a meeting Tuesday at 1 p.m. Soldiers Field House on Lewis Main. The series includes events April 8, 15 and 22.
NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, British and Australian wounded warriors fought for a chance to compete at the 2015 Warrior Games during the Air Force Trials at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 27 - March 5.
With the support of the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron, Dan Clemons has provided a professional training experience for the unit’s Airmen at McChord Field — weight training, indoor football turf field and many items used by full-time athletes.
The Tumble Bus has brought the gymnastics class to the Child Development Centers on Joint Base Lewis-McChord since 2009. The former school bus includes balance beams, bars, rings, rock wall and skill mats for children ages 1-6 to learn coordination and other skills.
FORT BENNING, Ga. U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit shotgun shooters led Team USA to gold and bronze medal victories in the Men’s Double Trap event March 5 at the 2015 International Shooting Sports Federation Shotgun World Cup in Acapulco, Mexico.
Sports and Leisure event happening at JBLM.
Wounded veteran Thomas Lee hopes to earn enough points at upcoming events to earn a spot on USA’s paratriathlon team for the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The first stop in several international competitions is Australia in March.
The Get Fit, Be Strong program at JBLM Child, Youth and School Services will offer a Play 60 program starting this month, but there’s more classes in the coming months including “Earth Adventures” and an archery course.
With JBLM youths playing in key roles, Timberline High School boys’ basketball qualified for their third straight trip to the regional round of the WIAA Hardwood Classic. Despite keeping the game close into the second half, late runs gave top-ranked Federal Way the 78-60 win.
Races: Put on the festive Irish colors for JBLM’s Shamrock ‘n Run 5K/10K fun run March 14, 10 a.m. at the MWR Festival Tent on Lewis Main. Late registration fee before Thursday for military affiliates is $20 for 5K and $30 for 10K. Those without military affiliation will pay $30 for the 5K and $40 for the 10K. For more information, visit jblmmwr.com/races.
JBLM youths competed during a loaded weekend of Washington Interscholastic Activities Association state championships Feb. 20-21, including the Mat Classic wrestling tournament, gymnastics and boys swimming.
Former JBLM service member Kevin Bauers has found a new way to give back to the sport of wrestling as a referee in the state of Washington.
With a light cover of early morning clouds and a dark Mount Rainier looming in the background, the Soldiers huffed and puffed and pushed with all their might. Their pained grunts and sharp exhales could be heard from across field as they put every ounce of energy into winning.
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After an 8-1 amateur record through 2013 and 2014, Fernando Heredia of JBLM won his pro mixed marital arts debut match in convincing fashion during a military themed Sparta Combat League card Saturday at the Xfinity Arena in Everett.
Sports: Team representatives from Joint Base Lewis-McChord units are asked to attend one of two informational meetings regarding the 2015 Joint Base Lewis-McChord Intramural Volleyball season Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Soldiers Field House on Lewis Main and Wednesday at 1 p.m. at McChord Sports and Fitness Center on McChord Field. Season starts March 30 and runs until May 15. For more information, visit jblmmwr.com/intramurals.
Spc. Faleniko Spino was a key contributor for the All-Armed Forces team in winning the plate championship during the USA Sevens Las Vegas invitational Feb. 13-14. Andy McQuade, of JBLM, was also on the coaching staff for the Armed Forces team and coached two Air Force squads in separate events.
Military youths continue to learn not only the proper techniques of swimming for the JBLM Dolphins Swim Team, they also learn how to prepare for competitive swimming up to four days per week at Soldiers Field House on Lewis Main.
1-23 Inf. Soldier has wrestled 17 of his 22 years
Youth: Bring the family for free bowling at Sounders Lances Family Fun Center on McChord Field when you sign up for a youth league Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. Choose between youth leagues with three-person teams and bumper bowling both at 9:45 a.m. on Saturdays starting Feb. 28. For more information, visit jblmmwr.com or call 253-982-5954.
Spc. Curtis Hulstine has loved wrestling since he was five. Now, some 17 years later, he is set to compete for a spot on the All-Army Wrestling Team. Hulstine, who now serves as an infantryman with 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, has dedicated much of his life to the pursuit of his favorite sport.
For 12 years, Steve Billups hosts a weekly basketball camp every Saturday at Soldiers Field House, where he helps build on the fundamental skills for about 50 JBLM youths who play high school basketball in the area.