Three JBLM rugby players help All-Army Men’s team win Armed Forces Championship as part of Serevi Rugbytown Sevens tournament in Colorado. Team finished fourth overall against elite clubs and national teams.
Sports & Leisure
Softball competition is just one part of the “Honoring the Forgotten Heroes” Labor Day event that brings awareness of the Tuskegee Airmen and Buffalo Soldiers.
Sports: The 2014 Labor Day Cyclocross Championships and Samurai Noodle Team Competition is Monday, Sept. 1, at the Training Area near East Drive just outside JBLM Lewis Main. Entry fees are $25 men/women, beginner race $15 and $5 for juniors. Reduced fees for active duty, reserve, retired and dependents ($15 men/women, $8 beginners and $3 juniors). Register on www.bikereg.com until Aug. 31. Day of race registration opens 8 a.m. on Sept. 1. Events start at 9 a.m. Racers can race multiple times for one entry fee. For more information, contact labordaycx.hotmail.com.
Twenty-nine teams of Airmen compete in annual McChord Sports Day. Activities included kickball, ultimate Frisbee, dodgeball and a Nerf gun war.
More than 120 JBLM youths had an opportunity to learn to properly handle shotguns during a free event on Aug. 23 at JBLM Shooting Complex.
More than 300 participants got together for a huge Zumba party with music, dancing and positive energy while getting one last outdoor workout before summer’s end.
Athletes compete against themselves, others in olympic and sprint triathlons at JBLM’s Shoreline Park. More than 100 swam, biked and ran throughout the installation.
Chaplain Ryan Neill and Capt. Tyler Boyd look forward to the unique physical challenge of an Ironman race’s swim, bicycle and run that totals 140.6 miles.
2nd. Lt. Giovanna Comacho was invited to All-Army Boxing Camp at Fort Huachuca for a chance to join World Class Athlete Program and the opportunity to train for the 2016 Summer Olympics.
What's going on for sports and leisure in the coming weeks.
When Kevin and Hannah Culberg met in 2008, they were each part of the orienteering team at the West Point Academy in New York. Six years later, they are still competing, now as lieutenants at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
In the past five years, several service members from different units throughout Joint Base Lewis-McChord have requested Otis Sistrunk to postpone his eventual retirement until they returned from a deployment.
Hundreds of football fans stood in line at the Leisure Travel Services on Joint Base Lewis-McChord hoping to get their hands on tickets to a Seattle Seahawks regular season home game.
Golf: Sign up for the Whispering Firs Golf Course Club Championship starting at 7:30 a.m., Saturday, and continuing at 8:30 a.m., Sunday, on McChord Field. Entry fee is $50 (includes green fees) and another $10 for the putting championships (limited to 32 players). Entry forms are available at the Whispering Firs pro shop. For more information, call 253-982-2124.
TACOMA Participants, including service members, in the fifth annual run at Stadium High Schools football and track and field bowl had 1,628 total steps to run up and down.
With changing maple leaves already signaling the arrival of fall, outdoorsmen are beginning their considerations for the first hunting trip of the season with key things in mind — wearing the right safety gear, having the proper tools and being very, very quiet.
FORT CARSON, Colo. A pair of female boxers in the Army’s World Class Athlete Program win amateur Golden Gloves national championships at Fort Lauderdale, Fla. competition in July.
Sports: The 15th annual Pacific Northwest Army vs. Navy flag football game is scheduled for 2 p.m., Dec. 12, at Cowan Stadium on JBLM Lewis Main. Tryouts will be held at Cowan Stadium at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 6-8, with final tryouts at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 20-22. For more information, call 253-967-4768.
After a week long flag-football camp, more than 20 children, ages 6 to 15 had a chance to compete in the inaugural NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition July 25 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
The Start Smart Sports Camp is an annual three-day course for children ages 3-5 and organized by the JBLM Child, Youth and School Services’ (CYSS) sports department and held July 22-24 at the CYSS gymnasium on Lewis Main.
Observation skills credited to Cheri “CJ” Webb’s keen eye
Soldiers join Marines for a long-distance workout to honor the fallen
Coming up in sports
When Anthony Wilkins found out about the Down & Dirty 5K Mud Run at Soldiers Field House on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, he learned that participants were encouraged to sport shirts and capes resembling their favorite super heroes during the July 19 run.
As a child, Dan Carr would take any chance he had to go fishing with his father. Now as a sergeant 1st class in 1st Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, he began taking his son Daniel, 6, to American Lake.
With the fan base of the Seattle Sounders growing and the high ratings the U.S. gained during this years World Cup, JBLM youths were excited to learn from some of the best instructors from Europe during a soccer camp Monday through Thursday on Joint Base LewisMcChord.
Show off your football skills
Several service members stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord joined the U.S. armed forces directly out of high school with the belief that they had played their last game wearing full pads. But in the Puget Sound region, multiple semi-professional football teams welcome service members to play again.
There are 203 miles between the E1 Parking Lot at the University of Washington in Seattle and Holladay Park in Portland. Rather than travel by motor vehicle, which takes about two hours, 10,000 people rode their bicycles the entire way during the 35th annual Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic on July 12.
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD Children from as young as four to high-school-age teenagers, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord learn about respect, confidence and discipline to prepare for lifes challenges from karate instructor Joel Toline at the Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills Unlimited Academy on JBLM Lewis Main.