This week the 101st Airborne Division is celebrating the “Week of the Eagles” and on Wednesday they had their annual combatives competition. The soldiers were separated into eight different weight classes.The winner of each weight class received a championship belt with second and third place receiving a medal. Once all of the individual awards were handed out the points were tallied and the battalion with the most points was awarded the 2012 Week of the Eagles Combatives Team Cup.
The 2nd Battalion Strike Brigade won the Week of the Eagles Cup with 652 points. The 3rd Battalion CBT came in second with 514 points and the 1st Battalion CBT came in the third with 442 points.
Many of the top fighters in the competition train at local gyms; 12 with John Renken at Clarksville Mixed Martial Arts Academy, two at Clarksville Fight Club and one at SSF Submission Academy. The many hours spent training in the gym showed in the ring today.
Fighting in the Bantamweight (110lbs and under) final was:
PFC Jarrod Isley from 4BCT vs. PV2Thomas Tran from 2BCT
PV2 Tran won by TKO in the first round to claim the bantamweight belt.
Fighting in the Flyweight (125lbs and under) final was:
PFC Patrick Vangxay from 3BCT vs.SGT Robert Robello from 101 HHB
PFC Vangxay used an armbar to submit SGT Robello in the first round to claim the Flyweight belt.
Fighting in the Lightweight (140lbs and under) final was:
SFC Blaze Schubert from 2BCT vs.PV2 Brandon Freerksen from 4BCT
SFC Schubert won by TKO in the first round due to a referee stoppage to claim the Lightweight belt.
Fighting in the Welterweight (155lbs and under) final was:
SGT Brett Smith from 3BCT vs. SGT Dustin Lish from 2BCT
SGT Smith won by TKO in the third round due to a referee stoppage to claim the Welterweight belt.
Fighting in the Middleweight (170lbs and under) final was:
SSG Curtis Clausing 1BCT vs. SPC Michael Sralik from 2BCT
SPC Sralik submitted SSG Clausing using an armbar to claim the Middleweight belt.
Fighting in the Cruiserweight (185lbs and under) final was:
SPC Jimmy Chavez from 1BCT vs. SSG Leonard Lane from 2BCT
SSG Lane submitted SPC Chavez in the first round using a rear naked choke to claim the Cruiserweight belt.
Fighting in the Light Heavyweight (205lbs and under) final was:
SPC Kevin Mellers from 101 CAB vs.SGT Erixs Reyes from 2BCT
SGT Reyes submitted SPC Mellers in the first round using a rear naked choke to claim the Light Heavyweight belt.
Fighting in the Heavyweight (206lbs and up) final was:
SGT Seth Davenport from 3BCTvs. SSG Jose Sosa from 3/5 SFG
SSG Sosa submitted SGT Davenport in the first round using an arm triangle to claim the Heavyweight belt.
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