Oakville Firefighter Combat Challenge Team just returned home from the 2013 Firefighter Combat Challenge Worlds. We had a very successful competition, making the podium in four categories.
The team travelled with six team members and competed in a gruelling 6 day event, consisting of individual runs, relays, and tandems. The team members who competed were (Darren van Zandbergen, Dave Walker, Shaun Henderson, Kurtis Mantell, Phil Cartwright, and Matthew Longwell).
The results were as follows:
- 10th place in the team Category
- Bronze Medal in the relay Category, with a new team record of 1:12
- Bronze Medal in the Individual (Shaun Henderson)
- Gold Medal in the coed Tandem
- Gold Medal in the male Tandem
The team had numerous personal best runs, and were able to achieve many of the goals we had set out to accomplish. With these team results we have qualified for an invitational event, January 3, 2014 in Dallas Texas. This event will be held at Cowboy Stadium as a pre-game show to the AT&T Cotton Bowl, the event is expected to attract over 100,000 spectators and will be an amazing opportunity.
We would like to take this time to say thank you, for all your help and continued support over the years. The team has continuously improved year by year and will continue to do so. We could not do it without you!
On behalf of the team