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Buckley holds Adventureman Race

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.-- Members of Team Buckley compete against each other in teams of two during the Adventureman Race July 24. The race consisted of different obstacles and challenges while completing a 15-mile run. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Manisha Vasquez)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.-- Members of Team Buckley compete against each other in teams of two during the Adventureman Race July 24. The race consisted of different obstacles and challenges while completing a 15-mile run. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Manisha Vasquez)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- An Adventureman Race competitor climbs a rock wall July 24. Some challenges throughout the race gave bonus points, such as five minutes off overall time for reaching the top of the rock wall. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Manisha Vasquez)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- An Adventureman Race competitor climbs a rock wall July 24. Some challenges throughout the race gave bonus points, such as five minutes off overall time for reaching the top of the rock wall. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Manisha Vasquez)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- A co-ed team sprints from the paintball challege at the Adventureman Race July 24. Those teams which hit the bonus target took five minutes off their overall time. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Manisha Vasquez)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- A co-ed team sprints from the paintball challege at the Adventureman Race July 24. Those teams which hit the bonus target took five minutes off their overall time. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Manisha Vasquez)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.-- 2nd Lt. Aries Hopf, 460th Operational Support Squadron, does push-ups while being sprayed with water at the Adventureman Race July 24. Lieutenant Hopf and her partner placed second in the co-ed team category. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Manisha Vasquez)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.-- 2nd Lt. Aries Hopf, 460th Operational Support Squadron, does push-ups while being sprayed with water at the Adventureman Race July 24. Lieutenant Hopf and her partner placed second in the co-ed team category. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Manisha Vasquez)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Capt. Paul Ramirez, 460th Operational Support Squadron, jumps on his bike at the Adventureman Race July 24. Each team of two shared one bike, taking turns running and biking to finish the 15-mile race. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Manisha Vasquez)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Capt. Paul Ramirez, 460th Operational Support Squadron, jumps on his bike at the Adventureman Race July 24. Each team of two shared one bike, taking turns running and biking to finish the 15-mile race. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Manisha Vasquez)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.-- Airmen Nathan Meer and Vincent Vitale, 566th Intelligence Squadron and winners of the all-male team category at the Buckley Adventureman Race July 24, receive their trophy from Bobby Padia, head of the Buckley Fitness Center. Challenges throughout the race tested the team's strength, endurance and teamwork. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Manisha Vasquez)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.-- Airmen Nathan Meer and Vincent Vitale, 566th Intelligence Squadron and winners of the all-male team category at the Buckley Adventureman Race July 24, receive their trophy from Bobby Padia, head of the Buckley Fitness Center. Challenges throughout the race tested the team's strength, endurance and teamwork. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Manisha Vasquez)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Fourteen teams of two competed for personal glory and bragging rights in Team Buckley's Adventureman Race July 24. Two categories, all-male and co-ed, divided the teams.

The event consisted of a 15-mile endurance course, which competitors took turns biking and running. Along the way were various challenges, some of which needed to be completed or the team would receive a five-minute penalty, and some of which, when completed, awarded a five-minute bonus off their overall time.

The aptly-named Team Awesome (Vincent Vitale and Nathan Meer) took first place in the male team with a total time of 1:20:49, followed in that category by Team Catan (Robert Kafka and Micah Yount) with 1:20:57 and Team Murph (Thomas Sahagun and Tracy Kugle) with 1:21:04.

Team TDR (Tyler Denfeld and Rochelle Russell) took first co-ed team honors with a total time of 1:26:00. Second and third-place honors went to Team HOP2 (Aries Hopf and Eric Leyva) with 1:35:38 and Team Mosley (Mica Koefod and Jessica Gruver-Koefod) with 1:41:44, respectively.

Other competitors included Team Del Fuegos (Chris Uremovich and Reyna Ricardo), Team Fraznik (Eugene Budnik and Willie Frazier), Team Kep-up and Mayo (Kevin Koepke and Matt Mayo), Team Dumb and Dumber (Toni Curry and Michael Fallona), Team Bar None (John Rosetti and Ely Nava), Team Taddem (Brian Yoakam and Chris Barnes), Team Spider (Paul Ramirez and Steve Delaney) and Team PALONGA (Shawn Longa and Stephen Palad).
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