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460th Force Support Squadron holds push-up, sit-up contest

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.-- Elisa Dahlberg pushes herself to do as many sit-ups in a minute as she can for the Buckley Annual Push-up / Sit-up Contest at the base fitness center April 21. The event had three categories for different age groups for both male and females. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Manisha Vasquez)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.-- Elisa Dahlberg pushes herself to do as many sit-ups in a minute as she can for the Buckley Annual Push-up / Sit-up Contest at the base fitness center April 21. The event had three categories for different age groups for both male and females. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Manisha Vasquez)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.-- Gean Holland participated in the Buckley Annual Push-up / Sit-up contest here April 21. Holland won both categories in her age group with 42 push-ups. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Manisha Vasquez)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.-- Gean Holland participated in the Buckley Annual Push-up / Sit-up contest here April 21. Holland won both categories in her age group with 42 push-ups. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Manisha Vasquez)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Todd Kennedy receives an award for his excellent performance in the Push-up / Sit-up competition here April 21. Kennedy won in his age group for both exercises with 74 push-ups and 55 sit-ups. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Manisha Vasquez)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Todd Kennedy receives an award for his excellent performance in the Push-up / Sit-up competition here April 21. Kennedy won in his age group for both exercises with 74 push-ups and 55 sit-ups. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Manisha Vasquez)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Jesse Cash receives an award for his excellent performance in the Push-up / Sit-up competition here April 21. Cash did 101 push-ups to win his age group. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Manisha Vasquez)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Jesse Cash receives an award for his excellent performance in the Push-up / Sit-up competition here April 21. Cash did 101 push-ups to win his age group. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Manisha Vasquez)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.-- Elisa Dahlberg receives an award for her excellent performance in the Buckley Annual Push-up Sit-up competition here April 21. Dahlberg won in her age group for the pushup portion of the competition with 25 pushups. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Manisha Vasquez)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.-- Elisa Dahlberg receives an award for her excellent performance in the Buckley Annual Push-up Sit-up competition here April 21. Dahlberg won in her age group for the pushup portion of the competition with 25 pushups. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Manisha Vasquez)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Kaitlin Mannino receives an award for her excellent performance in the Push-up / Sit-up competition at the base fitness center April 21. Mannino won in her age group for the sit-up portion of the competition with 56 sit-ups. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Manisha Vasquez)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Kaitlin Mannino receives an award for her excellent performance in the Push-up / Sit-up competition at the base fitness center April 21. Mannino won in her age group for the sit-up portion of the competition with 56 sit-ups. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Manisha Vasquez)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.-- Dawn Schmidt receives an award for her excellent performance in the Push-up / Sit-up competition at the base fitness center April 21. Schmidt won in her age group for both categories with 53 push-ups and 57 sit-ups. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Manisha Vasquez)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.-- Dawn Schmidt receives an award for her excellent performance in the Push-up / Sit-up competition at the base fitness center April 21. Schmidt won in her age group for both categories with 53 push-ups and 57 sit-ups. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Manisha Vasquez)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.-- Eric Vesey, 310th Mission Support Group, receives an award for his excellent performance in the Push-up / Sit-up competition at the base fitness center April 21. Versey won in his age group for the push-up portion of the competition with 106 push-ups. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Manisha Vasquez)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.-- Eric Vesey, 310th Mission Support Group, receives an award for his excellent performance in the Push-up / Sit-up competition at the base fitness center April 21. Versey won in his age group for the push-up portion of the competition with 106 push-ups. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Manisha Vasquez)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Team Buckley's annual push-up and sit-up contest took place at the Buckley Fitness Center April 22.

These contests are held to help promote fitness among Buckley personnel and anyone over the age of 18 with a military ID.

Servicemembers from several units came out for some friendly competition - and it definitely was a competition. Each winner took home a medal and points for their unit.

For the women's 18-29 age group, Alyssa Dahlburg, who currently works at the fitness center, won the push-ups with 25. She is also a former security forces Airman and said she took part for some fun competition. Kaitlin Mannino, 566th Intelligence Squadron, won the sit-ups with 56 and said she took part in the competition to see where she was with her fitness.

For the women's 30-44 age group, Dawn Schmidt, Army Nurse Corps, won both portions of the contest by doing 53 push-ups and 57 sit-ups. Dawn took part in this competition to test herself and see what she could do since she turned 40.

For the women's 45 and up age group, Jean Holland, a retiree, did 42 pushups and chose not to participate in the sit-ups.

For the men's 18-29 age group, Jesse Cash, 460th Operations Group, won the push-ups with 101. Jesse participated because he felt it was a good opportunity for friendly competition amongst Airmen. Ethan Brown, 566th IS, won the sit-ups with 83, participating in order to try in break the record.

For the men's 30-44 age group, Eric Vesey, 310th Mission Support Group, won the push-ups with 106 and took part in the contest for some competition. Ryan Hollister, 460th Space Communications Squadron, won the sit-ups by doing 71 and he said he took part in the contest because "nothing is better than competition."

For the men's 45 and up age group, Todd Kennedy, 460th OG, who took part in the contest to lead by example, won both by doing 74 push-ups and 83 sit-ups.
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