Team Buckley dominates at Broncos military training camp
By Airman 1st Class Gabrielle Spradling, 460th Space Wing Public Affairs
/ Published August 27, 2016
BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. --
Members of Buckley Air Force Base competed in a military training camp at the Denver Broncos’ University of Colorado Health Training Center Fieldhouse in Englewood, Colorado, August 25, 2016.
The five-person team participated in five head-to-head skill challenges including: team ball catching, a gauntlet, tackling dummy relay, sled push and a kneeling power ball launch. Team Buckley set record team times on two of the five events, which led them to win the entire competition.
“We were the best out there,” said 2nd Lt. Colin Wolff, 460th Space Wing space operations officer and training camp participant. “We had the most enthusiasm and went out there with a team mindset, even though none of us knew each other very well; we made it work.”
The event invited ten teams of five to compete against each other and be a part of the NFL boot camp experience.
“The NFL, USAA and we as former athletes want to honor service members by giving them a chance to compete, have fun and meet professional athletes,” said Blaise Winter, a volunteer Broncos military training camp coach. “I hope they feel value and feel empowered because they deserve it.”
The day concluded with a barbeque and a meet and greet session with members of the Broncos.