Congrats to Steve, Rob, and Scott of the Hamden S.W.A.T. Team, and to Mark O of the Guilford PD and Dave S of the West Hartford PD, for their outstanding efforts and results in the 2010 CT SWAT Challenge. Let’s not forget, while the average age of the competitors was late 20s, early 30s, Dave S is in his 40s and Mark O is in his 50s. Even older than Brett Favre!
Steve, Rob and Scott have been training here since January in preparation of the event, and their team placed 14 out of 40 teams which traveled from as far as California to compete in this 3 day event (link). Dave S and Mark O competed individually in the Top Cop competition, and placed 21 and 23 out of 42 competitors, respectively.
Remember, the teams and individuals are competing against the “best of the best”, the top shooters and athletes of each participating agency. I was on hand to witness some of the events, and they were demanding and grueling. Every one of them has mentioned how the CrossFit workouts gave them a huge advantage during these competitions. Consistent, varied training with intensity produces outstanding results. We are very proud of these guys – nicely done!