4 SOPS wins ninth consecutive 4-Fit Challenge
By Staff Sgt. Debbie Lockhart, 50th Space Wing Public Affairs
/ Published June 26, 2015
SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- The 4th Space Operations Squadron claimed its ninth straight victory during the tenth annual 4-Fit Challenge at the Fitness Center June 19.
Each year 4 SOPS challenges the rest of the 50th Space Wing and its tenant units to a physical fitness challenge that not only tests athletic ability and teamwork, but also fosters friendly, base-wide competition.
"People really enjoyed coming out and getting together with other squadrons and having fun," said 2nd Lt. Alexander Stanga, 4 SOPS 4-Fit Challenge participant.
This year's events included a 4x400 meter race, men's and women's 4x100 meter race, flag football, bench press, pull ups, obstacle course, tug of war and a bike race.
The unit that took first place overall and in the 4x400 meter race, tug of war and the bike race was 4 SOPS. Second place was awarded to 2 SOPS who took first place in the bench press and the obstacle course, and coming in third place overall was the 50th Operation Support Squadron who took first place in pull ups.
"For 50 OSS, I would say that the 4-Fit challenge boosted our morale," said 1st Lt. Jessica Boone, 50 OSS 4-Fit Challenge participant. "We went out there to have fun and get some participation points for the Commander's Cup and came out with a placement ...and some sunburns."
Although the weather on the day started out foggy and questionable, it turned out to be a pretty good day said Stanga.
Roughly 120 people participated in the event in one way or another - whether it was facilitating the different events, participating or cheering on their team.
"They (4 SOPS) put a great event together this year," said Boone. "It's tough trying to do what used to be traditional Schriever events like mid-day sports since we have far fewer members in our units and what seems like more work than ever, but we're still working hard so we can play hard."