Two Airmen help the Air Force win the Alpha Warrior competition
By Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb, 14th Flying Training Wing Public Affairs
/ Published November 21, 2018
COLUMBUS AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. -- Capt. Jennifer Trewett, 43rd Flying Training Squadron executive officer, and 2nd Lt. Riley Quinlan, 14th Civil Engineer Squadron Readiness and Emergency Management flight commander, participated in the Alpha Warrior Competition held at the Alpha Warrior Proving Grounds, Selma, Texas.
Neither were top three in placement, but both scored better than average, helping bring the Air Force to a victory over the Army and Navy.
“Each branch sent their top competitors and I’m happy to say the Air Force swept the Army and Navy,” Quinlan said. “The whole event had a lot of similarities to the American Ninja Warrior courses.”
The goal of the Alpha Warrior program is to increase functional fitness and mindfulness of today’s military members.
“The course there is 13 level-three rigs with stuff in between each rig and the spider wall proved to be tough for me as a 6-foot-3-inch, 210 pound person,” Quinlan said. “It was really a big comprehensive fitness test, even cardio played a factor. At the end of the event I placed seventh across the Department of Defense.”
Quinlan and Trewett said they are excited to try again next year and will continue to work toward a win.