• Army engineers grab tactical radios at an issue point at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., during one of six phases of the 2009 "Best Sapper" competition.

    2009 'Best Sapper' Competition

    Army engineers grab tactical radios at an issue point at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., during one of six phases of the 2009 "Best Sapper" competition.

  • Army engineers are instructed how to build a poncho raft prior to the raft build and challenge during the 2009 "Best Sapper" competition at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.  A total of 34 two-person teams are competing in the grueling competition to determine the Army's best engineers.

    Poncho raft build

    Army engineers are instructed how to build a poncho raft prior to the raft build and challenge during the 2009 "Best Sapper" competition at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. A total of 34 two-person teams are competing in the grueling competition to determine...

  • Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Reinhard tries for the maximum number of push-ups during the first phase of the "Best Sapper" competition at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. Teams from as far away as Hawaii and Germany are testing their engineers skills to determine the best of the best.

    Where PT pays off

    Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Reinhard tries for the maximum number of push-ups during the first phase of the "Best Sapper" competition at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. Teams from as far away as Hawaii and Germany are testing their engineers skills to determine...

  • Competitors of the 2009 "Best Sapper" contest, pitting the Army's top engineers, begin a three-mile run with body armor during phase one at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.  Phase one of the 52-hour competition involved a physical training test that included the run, as well as push-ups, sit-ups and pull-ups.

    Not so fun run

    Competitors of the 2009 "Best Sapper" contest, pitting the Army's top engineers, begin a three-mile run with body armor during phase one at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. Phase one of the 52-hour competition involved a physical training test that included the...

  • Competitors in the 2009 "Best Sapper" competition compete in the helocast poncho raft swim during phase two at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.  More than 70 of the Army's top engineers vie for the best of the best honors during a six phase, 52-hour

    'Best Sapper' helocast

    Competitors in the 2009 "Best Sapper" competition compete in the helocast poncho raft swim during phase two at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. More than 70 of the Army's top engineers vie for the best of the best honors during a six phase...

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