May 19, 2011
By Spc. David L. Nye
Two Paratroopers grapple during the All American Week Combatives Competition. Scenes of grueling athleticism and tough struggles were visible throughout the fights as Paratroopers strove to prove that their team had the toughest fighters.
Paratroopers grapple for supremacy during a Modern Army Combatives Match at Ritz-Epps Gym. Blue and White belts were used to distinguish fighters. Referees wore matching wristbands so they could easily signal when fighters scored points. The six-minute
Pvt. Tiffany M. Warren, a Heavy Equipment Mechanic with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 508th Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team fights to force a submission from her opponent. In the semi-finals, fighters were forced to achieve a