Syracuse Football Fort Drum Combine

By Staff Sgt. Mark A. Moore IIApril 27, 2015

Scott Shafer (center), head football coach, Syracuse University 'the Orange', N.Y., expresses his gratitude for the Soldiers of Fort Drum during the first Syracuse Football Fort Drum Combine at the Ensley Athletic Center April 27.
"It was a great morning and for us, it's always great to share some time with the troops because what they do is for real," said Shafer. "We have such a great appreciation for what they do, so we can go out here, play football and have a good time and not worry about the well-being of our country because we're defended so well by these men and women." said Shafer.
1 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Scott Shafer (center), head football coach, Syracuse University 'the Orange', N.Y., expresses his gratitude for the Soldiers of Fort Drum during the first Syracuse Football Fort Drum Combine at the Ensley Athletic Center April 27. "It was a great morning and for us, it's always great to share some time with the troops because what they do is for real," said Shafer. "We have such a great appreciation for what they do, so we can go out here, play football and have a good time and not worry about the well-being of our country because we're defended so well by these men and women." said Shafer. (Photo Credit: Mark A. Moore II) VIEW ORIGINAL
Staff Sgt. Jamie Belk, assistant operations sergeant, Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, leaps forward during the broad jump event during the first Syracuse Football Fort Drum Combine at the Ensley Athletic Center April 27.
The event was hosted by faculty and team members of the Syracuse University 'the Orange', football team and allowed almost 40 Soldiers to compete in six different events designed to measure an individual's overall strength.
2 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Staff Sgt. Jamie Belk, assistant operations sergeant, Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, leaps forward during the broad jump event during the first Syracuse Football Fort Drum Combine at the Ensley Athletic Center April 27. The event was hosted by faculty and team members of the Syracuse University 'the Orange', football team and allowed almost 40 Soldiers to compete in six different events designed to measure an individual's overall strength. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Mark A. Moore II) VIEW ORIGINAL
Matt Mancz (right), assistant strength and conditioning coach, Syracuse University 'the Orange', football team, instructs Soldiers assigned to Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, on how to properly warm-up prior to completing bench press repetitions during the first Syracuse Football Fort Drum Combine at the Ensley Athletic Center April 27.
Soldiers bench pressed a variety of weight ranging from 95-225 pounds. Winners from each weight group are as follows:
95 pounds, Maj. Patrick Murphy, 32 repetitions
135 pounds, Capt. Lee Bauer, 32 repetitions
185 pounds, Maj. Matthew Kent, 20 repetitions
225 pounds, Sgt. Maj. Sanford Long, 14 repetitions
3 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Matt Mancz (right), assistant strength and conditioning coach, Syracuse University 'the Orange', football team, instructs Soldiers assigned to Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, on how to properly warm-up prior to completing bench press repetitions during the first Syracuse Football Fort Drum Combine at the Ensley Athletic Center April 27. Soldiers bench pressed a variety of weight ranging from 95-225 pounds. Winners from each weight group are as follows: 95 pounds, Maj. Patrick Murphy, 32 repetitions 135 pounds, Capt. Lee Bauer, 32 repetitions 185 pounds, Maj. Matthew Kent, 20 repetitions 225 pounds, Sgt. Maj. Sanford Long, 14 repetitions (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Mark A. Moore II) VIEW ORIGINAL
Major Andrew Henning, Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, races to the finish line during a 40 yard dash at the first Syracuse Football Fort Drum Combine at the Ensley Athletic Center April 27.The event was hosted by faculty and team members of the Syracuse University 'the Orange', football team and allowed almost 40 Soldiers to compete in six different events designed to measure an individual's overall strength.
4 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Major Andrew Henning, Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, races to the finish line during a 40 yard dash at the first Syracuse Football Fort Drum Combine at the Ensley Athletic Center April 27.The event was hosted by faculty and team members of the Syracuse University 'the Orange', football team and allowed almost 40 Soldiers to compete in six different events designed to measure an individual's overall strength. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Mark A. Moore II) VIEW ORIGINAL
Major Michael Farmer, Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, readies himself to start a three cone drill at the first Syracuse Football Fort Drum Combine at the Ensley Athletic Center April 27.
The drill evaluates the agility, quickness and fluidity of movement of personnel completing the task and is used by American football athletes at the National Football League combine.
5 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Major Michael Farmer, Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, readies himself to start a three cone drill at the first Syracuse Football Fort Drum Combine at the Ensley Athletic Center April 27. The drill evaluates the agility, quickness and fluidity of movement of personnel completing the task and is used by American football athletes at the National Football League combine. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Mark A. Moore II) VIEW ORIGINAL
Major Sean Morrow (Left), executive officer, Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, presents Matt Mancz (center) and Wayne Tuckson, both assistance strength and conditioning coaches, with 2nd BCT coffee mugs and operational camouflage pattern poncho liners as small tokens of the brigade's appreciation.
"It was a fantastic day, we know that Syracuse is New York's College Football Team and we like to think of the 10th Mountain as New York's Army Division, so we're glad to have this relationship here," said Morrow.
"Fitness is an important part of our combat readiness and the ability to come up here this morning and see how an elite athletic program trains its players and prepares to go on the field are the same types of skills that prepare our units and divisions for combat. The things that we'll take home today is that it was fun, inspiring and they're also very functional and will help us in our mission."
6 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Major Sean Morrow (Left), executive officer, Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, presents Matt Mancz (center) and Wayne Tuckson, both assistance strength and conditioning coaches, with 2nd BCT coffee mugs and operational camouflage pattern poncho liners as small tokens of the brigade's appreciation. "It was a fantastic day, we know that Syracuse is New York's College Football Team and we like to think of the 10th Mountain as New York's Army Division, so we're glad to have this relationship here," said Morrow. "Fitness is an important part of our combat readiness and the ability to come up here this morning and see how an elite athletic program trains its players and prepares to go on the field are the same types of skills that prepare our units and divisions for combat. The things that we'll take home today is that it was fun, inspiring and they're also very functional and will help us in our mission." (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Mark A. Moore II) VIEW ORIGINAL