White Sands Missile Range Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Prosser and Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Devin Winnegan announced the winners of the 100 Days of Summer challenge Oct. 13 at Bell Gym.
Special Operation Forces Training Center Commander Col. Theodore O. Unbehagen took first place in the men’s division and McAfee U.S. Army Health Clinic Medic Spc. Anna Hatchett took first place in the women’s division.
“The purpose of the event was to highlight the importance of safety during the 100 Days of Summer, which are traditionally the months with the highest rate of accidents among service members,” Prosser said. “It was our way to highlight the importance of staying safe.”
Winnegan said May to September is traditionally the time with the highest rate of accidents among service members and he and Prosser wanted to create a program that highlighted safety by keeping service members in the gym, concentrated on fitness, and hopefully cut down on the rate of accidents.
“This was an awesome event and this is an awesome time for the whole community to come together,” Winnegan said.
Prosser and Winnegan came up with the idea for the challenge. A team from Bell Gym that included Matt Lujan, Zack Rogers, Steven Segura and Megan Carl put the challenge together. Lujan also created a poster for the event.
Lujan said Prosser and Winnegan came to him and the team asking for something more challenging.
They wanted to incorporate some cross fit aspects to the program and create four challenging workouts.