Army Kicks Off All-American Bowl Week

By Elizabeth M. LorgeJanuary 3, 2008

Soldiers scream in support of other Soldiers competing against Army All-American Bowl players during a pushup, situp and singing contest at Sunset Station, located near the Alamodome in San Antonio, Jan. 2.  The event is a part of activities taking place prior to the Army All-American Bowl, Jan. 5.
1 / 14 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers scream in support of other Soldiers competing against Army All-American Bowl players during a pushup, situp and singing contest at Sunset Station, located near the Alamodome in San Antonio, Jan. 2. The event is a part of activities taking place prior to the Army All-American Bowl, Jan. 5. (Photo Credit: Michael Tolzmann) VIEW ORIGINAL
Army All-American Bowl West team player D.J. Monroe (left), of Angleton, Texas, and Boubacar Cissoko, East team, from Detroit, Mich., compete in the push-up competition prior to an eating contest at Sunset Station, located near the Alamodome in San Antonio, Jan. 2.  Monroe knocked out 62 pushups while Cissoko surpassed him with 68.
2 / 14 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Army All-American Bowl West team player D.J. Monroe (left), of Angleton, Texas, and Boubacar Cissoko, East team, from Detroit, Mich., compete in the push-up competition prior to an eating contest at Sunset Station, located near the Alamodome in San Antonio, Jan. 2. Monroe knocked out 62 pushups while Cissoko surpassed him with 68. (Photo Credit: Michael Tolzmann) VIEW ORIGINAL
Staff Sgt. Jason Seifert demonstrates proper push-up technique while a drill instructor from Fort Monroe, Va., explains the rules to the crowd. Sergeant Seifert is the Army NCO of the Year 2007.
3 / 14 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Staff Sgt. Jason Seifert demonstrates proper push-up technique while a drill instructor from Fort Monroe, Va., explains the rules to the crowd. Sergeant Seifert is the Army NCO of the Year 2007. (Photo Credit: U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Larry A. Simmons) VIEW ORIGINAL
Soldiers demonstrate proper technique to the crowd moments before the sit-up competition.
4 / 14 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers demonstrate proper technique to the crowd moments before the sit-up competition. (Photo Credit: U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Larry A. Simmons) VIEW ORIGINAL
Staff Sgt. Philip Davis tries to complete as many push ups as possible in a minute while Sgt. 1st Class D. Romani counts and ensures proper form.
5 / 14 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Staff Sgt. Philip Davis tries to complete as many push ups as possible in a minute while Sgt. 1st Class D. Romani counts and ensures proper form. (Photo Credit: U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Larry A. Simmons) VIEW ORIGINAL
Soldiers and spectators watch as two of the top high-school football players face off to perform as many push ups as possible in one minute.
6 / 14 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers and spectators watch as two of the top high-school football players face off to perform as many push ups as possible in one minute. (Photo Credit: U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Larry A. Simmons) VIEW ORIGINAL
A U.S. Army All-American Bowl display including a game jersey, helmet and football on the front stage during the soldier and player match-up festivities. This dinner was the first time soldiers and players had the opportunity to meet each other.
7 / 14 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A U.S. Army All-American Bowl display including a game jersey, helmet and football on the front stage during the soldier and player match-up festivities. This dinner was the first time soldiers and players had the opportunity to meet each other. (Photo Credit: U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Larry A. Simmons) VIEW ORIGINAL
At the Alamodome in San Antonio, the Army All-American Bowl banner hangs above the North entrance and awaits the thousands who will witness the future college and NFL superstars play in the eighth annual event.
8 / 14 Show Caption + Hide Caption – At the Alamodome in San Antonio, the Army All-American Bowl banner hangs above the North entrance and awaits the thousands who will witness the future college and NFL superstars play in the eighth annual event. (Photo Credit: Michael Tolzmann) VIEW ORIGINAL
The Army sponsored Aca,!A"All-AmericanAca,!A? Bowl East team players celebrate after winning the skills competition. The event leads up to this weekendAca,!a,,cs all-star high school football contest.
9 / 14 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The Army sponsored Aca,!A"All-AmericanAca,!A? Bowl East team players celebrate after winning the skills competition. The event leads up to this weekendAca,!a,,cs all-star high school football contest. (Photo Credit: Daren Reehl) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sam McGuffie, a running back from Cypress, Texas, runs through the obstacle course during the skills competition.  McGuffie is one of 91 of the top athletes in the nation who will compete in the Army-sponsored “All-American” Bowl high-school football contest in the Alamodome on Jan. 5th.
10 / 14 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sam McGuffie, a running back from Cypress, Texas, runs through the obstacle course during the skills competition. McGuffie is one of 91 of the top athletes in the nation who will compete in the Army-sponsored “All-American” Bowl high-school football contest in the Alamodome on Jan. 5th. (Photo Credit: Daren Reehl) VIEW ORIGINAL
Marcus Wright, running back from San Antonio, eludes a tackler during the "Shake and Bake" part of the skills competition.  They represent the best high-school players in the nation during the Army-sponsored “All-American” Bowl high-school football contest.
11 / 14 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Marcus Wright, running back from San Antonio, eludes a tackler during the "Shake and Bake" part of the skills competition. They represent the best high-school players in the nation during the Army-sponsored “All-American” Bowl high-school football contest. (Photo Credit: Daren Reehl) VIEW ORIGINAL
Soldier heroes and high-school football players watch the Fiesta Bowl during a viewing party in San Antonio, Jan. 2. The players are in town for the Army All-American Bowl, Jan. 5, an annual matchup of the nation's top high-school football players.
12 / 14 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldier heroes and high-school football players watch the Fiesta Bowl during a viewing party in San Antonio, Jan. 2. The players are in town for the Army All-American Bowl, Jan. 5, an annual matchup of the nation's top high-school football players. (Photo Credit: Elizabeth M. Lorge) VIEW ORIGINAL
Army ROTC Cadets Evan T. Mayer (left) and Daniel T. Liebetreu attempt to get by defensive player A.J. Harmon of Louisville, Ga., of the Army All-American Bowl East team at the skills challenge "shake and bake" competition at the San Antonio Alamodome Jan. 2. Sponsored by Accessions Command, the Army All-American Bowl is an annual matchup of the nation's top high-school football players. The East team won both the shake and bake competition and the overall skills challenge.
13 / 14 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Army ROTC Cadets Evan T. Mayer (left) and Daniel T. Liebetreu attempt to get by defensive player A.J. Harmon of Louisville, Ga., of the Army All-American Bowl East team at the skills challenge "shake and bake" competition at the San Antonio Alamodome Jan. 2. Sponsored by Accessions Command, the Army All-American Bowl is an annual matchup of the nation's top high-school football players. The East team won both the shake and bake competition and the overall skills challenge. (Photo Credit: Elizabeth M. Lorge) VIEW ORIGINAL
Spc. Danny Lee Priest of the Warrior Transition Brigade at Fort Lewis, Wash., kicks off the Army All-American Bowl eating contest for the East team in San Antonio Jan. 2. Sponsored by Accessions Command, the Army All-American Bowl is an annual matchup of the nation's top high-school football players.
14 / 14 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Spc. Danny Lee Priest of the Warrior Transition Brigade at Fort Lewis, Wash., kicks off the Army All-American Bowl eating contest for the East team in San Antonio Jan. 2. Sponsored by Accessions Command, the Army All-American Bowl is an annual matchup of the nation's top high-school football players. (Photo Credit: Elizabeth M. Lorge) VIEW ORIGINAL