CTC claims Intramural Trophy Print E-mail
Wednesday, 08 February 2017
GUIDON staff

It was a long time coming, but Combat Training Company finally claimed its place as the top regular-season sports unit on post and the hardware that goes with that title: the Fort Leonard Wood Intramural  Trophy.

Maj. Gen. Kent Savre, Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood commanding general, presented the trophy for the 2016 fiscal year to Capt. Nathan Riehl, CTC commander, company 1st Sgt. Brian Waananen and Sgt. 1st Class Horace Yrojo, the company’s sports representative responsible for recruiting and organizing its sports teams.

The Intramural Trophy is awarded annually to the unit that earns the most points during the fiscal year in the post’s seven sports seasons, which include flag football, basketball, bowling, volleyball, soccer, golf and softball.

“I’m really proud of you,” Savre told the recipients and about 20 of the company’s  Soldier-athletes who attended the presentation ceremony Feb. 2 at the CTC headquarters. Savre said the award, “means you’re committed to participate in a lot of different events and you also do well in a lot of different events. We really appreciate the mission you do on a daily basis. It just speaks volumes that you are able to balance work with the rest of life and have some fun at the same time.”

During the 2016 fiscal year, which ran from October 2015 through October of last year, CTC finished first among 24 participating units with 632 points, which included a first-place finish in flag football (worth 100 points), a second-place finish in basketball (96 points) and third-place finishes in volleyball and softball (94 points each). It was one of only four units that participated in and completed all seven sports seasons.

“They were seven out of seven in intramurals and 18 out of 19 for Commander’s Cup events,” said Danny Howell, Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation sports specialist. “Basically, they participated in everything across the board.”

The presentation ceremony had originally been scheduled for November, but was rescheduled several times in part because of the company’s schedule, which, as the facilitators of combat training on post, is often hectic. Savre made a point to thank the company for its hard work.

“CTC is probably the busiest company on post,” Savre told those in attendance. “I realize this is just a small representation of the company, so I ask you to share this with your comrades out there:”

“There is no installation in America or the world that has a more important mission than we do at Fort Leonard Wood,” he continued. “We have about 8,000 graduations per year, which includes everything from a 1-week course to 6 months, and covers all the services. We stood up the CTC here, because it’s just impossible to be as efficient and effective as we can be with all the different stuff we have going on if every single unit has to be able to do every task to support themselves. So we rely on (the CTC) to make all this training happen, and they do it very well.”
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