2-10th Inf. Bn. wins tourney for second consecutive year
For the second consecutive year, the 2nd Battalion, 10th Infantry Regiment, outshot all competitors to claim the first-place trophy from the 2019 Commander’s Cup Trap Tournament.
However, unlike last year, this year’s team did not necessarily plan on winning.
“The team was thrown together at the last minute,” said Jason Bolton, 2-10th Inf. Bn. team captain. “I think everybody (on the team) has quite a bit of experience, but it had been a while since any of us had shot in a competition.”
In trap, five-person teams take turns shooting from 10 different positions on the course for a total of 50 shots per player or a possible 250 points per team.
The 2-10th Inf. Bn. won with a final score of 170 points. The unit team, which included Bolton and his teammates, Ian Crichton, Kyle Tigner, Johnathon Forker and Justin Claypool, were presented with the first-place trophy by Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Chief of Sports Coleman Swinton.
Taking home the second-place trophy with a score of 166 was the Medical Department Activity. Swinton presented the trophy to MEDDAC team members Audra Hampton, Brian Frias, Nick Harbrouck, Jaime Malasig and Min Su Kim.
This year’s tournament included seven teams, an increase of two from the 2018 tournament.
“First and foremost, I want to thank everyone who came out and participated,” Swinton said after the event.
Taking third place was the 31st Engineer Battalion with 163 points. They were followed by the 14th Military Police Battalion in fourth place with 159 points. The U.S. Army Garrison team finished in fifth place with 151 points. The 554th Engineer Battalion finished in sixth place, shooting a 149. The 515th Engineer Company finished in seventh place with a score of 132.
When asked, Bolton said the 2-10th Inf. Bn. would definitely enter the tournament again.
“Absolutely. We’ve got to come back and win again next year,” he said. “It was just really good to get out here and shoot. It was a time to get away from the office and get away from work. It was a good event.”