Images: Oregon Guard holds first combatives tournament [Image 4 of 4]
Photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeffery Thompson
Sgt. 1st Class David Hagen designed the Oregon National Guard Combatives Program at the request of Oregon Command Sgt. Maj. Brunk Conley, following a deployment to Afghanistan. Several months of planning brought this tournament, the first of its kind for the state, to fruition. In addition to naming four champions, the tournament also served to identify soldiers who will go on to represent the Oregon National Guard in the Army-wide combatives competition held every year at Fort Benning, Ga.