Rakkasans give the Fox Sports 1 Team a taste of soldier PT

3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs
Story by Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton

Date: 08.11.2013
Posted: 08.15.2013 17:23
News ID: 112051
Rakkasans give the Fox Sports 1 Team a taste of soldier PT

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. - Soldiers assigned to 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), were joined by members of the new Fox Sports 1 network for some intense physical training at Fort Campbell, Ky., Monday, Aug. 12, 2013.<br /> <br /> The soldiers hosted the traveling Fox Sports 1 “Girls Road to Launch” team which included Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter Jake Ellenberger, sports announcer José Tolentino, broadcaster Jeffrey Hammond, former MLS player Frankie Hejduk, and a multitude of Fox Sports girls from across the country.<br /> <br /> The Rakkasans led the Fox Sports group through various exercises and activities such as the rope climb, the sled drag and the tire flip.<br /> <br /> The Rakkasans were able to show the Fox Sports 1 crew what PT is like for Rakkasan soldiers each day, while incorporating fun into the process.<br /> <br /> “This experience was a highlight for me,” said Jenny, a Fox Sports North girl. “I live for this.”<br /> <br /> Having guests during PT is not an everyday event for the Rakkasans, but many enjoyed the support and enthusiasm of the Fox Sports 1 personnel. <br /> <br /> “I thought it was a great idea for them to stop by and spend some time with us,” said U.S. Army Spc. Austin Spangler, an Infantryman assigned to Company C, 3-187. “It really gave me that extra motivation.”<br /> <br /> After the physical training session, Rakkasans and Fox Sports 1 personnel alike walked off the field sweaty, dirty, and full of smiles.<br /> <br /> “I trained very hard today and I just want to thank everyone for their service,” said Jordana, a Fox Sports Florida girl. “I had a lot of fun with them today.”<br /> <br /> After leaving the Rakkasans, the Fox Sports 1 team participated in events with other units and organizations on the installation including an obstacle course and the Air Assault School.