United States Police and Fire Championships start Saturday; two events local
The inaugural United States Police and Fire Championships (USPFC) will blanket the San Diego County for the next week, as police officers and firefighters from across the nation will compete in various sporting events starting Saturday and ending June 24.
Mt. Carmel High School will be the home of one of the most thrilling events, the Toughest Competitor Alive competition (Monday at 7 a.m.). There will also be cross country and downhill cycling events at Black Mountain Open Space Park (June 21 and June 22).
These are just two of over 40 events that will be going on all over San Diego. Events range from basketball, tennis and soccer to air rifle shooting, archery and paintball.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for our many servicemen and servicewomen who work to protect our country, their families and the general public to enjoy the strong sports competition and lively social atmosphere that the USPFC will create,” said Dan Ellison, Chief Administrative Officer of the USPFC. “San Diego is the ideal location for this great event with its gorgeous climate, wonderful venues and second-to-none attractions.”
The Toughest Competitor Alive Competition will have around 50 competitors, which will go through eight different competitions (5K run, shotput, 100-meter dash, 100-meter swim, 20-foot rope climb, bench press, pull ups and an obstacle course) before a winner is crowned.
“They get really competitive in that one,” Ellison said of the event. “It is a very popular event for them to take part in for something so grueling.”
Spectators are welcome to come out and cheer on their local police officers and firemen. For a complete list of events and locations, visit www.uspfc.org.
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