Webster Field Day 2014: SVO, Tau Sigma Host Military Games on the Quad

| April 18, 2014
Navigating the assault course on the Quad during Field Day.

Navigating the assault course on the Quad during Field Day.

Webster University’s Student Veterans Organization (SVO), along with the Tau Sigma National Honors Society, invited Webster University community members to the first annual “Webster Field Day 2014” on April 15. Field Day participants gained a new perspective on service members’ commitments to maintain physical endurance and master the details of military tasks.

Under the direction of the SVO student president, Charlie Mach, over 330 Webster University family and friends gathered at the Webster Quad for a barbecued ribs, brisket, hot dogs and burgers, before the focus turned to friendly competition.

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Fueling up on barbecue before the Field Day action!

During Field Day, several student organizations competed in military-style games to see if Webster community members have what it takes to meet the physical challenges of the U.S. military. “A number of participants were surprised by the physical requirements needed to conduct these unusual events,” said Mach. “You could see the strain on their faces as they maneuvered the high-crawl and the low-crawl, then racing around carrying 30 pound ammo cans.”

Mach’s favorite event was the litter carry race as the participants had to carry someone on a self-made stretcher. “Most of the participants are not used to these types of military events,” explained Mach. “Originally, we were going to have teams compete but due to conflicting class schedules, we modified the games into one assault course. About 30 students, in teams of two, ran the course for time. The fastest two were Christian Santana and Clayton Roll with the time of 58 seconds.”

View more photos of Field Day at the Webster University Facebook page.


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