The Toughest Two Minutes in Sports

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Firefighter Combat Challenge   


Often called the “Toughest Two Minutes in Sports”, Sandusky Fire Department is hosting the Midwest Regional competition of the Firefighter Combat Challenge at Cedar Point’s Soak City next weekend.


There are individual and team competitions and it’s open to the public.  A $10 fee gets you into the parking lot and the event.  Sandusky Fire Department has three teams and nine individual competing.


The individual competition has several categories for various ages including a female division.


The individual event combines a number of challenges to be done. An example would be:

*Climb 5 flights of stairs with a 42 pound hose

*Hoist a 45 pound roll of hose to the top when you get there

*Scramble down and use a sledgehammer to simulate busting down a door

*Drag a fire hose 100 feet

*Haul a 175 pound dummy 100 feet

*Do all of this dressed in full fire fighting gear


Saturday events will showcase the team events and a children’s course


Competitors come from across the Midwest including Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and some coming from Canada. Winners advance to a national competition.



This friendly competition starts on Friday, Sept. 30 at 5 p.m. with the individual competition and on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 9 a.m. for the team, relay and children’s events



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Mary M. Kandell                                             
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Bud & Beth McKinney
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The thing is, those guys make it look so easy! One of the waiters at a restaurant near here (Stonewood Grill) was a volunteer firefighter in Apex and he had the most interesting stories about all the training. I should have known it was so tough, but that didnt even register. Sounds like a fun event!

Sep 25, 2011 05:08 AM #1
Mary M. Kandell
Russell Real Estate Services - Sandusky, OH

Also gives a sense of security that their level of fitness is integral to the job they have to do.  I want them on my side.  Thanks for taking the time to read and comment

Sep 25, 2011 06:10 AM #2
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Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona - Orlando, FL
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If you think that is something, our road racing season is roughly Sept to March here in Florida and I have ran several central Florida 5K and 10K runs with firefighters in FULL GEAR for 6 miles.

They call it endurance training.  I'm simply in AWE!

Sep 25, 2011 11:04 AM #3
Mary M. Kandell
Russell Real Estate Services - Sandusky, OH

Kevin,  I would have trouble walking that 10K in shorts and tennis shoes.  Can't imagine running it with full gear on.  My hat is off to them

Sep 26, 2011 04:13 AM #4
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