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Blood, Sweat and Tears - 2019 HITT Championship

September 16, 2019

Marines triumph through 5th annual HITT championship

Marines from all across the Marine Corps completed the 5th annual High Intensity Tactical Training (HITT) Championship aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va. Sept. 12, 2019.The first place male and...

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September 13, 2019

2019 HITT Championship

Four days, seven challenges, several dozen competitors, but only two may become champions. Marines from far and wide accept this annual challenge, and there is no exception this year at the 2019 High...

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Marine Minute: Hard Hitting
Defense Media Activity - Marines
Sept. 12, 2019 | 0:59
Marine Minute: Hard Hitting
Defense Media Activity - Marines
Sept. 12, 2019 | 0:59
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Participants of the 2019 High Intensity Tactical Training Championship celebrate completing the competition, which spans over four days, and includes seven challenges testing the athletes’ physical and mental fortitude, aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico on Sept. 12, 2019. Competitors from all across the Marine Corps battle for the title of HITT Champion.
U.S. Marines from several installations competed in the 2019 High Intensity Tactical Training Championship aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., from Sept. 9-12, 2019. The competitors participated in a total of seven events, which challenged them both physically and tactically. One male and one female competitor won championship belts and are now known as the Marine Corps’ top athletes.
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Alexandra Martin and Sgt. Kevin Fisch, who won for the second year in a row, placed first during the 2019 High Intensity Tactical Training Championship aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico on Sept. 12, 2019. Competitors from all across the Marine Corps battle for the title of HITT Champion. The championship spans over four days, and includes seven challenges, which test the athletes’ physical and mental fortitude.
(From left to right) U.S. Marines 1st Lt. Tyler Watkins, Sgt. Anthony Gates, Sgt. Kevin Fisch, Cpl. Alexandra Martin, Capt. Stefanie Allen, and 1st Lt. France Moore won the first, second and third place of the 2019 High Intensity Tactical Training Championship aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, Sept. 12, 2019. Martin came in first place, as well as Fisch, who won for the second year in a row. Competitors from all across the Marine Corps battle for the title of HITT Champion. The championship spans over four days, and includes seven challenges, which test the athletes’ physical and mental fortitude.
A U.S. Marine competes in the fourth challenge of the High Intensity Tactical Training Championship at Butler Stadium aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., Sep. 10, 2019. The fourth challenge consisted of going over the BeaverFit Assault Rig, and race through an obstacle course that has various sprints, crawls, tire flips, sled drags, farmer’s carries, and others totaling over six-hundred yards.
U.S. Marines participate in the High Intensity Tactical Training Tactical Athlete Championship at Butler Stadium, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., Sept. 9, 2019. Marines from all over the Marine Corps compete to become the Ultimate Tactical Champion by testing their speed, agility, power, strength and endurance during the HITT Tactical Athlete Championship.
A U.S. Marine competes in the fourth challenge of the High Intensity Tactical Training Championship at Butler Stadium aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., Sep. 10, 2019. The fourth challenge consisted of going over the BeaverFit Assault Rig, and race through an obstacle course that has various sprints, crawls, tire flips, sled drags, farmer’s carries, and others totaling over six-hundred yards.
Sgt. Miguel Aguirre, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., competes in the fourth challenge of the High Intensity Tactical Training Championship at Butler Stadium aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., Sep. 10, 2019. The fourth challenge consisted of going over the BeaverFit Assault Rig, and race through an obstacle course that has various sprints, crawls, tire flips, sled drags, farmer’s carries, and others totaling over six-hundred yards.
Capt. Stefanie Allen, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., executes burpees during the 4th challenge of the 5th annual 2019 High Intensity Tactical Training Championship at Butler Stadium, Marine Corps Base Quantico Va., Sept. 10, 2019. The 4th challenge consisted of more than 600 yards of various sprints, crawls, tire flips, sled drags, and farmers carries. The HITT Championship tests Marines athleticism and combat readiness by competing in various physical events testing strength, speed, agility and power.
Capt. Stefanie Allen, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., competes in the fourth challenge of the High Intensity Tactical Training Championship at Butler Stadium aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., Sep. 10, 2019. The fourth challenge consisted of going over the BeaverFit Assault Rig, and race through an obstacle course that has various sprints, crawls, tire flips, sled drags, farmer’s carries, and others totaling over six-hundred yards.
Gunnery Sgt. Justin Gates, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., approaches a bar-bell during the 4th challenge of the 5th annual 2019 HITT CHAMPIONSHIP at Butler Stadium, Marine Corps Base Quantico Va., Sept. 10, 2019. The 4th challenge consisted of more than 600 yards of various sprints, crawls, tire flips, sled drags, and farmers carries.The HITT Championship tests Marines athleticism and combat readiness by competing in various physical events testing strength, speed, agility and power.
Sgt. Miguel Cornejo, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina, climbs over the rope wall during the 4th challenge of the 5th annual 2019 High Intensity Tactical Training Championship at Butler Stadium, Marine Corps Base Quantico Va., Sept. 10, 2019. The 4th challenge consisted of more than 600 yards of various sprints, crawls, tire flips, sled drags, and farmers carries.
A U.S. Marine competes in the fourth challenge of the High Intensity Tactical Training Championship at Butler Stadium aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., Sep. 10, 2019. The fourth challenge consisted of going over the BeaverFit Assault Rig, and race through an obstacle course that has various sprints, crawls, tire flips, sled drags, farmer’s carries, and others totaling over six-hundred yards.
A U.S. Marine prepares to climb a rope during the High Intensity Tactical Training Tactical Athlete Championship at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., Sept. 10, 2019. Marines from all over the Marine Corps compete to become the Ultimate Tactical Champion by testing their speed, agility, power, strength and endurance during the HITT Tactical Athlete Championship.