HomeMedia

Articles

MediaAdvisory: Bench press, powerlift competition tests strength, willpower

Release Number: 010218

Local media outlets are invited to cover Schriever’s annual bench press and dead lift competition 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Jan 26.

To gain access to the base, contact Cheri Dragos-Pritchard at cheri.dragos-pritchard@us.af.mil or 719-567-5040 and provide your drivers license information no later than noon Thursday, Jan. 25. Once cleared, media representatives should plan to meet in the Schriever AFB Visitors Center parking lot at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 26.

There will be prizes for bench press, deadlift and overall winners. Competitors are typically divided into two groups; one will bench press while the other will dead lift and then the groups will switch. Each competitor is allowed five total lifts per event.  Competitors cannot reduce weight after a failed attempt, but are allowed to attempt the same weight more than once.

If competitors fail their second lift at the same weight, they are out of the competition, even if they haven’t completed five total attempts. Competitors can sit out as many rounds as they like until the weight they want to try is loaded. The person that lifts the most weight based on ratio to body weight is the winner.

Male Records
Most weight deadlifted: 565 pounds-Staff Sgt. Greg Sambula, 2017

Most weight bench pressed: 525 pounds-Staff Sgt. Cyrus Ford, 2005

Most total weight lifted: 955 pounds-Capt. Roger Brooks, 2012

Greatest percentage of weight lifted: 5.38 times body weight-Col. Ken Allison, 2010

Female Records
Most weight deadlifted: 285 pounds-Staff Sgt. Ana Shockey and Danielle Council, 2017

Most weight bench pressed: 165 pounds-Brenda Lewis, 2007

Most total weight lifted: 405 pounds-Staff Sgt. Ana Shockey, 2017

Greatest percentage of weight lifted: 3.21 times body weight-Staff Sgt. Ana Shockey, 2017.

Contact us

Media interested in covering Schriever activities should call contact our media operations chief to arrange for an escort and for detailed information regarding upcoming media opportunities. 

Media Chief: Cheri Dragos-Pritchard 

Desk: 719-567-5040  

Email: cheri.dragos-pritchard@us.af.mil)

For any after-hours requests, call 719-567-2180. 

Social Media

Facebook Twitter
Weekend safety brief! Have fun, go outside, eat lots of food annnnnd read this graphic to abide by fire restrictions! #ThatIsAll
Part of the first sergeants’ creed states “Every One is my Business.” Every day, the first sergeants make it their mission to maintain the welfare of their Airmen. Forever thankful for the first sergeants who look after us each day. #TeamSchriever is in good hands.
It's another #WorkflowWednesday folks and we hope you're having a great week! Aside from the perks listed here, what are some benefits to military life you enjoy?! #KnowYourMil
Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower once stated, “You will not find it difficult to prove that battles, campaigns and even wars have been won or lost primarily because of logistics.” #KnowYourMil
Guess who's featured this week? 🤗 (Psssst... go to #9)
Many happy returns to our Schriever family this morning!!! Best way to start the day is with the flag! If you didn't catch reveille last Tuesday (or this morning), here are the highlights. #HappyMonday #RedWhiteandBlue
Our Wing Commander highlights upcoming events, encourages safety when out and about this weekend and encourages us to continue to look out for one another. Remember 567-HELP connects you to a wealth of resources to help folks who my be struggling.
310th Space Wing friends and housing family! The holiday may be in full swing but some of our folks are working to serve our team! AAFES not only has the food truck coming our way, but the Dunkin' will ALSO be open 7 – 8 July from 7 – 11 a.m.! Bring your appetites!
“Service members, past and present, remember the enduring legacy of those intrepid patriots who fought during 1775-1783 for independence, and they recall the many times when later Americans have been called to preserve that independence in the face threats from enemies abroad. By wearing the uniform, they declare themselves ready to oppose any foe who would impose tyranny on them and their nation.” -- Rick Sturdevant, deputy director of history with headquarters Air Force Space Command
HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY! As we all spend time with family, friends and food, check out the reflections of some of our AF family! #IamSCHRIEVER #Family
I am SCHRIEVER: 4th of July
The fire danger this summer is serious. Please heed all fire restrictions. #SpringCreekFire
#4thofJuly is coming our way and to make sure we're taking care of our vacationing followers, our paper will be here before we take off for #Burgers and #BBQs! Tuesday afternoon, pick one up!
With #IndependenceDay around the corner, many of us have plans to either wind down and relax or put in time for family and friends! What are YOUR plans? Or what's your favorite tradition? Share it with us! Whether you can say it with an emoji or some words, we want to know! #Fireworks #BBQ #Camping #Outdoors #Concert #4thofJulyWeekend
#4thofJuly weekend is around the corner everyone! To help get you in the mood for good times, check out one of the latest adventures offered through the Outdoor Rec office! Watch the views and bits of excitement experienced by some of our very own Airmen! (Pssst... maybe also swing by ODR/ITT to scope out their future trips)
Many of you know that #TeamworkMakesTheDreamWork, but did you know our firefighters live by this phrase? Falcon and Schriever FD's came together to better themselves as a unit for future endeavors, how's that for teamwork? “We’ve had mutual aid agreements for many years, and we’ve done some building familiarization, but haven’t trained together very often. This was just a great opportunity and I hope we get to come out here more in the future.” -Jeff Petersma, deputy chief with the Flacon FD
RT @AFSpace: #OTD 1960 the first recovery of a man-made object from orbit occurred. #SpaceFact https://t.co/5h9NitrIvj
RT @SecAFOfficial: The #squadron is the foundation of our Air Force. We must continue to develop strong leaders at the squadron level to he…
RT @DeptofDefense: Happy Birthday to us! On August 10, 1947, President Harry Truman established the Department of Defense to unify the mili…
RT @usairforce: Retired @NASA astronaut, Peggy Whitson, met #Airmen from @SchrieverAFB and answered questions relating to her long-duration…
RT @AFSpace: NASA introduced the first U.S. astronauts who will fly on American-made, commercial spacecraft to and from the International S…
#GPSFactCheck #DidYouKnow? These hail storms may be no joke, but it can't beat our GPS! #MythBusting https://t.co/Laso1BjSNN
RT @AFSpace: It's #TriviaTuesday! Time to test your #spaceawareness with this week's Space Awareness Trivia! If you know the answer, commen…
RT @DeptofDefense: On this #PurpleHeartDay and every day, we honor the brave men and women who have sacrificed for this nation. #HonorThem
RT @AFSpaceCC: Huge congrats to USAF Cols Bob Behnken @AstroBehnken, Mike Hopkins @Astro_Illini & Eric Boe @Astro_Boe on being chosen among…
RT @USAFHealth: Both space-saving and life-saving, wearable #technology is advancing forward medical capabilities, improving the #readiness
RT @PeteAFB: The west gate may experience significant delays to outbound traffic starting Sun, August 5 until Weds, the 8th. Use caution wh…
RT @usairforce: It's that time of year again. See how the #Airman and Family Readiness Center at @SchrieverAFB helps families prepare for #…
We love partnering with our #EllicottSchools! Preparing for the school year was fun this year because we were abl… https://t.co/HnuYqqPqrR
Very proud of our members for their selfless actions! #TeamSchriever https://t.co/pbaANGSeJh
RT @PeteAFB: A @CONG1860 team recently visited Thule AB to help assess construction needs at the polar base. We provided the awe-inspiring…
RT @PeteAFB: They fight wildfires, structure fires, handle hazardous material incidents, do emergency medical aid, remote search & rescue o…
RT @AFSpace: #DYK the Gulf War from 1990 to 1991 was the first conflict in which the military extensively used #GPS? By the beginning of Op…