8:30 AM to 11:00 AM


Upon completion of the Pond Swim, teams will be filtered through the Malvesti receiving site. When directed by the PI, teams will enter the pit. Each team member will be given one minute to complete as many pushups as possible.

“The push-up event measures the endurance of the chest, shoulder, and triceps muscles. On the command, ‘get set’, assume the front-leaning rest position by placing your hands where they are comfortable for you. Your feet may be together or up to 12 inches apart (measured between the feet). When viewed from the side, your body should form a generally straight line from your shoulders to your ankles. On the command ‘go’, begin the push-up by bending your elbows and lowering your entire body as a single unit until your upper arms are at least parallel to the ground. Then, return to the starting position by raising your entire body until your arms are fully extended.  Your body must remain rigid in a generally straight line and move as a unit while performing each repetition. At the end of each repetition, the scorer will state the number of repetitions you have completed correctly. If you fail to keep your body generally straight, to lower your whole body until your upper arms are at least parallel to the ground, or to extend your arms completely, that repetition will not count, and the scorer will repeat the number of the last correctly performed repetition.”

“No restarts are allowed. The test will continue, and any incorrectly performed push-ups will not be counted. An altered, front-leaning rest position is the only authorized rest position. That is, you may sag in the middle or flex your back. When flexing your back, you may bend your knees, but not to such an extent that you are supporting most of your body weight with your legs. If this occurs, your performance will be terminated. You must return to, and pause in, the correct starting position before continuing. If you rest on the ground or raise either hand or foot from the ground, your performance will be terminated. You may reposition your hands and/or feet during the event as long as they remain in contact with the ground at all times. Correct performance is important. You will have one minute to do as many push-ups as you can.“

Push ups scores will be applied to the overall Malvesti Confidence Course.

Upon completion of the Pushup event, competitors will have one minute to don their ACU/OCP top and camelbak, then move under the Ranger Tab. Time will start on the command of, “GO” from the grader.

Competitors will complete each obstacle one at a time. Competitors will have two attempts to successfully complete each obstacle. Teams may not assist each other in the completion of any obstacle. Competitors must start every obstacle within 30 seconds of completing the previous obstacle. Failure to begin an obstacle within 30 seconds will count as a failed attempt. If a competitor does not correctly complete an obstacle on your first attempt, he will move to the start of that obstacle. He will have a maximum of 30 seconds from the time of failure to reattempt each failed obstacle. Graders will mark any unsuccessfully attempt of an obstacle on the grade sheet. After the second attempt, any team member who fails to complete an obstacle will be assessed a time penalty. Competitors will run from one obstacle to the next. Competitors will move through all water obstacles. Competitors will not begin an obstacle until both team members have completed the previous obstacle.

For the chin-up event competitors will complete six dead hang chin–ups, palms facing inward. Only one competitor from each team will conduct chin-ups at a time. Competitors will complete the chin-ups at their own pace ensuring that they pause at the bottom and top of each repetition while the grader counts each completed repetition out loud. Kipping, crossing feet, or touching the grader or the sides of the chin-up bar are not authorized.

The rope climb will be conducted by one competitor at a time. Each competitor will climb the rope and touch the knot at the top of the rope. Competitors will then move down the rope in a controlled manner and will not dismount the rope until their hands have reached the blue tape at the bottom of the rope. Once the first competitor has dismounted, the second competitor will climb the same rope.

The vertical ladder event will be conducted by one competitor at a time. Each competitor will move up the vertical ladder touching every bar. You will proceed over the top log, and then back down, touching every log on the way down. Competitors must touch the bottom rung on the way down before dismounting the obstacle. Once both competitors have completed the obstacle they will then run through the water pit to the horizontal ladder.

For the horizontal ladder event, competitors will execute the obstacle one at a time. Competitors will touch every rung with at least one hand. If they miss a rung they will drop into the pit and attempt the obstacle again. Once both competitors complete the obstacle they will move into the worm pit and run to the crawl pit.

Both team members will use the same lane in the crawl pit and low crawl to the end of the barbed wire obstacle. Teams will then move through the water and execute six more chin-ups with palms facing in, one competitor at a time.

When both competitors are complete with chin-ups they will move to the SKEDCO holding area and immediately secure a SKEDCO staged on either side of the track. Competitors will work as a team to move the SKEDCO along the track to the finish point. Both competitors may pull the SKEDCO at the same time. Competitors will not remove weights from the SKEDCO to carry. All equipment will remain tied down.

Once the last man in a team crosses the finish point on the track, the time will be annotated on the score card and the team will be moved to the body armor holding area for the next event.