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                                                                                                                                                                     Sentinel Staff

                                                                                                                                                           t was a mismatch. The 46th Chemical
                                                                                                                                                           Company “Goon Squad” took to the
                                                                                                                                                           field sporting a 6-0 record. Their oppo-
                                                                                                                                                           nent, the 163rd Military Intelligence
                                                                                                                                                    Battalion, was 0-6.
                                                                                                                                                       When the referees invoked the mercy rule
                                                                                                                                                    with more than five minutes remaining in the
                                                                                                                                                    second half of the game played Sept. 24 near
                                                                                                                                                    Hood Stadium, the scoreboard read 40-6 and
                                                                                                                                                    the Goon Squad pranced off the field.
                                                                                                                                                       “We’ve been deployed and just came back
                                                                                                                                                    to post in time to claim
                                                                                                                                                    our rightful place at the
                                                                                                                                                    top of the heap,” said
                                                                                                                                                    Goon Squad quarterback
                                                                                                                                                    Geronald Hill, after the
                                                                                                                                                       Hill threw for three
                                                                                                                                                    touchdowns and scored
                                                                                                                                                    another on an eight-inch
                                                                                                                                                    keeper, which was the
                                                                                                                                                       In a preview of things
                                                                                                                                                    to come, Hill opened the
                                                                                                                                                    game with a pass over the
                                                                                                                                                    middle to linebacker Tes-
                                                                                                                                                    sell McIntosh.
                                                                                                                                                       Atypically, on the next
                                                                                                                                                    play, 163rd MI’s Roderick
                                                                                                                                                    Jullins intercepted a pass
                                                                                                                                                    intended for Goon Squad
                                                                                                                                                    safety Chris McCoy.
                                                                                                                                                       Quarterback         Chris
                                                                                                                                                    Wright connected with the
                                                                                                                                                    163rd MI’s Sean McKen-
                                                                                                                                                    na on a slant pattern for
                                                                                                                                                    a first down at the Goon
                                                                                                                                                    Squad 23.
                                                                                                                                                       McCoy redeemed him-
                                                                                                                                                    self by stepping in front of
                                                                                                                                                    Joshua Brooks and inter-
                                                                                                                                                    cepting the pass intended
                                                                                                                                                    for him, returning it to
                                                                                                                                                    about the 20.
                                                                                                                                                       On first down, Hill found Ferronte Wil-
                                                                                                                                                    liams along the right sideline, and the pass
                                                                                                                                                    play moved the ball to the 28. On the next
                                                                                                                                                    play, Hill hit wide receiver Karlos Murphy,
                                                                                                                                                    who picked up a first-and-goal at the 10.

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CrossFit athletes raise more than $10,000 for wounded warriors, prostate research
                                          “For me, there is no better char-   clean-and-jerk station and a jump-
            Sentinel Staff             ity to support than the Wounded        station.
                                       Warrior Project. We have Soldiers         Clarkson said Capt. Ashley
   About 30 athletes participated in   and civilians raising money and        Arney topped other fund-raiser
grueling workouts last weekend to      they’re very excited about killing     with 1,480, followed my Reagan
raise more than $10,000 to support     themselves on the WOD (to raise        Prather, who raised $1,085.
the Wounded Warrior Project and        funds),” Clarkson said Saturday.          The weekend event was a fam-
prostate cancer research.                 He and Dave Taylor, 2nd Squad-      ily affair for Michael Rhodes, 1st
   According to Donald Clarkson,       ron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regi-         Battalion, 21st Field Artillery Regi-
III Corps Chemical, Biological,        ment, headed up on-post efforts by     ment, 41st Fires Brigade, and his
Radiological, Nuclear and Explo-       other Centurion Cross-                             wife, Andrea.
sives officer, $10,685 was raised,     Fit members to support                                “I    got    involved
part of that sum during the week-      the charities. World-                              because it’s the best
end fund-raising event held at the     wide, they added, about                            workout ever. He’s my
Wellness Center on the Fort Hood       4250 CrossFit affiliates                           supporter,” Andrea said
Resiliency Campus.                     vied to raise more than                            between reps at a weight
                                       $1 million, $400,000                               station.
                                       more than CrossFit affil-                             “She got me started
                                       iates raised last year.                            once I came back from
                                          Family members and                              Iraq. This (fund-rais-
                                       friends supported Soldier                          er) is very special to us
                                       athletes as they complet-                          to be able to support
                                       ed each of five exercises                          those who deployed
                                       that comprise the “Fight                           and didn’t come back
                                       Gone Bad” workout of                               whole,” Michael added,
                                       the day (WOD), which                               keeping tabs of his wife’s   a lot of money given to help Sol-      affected somehow because this is all
                                       was designed for BJ                                performance and urging       diers who come back from Iraq and      for wounded warriors,” she added.
                                       Penn as he prepared for                            her to complete a few        Afghanistan.”                             In an e-mail posted on the
                                       an Ultimate Fight Con-                             more reps.                      Reagan Prather, wife of Maj. Joel   Fight Gone Bad Web site, Sarah
                                       test match.                                           Phil Carter, Co. D.       Prather, a 21st Cavalry Brigade (Air   Deal, the first female Marine
                                          Inside the Well-                                1st Battalion, Warrior       Combat) Apache pilot, said, she        combat helicopter pilot, wrote: “...
                                       ness Center, athletes                              Transition Unit, said,       began CrossFit training after the      my job involves carrying wounded
                                       moved between stations                             “We’re just here to help     birth of her second child.             Soldiers to aid, so I see first-hand
                                       that included an over-                             out. I wanted to give           “I was a runner and I wasn’t get-   the need for the Wounded Warrior
                                       head push press, rowing                            back something that’s        ting as strong as I wanted to be. We   Project. ... There are so many kids
                                       machines, a 25-pound                               been given to our orga-      have an awesome group; everyone
                                       medicine ball toss, a                              nization ... there’s been    helps everyone else. Everyone is                                See      D5

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