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Posted: March 9, 2018 10:14 a.m.
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Team represents 3rd ID, Stewart at Fort Bragg Combatives tournament

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Service members grapple during the Fort Bragg Combatives Tournament at the Ritz-Epps Physical Fitness Center on Fort Bragg, North Carolina, March 2. The annual tournament is the largest in the U.S. Army and showcases military hand-to-hand combat techniques employed on today’s battlefields.

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The 3rd Infantry Division Combative teams participated in the Fort Bragg Combatives Tournament Feb. 28 to March 3; the largest in the U.S. Army.   

Staff Sgt. Thomas J. Wright, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team; Capt. Andrew Alterman, HHC, 9th Engineer Battalion, 2nd ABCT; Pfc. Michael Roberts, Company H., 3rd Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd ABCT; Pfc. Jordan Dunn, of Company H., 3-67 Armor, 2nd ABCT; and Sgt. Charles Yarborough, HHC, 3rd ID, represented the 3rd Infantry Division at the event.   

The tournament was an open invitational for all service members in the Department of Defense.  The tournament had more than 300 competitors representing theactive Army, reserve and National Guard, as well as service members from the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Coast Guard who will all be vying for the All-Armed Services championship belts. 

The winners of the 2018 championship bouts included: Sgt. Cody Goodale, assigned to 86th Combat Support Hospital, in super heavyweight; Spc. Benjamin Bourque, assigned to the 101st Airborne Division, in heavyweight; Spc. Jonathan Forbes, assigned to the 704th Military Intelligence Brigade, in light heavyweight; Staff Sgt. Jacob Grove, assigned to the 101st Airborne Division, in middleweight; Sgt. Kenry Trowers, assigned to the XVIII Airborne Corps in welterweight; and Sgt. JoDoniss Edwards, assigned to the U.S. Army Recruiting Command, in flyweight. 

The winners of the 2018 undercard bouts included: Spc. Fernando Sivado, from Fort Belvoir, in super heavyweight; Pfc. Nathan Nouta-George, assigned to the 7th Infantry Division, in heavyweight; Pvt. Todd Bevan, assigned to the 7th ID, in light heavyweight; Sgt. Argelio Chappotin, assigned to U.S. Cyber Command, in middleweight; Master Sgt. Calvin Cunningham, assigned to the U.S. Army Central Command, in welterweight; and Sgt. Tyler Cannan, assigned to the 7th ID in flyweight.

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