UPDATE: The championship round of 2016 Fort Hood Combatives Tournament was held earlier than previously scheduled.

The 1st Cavalry Division’s 3rd Cavalry Regiment earned the team title in the tournament. The Brave Rifles took the team title with 123 points, ten more than the 48th Chemical Brigade. The First Team’s 1st Air Cavalry Brigade came in third in team scoring with 51 points.

Here are the individual results for each weight class:


1st – 1st Lt. Abigail McCauley, 91st Engineer Battalion. 2nd – Pvt. Victoria Gonzalez, 48th Chem. Bde. 3rd – Pfc. Tiana Cox, 48th Chem. Bde.


1st – Spc. Toribio Fuentes, 3rd Cav. Regt. 2nd – Spc. Nicholas Rigsby – 720th Military Police Bn. 3rd – Spc. Willam NunezDuran – 720th MP Bn.


1st – Staff Sgt. James Bruner, 1st Air Cav. Bde. 2nd – Pvt. 1st Class Aaron-Jamal Jacob, 48th Chem. Bde. 3rd – Spc. Noel Can, 720th MP Bn.


1st – Cpl. Joshua Smith, 664th Ordnance Company. 2nd – Spc. Narcisso Rosado, 62nd THAAD. 3rd – 1st Lt. Benjamin McCoy, 48th Chem. Bde.


1st – 1st Lt. Alexander Carpenter, 15th MI Bn. 2nd – Spc. Kalyntae Williams, 3rd Cav. Regt. 3rd – Sgt. Tyler Wilkins, 1st Air Cav. Bde.


1st – Capt. Chris Wright, 115th BSB. 2nd – Spc. Demitrius Portalatin, 11th Sig. Bde. 3rd – Staff Sgt. John Bronson, 15th MI Bn.

Light Heavyweight:

1st – Pfc. Dylan Jahrling, 15th BSB. 2nd – Sgt. Kenneth Duncan, 11th Sig. Bde. 3rd – Staff Sgt. Weston Anthony, 504th MI Bde.


1st – Spc. Justin Vargas, III Corps MCPOD. 2nd – Spc. Zakaria Rouhi, 664th Ordnance Co. 3rd – Spc. Darnel McGuire, 48th Chem. Bde.


The Fort Hood Combatives Tournament 2016 kicked off at Abrams Fitness Center. Soldiers from various units around the installation compete in a number of weight classes in hopes of moving on to the next round. The tournament takes place from December 12-14, 2016. This video highlights some of the action from the first day of the tournament.

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FORT HOOD, Texas — Soldiers from units across Fort Hood will descend on Abrams Physical Fitness Center Dec. 12-14 to determine the best Fort Hood fighters in the 2016 Combatives Championship here.

Combatives is the Army’s version of Mixed Martial Arts used to hone warrior skills in hand-to-hand combat.

Preliminary rounds are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 12 at Abrams Physical Fitness Center. Quarter-final rounds are 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 13. Semi-final and Championship rounds are 4-9 p.m. Dec. 14.

Weight classes range from bantamweight to heavyweight for both male and female.

The event is free and open to the public. Those who do not have a DoD identification card must stop by the visitor’s center to gain access onto post.

Media who wish to cover this event, should register here and then contact Fort Hood public affairs to work out coverage for the various days of the competition at (254) 287-9993/0106/7823.